3 Steps To Activating Your ‘Wealth Brain’
By Guest Blogger Dr. Steve G. Jones
Did you know that one of the biggest reasons why most people don’t get the wealth and the life they want is that they don’t actually KNOW what they want?
Although you may think you want to be wealthy and successful, the truth is that majority of people actually spend more time thinking about what they DON’T want rather than what they DO want.
For example, have you ever had any of these thoughts?
“I don’t want to be poor”
“I hate being in debt”
“I don’t want to be paying rent forever”
“I’m tired of struggling”
“I don’t want my kids to go without”
“I don’t want to be a failure”
Yes, most of us have had these kinds of thoughts before…
And the problem is that focusing on what you don’t want actually prevents you from attracting wealth in your life.
Instead of manifesting that promotion, that business opportunity, or that unexpected windfall, you end up manifesting more debt, bills, and hardships!
So, how are self-made millionaires different?
The difference is that even before they became rich, they DREAMED of being wealthy and successful.
They literally had a “rich brain”.
Rather than dwelling on what they were lacking in their lives, they focused on the steps they were going to take each day that would lead them to the successful future they desired.
So, today I want to help YOU to develop the mindset of a millionaire, by teaching you these three simple steps to programming your mind for wealth.
These steps have helped me to get to where I am today, and I hope they help you to get on the path of achieving great success!
Step One: Set a target
The first step is to set a specific goal for your financial future.
Think about what you really want, and try asking yourself the following questions…
How much money do I want to have in the bank?
What kind of job and salary do I want to have?
Am I happy working for others, or do I want to become my OWN boss?
What kind of assets do I want to own?
What kind of LIFESTYLE do I want to live?
It may be that you want to earn an income of over $100k per year, it may be to own a house mortgage-free, it may be to start up a successful business, or it may be to simply make an extra couple of hundred bucks a week so that you can start living the lifestyle you want.
Any target you want to achieve is great – the important thing is that it is what YOU want for your future, not what anyone ELSE wants.
Don’t worry about HOW you are going to achieve this goal right now (that’s the job of your subconscious!) – simply come up with a target that makes you feel really, really excited.
Step Two: Determine your REASONS for setting that target
It’s important to know the reasons WHY you want to be wealthy, because these reasons can determine whether or not you will achieve your goal.
Is it because you hate the job you’re in now, or because you’re terrified of the thought of struggling with debt and bills forever?
Or, is it because you have a dream to turn your passion into your day job, or you dream of becoming financially free so that you can live your dream lifestyle?
Wanting something out of passion and determination is a million times more powerful than wanting something out of fear, so it’s important that your reasons are positive and motivating.
For me, the reason I wanted to be wealthy was for financial freedom.
I’ve never had really expensive taste, and my luxury assets stretch as far as a nice condo and a Mercedes AMG… which of course are both very nice to have.
But what I love most about being wealthy is the freedom.
I love being able to spend majority of my time helping people, and travelling the world. And I love knowing that I would never have to work again even if I never made another penny in my life.
So, what is it about wealth that YOU want? What are the good things that would come from having an abundance of money? What would financial freedom enable you to do?
Here are some ideas:
To be able to provide a great lifestyle for my family
To be able to travel and go on vacations when I choose
To be able to buy my dream house or dream car
To be able to do the kind of work I love, and work the hours I choose
To feel successful, valued and proud of what I have achieved
Give yourself some time to think and then write down 2-3 reasons why you want to be wealthy.
Step Three: Align your brain with your target
The last step is to align your brain with your target.
The clearer and more specific you are about what you want to achieve, the harder your brain is going to work to make it happen.
So right now, I want you to try to actually visualize yourself achieving the goals you have set yourself, and picture how you will be FEELING in that moment.
Seeing that million-dollar balance when you log in to your online banking
Picturing yourself opening that dream business…
Welcoming your friends and family to your beautiful new home (that you own mortgage-free)…
Picturing yourself picking up that dream car from the lot…
Telling your kids about the amazing holiday you’re about to take them on…
Whatever your dream is, the more you practice visualizing in your mind, the more likely it is to become your reality.
Your subconscious mind sets out to attract into your life the things you think about MOST. So, make sure that the things you think about are things that you want.
Keep going over these three steps, and as these thoughts, images, and feelings of wealth are absorbed through repetition by your subconscious, you’ll soon find your life beginning to change in amazing ways you’d never dreamed possible.