6 ways to increase your ability to learn, retain and read faster

Speed reading and speed learning can be an awesome way to rapidly increase your knowledge. Here are some of the quick tips that have helped me to accelerate my learning.

 

  1. Create a learning environment

In order to learn more effectively, creating a learning environment is a great idea. Personally I have a reading chair in my office with a music stand that I sit what ever I am reading on. My office is always clean and I have a plant next to my reading chair. This creates a nice environment for me to learn in and helps my ability to learn.

While travelling I try to find a hotel library or a nice comfortable spot somewhere with good, natural light to study, read or learn.

  1. Control the temperature of the environment

If a room is too warm you will want to hibernate and fall asleep, making it harder to learn. Whereas if you feel too cold it can distract your learning. Having the temperature around 22-23 degrees Celsius is ideal for my learning. Too much warmer and I get sleepy, too much colder and I end up thinking about the toes that I can’t feel anymore. 

  1. Affirm your learning intentions 

Affirming that you are remembering and retaining what you read or what you are learning is essential. When most begin to learn at speed they naturally feel that the information is not sinking in or that they do not understand what they are reading. This is not the case. Most have been taught to read by sounding the words of what they are reading in their head. The key to faster learning is to make it visual and allow your brain to absorb the information.

By monitoring your self talk and changing your affirmations from “I’m not remembering this” or “I forget everything” etc. to something like “I remember everything I read” or “everything I read is sinking in” will help keep your brain open and the information flowing into your brain.

  1. Breathe 

Breathing is an essential part of life yet many forget the importance of breathing when learning. By taking deep 20-30 deep breaths before you read or learn and then slowing your breathing down when you are reading can help to open up your mind and make your brain function more effectively. 

  1. Monitor your posture

Studies in psychology and body language show that posture, movements and gestures have an unconscious connection to the brain and what is going on in the mind. Sitting up straight, placing your feet flat on the ground, breathing deep, looking up and keeping your shoulders in their natural position (not hunched) will help you to keep an open mind and allow you to increase your effectiveness when learning.

  1. Write a list of reasons why what you are studying is important to you

Writing a list of reasons why reading a book or studying a topic may seem like a waste of time at first but it pays off. By writing a list of reasons why it is important to read or study what you are studying will link your study to your values and hence give you greater focus, attention, retention and belief in yourself when learning.

 

Wrap Up

These are some of the easiest implementable tips to increase your learning ability or speed when reading. There are more advanced tips for speed reading but I’ll leave them for another day. These are a great place to start and essential to master before going deeper with speed reading or learning.

 

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Core values: why understanding them is important for growth

Understanding your core values will be one of the most empowering things you do in your life. We are frequently told by participants of our 4-day transformational event, Thrive Time, that helping them to get clear on their values is one of the best things they have ever done to create clarity in their lives.

Your core values are unique to you and are an intrinsic priority order in your brain that steers your focus and leads to greater fulfillment in life if these values are met on a regular basis.

Your values are created from a young age and studies in Axiology are showing that children are even born with a set of core values, hence why they like to do certain things even when they are told not to.

The issue for most people is that, from a young age, others around us begin to impose their values on us including parents, family, teachers etc.

They don’t do this on purpose as each person is trying to teach us or lead us in life to what they perceive is a greater life (based on their unique values).

Due to the imposed values of others we begin to lose ourselves, hence why many people feel unfulfilled in life or lost.

By getting clear on your values you will be able to make better decisions in life that will lead to greater fulfillment.

 

Here are some questions that will begin to lead you in the right direction to rediscovering your true values.

Write down the top 5 answers to each question.

  1. What do you love to do in life?
  2. What do the people you love to spend time with have in common?
  3. What are the top 5 things you research or spend time looking at on Google?
  4. What are the top 5 apps that you use on your phone for?
  5. What do you spend most of your time talking about?
  6. What do you spend most of your time thinking about?
  7. What topics do you like reading about the most?
  8. What do you spend your money on the most (apart from basic bills and essentials)?
  9. If you could do anything in life what would it be?

