Here’s a Power Affirmation you may find useful:
“I am creating the causes of wealth everyday.”
Let’s break this down into the different sections…
“I am creating…” In other words, I can exercise a certain
amount of control over the causes of creating my desired results by consciously
influencing my thoughts and my actions.
“…the causes of wealth…” Success is not an accident.
Wealth is not an accident. It is the result of definite causes. The
causes of wealth in our lives may be the result of circumstances outside of our
control (like winning the lottery, or inheriting a sizeable amount of money).
But those opportunities are generally few and far between. A far better
strategy is to take control of your own destiny by taking positive action.
By consciously studying and implementing the causes of wealth.
What are some of the causes of wealth? Here are just a few:
Adding real value to the lives of others through personal services
and products. Another word for wealth is value. The more
measurable value you add to the lives of other, the more wealth you attract
Pursuing a worthwhile clear Definite Major Purpose. One of
the major causes of wealth is to have a clear, written statement of what you
attend to achieve, and then to focus all of your thoughts and energy to the
achievement of that purpose.
Creative visualization. Napoleon Hill referred to the
imagination or creative vision as the “workshop of the mind.” You
should spend time everyday visualizing the completion of your Definite Major
Purpose and the accumulation of specific amounts of wealth. Power
Affirmations can significantly help you in your creative thinking time.
Accumulation of cash producing assets. This is something
that was made most clear to me from studying “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” by Robert
Kiyosaki. His view of “assets” is different from a strict accounting
view of assets. He is referring to assets that create positive cash
flow, such as real estate, a business, investments, etc.
A car purchased for your personal use is not an asset by his definition.
A used car purchased to sell at a profit would be an asset. People who
accumulate wealth buy assets (based on the cash flow definition) and
minimize liabilities (such as luxuries purchased on the installment plan).
Saving money. This is the other side of accumulating cash
producing assets. If you consistently live below your means and then
use the money to purchase or create cash producing assets, you will be
surprised at how quickly your true assets can accumulate. Because of
taxes, $100 saved is actually more valuable than $100 earned. Why?
Because out of the $100 that you earn, you probably only get to keep about
$70. But if you save $100, you get full value of that $100.
Increasing your knowledge. If you want to earn
more, learn more. I suggest that you concentrate on at least two
areas: specialized knowledge related to your chosen profession and
general knowledge of business (at the MBA level). If you choose a
profession or a business that is in demand and you become a recognized
expert in that area, you are adding greater value to others. And as I
mentioned before, as you add greater value to others, there is a much
greater likelihood that your personal wealth will increase.
I believe that everyone will have a greater chance of success if they manage
their life and services to others like a real business. This means
that a certain amount of knowledge of business is extremely helpful no
matter what services you offer to others. We all have to buy and sell
products and services in order to function in today’s world. That
means you are in business whether you like it or not. You may as well
learn as much as you can to operate your personal business efficiently.
Why do I say at the “MBA level?” It’s because living in our modern
society global can be very complicated. This means that you need a
hire level of knowledge to win at the game. While I love books like
“Think and Grow Rich,” “The Science of Getting Rich,” and “Rich Dad, Poor
Dad,” etc., they are more motivational than educational. You are going
to need more academic sources of knowledge in addition to thrive.
This doesn’t mean that you have to go back to school to get an MBA.
Far from it. There are plenty of books available in the market place
that you can study to get what you need. For example, the Portable MBA
series is excellent. Also, the E-Myth Mastery books. Plus you
can research all kinds of text books online. They can be expensive,
but worth it in the long run. There is an amazing amount of deep
thought in these books that can help you in every area of your life.
If you want a good overview of the topics that should be considered for an
MBA level education, I recommend “The Ten Day MBA” by Steven Siliger.
In other words, combine both popular motivational material with academic
material and you are likely to obtain outstanding results. Power
Affirmations can help here as well. They are a great motivational and
study tool. For example, when ever I read an academic book, I
create Power Affirmations for myself based on the material to use the power
of repetition to really learn, think about, and apply the material to
my specific situation.
“…everyday.” If you want to succeed at accumulating wealth or
anything else, you need to focus on it everyday. Even better is to
focus on it multiple times per day. This is another area where recorded
Power Affirmations are helpful. The recordings help to condition your mind
so that you develop habits that naturally focus your thoughts on your desired
results multiple times per day.
Here is this Power Affirmation again:
“I am creating the causes of wealth everyday.”