I once attended a talk titled ‘The Billionaire Mindset’. The speaker mentioned something that I always remember — if you want a billion you have to think in billions, plan in billions, network with those who have billions, and read about billions. I follow none of these tips and that’s why I am not billionaire.
You attract wealth by raising how you operate. In other words, your frequency. If you want to listen to Capital FM (whose frequency is 98.4), you cannot tune into 28.4 and expect to hear it. What you want out of life also has a frequency. The more you want something, the higher the frequency. Sometimes your seasons change in life and the frequency that worked last season doesn’t get you to the radio station you want to listen to anymore. The mistake we make is limiting ourselves by our current resources rather than raising the vibration.
I started my company by planning money for people when I was in the darkest financial period in my life. As inadequate and unprepared as I felt, I went ahead and started helping people with their money, which led to what Centonomy is today. I sat at events/seminars that were above my level. I read books. I had the right conversations. I pitched to big companies.
You raise your frequency by doing things not according to how you feel, what you have or what your status looks like today, but where you want to go. You don’t get out of debt by dwelling on debt, but by figuring out how to make extra income.
The frequency that worked to get you in debt is not the same one that will get you out of debt. Seek not only the investments you can afford today, but the ones you need, and figure out how to make them happen. Raise your mind. Operating at this frequency has a responsibility. You cannot cheat the frequency. If you tune in 98.2, you may hear a bit of Capital FM, but it will not be clear as other channels may interfere.
So the biggest responsibility is this- how you talk, how you think and how you act have to agree with each other. My favourite book tells me that the power of life and death is actually in the tongue. In other words, you have spoken your way into the life you have. You spoke to get your job, clients in your business, form relationships, get married among others.
A lot has come your way that speaking played a part in. So what has also not come your way is because you spoke yourself out of it. You lowered the frequency. You complained about your boss, company, business, country and even traffic. Yes, all these may have challenges, but if there is traffic don’t complain; leave earlier, later, or avoid the route all together, sell the logic of working at home or if it bothers you that much, put your hand up and play a role in resolving traffic.
Watch how you speak to yourself through your thoughts. Reject the thoughts that don’t work for you; those that say you are not good enough or something good will never happen to you. You will have made mistakes but give yourself a break and let it go. My favourite book also says we should take our thoughts captive. You are not a slave but the master of your thinking.
The other responsibility is time. There is no instant gratification. You will create wealth if you invest in your time and have faith even when you can’t see results.
Line up your actions with what you want. You can’t attract wealth by being more focused on what people will say about you. You can’t spend irresponsibly on a day-to-day basis yet have dreams of travelling the world. You can’t want to build a career and quit because somebody had a bad day and yelled at you.
You can’t want to build a business and quit because it didn’t make money in three months. You can’t want to build investments but spend your bonus upgrading cars. You can’t want to save up for your children’s college fees yet not do the calculations to show you what you should be working towards. Wealth creation and the “I am broke” conversations, slavery to consumption and scarcity mindsets do not coexist. Money responds to positive energy. To decisions. To intent.
Life doesn’t necessarily give you what you want. It gives you who you are (character), what you are ready to learn, what you are ready to overcome, what you are ready to believe, what you are ready to act on no matter how uncomfortable it is, and most importantly the things that you have decided that nothing and nobody is going to get into your way. The question you need to ask yourself is: “Are you really ready for what you want”?