Hey you… Yes you…
I hope you’re having a fantastic day!
The Super Bowl just ended so naturally I thought it was a good time to get this weekly post done.
I want to talk to you why you’re not ready to be a millionaire.
Now, what do I mean by that?
I don’t mean that you won’t be a millionaire, and I don’t even specifically mean this rule only applies to wanting to be a seven figure earner. What I mean is, whatever income you’re chasing, if it feels like it’s lightyears away, there’s a reason.
Back in the day I thought it would be really awesome if I could quit my job. I, as you probably know, was working in a steel mill, putting in 40+ hours a week while building my network marketing business on the side. I thought making 4-5 thousand dollars a month would be amazing, so that I could finally hang up my hard hat. But… it just felt like it was never going to happen.
There was a reason behind that…
I wasn’t ready to make 4-5 thousand a month in my business.
I know this concept might sound crazy, or maybe this entire post in general but stay with me a second. Think about athletes that get into professional sports. Or even better, think of lottery winners. Why do we hear of these “from riches to rags” stories happen all the time with lottery winners? It’s because they aren’t ready for that kind of money.
You see, with great power comes great responsibility. The same with money. With a huge income, comes great responsibility.
I’ve mentioned this before, but Anthony Robbins refers to making money as a game. The people that master the game, are the ones who make the money. The truth is, we aren’t ready to handle that responsibility. We haven’t mastered the game.
My version of the game is multiple categories. Budgeting, investing, saving, and stress management. You see, it’s not just about earning money. The average person who hasn’t mastered the game, will increase spending to match the increase in income. There’s a boat load of responsibility that comes with a million dollar income, or even a 6 figure income for that matter.
I see this all the time. I’ve lived it too. I’ve made a fantastic income in network marketing multiple times. But, a few times I found myself spending and spending, which left me completely fucked when my “glorious” situation changed. I essentially went from riches to rags. I hadn’t mastered the game.
Now, in 2015 I did a ton of growing. During my low moments, instead of just sitting on my hands, I decided to really study why I was losing the game. I wanted to know why I wasn’t handling the responsibility of a 6 figure income at the time. I paid the price for it.
Now, after doing a ton of growing, and studying I’ve been able to separate myself from the average American. You see, the average person in this country has less than 1,000.00 in their bank account. I want you to really think about what that means. If anything should happen to your job, business, or just to your life in general, the average person would be totally screwed.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon either to start these positive habits. You just need to understand what to do, and become consistent with it. I’m not going to spend so much time telling you about what percentage should go into savings, investing, tithing, etc. What I do want to say is that if you’ve been waiting for that breakthrough, or continue to find yourself having too much month at the end of your money instead of the other way around, you need to check yourself.
This will be my first 8,000.00 + month I’ve ever had that didn’t involve a network marketing income. Of course I’m still building, but the majority of my income now comes from my website. The good news is, I feel I’m ready to step up my game on this whole making money thing. Every time a check comes in on PayPal, or from any of our other streams, I become a robot. This percentage goes here, this percentage goes there, and so on.
There is a real problem out there in our country. Too many people want this money, and they want this life. What they don’t want, however, is the responsibility of doing smart things with their money. It takes reading, studying successful people, and major discipline.
I wrote this post today, because I had an awesome mastermind session with one of my friends who’s also starting a coaching business online. We got to talking about the differences I’ve been facing in comparison to last year and I told him it’s like night and day. I contribute that to the amount of studying I’ve done on what to do with my money when it touches my hands.
The truth is, we all want to be rich. Lottery winners, athletes, network marketers, bloggers, traders, etc. You might be able to reach an income that is considered impressive, but keeping it is a whole different ballgame. Mastering the game takes work. Become a student of being smart with your money, and you can live even better than people who make more than you.
Hopefully this helped. If you feel like this was a decent read, please share it. Would love to get feedback to see what you thought. With that said, Jesse Belvin out!
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