The Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Problem Arises Out of This: The Number One Reason You Don’t Have More Money
Today I wanted to share with you something I saw on the internet a few days ago and why it matters to you … have you ever seen “this guy”? Have you ever been “this guy”? Sure, you have … we all have, one way or another …
I was browsing a travel website a few days ago, where the blog author was discussing an amazing credit card offer. The deal is that the card has a $450 annual fee (which sounds really high to most of us!). Yet the benefits are that you get a $200 statement credit, 100,000 frequent flyer miles, and access to club lounges in airports all over the world.
Now, in my eyes, that was a pretty amazing deal … and I went for it. The $200 statement credit makes the $450 fee really a $250 fee. The 100,000 frequent flyer miles could be worth as much as $10,000 or $15,000 if traded for business or first class tickets to international destinations. (Last year I got a $12,000 business class ticket to Southeast Asia for $65 by using miles – see more about that journey at How to Simplify Your Life in 30 Days.) And if you run an internet business like I do, it’s also valuable to be able to “hook up” to a great internet connection in a quiet lounge in airports all over the world. Although the $450 fee did indeed seem high compared to the fees on my other credit cards, I could see this as a clear win/win due to the other benefits …
What was interesting on this travel website is that while many people were taking advantage of the offer like I did, and feeling happy about it … this man was complaining. He was fixated on the $450 fee, not focused on the benefits at all, complaining he’d basically been “tricked” and generally having a really negative attitude … He went on and on about it and then wondered why nobody was responding to him.
I realized reading this that this man is the perfect example of POVERTY MINDSET. Exactly the opposite of what I teach in my 30-Day Abundance Challenge at How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping.
This man is the perfect example of poverty mindset because he’s focused entirely on what he’s LOSING. He doesn’t see win/win opportunities, and he doesn’t trust other people. As a result, he’s standing on the sidelines, complaining, and while he’s fixated on the negative … the offer will probably expire. He is wearing poverty mindset “blinders.” While other people (like me!) had a net gain of thousands of dollars in value by investing $450 up front, he will gain nothing. Because he was too skeptical to put any skin in the game, and too narrow-minded to see the big picture.
Fundamental principle of abundance #1: It doesn’t matter how much you give, if you get more back than you gave. You will end up ahead anyway. And if both people end up better off because of a transaction, then both people are happy and this is what we call a win/win.
In life, NEVER focus on what you are losing. ALWAYS focus on what you are gaining. This is the secret to turning even big “setbacks” into gains. An example is how I got my brand new car after my car was hit TWICE in one week on the street.
Well, this was interesting timing because this is the week in which my 30-Day Abundance Challenge (How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping) is going up in price. Thursday July 10 will be the LAST DAY to get the $297 investment price. And it got me thinking about the difference between people like me and many of my customers who’ve learned abundance from me, those of us who always seem to HAVE MONEY … versus the people who don’t have money and always seem to be poor. The difference is mindset.
1) What is the mindset of people who have financial abundance and freedom?
People who have the most success with money are always focused on win/win opportunities. They realize that, most of the time, you aren’t going to “get something for nothing.” In fact, they would view trying to do so as disrespectful. If the teacher has value to offer, the respectful thing to do is sign up for a session or product with them and learn it. If I keep sending emails to a teacher demanding they teach me for free, I am violating the fundamental laws of abundance by trying to get something for nothing. And it will fail. I will just end up pissing people off and wasting my time on “free” stuff that has no real value.
Sure, a truly abundant person doesn’t respond to “spam” offers for bank transfers from Nigeria lol … they still use common sense. But when an abundant person sees a great win/win opportunity – even if it may involve a high degree of uncertainty – they go for it without hesitation.
People who have money also tend to have a more accurate big picture mindset than people who don’t. For example, a poverty mindset person is focused on the negative, on what they might lose, and by focusing on the negative they attract more of it. An abundance-focused person is looking at the big picture. On my way to becoming a coach, I invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in self-development and healing. Some of it worked and some of it didn’t. When it didn’t work, I didn’t focus on thinking I got “ripped off.” I simply learned from the experience and moved on … often learning what DOESN’T WORK is just as valuable or moreso than learning what DOES WORK.
And what consistently happened for me, has happened for my customers, and happens for abundant-minded people in general … is that all the money I invested came back to me in other ways. I’m very close to breaking through the $1 million revenue mark in this business. $1 million in five years … not bad, more money annually than I used to make as a lawyer(!) … and it has more than paid for the hefty investments I made in learning what I teach.
Just like the airline offer mentioned above …
2) How does this apply to you?
If you’ve ever felt nervous investing in a product or service when you’re not sure exactly what you’re going to learn, you may have experienced the regret that comes from missed opportunities. Maybe you didn’t sign up for coaching or a great product when it was at low introductory rate … and then you had to sit around seeing others succeed and now the price had gone way up.