When answering these questions, think deep. Notice the commonalities between the answers you give. You may want to compile similar answers together to create a group.

Eg: What do you spend most of your time thinking about?

  • Mindset
  • Learning
  • Knowledge
  • Personal development

You may call this “learning” as your value.

 

These will start to give you a basic understanding of your values.

Then if you take your time to prioritise what values are most important to least important you will start to become aware of your value order and how your brain makes decisions that will create greater feelings of fulfillment in your life.

This is just a very basic way of starting the process of understanding your values but is a good place to start.

 

If you would like to get clear on your life purpose, core values and life mission please check out our 4 day transformational event Thrive Time at www.ThriveTime.com.au.

 

“It’s your time to thrive”

 

3 Quick tips to calm anxiety in the moment

 

  1. Breathe deep

Deep breathing has been shown to calm down the feeling of anxiety by calming the sympathetic (flight or fight) response in the body. It has also been shown to help increase the functioning of the immune system, decrease pain and alkalize the blood.

Just by focusing on the 4x4x4x4 breathing method, you can help reduce the feelings of anxiety. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, breath out for 4 seconds and hold for 4 seconds. For more advanced breathers increase each breath and hold by one second at a time and see if you can get to 10x10x10x10. Take your time to work up to this. It’s not about achieving more but controlling your breath.

 

  1. Focus on your breathing

By placing your awareness on your breathing you are taking your mind away from the neurological loops that keep firing and keep you thinking about what ever is causing you anxiety or stress.

 

  1. Write it down

Writing down whatever is going on in your mind in the moment is a great way of brain dumping. Many times the brain will become overwhelmed at too many details or not enough detail to know where to start. Writing down what ever is going on in your mind and getting it all out on paper in a journal or brain dump format can be a very relieving experience.

 

Wrap Up

These are just a few quick tips to help relieve anxiety in the moment. Long term anxiety can be treated with many different options but knowing the right one for your specific circumstances may be a journey of self growth and self discovery. Knowing your values, life purpose and life mission is essential to get back on tack with living a life that is fulfilling and rewarding. Trying to live up to the expectations of others and society can be a rapid down hill spiral, as can setting unrealistic goals and expectations about life and those in it. These are the most common reasons I have found behind chronic anxiety. Getting clear with yourself and your individual life will be one of the greatest gifts in life but, for many people, this can be the hardest gift to give yourself.

 

 

How to stop yourself falling into a winter slump

So you’ve put away your board shorts and swimmers, opting instead to spend the cool winter nights in your tracky pants and ugg boots. Mid-winter it’s too easy to snuggle under your winter doona, forget about your goals and hibernate… before the next wave of anxiety hits. Then, as the days become longer and sun begins to shine bright again, many people freak out about having to wear shorts and beach wear again.

Don’t be one of those people signing up for a gym membership in October when you realise you let yourself go or worse… be one of those people at New Year’s who complains that once again that this year just wasn’t their year.

Here are my quick tips to stay on track with your goals throughout winter.

Set goals

  • Set 2-3 winter goals
  • Break them down into 3 monthly goals
  • Break them down into 3 weekly goals

This will give you consistent, attainable goals that will lead to your bigger goals

Get an accountability partner or coach

Accountability partners or coaches are great for keeping you on track over the winter months. Just by having someone to hold you accountable will make sure you stick to your goals especially when it’s a lot easier to sit in front of a warm heater and snuggle into the couch with a hot drink.

Use leverage

Create an end date for the goal and have something at that date that will force you to stay on track. Eg: A bikini photo shoot at the start of spring will keep you on track with your clean eating goal.

Post this quote up so that you can see it

This is one of my favourite quotes that sits on my wall in my office as a very valuable reminder.

“ You can’t control the outcome or goal. You can only control the work you put in.”

