This weekend I had the incredible opportunity of meeting with Jen Sincero. It was a small intimate gathering of about 30 people where we ate a fabulous lunch and Jen spoke to us about her new book ‘You are a Badass at Making Money’.
I thought it quite appropriate that since I was recently talking on this blog about financial balance, that I share my takeaways and insights from spending four hours with a woman who literally turned her life around from being completely broke to bringing in the moolah that now adds up to over seven figures a year. Yep you read that right.
I’m not going to recount her story, because I would do a bad job of it and you can read the book yourself – you will get more out of reading her book than getting it second hand from me!
So here’s a few points from our ‘date’ that struck a chord with me…
1. Spend time alone and think about what you really want. Get specific and put a price tag on it. That way you know what you are working towards.
2. It’s okay to want to be rich. Quit judging yourself and others.
3. The only way you are going to make it happen is to get uncomfortable. Just accept it and take action in the direction of your dreams, no matter how uncomfortable.
4. Make the decision to not be the ‘broke’ person anymore. It all comes down to that one decision.
5. Everything you need is around you right now and is available now. Open your eyes.
6. Listen to your intuition. It is the womanly gift that we were burned at the stake for many years ago. It’s powerful stuff.
7. Let fear be your compass not your brick wall. This goes back to point 3.
8. If you have the thought or vision of something great, it is your truth. Believe in it.
9. Those that are closest to you who don’t support you – remember it is them that have the most to lose as you change. It’s okay not to share your dreams with them. Stay the course.
10. Journalling is a great way to get to the bottom of your limiting beliefs. When you think you are done, keep going and write two more pages (at least).
These points probably don’t seem that profound, but I have to say spending time in a room of people talking about how it is our ‘right’ to be rich, was powerful.
I have previously had two-sides of my brain competing – thinking that I have never really been sure whether getting rich would actually make me happy. I believe this is a root cause for me not creating the success I have desired (I’m talking about the fact that deep down I have always felt I was meant to be wealthy). In fact, I now understand that the pure fact of having money is NOT going to make me happy, it will be the things that the money allows me to do that will make me happier.
And yet I also know that no matter what, even though as I grow and evolve over the years and become prosperous, I will still be me. I will still have days where I feel like shit, there will be days when I get frustrated at my kids and there will be days where I argue with my husband. There will be sadness and heartache too – because THAT is life. BUT one thing’s for sure whether I am rich or poor I will still experience these things, and as Jen says in her book – if I am to experience these things anyway, I think I’d rather experience them being rich rather than broke.
So I am declaring here and now that I am now longer willing to hold myself back from the greatness I know I can achieve. I have no idea HOW things will happen, and that comes back to my new idea of surrender, but even though I don’t know how, I know that I will be working towards becoming rich. In the best possible sense.
I hope you do to.
What are your thoughts about wanting to become rich? I would really like to open the floor up for discussion.