Last week’s blog post uncovered that most people choose to be poor. And while you may be wondering why on God’s green Earth anyone would choose to be poor, I’ll caution you from being quick to judge cause you my friend may be among the poor.
For starters, let’s nail down the definition of poor. When I say poor, I really mean POOR, as in Passing Over Opportunities Repeatedly.
You see, opportunity is the pregame of financial freedom and independence.
It’s the appetizer, the hors d’vours…. the tailgate.
People who choose not to tailgate generally show up after kickoff. If you’re not early, you’re late!
Everybody knows tailgaters have a different experience than the folks that show up at or after kickoff.
This is also true for those who recognize the abundance of opportunities that we all have every single day of our lives. You think you need more money, but really you need to recognize and act on the daily opportunities that are presented to you.
If you’ve been POOR for a long time you may find it challenging to read this post and see how it’s going to help you make the choice to switch from POOR to more.
You may be thinking: Hyacinth, I don’t wanna hear about opportunities, I wanna read about money and how I can get more of it, fast!
Hold your horses, I promise you- and I don’t make promises very often- that if you stick with me and do your part you’ll see that opportunities are tied to your ability to ultimately create more money in your world.
Over the next three weeks I’m going to guide you through a subtle yet effective way to reprogram your subconscious mind to recognize the word POOR differently.
Today we’re going to give the P that stood for Passing new meaning. From this second onward, P stands for Planning.
People think their problems stem from procrastinating when oftentimes you procrastinate and miss your goals because you didn’t properly plan to actually hit your targets.
One of my favorite quotes from the book Atomic Habits is: You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems.
If you’ve told yourself that you are going to be rich, wealthy and abundant yet you still find yourself struggling and in poverty it’s because you don’t have a well documented plan. I’m not talking about the plan in your head, I’m referring to an actual written plan that answers the big five: Who, What, When, Where & Why.
Having a well documented (fancy way of saying written) plan will allow you to see the plan and create systems that’ll help bring the plan to fruition.
And here’s the sugar on top: When you’ve written your plan and are creating systems you’ll start to easily recognize opportunities that will help you achieve your goals.
Can you say cha-ching, cha-ching?!
Your homework for the next week is to write out your plan. I strongly suggest that you keep the process simple. I know technology is all the rage these days but feel free to go old school and grab a pencil and paper and actually write out a 1 page plan. Don’t get into the weeds too much. Just make sure you answer The Big 5. You can always go back and fine tune your plan as you take action.
Next week we’ll replace the old O in POOR.
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