Yesterday, I talked about the 5 factors I think stop people from financial success.
Today, I want go into more detail regarding “Conflicting Beliefs” because… I think it’s perhaps one of the most important aspects of financial independence that nearly every newcomer ignores.
Now, one of the biggest conflicting beliefs I’ve noticed within myself during my early years… and nearly every newcomer is…
The Belief of Lack
For example, those pursuing financial independence want an abundance of money in their lives… yet they’re so focused on lack.
They’re focused on the money they don’t have… the materials they don’t have… the time they don’t have… etc. etc.
But, in reality, lack is an illusion.
If you’re reading this… it’s highly likely you’re living a wealthy lifestyle, but you’re just not DIRECTING YOUR FOCUS on the abundance in your life.
For example, if you have Internet access… you have the world’s knowledge at your fingertips. You also have a global reach. You can learn about any solution to solve your current problems. You can deliver value to millions of people, get paid handsomely, and never even leave your room. It’s fucking nuts.
So the first step is redirecting your focus. Focus on how rich you are now. If you’ve got running water, electricity, Internet, etc. you are spoiled as fuck. Again, it’s hard to focus on building your own financial abundance if all you’re focused on is what’s lacking in your life.
Two, you also need to develop an abundance of ideas. Yesterday, I mentioned discipline to follow through. Well, you’re obviously going to need a plan to follow through on. Again, the Internet has a lot of solutions.
For everyone else, I suggest READING BOOKS or TAKING COURSES. After you go through say 50 – 100 ideas… PICK ONE. Chances are, nearly all the ideas work IF YOU WORK THEM.
If you’re coming with your own ideas, some tips to help: 1) Observe what people are already buying, 2) Create a better offer, 3) Reach more people.
Also, if you’re not aware of your strengths yet… I HIGHLY recommend taking the Gallup Strengths Finder test. This could be extremely useful in helping you decide which ideas to follow through on. (I remember when I took it, it only cost $15 or so.)
For example, my results suggested that, career-wise, I should be doing something in marketing. Well, at that time I was already do paid advertising so it confirmed I was leveraging my strengths. But it also gave me some additional insight as to how to restructure my business. So I recommend you check that out.
In short –
1. Focus on the abundance in your life (gratitude journal is something I do)
2. Come up with ideas daily to solve your problems.
3. Choose one and follow through
Again, this helps you focus on opportunity, creation, abundance… not lack.