I’ll be blunt. I’m going to tell you how to have a wealthy mindset. That may very well change your brokenness.
The book you need is Jen Sincero’s, “You Are a Badass at Making Money.” I’m going to do a quick review of this book because it has helped me along my path in life for the good.
It was recommended to me by Carol, my better half. I had read Jen’s first book, “You Are A Badass,” and, I’ll admit, I thought it was a little biased toward the feminine side of the population. Which is NOT a bad thing, it just narrows down the audience. After having said that, it’s a bestselling book, so who cares? Right?
Nevertheless, I was in a little business group, and one of my cohorts decided we should read a book, sort of a book club book. So we read Jen’s first one, awesome book, but like I said, it seemed to be, to me, (the only guy of the group), a little on the feminine side.
Still, my better half was listening to the “Making Money” book on the way to and from work and, instead of grumbling about the traffic, would come home with an anecdote out of the book.
So I figured, why not, at least she and I would have something else to bring us even closer, a book to discuss. So I snuck over to the local bookstore and bought a copy. And what a book.
You know, whether certain parts of the political scene seems to think we’re in a depression and ready for Socialism to take over or not, the economy is doing good! Just look around you and you’ll see that people aren’t at each other’s throats after all.
How to do good in this economy.
And if you, personally, are not doing good in this economy, it’s time to take another step in the right direction. That is to put on a different attitude about your financial well being.
A little aside about that attitude. In a bad economy, people with the right attitude will survive and prosper. In a good economy, people with the right attitude will survive and prosper.
Did you notice a similarity there? Bob Proctor put it best. “The world we live in changes all the time. If we don’t change with it, we’ll be living in the past.” That means we need to change with the times.
Jen Sincero will slap you up the side of the head with a new way of looking at it. Then she’ll give you a bunch of ways to accomplish it. She is not only funny, but she is right!
Who needs this attitude change?
And she throws a little spirituality in there as well. Everyone can use this information, and it’s a shame that some people won’t, because of hiding behind their fears. Come out from behind them and use them to your advantage.
As Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we need to fear is fear itself.” Well, it’s time to use that fear. It’s time to wake up and take control of your financial future. How much better would your life be if you didn’t have to worry about the end-of-the-month bills?
Money left over at the end of the month.
Imagine that. You get to the end of the month and you have money left over. That’s after you’ve paid the house payment, filled you and your spouse’s gas tanks up, paid the credit cards, maybe even paid one of them totally off, went out for dinner 7 times, to the movies 3 times, and already ordered next month’s dog food from Amazon.
What would that feel like? This book, Jen Sincero’s, “You Are a Badass at Making Money”, will help change your attitude so you can do that.
Where are you going to buy it? Amazon has it, you can zip right over there and purchase it now, have it today or tomorrow if you want.
The book is 278 pages, comes in paperback as well as hardcover. It’s a New York Times Bestseller, is an easy read, not big on 50 cent words. But it will change your life.
Want to get it for FREE?
With a trial of Audible on Amazon, you can get it for free. But hurry, we don’t know when that deal is over. Otherwise, it runs $10 to $12. It’ll cost you $16 at Barnes And Noble.
Buy it here, get free shipping if you buy $25 worth of stuff. And you can get it tomorrow if you want!
If you have any comments or questions about any of this content, drop me a note below and I will be more than happy to discuss.
For more on having a GROWTH mindset, check out Namaste Nourished’s post on the subject. They have lots of good information!
Making the transition from working life to retired life is a good example of that. Now would be a great time to consult a Retirement Planning Specialist!
This is opposed to a FINANCIAL PLANNER.
You want to make sure all you’ve worked for and achieved does not end up in the wrong hands or, worse yet, vanishing into thin air. We’re talking about your LEGACY here.
You’re moving away from the standard of getting up every morning at the same exact time, dressing for the people you’ll meet during the day, the environment, and the anticipated situations of the day.
