It doesn’t grow on trees.
There’s only so much to go around.
THEY have it, we don’t. They’re greedy, we’re not.
Money happens to you. This week’s jackpot is $1.5 billion. Let’s get a ticket or ten.
Growing up, all of the above beliefs about money were hammered into my young, impressionable mind. That money is scarce. That it’s us versus them, good against evil. That the best chance we have to ever have it is to pick 5 numbers and hope for the best, though the odds of winning are 1 in 175 million.
That was my programming, hard-coded into my brain, lying in wait, ready to sabotage any and all intentions to create a more financially-rewarding life for myself. So you can imagine what it was like to choose entrepreneurship as my occupation. The ambivalence was soul crushing, as I held a vision of earning income through pure service while simultaneously holding onto deep-rooted images of the greedy, rich people widely known as “them”.
Self-sabotage was the rule, a symptom I assumed I could stamp out with more schooling. More letters behind my name. Or maybe a brand-new marketing ninja trick. But I only got more of the same. Start. Stop. Try again. Quit. Go back to start. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Or any money at all.
It wasn’t until I read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker that I realized I had been programmed. That it was all in my head. That the root cause of my symptoms was a complete lack of awareness of my programming, where it came from, when it happened, and how it was undermining my best efforts to pay my debts and become financially free.
But how does one delete thirty-something years of code and put an end to the sabotage?
It’s a question I struggled with for a long time. Honestly, despite all the financial success I’ve had since my discovery, I didn’t know the answer until I recorded this week’s podcast with Bob Proctor, author of The Art of Living.
Can I be honest?
I live in a beautiful home with a gorgeous view. Two cars in the garage. No credit card debt. School loans paid. Enjoy giving to charitable causes and helping my family when they need it. Employ a full-time assistant and several contractors. Work from home. Do what I love.
And I’m almost ashamed to admit to you that, until a couple weeks ago, I had no idea how it all happened. How I went from a 300-square-foot studio apartment that always smelled like fish to a 3000-square-foot house with six months of sunsets. From the king of self-sabotage to a master of getting things done. Poverty mindset to abundance. In fear of being one of “them” to being okay with just being me.
I love people and use money to better serve them. THEY use people and love money to serve themselves. There’s a difference. Choose.
I shifted my paradigm, Bob would say. I deleted the code. I literally changed my mind.
And you can, too.
In today’s debut episode of The Sessions, Bob reveals how, in one year, he went from deep in debt to earning an income he never imagined possible. Like me, he had no idea how he did it, at first. But he made it his mission to figure it all out. And after nine-and-a-half years of study, he cracked the code and is here today to share it with you.
Click the PLAY button above to listen to Session #001 with the one and only Bob Proctor, author of The Art of Living.