Realizing that wealth is a mindset and “mental software” and it is not “data” like money and account balances is so important. What does that mean?
The metaphor is, you can have the perfect diet but people will not follow it because their mindset is not about “thin and powerful.”
You can even force in a diet, and just like AA has a great term called a “dry drunk,” we talk about how you can be a fat person trapped in a thin person’s body. You can have the data of being thin and still be “fat.” And here’s how we know that it’s data versus software, because in one month, one year, some time frame, they put the weight back on, and it will always be a struggle. But when you have the mindset of being thin and powerful, you eat well, you exercise well, you think healthy thoughts, you heal well. The mindset and the software is super critical.
So here is the very important question: Do you know what your mindset for wealth and abundance is?
And to help you determine that, we have a specific exercise called the “financial model of the world.” Click here to download it now.
There are “models of the world” for virtually everything that we do, health, marriage, love, parenting models. The only one that we work with separately and uniquely different, because money and wealth is so critical, is in the financial arena.
Scarcity vs. Abundance
We are a scarcity culture. You can go back into our history when it was a dangerous place to live in the 1800’s, or the Depression was a great time of scarcity and pain and agony, and because we still have those grandparents around we hear stories about it.
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It’s important for you to understand, that in addition to your “Model of the World,” we have at a higher level, a cultural Model of The World. And it’s like organizational dynamics in psychology, which is really group psychology or groupthink, which I’m also educated in and how I have applied that model of thinking to neural programming. If you want to be abundant and wealthy, you’re going to run into a whole lot of people that are scarcity based. They’re going to argue with you, and fight you, and tell you wealth doesn’t follow the abundant principles that I often share.
And there’s good reasons for it, it’s not that the people who are scarcity based are evil or stupid, it’s just an “is” statement. So you have to ask yourself the question, is that what holds us back? Is the scarcity culture holding us back from abundance?
To make this real for you, and to get the most value from this, (or gosh forbid you actually apply this content and tools in a significant way!) you have to ask yourself the question, are you scarce or abundant?
“In the 10”
And there is a why and a when for both scarce and abundant. It’s contextual, there’s times when you’re scarce and there’s times when you’re abundant. It’s not like you’re never abundant, or never scarce. And even if you managed to find this blog, we know there’s some form of abundance in your life.
And you have the IQ and hopefully the EQ to chase and want abundance in the form of money, health, love, everything. Abundance is a “mental software,” it’s not just with money, it’s love, its happiness and joy, it’s a mindset!
Do you have crazy love, crazy health, crazy everything? That’s the type of person that controls their world and teach their children to be kings and queens of their domains, all great things flow when you understand this.
So, understanding the “why and when,” here is a tool called “in the 10.” It refers to the 10% of life when life is hard, and 90% of life is relatively easy. Even when it’s a tough time, you’re doing email, you’re going back and forth to work, you’re going to meetings, you’re working out. In 90% of life you have a great relationship with flow.
In the 10% is where you get the intensity, it’s the only place where you grow and where you gain wisdom. So, understanding whether you’re scarce or abundant “in the 10” is so crucial.
Outrageous Wealth vs Simple Wealth
This year we’re focused on “wealth and abundance,” last year we focused on “outrageous wealth”. Here’s another metaphor to ponder the implications of that: if you have an anger problem in traditional psychology they send you to anger management. Ponder this, if you have an anger problem, what if I send you to serenity management? Which one would you rather have?
On your very best day in anger management, you get well-managed anger, and you can even get anger to zero and you might call that happy. But the reality is you know its controlled anger and you’re waiting for the anger “in the 10” to blow up. Your worst day in serenity management, or the TIY system is poor serenity. Oh gee, poor serenity, what does that feel like?
If you screw up outrageous wealth, what do you have? Is that poverty? Lose everything? Two steps forward, one step back on wealth and abundance, where does that leave you?
When you design the “mental software” and you know what outrageous wealth is, oh my gosh, you’re King/Queen of the world! So knowing which one has more cachet with you, wealth and abundance versus outrageous wealth, know that both are true. And furthermore, the brain chemistry that connects to the thoughts and software that you’re having is how this stuff gets reinforced!
If you screw up outrageous wealth, you still have a lot of wealth.
What if you never worried about or acted as if you were completely abundant? You have good days and bad days, TIY is never a system about perfection or not being allowed to make mistakes, you’re allowed to be you. So, if you never worried about being completely abundant, do you know what that would be?
I think you would! I just think that a lot of you don’t have the confidence or you worry about what’s at risk? What will you lose? Or if you were completely abundant that you might lose abundance. Does that make any sense?
If you did act, think, feel, and focus on outrageous abundance, would you be better off or worse off than you are now?
Even if you’re at the top of the feed chain, there’s a lot more to go, and you know that. If you are connected in some abundance and wealth, there’s more to go, it’s unlimited! So how do you get there? To write checks, print money, believe that this energy system that were part of is going to print money for you because you requested it, wanted it, believed in it, focused on, do these laws work for you? And if you acted that way, thought that way, focus that way, would you be better off or is there some big risk in doing that?
That should be a huge, significant question and moment for you to think about who you are, why you are, what you are, and ponder what the ramifications in your life are.