Then leaving your warm abode to go to your workplace, spending the day working for a different dream, most often not even your dream, but someone else’s, working with people who you may or may not even care for. Only to arrive home, hit the sack and repeat the next morning.
And you’re moving toward a way of life where your time is now YOUR time, you spend it where and when you want to, You get up when you want, you dress the way you’d like, you do what you want during the day because you can!
But making that transition from one chapter of life to the next is a big jump.
And certainly a big change in your life. Sometimes that transition doesn’t happen overnight, sometimes the process takes a while to come to fruition, and it can become a gradual drudge. Because you’re stuck between the old rock and the new hard spot. Sandwiched between the past and the future.
One foot out of the old mudpuddle and one foot in the new hot tub. You can’t pursue the new life because the old one hasn’t quite ended. You can’t steal Second Base while your foot is on First. It’s holding you back, keeping you from making the transition, feeling like a weight around your ankle.
It’s hard to move on and make plans for the new way of life.
Especially when you’re still working in the old way of life. It’s like being a caterpillar and knowing eventually you’ll have wings but first you have to go through the transition.
How can you make short term plans when the short term is still tied to the old life, or maybe both the old and the new are intertwined to the point you’re living the old paradigm and the new paradigm is screaming for attention?
Sometimes one just has to go for it, sometimes the best thing to do is say goodbye and move on, grow those wings, fly away into the new life. The old life is just that, the old life. Once a part of your life, now a burden. Time to move on, but being held back.
Then, when you do make that transition, you can see through all that fog, and the sun is shining.
You can sit there on the couch until 9am, working on your websites or doing a crossword puzzle. You can go have Thanksgiving lunch with your Kindergartner grandson at his school.
And you can see in his face you made his week! Then you can go to the post office, drop the coats off to the dry cleaners, and realize the rest of the day is still yours, no need to rush back to work to take care of anything.
No, you can head into the craft room or out to the garage, maybe rearrange the tools, or pull up a chair and watch the leaves get blown around in the front yard. Or maybe you’d like to volunteer your time at the local museum for the afternoon. You have a minor bucket list that’s a hundred items long.
Take a walk around the lake, take the dog around the block, rake the leaves, cut down the old Peonies, go to a movie, Get ahold of old friends and make plans for lunch, golf, bowling, crafts, woodworking, and 89 other things. Hang in there, it will bear fruit. And once it bears fruit you will realize how sweet it is.
A great way to find your way through that deep swamp is a self help program, a personal growth development plan! A program like The Platinum Years.
How can you tell if you would benefit from a Retirement Planning Specialist? A person who could assist in creating a Personal Growth Development Plan?
All you have to do is answer these four questions.
Have you had a successful career in your or someone else’s business?
Are you concerned about what will happen to your hard-earned progress in the career you are leaving?
Are you worried what retired life will look like once you’ve left your successful career?
Are you ready to make the transition to retired life but need that extra boost of confidence to help you navigate the waters ahead?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are ready to forge a Personal Growth Development Plan using The Platinum Years program.
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The only thing that may rain on your parade is your financial situation.
You have all that extra time to go golfing, hiking, biking, go to the lake. But maybe you need a little extra cash. You don’t really want to mow lawns or shag people’s cars to make a little extra money!
There are ways to make money that doesn’t take your money and certainly doesn’t take a lot of physical energy, because you’ve used your energy all your life for someone else’s dream, now isn’t the time to start spending your well earned retirement working for someone else again.
There is where we realize we have some spare time, we can devote a little mental energy to making some extra cash. This is where most of us get lost. Make money without expending energy, you say?
For yourself, not for anyone else? Can you spell entrepreneur? That’s it, your own business, spending your own time, and KEEPING all your well earned cash. Not for anyone else’s dream, yours alone. Here is a link to the best way I’ve found for Baby Boomers, or anyone else for that matter, to make some extra money.
Once you’ve read it, come on back for more information if you like.
When have you been stuck between the old way of life and the new way of life? Let us know below!
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