You are never going to be rich.
You are never going to be enviously wealthy.
You are never going to stop living paycheck to paycheck.
You are never going to have enough money to travel the world, retire at 47 and have your designer luggage arrive at all 84 destinations on your 6-month long luxury vacation on the Mediterranean Sea.
And it’s all your fault.
I. You gave up before you even started
99.9% of people have given up on being rich.
The newfound human religion of the law of averages and mediocrity imbues that if something is too hard or too strenuous it is not reachable or attainable.
To add insult to injury, if something appears too bothersome or involves too much work, it’s immediately cast aside as not worth the hassle and “will take too long” to produce any results.
A very vast majority of people have given up before they’ve enacted a vision and realized the possibility of success, let along even troubled themselves to go out in the world and make their wildest dreams a reality.
I’d say greater than 95% of people give up on becoming wealthy and successful long before they’ve imagined it was ever possible.
Do the math and suddenly it solves the mystery of where the ever-elusive and mythical 1% comes from.
It’s true. 1% of people remain on a steady, upward trajectory of dreaming, planning, materializing, consolidating and enjoying the fruits of their labor.
The 1% will never give up, while 99% of you gave up on even considering being rich and successful 30 years ago.
II. You keep listening to conventional “wisdom” aka nonsense when it comes to finances
Yesterday I was blocked on Twitter by someone promoting a now viral tweet about a customer who came into their establishment to redeem a 36-year old .20 cent coupon for a bottle of cooking oil.
Thousands upon thousands of people were “inspired” by this.
Thousands upon thousands of people found the perverse, overwhelming resolve of some obsessive kooky broke person scrounging around for a 36-year old .20 cent coupon “enlightening” and “endearing.”
This is what passes for revolutionary monetary genius and financial “practicality” in this day and age.
How is it “practical” to carry around a .20 coupon for 36 years while becoming overwhelmingly excited that you can now cash it in on an item that only costs about $4.00?
I dared suggest one can unearth a quarter in the couch cushions and make a 25% ROI on the frugal olympics–all while bypassing the intensively fruitless work involved in sponging around and redeeming an old, expired .20 cent coupon.
This person suddenly blocked me.
This person and the coupon lackeys just like him suddenly get offended when I denounce frugality, coupon clipping and shopping at Dollar Tree.
They get angry that I refuse to drive a piece of crap car.
And they get angry at the notion I refuse to spend my money and precious spare time repairing a piece of crap car because I’m not too cheap or broke to buy something new and reliable.
Here’s a reality check:
All the time you spend trying to squeeze 2 nickels out of a measly dime is irretrievable time you’ve lost that could have been better spent making a lot more money.
If you want to be rich, you have to stop believing money is in scarce supply.
By definition, to be rich is knowing that the supply of money is virtually endless and unlimited.
Most of all, you have to stop listening to persnickety coupon snippers who are irresponsible with their finances and promote frugality as a means of compensating for their own financial mistakes.
Contrary to what most people think, most coupon fetishists don’t value money at all.
Or they would find it egregiously insulting that they have to waste copious amounts of time trying to rub two dimes together to feel morally confident about their poor financial decisions.
III. You are too risk averse and won’t take any chances
To some degree, we are all afraid of our own success.
We are all afraid to take the plunge into the unknown and unpredictable.
It can be frightening to set the dynamics in motion by merely going against the grain of our habits instilled in our upbringing through our parents, our peers and our communities.
It’s tough to break through the mental barriers set forth by complex systems of people all around us who parrot what is “normal” and “realistic” to solidify drifting through life without having any big dreams or “unachievable” goals.
The earth is a vast place. It provides each and every one of us with an endless supply of opportunities, workable materials and infinite resources.
The less risk you are willing to take on this endless supply of opportunities, the less you are going to achieve and accomplish for yourself.
That’s the bottom line.
It’s funny how when you’re a kid, you’ll jump out the nearest window, flip upside down head first on the monkey bars, skate over a pond on thin ice and tumble downhill on a skateboard risking great bodily injury and harm.
It’s only when you become an adult that sitting on the couch watching TV becomes the more preferable “safe and foolproof” option.
IV. You’re not a “dreamer” and you’re not dreaming big enough
“I am going to be realistic.” said the nobody.
“I am going to stop believing in big things because smaller things are a lot easier to get and keep around.” said the guy who thinks rich people are egotistical aholes.
“Who would ever do something like that? That person is crazy!” said the guy who’s worked in corporate America for 20 years, hasn’t gotten a raise in 10 and has spent the last 5 years rotating his Swanson TV dinners according to his daily 7pm schedule of Family Guy.
That’s right. The guy who sits on the couch watching TV and is working for J. Corporate America doesn’t think that his boring uneventful life is crazy or unstable.
If you ask me, it’s crazy to spend your entire life being as mediocre as humanly possible while not caring about the consequences. Even less, not planning for where that mediocrity is inevitably going to lead.
Broke. Poor. Washed up. Scared. Sick and old.
Always remind yourself that people who don’t have any dreams will spend as much time as possible trying to crap all over yours.
While they sit on the couch deteriorating and wasting away year after year, you are the “crazy one.”
Stew in that for a moment and let it sink in.
V. You have bad luck and bad money karma all around you
If you steal people’s ideas and rehash what everyone else has done and you have no misgivings or compunctions about it, you are never going to be rich.
If you think the people around you are rich because they exploit and take advantage of poor people, you are never going to be rich.
