Daily Blog #271
I am having a difficult time figuring out which book I enjoyed more, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, or You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth. Not only are these two of the best books that I have ever read (not really saying too much), but I would highly recommend them to any individual who is looking to increase their self-worth, and also to any individual who is looking take their life to the next level.
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about the book. It was one of those that really hit home and helped to change my perspective on making money. It’s hard to explain, but while I have always wanted to make a lot of money, I have also attributed money to greed and evil. But the truth is, because I feared money and the idea of losing it, I was doing exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do. I was becoming greedy and evil. Let me explain what I mean.
It’s All In Your Mind
Money does not make people greedy or evil. Money itself brings out the truth in people. It can either show the good that is within us, or it can bring out the bad in us. Either way, we are ultimately in control. And that is something that Jen Sincero helps to point out through reading the book. Money is just an object that resembles the truth that lies inside of you.
What we believe will become our reality. If we believe that we aren’t worthy enough of making money or accomplish our goals, then we aren’t going to make money or accomplish our goals. If we believe that we are worthy enough of having the things that we desire in life, then the things that we desire will become ours. While we may not be able to control how and when money will come to us, as long as we believe that it will, then it will.
Do What You Love
Life is way too short to spend time doing the things that you don’t want to be doing. If you feel like you are stuck inside of a job, then seek a different job. Think about some of the things that make you happy in life, and think of your ideal job. If you could do one thing, what would it be. From there, build an action plan on how you would achieve that ideal job. Build a plan on how you would make money while being able to do the things that you love.
To simplify this, if you want something that you don’t have, then you need to do something that you haven’t done. If you want the money that you don’t have, then do something you haven’t done. You need to attract money and believe that you are worthy of it. If you want the job that you don’t have, then you need to venture out and reassess how you are going to achieve your goals.
Think Of The Good
While we often attribute money to a lot of negatives, think of all of the good that we can do with money. Think about how many hungry people you would be able to feed. Think about how many homeless people we would be able to provide shelter for. Think about the amount that you would be able to give back to anyone who is in need.
You can’t give something that you don’t have. And while money is not always the answer, it does open the door to endless amounts of possibilities and resources, both of which can help to make a longer and lasting impact in the lives of others. So while we make more money, not only are we able to do more in our life, but we are also able to give more.
Never Give Up
One of the reasons that I liked this book so much, was because of the amount of success stories that are included. While it doesn’t go too in depth on these stories, you are able to get a glimpse of what you are actually capable of achieving.
Jen Sincero says it herself, “If my broke ass can do it, then so can you.” She went from being absolutely broke in her mid-forties, to maxing out credit cards and hiring a coach to help her grow both her business and mindset, to becoming a New York Times best-selling author. How did she do all of this you might ask? By believing in herself, focusing on what could go right instead of allowing fear to consume her thoughts, and by never giving up. And one thing she does incredibly well in this book, is she helps you to realize that you can do the same thing too.
Just like the other book in the “You Are A Badass” series, I honestly can’t recommend this book enough. If you are serious about making money, and if you are serious about being able to do some of the things that you have never been able to do before in life, then this book is you.
You are given first-hand advice on how someone went from making less the $30,000 a year to making millions over the span of just a few years. But along with that, you are also give advice that can be applied to more than just making money – advice that can be applied to all areas of your life.
Everything in life that we want is already out there. We just need to be willing to work for the things that we want, and believe that we will achieve them. So believe and receive. Go out every single day, work towards your dreams, believe in all that you are, and make your dreams become your reality.
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