This is a consistent reminder that your goals and outcomes can only be achieved from the work you do today.

 

Wrap Up

Winter is a great time to catch up on sleep and allow your body to rejuvenate but it can easily become a time to veg out, get lazy and gain winter kilograms. By using these basic yet essential tips you can stay on track in winter.

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“It’s your time to thrive”

Ten things to give up today if you want to achieve more

1. Social media

Social media is a great tool for communication but is also a great distraction from dealing with the issues that will help you achieve more, especially if you spend hours hypnotically scrolling through your social media pages.

 

2. Bitching and complaining

Bitching and complaining is one of the fastest ways to disempower yourself from achieving more. In life we get 3 choices. We can control ourselves, our actions, thoughts and emotions. We can influence others through the previous or we can move on. Outside of these 3 choices we become disempowered. Those who try to control others through lack of self control will struggle to achieve as will those who try to consistently change everything outside of themselves without taking self responsibility.

 

3. Excuses

Excuses are just a way of justifying why we cannot meet our own expectations or commitments. Those who consistently have excuses feel that they have justified their lack of actions or flexibility to others yet they have only justified it to themselves.

 

4. Television

There is nothing wrong with a little bit of television from time to time, yet the average Australian spends 78 hours per month (That’s 936 hours per year from only just over 2 hours per day on average).

Next time, ask yourself…

  • Why am I watching this show?
  • If you said to relax, the next question is: Relax from what?
  • Why do you need to relax?
  • Is TV really relaxing or just avoiding?

 

5. Using food as an emotional suppressant

Food is necessary for most to survive (unless you are fasting or a breatharian). Yet food has become the drug of choice for many in our society to suppress their emotions epically under times of stress.

Ask yourself, before overeating or binge eating…

What emotions am I trying to suppress or what thoughts am I avoiding dealing with?

 

6. Unhealthy diet

A poor diet not only leads to dis-ease but also has implications on your effectiveness each day. A poor diet can lead to low energy, emotional peaks and troughs, forgetfulness, lack of focus and more.

 

7. Lack of movement

A 2015 study on business leaders found that a greater number of higher achieving entrepreneurs exercised, moved more and had a healthier diet than their corporate executive counterparts. The study also found that those who moved more and had a better diet had less sick days, worked longer hours and took greater enjoyment in their daily activities.

Movement is essential for the movement of lymph throughout the body, removing toxins. Movement is also essential for correct functioning of the musculoskeletal system, reduced injuries and an over all greater feeling of wellbeing.

 

8. Poor posture

Poor posture is becoming a social norm in westernised countries due to most people spending the majority of their day sitting, laying or doing repetitive tasks. Poor posture not only effects our physical body through increased injuries, pain and inability to move or function correctly but studies have shown that poor posture also affects a person’s mental and emotional states.

 

9. Bad Breathing patterns

Oxygen is the most highly utilised nutrient in the human body. Our body will do anything to maintain efficient oxygen levels. Poor posture, bloating, overeating, stress and more all change the body’s ability to maintain correct breathing patterns. It is due to this that many postural problems occur as the body will do what it needs in order to maintain oxygen levels which may mean changing the muscles used for breathing from the respiratory muscles to the larger superficial muscles of the neck, chest, back, shoulders.

Science has shown us that correct breathing and oxygen level can reduce pain, increase brain function, reduce acidity in the blood and even combat certain bacteria and viruses by increasing immune function.

 

10. Unhealthy Relationships

This is an obvious one yet many people don’t take time to look at their relationships and question if the people they are hanging around are adding value to their lives or taking away value (time, energy, knowledge).

Ask yourself…

Is this person increasing or decreasing the quality of my life?

 

Wrap Up

If you want to achieve more then it’s important to consistently check in with yourself and make sure you don’t slip back into old habits or habits that seem to be normal in our society. One of the greatest justifications that stops most people in society is that it’s okay because others do it and it’s normal. Normal is average and as humans we weren’t born to be average. We were born to be extraordinary.

