I have accomplished more financially than many couples I know. I must admit to being a very driven person but, honestly, I don’t spend very much time actually working. When I do work, in general about 6 to 7 hours per day, I make a lot of money in a short amount of time. The reason for this is that I keep my goals in mind at all times. I do this in a variety of ways and yes, some are weird but they work.
I have a vision board at my desk at work. It has photos of my children, the beach, chocolate…anything that makes me happy or motivates me. I work as a travel agent and it gets a little disheartening when 30 people have told me “no” in a single day. Looking at why I should push through that rejection helps me to succeed. I don’t mind if something seems corny to other people. Other people work 50 hours each week and I make more money. You cannot reach your financial goals if you aren’t always aware of them.
Finding Your Life’s Purpose
Mine is not to sit in an office for 8+ hours each day and work for someone else. I am not here to watch life go by; I am life. I will have what I want, I will make my corner of the world a better place, and I will spend as much time as possible enjoying each day. If you feel exhausted and unhappy with your current job then change it. Constant complaining does nothing but drains energy and creativity. Even being around negative people will emotionally drain you. You cannot reach your financial goals if you are afraid of change.
Nothing to Lose
How much would you accomplish if you had absolutely nothing to lose? If you weren’t afraid of losing? I go to work each day and do what other people are afraid to. I say what they can’t or won’t. I sell travel packages for more money because I believe in myself and I know I can. It’s really very simple; if you are happy with what you have then don’t change a thing. If you want more then you will have to do more. No one will do it for you. Never live life in a state of fear. Unfortunately, most people are afraid of not having enough money that it’s a double-edged sword. When you are afraid to take any risk your financial affairs will reflect it.
I am the best. Muhammad Ali said that before each fight and he would touch his heart as he said it. Why did he do this? Saying it out-loud makes it become real; that’s why. He said it because he believed he was the best. I look in the mirror each morning and tell myself how amazing I am. I tell myself that I will be the number one salesperson in my company. Here’s the strange thing; I am. It may be weird and you can laugh, but I’m laughing too; all the way to the bank.
Making money is directly related to how much we feel we are worth. Keep that in mind if you aren’t making enough and change your attitude along with your perception of your earning potential; the money will follow.