I had lots of people send me emails as my coaching rates went up and up and up, wishing they had signed on at the beginning … but fear made them hesitate and they lost the opportunity.
The ability to invest in worthy win/win opportunities without hesitation, knowing that regardless of the result you are going to learn something valuable, with some detachment from the outcome … is one of the most important things you can and must do if you EVER expect to get free from your day job and/or become financially abundant in your life.
I cannot tell you how many seminars, workshops, and products I signed up for without even realizing this would ultimately turn into my own business. I just wanted to learn everything I could, and that investment later paid off BIG TIME. It has enabled me to quit my job, pay off all my debt, and live a life of freedom that most people only DREAM OF … but that required COURAGE in the face of risk.
3) “How do I find the courage to invest in myself and others?”
If you really want to have more financial abundance, more freedom, and more opportunities, you’ve got to change your mindset. There is no other way. I teach this change in mindset in the 30-Day Abundance Challenge at How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping. Do we have a 100% success rate? No, I don’t know of ANY program that has a 100% success rate. We do have a very, very high success rate.
In the latest testimonials that were sent to me, one man told me he has paid off 42,000 Euros in debt (equivalent to $57,000) tapping my How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping just four times. He even received a gift out of the blue of 12,000 Euros. The $57,000 is a 191x return on his original investment of $297.
Another woman recently told me she received $7500 in unexpected gifts after tapping just a few of the 30-Day Abundance Challenge videos. That $7500 is a 25x return on the $297 initial investment.
I’d say both of these people ended up WAY better off, but you see when they bought the 30-Day Abundance Challenge, they were in the same position as you … The outcome was uncertain, so they had to take a LEAP OF FAITH.
This willingness to take a leap of faith is one of the KEYS of financial abundance. I cannot tell you how many times my own business surged when I spent money on faith. Money is an idea. Giving money is proof of having money. And so the subconscious mind creates more money out of the abundance of giving it away … these are the fundamental principles of abundance.
Another example of a leap of faith is my now friend Robin. When she first came to my doorstep, she told me she “could not afford” the 30-Day Abundance Challenge at How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping. She was virtually homeless, making about $400 per month in affiliate marketing. Well, I didn’t buy in to her poverty mindset and gave her quite a bit of tough love. Which felt tense for a while but paid off big time. She paid for the Abundance Challenge in installments and within six months she had turned her life around and was making about $7000 per month and teaching others to do the same. One of the best investments she ever made. You can read more about her story here: http://erikaawakening.com/pajama-affiliates.
When she thought she had nothing, the How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping seemed like a HUGE LEAP OF FAITH. Yet look where she is now. That is the power of the abundance mindset.
4) Nobody gets there without making the commitment
Now, if you have finally reached the point in your life where you are FED UP with not having the money you want. Or … equally frustrating … FED UP with only being able to make money by having a job that feels like a grind. Then there is really only one way out. Taking the leap of faith and making the commitment to learn a new way.
That new way is what I teach in the tried-and-true 30-Day Abundance Challenge at How to Attract Money with EFT Tapping. The program is so effective that – even though I am the one who created it – even I still go back and tap through the videos myself whenever I need more money. And it keeps on working, over and over again, some 2.5 years after I first recorded it :)
I want you to promise yourself that you are NOT going to be like that guy on the travel website. You are not going to miss out on any more opportunities because of doubt and skepticism and wishy-washiness. Today is the day you commit to creating a new, abundant lifestyle of true choice as we talked about in the blog over the weekend at http://erikaawakening.com/happy-independence-day.
Would you like to be able to quit your job and still have money?
Would you like to be able to travel the world without the constraints of a traditional job and without having to stay in hostels or budget accommodations all the time?
Would you like to be master of your own schedule and still have the money you need to live the lifestyle you want?
Would you love it if money came in while you sleep, on a regular basis, and if money showed up whenever you need it?
Welcome to the free world, my friends :) This is how life was meant to be …
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then today is the day you commit, put excuses aside, and get the 30-Day Abundance Challenge. The investment price of $297 is NOTHING compared to what you can gain by learning this system.
- Think about the guy who paid off $57,000 in debt with this home-study streaming video course
- Think about the the woman who received $7500 in gifts after tapping just a few of these home-study streaming videos
Get off your duff and DO IT!
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The reason I spent all this time today writing such a long blog post to you is that I want EVERYONE on the planet to have this financial freedom. I want to live in a world of free men and women, not a world of poverty-minded slaves.
So … no more procrastinating, no more sitting on the fence, no more being like the guy on the travel website focusing on the negative while the opportunities of life pass you by …
Commit today, join our community to get support with the videos, and say “goodbye” to a life of corporate slavery or never having enough …
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Here’s to your financial abundance and freedom, starting right now! :)
About the Author:
Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening
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