 

The hard hitting truth about goals that most don’t want to talk about

Travelling around the country, and the world, a lot of people tell me that they struggle to reach their goals. Here are my quick tips to help you achieve more in less time.

 

1. Don’t set goals to prove your self worth to others

Most people tell me that their goals are their own until I start digging deeper as to why their goals are important to them. In most cases it turns out that people set goals in order to improve their self worth to others or to prove a point that they are successful, smart, good enough or have their lives together. This is a sure fire way to fail in life and need consistent motivation to keep pushing forward with your goals.

When a person sets goals that aren’t true to them based on their life purpose, mission and unique set of values then they will need consistent motivation in order to keep taking action. This will then be followed by self-sabotage, emotional depressions, frustrations, guilt and more. Once the pain becomes unbearable then stress builds until there is enough energy, anger, frustration, guilt, resentment etc to force a person into action. This can also be in the form of erratically rushing around with feelings of anxiety as a person tries to make up for lost time from their sabotaging patterns. It can also be in the hope that the faster they can achieve what they want, then the sooner they can be free from the trap they have created in their own mind by trying to please others at the expense of who they truly are.

 

2. Goals aren’t a celebration of giving up on what is most important in life.

Many people set goals then enter the depths of hell, suffering and struggling for weeks, months and even years to achieve a specific goal in the hope that one day they will eventually feel great about what they have achieved. This is a f#%king trap. If some a^$e hole tells you that you need to set goals and struggle in misery to achieve them, then offer them a kind throat punch and leave. Your goals are just a check in point to remind you that you are on track in life and that you are living your unique values, life purpose and mission. They are a reward for being on track, not a reward for punishing yourself.

A person will only feel they are giving something up or losing something if they can’t see how doing what they are doing is helping them live their values, mission and purpose in life.

 

3. Achieving goals won’t make you feel better about yourself if you don’t already feel good about yourself.

Goals can help to build self-belief and self-worth by backing yourself to take on challenges and stretch yourself but they can also destroy self-belief and self-worth if you are using goals as the only way to feel good about yourself. After years of working with body builders, sports models, athletes and high achievers I quickly discovered that many struggled mentally and emotionally on a day-to-day basis with their self-worth. Most of the time they hated themselves but at the same time were highly goal driven. Achieving goals gave them a quick hit of self-worth only when others told them how great they had done. This was short lived and often led the achiever to plunge into the deep darkness of self-hate once again as they quickly forgot about their recent achievement as external praise slowly faded along with their self-worth. This led the achiever to once again set a new goal in the hope that a greater achievement will make them feel good about themselves once again.

 

Summary

People who are truly fulfilled in life and have self belief, self-worth and self love along with a purpose and mission, while living their values daily, know that goals are a just a way of creating more of what they already have on the inside and that no achievement or failure can take that away. This is the reason why some of the greatest achievers in history keep achieving usually when others may have given up or when others retire. It’s because they love what they do each day and have an intrinsic sense of fulfillment already. They are not searching for something else outside of them to feel good, happy or worthy in life.

3 Quick Tips to Increase your Chances of Being Wealthy

Read more

Reading can fast track your results as you have the ability to learn from some of the greatest minds on the planet. By learning about how great people, solve problems, think, and how they have overcome massive adversity, you too can become a great thinker. Plus, you don’t have to pay a fortune to have direct access to them.

 

Work on yourself

A way to rapidly improve not only your bank account but to improve your ability to live an extraordinary life is to work on yourself and invest in yourself (mentally, emotionally and physically). By working on and investing in yourself, you increase the probability of creating greater success in all areas of your life as well as feeling fulfilled in you pursuits for greatness.

 

Become more self-aware

Catch yourself saying things that don’t serve your future goals and dreams.

Listen to your self-talk and what you talk about to others. Notice your excuses, stories or justifications as to why you don’t have the results you want in life. The more self-aware you are and the more you change your self-talk over time to be congruent with the goals you have, then the greater your chances of achieving something great in life including increasing your wealth.

