Ok, to begin with, I did find it hard to write this post. It’s so easy to write about success, but it’s a lot harder to write about failure.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you or me shouldn’t fail. This is of course a natural path to success. This failure was spectacular by anyone’s standards but it taught me a huge lesson.
Money can sometimes grab a hold of you, it can slap you around the face and make you do things you wouldn’t normally do. I got lazy, I sold my soul to the money gods and paid a huge price.
Here is my story, warts and all..
I sold my house in 2017 and decided to hit the road. I toured the UK for three months and “invested” some of the house money, well most of it in a forex business opportunity. All was well with money flying into my bank account daily.
I Got Used To a Millionaire Kind of Lifestyle.
Sometimes, with thousands of pounds coming in per month, you can forget a little bit about reality. For 18 months I was bringing in six figures a year on auto pilot. Then COVID hit the World.
Unfortunately, by then, it was too late. The currency pairs being traded hit the skids and over a long painful 8 months I watched large sums of money flow off into the drains of no return.
Did I learn a lesson?, of course. Too much money invested in one project, diversify. Take your own advice, but also realise you are human. Human’s make mistakes.
Was I broke?, NO. Did it hurt?, of course. $250,000 is a lot of money, however, here is my SECRET.
Money is only a problem as high as your perception is of it.
If you earn $10 – $15 an hour, this is the current limit you have set on your thinking, about money. If you earn $60 -$100 an hour, this is the current limit you have set on your thinking.
The truth is. In this day and age of the Internet, we all have access to systems and formulas that can bring in $10,000, $20,000, even a $100,000 a month, the trouble is, most people cannot see themselves earning this amount each month.
People, self impose limits on their earnings by evaluating their self-worth extremely low.
If you are down to your last penny, then even a hundred dollars is a large amount. If you have $10,000,000, then $300,000 will hurt you, but only for a minute or two.
I don’t have $10,000,000 but I do have high levels of money consciousness. This allowed me to take a $250k hit without tears. As I know I’ll get it back (and more). The world is full of money, and it’s full of people willing to give it to you, if you only increase your consciousness about it.
My point here is that as human beings, we tend to see money as the be-all and end-all. And we freeze on the spot with the thought of letting it go in any direction other than holidays, paying bills, and the occasional night out.
This is probably the NO1 reason why most people don’t have a great deal of it. It’s our perception of money that keeps many from having it.
When I lost that $250,000, yes it mattered, yes it was a shock, but I put it in perspective. I didn’t lose an arm, I didn’t lose a leg. You can’t get your leg back, you can’t grow your arm back, but for sure, you can always make more money.
Millionaire Mind Consciousness – Reach For The Stars
The problem is, people don’t expand their thinking high enough to see higher than their everyday problems, this is why large sums of money are so far out of reach for a lot of people. Their minds are trained to think in small amounts when it comes to money.
How do I create higher money consciousness?. THINK BIGGER. Remember, we all have two bank accounts. Our first account is our emotional bank account. This is how we think and feel about money.
The second is our physical bank account. Our emotional bank account leads our physical one, if your physical one is too small right now it’s because your emotional relationship with money is also too small.
I hope you got value from this post. Next time a financial disaster strikes in your life, ask yourself better questions. What did I learn from this?. What could I have done to prevent this?, Have I been thinking too small about money all my life?.
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