Ask most people if they want to be rich and they’d look at you as if you were crazy. “Of course I want to be rich,” they’d say.
The truth, however, is that most people don’t really want to be rich. Why? Because they have a lot of negative wealth files in their subconscious mind that tell them there is some- thing wrong with being rich.
At our Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar, one of the questions we ask people is “What are some of the possible negatives about being rich or trying to get rich?”
Here’s what some people have to say. See if you can relate to any of these.
“What if I make it and lose it? Then I’ll really be a failure.”
“I’ll never know if people like me for myself or for my money.”
“I’ll be at the highest tax bracket and have to give half my money to the government.”
“It’s too much work.”
“I could lose my health trying.”
“My friends and family will say, ‘Who do you think you are?’ and criticize me.”
“Everyone’s going to want a handout.”
“I could be robbed.”
“My kids could be kidnapped.”
“It’s too much responsibility. I’ll have to manage all that money. I’ll have to really understand investments. I’ll have to worry about tax strategies and asset protection and have to hire expensive accountants and lawyers. Yuck, what a hassle.”
And on and on it goes….
As I mentioned earlier, each of us has a wealth file inside the cabinet called our mind. This file contains our personal beliefs that include why being rich would be wonderful.
However, for many people, this file also includes information as to why being rich might not be so wonderful. This means they have mixed internal messages about wealth. One part of them gleefully says, “Having more money will make life a lot more fun.” But then another part screams, “Yeah, but I’m going to have to work like a dog! What fun is that?” One part says, “I’ll be able to travel the world.” Then the other part chirps in, “Yeah, and everyone in the world will want a handout.” These mixed messages may seem innocent enough, but in reality, they are one of the major reasons most people never become rich.
You can look at it like this. The universe, which is another way of saying “higher power,” is akin to a big mail-order de- partment. It is constantly delivering people, events, and things to you. You “order” what you get by sending energetic messages out to the universe based on your predominant be- liefs. Again, based on the Law of Attraction, the universe will do its best to say yes and support you. But if you have mixed messages in your file, the universe can’t understand what you want.
One minute the universe hears that you want to be rich, so it begins sending you opportunities for wealth. But then it hears you say, “Rich people are greedy,” so the universe begins to support you in not having much money. But then you think, “Having a lot of money makes life so much more enjoyable,” so the poor universe, dazed and confused, restarts sending you opportunities for more money. The next day you’re in an uninspired mood so you think, “Money’s not that important.” The frustrated universe finally screams, “Make up your frickin’ mind! I’ll get you what you want, just tell me what it is!” The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. Rich people are totally clear that they want wealth. They are unwavering in their desire. They are fully committed to creating wealth. As long as it’s legal, moral, and ethical, they will do whatever it takes to have wealth. Rich people do not send mixed messages to the universe. Poor people do.
(By the way, when you read that last paragraph, if a little voice inside your head said something to the effect of “Rich people don’t care if it’s legal, moral, or ethical,” you are defi- nitely doing the right thing in reading this book. You’ll soon find out what a detrimental way of thinking that is.)