 

Start today.

A Big Thing that Most People Struggle with when Trying to Become Wealthy

Over the years of teaching and educating people on how to live an extraordinary life I have had many ask me about how I structure my money or if I have learned anything from studying under, with and also from, coaching some very high achieving clients. When I teach people one of the most important keys I have found to creating abundance, I am usually met with resistance, excuses and stories as to why they can’t do it. One of the most important and key things I teach, which I have learned from almost all wealthy people I have studied, learned from as well as those I coach and associate with, is to SAVE YOUR MONEY before you pay your bills.

 

I know this seems almost impossible for most to do at first but let me explain.

 

One thing I have learned about money is that most people will spend as much as they earn.

Therefore, most will never save money and the amount they do save will eventually be spent. This is not the purpose of saving money.

 

The purpose of saving money is not what most think

The purpose of saving money is to create a safety net so that your brain doesn’t have to worry about money. This means that eventually you will not make financial decisions based on fear and greed. It also means that you can feel safe if the economy changes, markets become erratic or if anything misfortunate happens. It creates peace of mind.

 

I normally suggest to start with a goal of saving 3 months’ worth of your expenses. Once you create a habit of saving, I usually suggest to save at least 12 months’ worth of living expenses at your current lifestyle. That way if you were to lose your job, the market crashed or anything happened, you can survive for a minimum of a year.

 

After you have this safety net most wealthy people suggest that only then should you think about investing money.

 

WHY???

 

The reason why saving is important before investing is because almost all, if not all financial markets move based on fear and greed. When things are going well most people get greedy and want to make money. Over time bubbles are created as more and more financially uneducated, excited individuals enter the market. Eventually the bubble will burst causing markets to plunge into chaos. This is where fear drives the markets as most try to get their money out of a rapidly falling market. As the market begins to bottom, financially educated investors who are emotionally stable begin to enter the market due to cheap prices. Over time more and more people begin to see the market prices increase again as more educated investors enter the market and greed sets in again.

 

If you are one of the individuals who fear losing money yet get excited when things look good then you too could potentially learn the lesson of being emotionally unstable and playing with the emotionally balanced who see the markets for what they really are at any given time.

 

The saving account offers a safety buffer that creates mental and emotional stability around money.

 

That way you can make emotionless investment decisions that over time will lead to great financial abundance.

 

TIPS FOR SAVINGS

  • Putting the money in a high interest account leads to greater gains over time
  • Every 6 months, go back and assess your current living expenses. If they have increased, top up your savings account as needed
  • Start by creating a habit of saving. Small amounts today, lead to big results in the future.
  • Habits create results. Short term thinking leads to short term pleasure and ease, but long term pain. The habit of saving is more important than how much you save.
  • If you need to at first, look over your current expenses and cut as much spending as you can down to save before you spend. That way you will begin to get ahead faster.
  • The act of saving first means you can only spend what is left, not save what is left (which is usually nothing or not much).

The Top 10 Things that keep People Stuck Financially

 

 

1. It takes money to make money.
Money can help as it is a way of leveraging what you have and what you know but most people with wealth started with an idea, an interest to learn or the courage and excitement to push themselves mentally and emotionally.

 

2. You have to have a good education to be wealthy.
As founder of Microsoft Bill Gates said, “A grade students usually work for C grade students.” Now I know this is not always true but it highlights a good point that many who created great wealth started with an idea, courage and a willingness to learn and adapt. Formal education only gets a person so far.

 

3. You have to be lucky
As Colman Cox once said “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have”. Hard work isn’t just about physical work but also the work you do on yourself mentally and emotionally. Wealth creation is very much a long term game that involves the ability to grow, adapt and change as well as the ability to keep learning.

Another great quote is, “luck is only being prepared for when an opportunity exists.”

