HOW DO YOU DEFINE WEALTH?
Complete the following sentence:
Wealth is ________________?
I suggest you do this for yourself right now. How
would you complete the above sentence?
When you think about wealth and money, what
comes to mind?
I have heard comments like, “Wealth
is fleeting; it’s for others; wealth is fun; it’s hard to
achieve,” and a lot of other beliefs that we carry around
Do you feel, as many do, that money is the root of all
evil? This is perhaps the most misquoted statement
The Bible actually says, “The love (or worship) of
money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (Timothy, 6:10).
Answer the following:
Money is _____________________________
Wealth is _____________________________
WHAT’S YOUR MAGIC NUMBER?
Before embarking on any personal development program,
it’s a good idea to take some time and think
about what your own, personal reference for success is.
In the case of wealth, ask yourself what amount of
income — daily, weekly, monthly, annually — will get
What level of income will give you a jolt?
Depending upon where you’re starting from, this
number will be vastly different for each person.
For someone who’s used to a steady income of
$25,000 a year (all figures are in US dollars), the idea of
making $100,000 might do it. However, if you’ve been
regularly earning $90,000 a year, the jump to $100K
isn’t such a big deal.
What is your “magic” number?
Write it in your journal as your intention.
Intentions are powerful. They signal the Universe
that you intend to achieve this. Remember, your words
have energy and power.
You might write something like this:
“I intend that I easily and effortlessly receive $______
in income in 2017.”
Notice I did not say “earn.” There are many ways in
which we receive money so limiting yourself to what you
earn is foolish. Lot’s of us receive income passively.
Next, look at your present income and gain a
sense of the size of the gap between where you are and
where you want to be.
Keep in mind that this is only a reference. There is
nothing that says you can’t go from living below the
poverty line to being a millionaire in a short time.
People have done it over and over again.
If . . . this is what you truly want and you believe you can
WHATSOEVER YOU BELIEVE
What are your beliefs about wealth, or about how
much money you can have? What about wealthy people?
Are they just like you? Or, is wealth reserved for
some other ‘special’ person?
For example, did you receive messages growing up,
that rich people were those “other people”
and not like us or our friends.
Or did you have wealthy friends and family in your
Chances are your early money experiences set the
stage for your current beliefs about the subject of
wealth and how it relates to you.
If you want to be financially comfortable, even
wealthy, maybe even rich, you have to begin creating
positive associations around the idea. You need to
begin seeing yourself as “one of those rich people”
before you can become one.
The secrets of achieving anything in life is always be,
do, have. First, in your mind be the wealthy, successful
person you want to become. See yourself as already
being that person.
Then do the things that person would do. You might
even visit an expensive department store or hotel to just
walk around and begin getting comfortable in the surroundings.
You will then have what you want.
Most people get it backwards. They think after I
have money, then I’ll do good things and I’ll be the kind
of person I want to be. It does not work that way. First
be, then do, you will then have. By the way, this applies
to any condition you want to create.
- Take a look at your spending patterns. Are they
something you would choose for yourself now, as an
- What steps could you take to immediately change
this? (Example: cut up your credit cards, get professional