When I was a kid growing up in a big German family special occasions meant meals spent together. There was a little table for the kids and the BIG table for the adults. I found it very curious why I was not ever invited to the big table. What goes on there? Why I can’t join in?
The same can be said for learning about money. The “rich” people sit at the BIG table with all the knowledge and the “hand to mouth” people stay at the little table waiting to be invited. The problem here is very few get to be “invited” to the big table and the rest of us have to clamber our way through to pull up a seat. If you’re waiting to get the invite I don’t suggest holding your breath.
I was talking with my friend Mark Victor Hansen September 2nd on my radio show; we both have brand new books that talk about creating and generating NEW cash in any economy. He mentioned how people sometimes approach him with disbelief regarding his message and… the same thing happens to me! People balk when I say they can earn an extra $500 to $1000 per month by utilizing the skills and talents they already have.
The truth is anyone can make more money. ANYONE. You just have to shed negative thinking and be open to learning a new way of creating wealth. You’ve got to push your way through and claim your seat at the BIG table. Mark says “Your thinking makes it so…”
If you feel like a little kid at the kiddie table it’s time to change your patterns. Reach out for new ideas. Look toward innovation. Create real change in your life. Remember you are what you eat. If you’re someone who believes the way out of debt is to conserve, your life will be spent in conservation mode. You and I both know the only way to get out of debt and move toward wealth is to make more money. You already posses the ability to do so. It no longer makes sense to rely solely on a W-2 income. You have to find ways to become more self-reliant.
If you don’t know where to start, you’re not alone. The first step toward financial freedom is often the hardest. It’s time to be decisive about what you want. Define it. Once you’ve identified your ultimate life you can map out a route to achieve it.
The good news is you don’t have to make this hard. No one is asking that you re-invent the wheel. Find out how other people are doing it. Get inspired. Put your spin on things and make it happen.
No one wants to spend their lives at the kiddie table. You don’t have to; you just have to decide to take your place at the big table. Are you ready to make a change?