 

4. Most wealthy people inherit money
This is bullshit! If a person inherits money yet lacks financial intelligence, mental and emotional control or self-awareness then it is very common for those individuals to dwindle down great wealth to nothing. For those who inherit great wealth and grow that wealth takes greater financial intelligence, greater mental and emotional control and greater self-awareness due to the pressure of such responsibility and having to prove themselves to others.

 

5. If I just get a break then everything will be ok.
Money is just an amplifier of habits and emotions. If a person cannot handle small amounts of money then win a large sum, usually their poor financial habits are amplified hence why most end up worse off than before they won. If the person is willing to learn, grow, master themselves mentally and emotionally and also become financially intelligent then they have a greater chance of growing their wealth. Most do not follow this path.

 

6. It’s the government’s fault
Although the government doesn’t always make decisions that are in each individual’s best interest, when they do make decisions we all have a choice: To become disempowered, complain, blame and justify OR make the best of a bad situation. Nothing is ever “perfect” so making the most of what you have is important to achieving anything in life.

 

7. I don’t know enough
If this is the case there are two really simple things a person can do. 1.) Do nothing or 2.) Learn.

Most people choose option 1 as it is the simplest short term solution but will lead to long term pain. Option 2 is more challenging at first yet leads to ease as you become more knowledgeable on any topic.

 

8. Rich people are a^&e holes.
Money is just an amplifier of who a person is. There are rich people who seem like arse holes and poor people who are arse holes. There are poor people who are kind just like there are rich people who are kind. But by thinking that rich people are bad or they do bad things in order to get money is just an ignorant way to keep a person playing small as it gives them a reason to justify to themselves why morally they are better than someone else.

 

9. Being comfortable is the goal in life
Comfortable today will lead to discomfort tomorrow. The essential amongst all living things is growth. If a person stops growing then they will become very uncomfortable in the future as life creates challenges to force a person to grow. If a person embraces the idea of consistent growth they will challenge themselves which overtime will become comfortably uncomfortable. Not uncomfortably comfortable.

 

10. Money is bad and causes all the world’s problems.
Money is just an agreed upon form of value exchange. It’s an idea that is traded. When people attach meaning to money they can make it powerful, bad, good or anything they want. The truth is money is nothing apart from an agreed upon exchange and the way someone sees the world. Money’s place in that world will be based on the beliefs of the individual.

 

WRAP UP

When it comes to beliefs around money the real question a person needs to ask themselves is: Are my beliefs allowing me to create the life that I desire or not?

If not what would I have to start to believe in order to create the life I desire or at least help in creating the life I desire?

 

As Neuroscientist Dr Joe Dispenza states, “Our individual reality is a direct reflection of the mind.” If this is true, then our beliefs have one of the biggest influences on our perception of what we call reality and hence the world we see and the opportunities to thrive within that world.

 

Change your mind, Change your life!

What I Learned from Struggling Financially

It seems financial struggle is common amongst most people I meet these days. There was a time when I used to live pay to pay and it seemed that no matter what I earned it was never enough to get ahead, nor was it enough to stop the stress and worry about life and my future.

 

Over time I learned some powerful and essential lessons that helped me build a million-dollar business from zero dollars and credit card debt as well as building some powerful habits that keep my wealth growing.

 

Here are some of the keys.

 

(Note: These lessons will not work for everyone as most will never implement what they know and others will try to keep looking for the elusive get rich quick type miracle that many hope and dream of that rarely, if ever, work.)

 

1. Stop thinking money will make you happy
After working as a coach and associating for years with some of the country’s highest performers I have noticed that money and happiness have no correlation apart from that money enhances opportunity and choices. It also amplifies emotional states, worries, stress, fear etc. I have met many people who are financially abundant but are miserable in life, just as I have met many financially broke people who are also miserable in life. If you have clarity within your own life and a great mental attitude then money will enhance what you have just as if you are confused, stressed, worried what others think, fear being hurt and taken advantage of, then money will just amplify this also.