If you have animosity towards rich people because you feel they have an unfair advantage and you are a victim of their “privilege,” you are never going to be rich.
You are never going to be rich until give yourself a wet mighty soul-cleansing and hit that delete button on your distrust and misgivings toward rich people and the concept of money itself.
Instead, you will have to nurture your inner child and his innate curiosity and discover exactly what it is about money and success that makes rich, successful people exactly the way they are.
The bottom line is, money eludes broken people.
Money never presents itself to people who curse it and think “its the root of all evil.”
Don’t believe me? Ask all your broke friends what they think about money and wealthy people. See if their answers won’t convince you.
VI. You are too careful but not cognizant with your money
People believe that being “careful” with money is how you hold onto it.
Tangential to Mr. Frugal above and his glorification of rogue coupon cutting, being too careful with your money is just as bad as being irresponsible with it.
Being too careful means you won’t leverage large amounts of it on things that will ensure you have paved the road to success in the future, e.g. strategic investments, social club memberships, appreciating assets, etc.
I would never advocate for reckless spending or buying big ticket items to keep up with the Joneses or your broke hater middle class frenemies.
I’m stating the simple fact that you have to start being 100% cognizant of how your money is working for you.
Are you saving enough money without it impinging your rent payment and without you having to scrape and eat Ramen noodles for dinner 6 nights a week?
Are you able to put your bills on auto-pay and not worry about your balance being too low?
Careful = being unwilling to have your money work for you in informed and practical ways
Cognizant = making wise decisions on how to use your money to get you on the path to success
VII. You keep hanging around with middle class losers who hold you back
Society and our beloved institutions exist to wax poetic about “peer pressure” in school and how hard we try to fit in with the people around us.
It’s true. We all desire to be liked and esteemed by people we deem are similar to ourselves and appear to possess the same value systems.
That is until we grow up and accomplish something sensational and suddenly our mediocre peers shame us, badmouth us and try to make us feel guilty for doing something “weird and unconventional.”
Middle class people hold the world’s title for the largest proportion of losers in existence.
Impoverished people have an incentive and an overwhelming need to perform better because their next meal and a warm place to sleep depends on it.
Wealthy people never stop wanting to do more, be more, share more and receive more.
And middle class people remain on the sidelines hating on and trashing them both.
Middle class people insist they are leagues above the average poor person while knowing damn well they are leagues behind the average rich person while feeling bitter and resentful about it.
The minute they up and leave because they can’t stand seeing you succeed will be the best thing that’s ever happened to you outside of becoming rich and successful.
VIII. You have a bad attitude towards success
In case you haven’t noticed by now, your jealousy and envy isn’t doing you any favors.
Hating on Lebron, Tim Tebow and The Kardashians while you follow them around on the internet like a starving puppy because you obsessively want to be them isn’t going to score you any winning points in the eyes of anyone successful.
Hating on successful people speaks volumes on who YOU are as opposed to the successful people you loathe and despise.
It’s astounding that mediocre people are constantly bashing people who are richer, more attractive and more successful than they are.
Little do they know in their blind hater ignorance, it merely confirms to the entire world that they are broke, unattractive and unsuccessful.
Having a bad attitude towards success and successful people is the guaranteed route to zero connections and lifelong failure.
And having a bad attitude towards success proves just how unsuccessful you really are. And everybody around you knows it.
IX. You believe you deserve to be poor
It’s interesting all the lies and programming available on the internet, in libraries and on television that perpetuate that poverty is a form of moral enlightenment.
Even more interesting is the people putting out this endless verbose stream of “poor is more” rubbish are anything but poor themselves.
They preach to us from their golden ivory towers in exotic places around the world that to be poor is to live a life of “meaning.”
I admit this programming had a tremendous influence on my former life as a middle class broke person.
The people in my own family beat over my head time and time again that being poor meant being uplifted and righteous.
And it took me a long time to realize it’s all defeatism and unscrupulous conditioning to insist that struggle, hardship and constant low expectations are “natural” to everyone.
Being poor and downtrodden isn’t natural to anyone. Being poor is an affliction on the world that is a burden on the very people who readily buy into the “naturalness” of deserving it.
No one deserves to be poor. Especially YOU when you decide that being poor isn’t the way anyone should have to live. Especially when the world’s resources and knowledge are infinite and inexhaustible.
X. You are unwilling to stop listening to broke people everywhere who keep insisting you should be poor
Intergenerational dogma, programming from cradle-to-grave and being an obedient follower are the overwhelming creation of the “broke and proud” crowd lording their misguided bullcrap over us for decades.
You are going to have to make the most strident and painstaking effort you will ever have to make in your entire life, right here, right now, to change the way you think about money and success.
You will have to completely change the way you think from the bottom up about your earnings, your finances, your career decisions and your future.
The indisputable truth is, if the people around you really cared about you and wanted the best for you, they would never in a million years encourage you to think and behave like a broke person.
Successful people will never encourage you to be your worst.
And unsuccessful people will always discourage you from being your best.
I’m here to tell you, you can most certainly become rich and successful.
My eternal vision and my mission for this website is to free your mind from all the lies and blatant mistruths that are holding you back from having anything and everything you want.
The freedom, the money, the unlimited choices, the endless opportunities.
I chose this bountiful life for myself.
I went out and did it.
I accomplished it.
I became rich and successful. And in spite of the overwhelming odds against me, I conquered the “impossible.”
You can do it too.
Its just a matter of you deciding that being rich is vastly more important to you than being broke like everybody else. That’s all there is to it.
Are you ready?