What is your relationship with money?
I believe that money serves no purpose other than to offer us choice and freedom. We always want more of it and we are terrified by the prospect of not having enough and the devastating prospects of bankruptcy, foreclosure and destitution. Shift your fear and know that none of these issues are related to money itself. It is commonly believed that guns can never kill people; it is people that use guns inappropriately that kill people. The same is true about money. Money is never the problem; it is our misguided relationship and fear around money that is to blame. The only reason we will ever experience any challenges with money, is due to what we do or fail to do with money.
The best way to change your relationship with money and change your perspective around how to accumulate wealth is to shift your thinking away from money and to start seeing all issues related to money, as being the transfer of value. Stop looking on money, seeing it as merely a currency or means of exchange. Shift your thinking and see every transaction related to exchange as a transfer of value. Money is merely a means of exchange, a convenient way for us to exchange value and recognise value. Please do not see this as merely a different way of seeing the same thing or merely semantics, used to describe the same thing.
When you make this shift you change your thinking from:
- How can we increase our revenue – What can we change to increase the perceived value of our product?
- How can we grow our business – How can we improve, so that we can expand our value?
- How can we get wealthier – What must I do to become more valuable?
This fundamental shift in thinking is the secret that will allow you to begin the process of accumulating wealth and creating a model for long term sustainable success. So when you make the realisation that the only way to accumulate massive wealth is to create and accrue immense value. You attract success by the person you become. As you become more you attract more. The secret to accumulate value is to make a long term commitment to keep improving and growing. Commit to invest time, effort and resources, into waking up a little better today than you were yesterday and then repeat this behaviour every day after that. Continue to add value every day until you become the person that deserves the success you desire. Money will always flow to people that commit to increase their value day after day. There is a profound benefit that will accrue to you as you expand and grow your skill, knowledge and abilities. The benefits that will accrue to you as you increase your value will be priceless and over time you will see your relationship with money evolve and your wealth will gradually grow. As you grow your value, you will see your wealth grow. This is not an overnight quick fix. It is a long term option that will most certainly give you everything you need to create and sustain your wealth.