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Get Money: 9. Harnessing The Power
If you give it all you’ve got – go all in – the odds will be stacked in your favor...
I should really have stopped at the last chapter, jumped in my car and hit the road for a drive. I mean who wants to sit at a laptop writing when the sun’s shining? Not me. But there’s more I want to share. So I’m gonna hang on in there.
See, I’m thinking maybe you haven’t yet got yourself on the road to making money. You might still have doubts that you can do it. You could even be thinking that success is all down to luck. That you have to be born under a lucky star to get rich and have the Midas touch.
It can seem that way because, after all, most people don’t get rich. But the truth is most of them don’t really try. They dream about it. But don’t go hard.
Naturally there aren’t any guarantees. But if you give it all you’ve got – go all in – the odds will be stacked in your favor. As Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) said: “Get rich or die tryin’.” That’s the attitude you need to adopt.
As I said earlier, the secret of success is to know what you want. When you clearly and consciously think about what you wish to achieve, along with mulling over the pros and cons, you eventually get a clear picture in your mind of what you really want in life. At that point you’ve taken the first step towards accomplishing your desires.
“Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality. If you have all these doubts, then no one will believe in you and everything will go wrong. If you think the opposite, the opposite will happen. It’s that simple.”
Curtis Jackson/50 Cent (b. 1975), American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur
After that, it’s a question of recognizing that you have a mighty power within – your subconscious mind or the “god within.” This is the “engine” that can literally move mountains.
When I talk about “God”, I don’t mean some “mystery spook” in the sky, pushed by religions the world over. I mean that you and I are God. Our deeper self, which can be seen as the subconscious, is the creator, which is more than capable of sculpting the reality we choose. This part of us may even be connected to something greater – perhaps the whirl of chaos that makes up the very multiverse itself. We are certainly part of the vastness and connected to every part of it.
But that’s by the by. What we’re after is money.
I’ve already given you a number of ways to harness the power of your subconscious mind or deeper self to attract cash. But perhaps the most powerful method is also one of the simplest. And it’s something I’d suggest you do every day.
What you do is this: Get a piece of paper and pen and write a list, in order of importance, of the things you really want in life – everything you wish to achieve. Don’t hold back. Take it to the limit. Don’t worry if some of your wants seem unattainable. The point is to lay it all down.
Change the list daily. Add things to it, remove others. In the end, you’ll have a definitive list of what you really want. Once you get this you’re seriously on the road to attaining your desires.
Now it’s time to use this master list. Read it outloud or internally three times a day – morning, noon and night. As you do so, see in your mind’s eye your desires coming to fruition. See yourself living the life you want. See yourself with money. See yourself driving your dream car and living in your ideal house. And picture yourself running your business and receiving cash from many different sources.
I say do this three times a day. That’s your baseline. But you can do it more often, such as when you’ve stopped for a coffee or are waiting to catch a bus or train.
Even at this point, don’t be afraid to add and remove desires from you list. Things change and you need to go with the flow. You’re developing your power within and this is a highly creative force. It will adapt to new conditions as you create the life you want. Any changes you make are a sure sign of progress.
Keep reading your list daily. Talk to your deeper self like it’s a wise friend, and don’t forget to thank it for its help. Eventually all doubts will evaporate and you will become an unstoppable force – a dominant power. Soon nothing will prevent you achieving your desires. After all others have achieved phenomenal success. So can you.
But don’t let any vagueness creep into your list. Be highly detailed. Like if you want a dream car, note down the model, style, price and color. If it’s an ideal home detail the location, architectural style, grounds/garden, furnishings and cost. If it’s purely money, write down the amount. And if you wish to succeed in business, note down the level of sales you need to achieve and the date by which they need to come.
It might sound crazy, but detail is critical. You can’t achieve your desires unless you know exactly how they should manifest. Sure, the end result may not be precisely as you pictured it (it might be even better!) But the point is, by adding as much detail as possible, you show your deeper self that you are serious about achieving your aims. Like I say, you have to mean it.
One word of warning: Don’t try and analyse how all this will work. Leave it to your subconscious, the God within. It’s an exercise in creativity, and that means it’s all subjective. More like a work of art than a science.
But then, in truth, nothing is real – and everything is possible. So the key is to just do it, and get the results.
I’d also recommend you don’t discuss your inner work with others – certainly not with the civilians of this world. If you blab too much it will lose power. Keep it to yourself. That said, if you know anybody on a similar path, then it’s fine to discuss it with them.
Clearly doubts might set in – especially when it comes to the idea of nothing being real. Somehow you have to come to accept this. Even the idea of the subconscious isn’t real. Neuroscientists don’t think it exists. They are beginning to see that our bodies and minds are one big whirl of chaos that works together. Nevertheless the notion of the subconscious works. I mean, you have to call this aspect of ourselves something. It is there, and yet its not. Actually that makes sense if we take on the idea that we’re God – as the very concept is unknowable.
“As a man thinketh so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet, essayist, philosopher
Hang on to your hats, though, it gets worse – even money isn’t real! Well it isn’t. It’s just an agreement between people. It has no genuine substance (or at least since the demise of the Gold Standard). We just agree that we’ll use it as a medium of exchange. Money exists as a matter of faith. If we all stopped believing in it, that’d be the end of money.
It’s like the old legends of faery gold. You’re on some lonely country road, leading your horse along, and encounter one of the faery people. They offer you gold in exchange for your horse. Full of avarice you agree to the bargain, and head home with your gold. When you wake up the next morning, the “gold” turns out to be dried leaves.
That’s what’d happen if we stopped believing in money. It just wouldn’t be there any more. It has no real tangibility. But that’s fine when it comes to the money quest – indeed, it’s why we use equally intangible methods to attract it. It’s the old alchemical principle of like attracts like.
This might sound crazy, but I’m going to ask you to get yourself a magic coin and carry it with you everywhere. It will be your financial good luck charm. It could be a coin you stumble across in the street. Or you might visit an antiques emporium and buy an old coin – ideally one that “jumps” out at you and feels right. Once you’ve got your coin, decide that it really is a magic coin which will attract large amounts of cash. See it as your very own money magnet. Take it with you everywhere you go. Keep it in your pocket or wallet. Alternatively drill a hole in it and put in on a chain and wear it around your neck.