“We can’t afford that.”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
Unfortunately, these quotes have created and developed a poverty consciousness in your mind, and to this day, you use that language and live that life. Before I even move along, I should say that there are people who are millionaires with poverty mindsets and people who are poor with prosperity mindsets. How much money is in your bank account should not be the factor that determines whether you have a poverty or prosperity consciousness.
However, the most successful people I know in life have a prosperity mindset, and the way they think is different than the status quo. I want to share 3 strategies you can use to begin creating a prosperity mindset and getting yourself out of that poverty state.
1) Fill Up the Gas Tank When It’s Half Empty
I get on my wife about this on a regular basis, as she, like most people, waits until the gas light comes on before she fills up the car. People who have a prosperity mindset, fill it up when it’s still half full or a 1/4 tank is left. People with a prosperity mindset think abundantly and do this proactively.
2) Wash Your Clothes Before You’re Out of Underwear
Many people wait until they are on their last set of underwear before they do laundry. I have even heard of some people who say, “I know it’s time to do laundry when I wear my underwear inside out.” People with a prosperity mindset do their laundry WAY before they are out of clothes to wear. People with a prosperity mindset never wait until the last minute to do things, since by that point, it is already too late. Can you start to see how people with a prosperity mindset think and do things different in ALL areas of their life?
3) Tip the Valet More
In 2009, I went to a fancy steak house to celebrate my 1st month opening my business. I remember handing the valet guy a $5 bill and asking for $3 change. That Friday when I called my business coach and told him what happened, he said, “From here on out, you will tip valet guys $5. I know it will seem like a stretch, but it will train your mind to think more abundantly and more about prosperity.” Even though money was very tight in that first year, I listened to him, and my mind is at a whole new level now as far as finances. I now know that, the more I give, the more that will come back to me tenfold.
I want you to utilize these steps regularly for the rest of 2015, and let me know how your life changes. Creating a prosperous and abundant life is a journey and comes with a lot of reprogramming.
However, I can assure you that the more you integrate these steps, and many of others I have to share in my Monday Morning Motivations and Webinars, then the greater will be the life you lead.