 

2. There is no such thing as financial freedom.
I learned quickly from those with financial abundance that there is no such thing as financial freedom. The idea of freedom is sold to those who feel trapped mentally. I learned that the more money you make, the more responsibilities you have and therefore you are more trapped (if that’s the way you look at it). The difference is that many see the lifestyle that wealth creates and think that it is simple and easy without seeing all the hard work, challenges, problems and responsibilities associated with creating greater wealth.

 

3. Your mindset and your ability to control your emotions will determine your ability to make wise financial decisions.
Global economies and money markets move up and down on a daily based on irrational reactions from investors. Emotions such as fear and greed drive daily money markets into emotional frenzies from people who are trying to get rich quick, those who want to look good and those who are reacting to fear of loss within a market. Wise investors know that emotion has no place in wealth creation. You need to create a system, set rules and follow the system and rules. If not you will just be another excited, desperate individual who are looking for their next financial high yet fear losing money. If you cannot control your mind and emotions you will be eaten alive in the pursuit of wealth and abundance.

 

4. Stop listening to emotional junkies that get high on telling others what to do yet don’t follow their own advice.

Daily and weekly I noted how many people seemed to have an idea or an opinion about wealth creation, what made someone wealthy, why they weren’t wealthy, what the markets were going to do etc. Many of those who seemed to give advice and have an opinion were in most cases those who didn’t have results in their own life and sometimes included family and friends.
If you listen to those who struggle or listen to those who choose to buy into sensationalised media then you too will continue to struggle and make irrational financial decisions or worst still, do nothing at all. Make sure you learn, listen and take time to understand how to create wealth from those who have it and can teach it in a way for you to understand.

 

5. Be responsible for your own wealth creation
Many have been taught to give their hard earned money over to those with financial “knowledge” to invest and grow in the hope that a highly skilled individual will be responsible and make the right financial decisions for you, your family and your future. This is crazy! If the global financial crisis taught us anything, it is that financial markets are sometimes overcomplicated to keep regular people from controlling their money. It also showed us that if you give your money to high risk taking gamblers in corporate suits, that are looking for their next big win then dodgy shit starts to happen and your money can be lost without repercussions. If you lose your own hard earned money then you learn a valuable lesson and what not to do in the future.
If someone else loses your money, looking for their next big win and they get paid even if they lose all of your money there is no repercussion, no learning and no responsibility. The only learning is do not allow others to make financial decisions with your hard earned money unless you know what you are doing and have done your research and understand the risks.

 

6. If you think and act like a consumer then you will never get ahead
Most people have created a fantasy that the more money they create the more money they can spend. This is why they struggle in the first place not only financially but mentally and emotionally. As one of my best friends Brad Smith (Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year said, “I would prefer to be rich than look rich and I would prefer to be happy than look happy.”
Most people spend their money trying to prove to others that they have their shit together in life posting pics of their new car, drinking Moet on someone else’s boat and buying new clothes just to prove their worth. This is the fast track to low self-worth, hating yourself and feeling like a fraud as you struggle to get through each week financially.

Consumers do not build wealth.

If you keep spending what you make or more than what you make, you will never get ahead.
It is important to make sure you put money aside each week before you spend money on bills and all the things that make you look like you have your shit together in life. By saving and investing part of what you have then eventually your lifestyle will have to adapt to the current way you structure your money. If you don’t you will continue to keep spending what you have and another pay rise will just cause you to spend more meaning now you are a rich looking broke person.

 

Finally………

One of the greatest things I learned about wealth creation

 

Is that you need to keep learning, growing and understanding yourself. Self-mastery will not only allow you to grow your wealth but will allow you to grow yourself, your life and your enjoyment in life.

 

If money is just an amplifier of who you are and your good and bad habits in life then self-mastery is essential to creating greater wealth. Your bank balance and investment portfolio will be your guide as to how well you really know yourself or if you just think you know yourself.

 

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