It is funny how some comments can inspire us and others we easily forget. Recently I got an email from a staff training I presented to the U.S Bankruptcy Court. The lady who sent the email was commenting on how she would like to save more money, and then invest, and that as soon as she earned more money, she would do that.
Her comment inspired me to think more about how we sometimes operate as human beings.
There have been times someone would say to me, “I don’t have the money to take your program.” Or, “I don’t have the money to take the classes so I can earn more money.” I think you can see where I am going with this.
Earning more money, or getting a promotion at work, or getting more customers or clients for your business can be as easy as asking yourself some questions, like:
- What do I need to do (to learn, to understand) to earn more money?
- Where can I get the information, book, class, YouTube video, that will show me how to make more money?
- Who can support me, guide me, teach me, train me on how to get more clients?
- When will I make those marketing calls I’ve been putting off?
You get the point: It gets back to asking quality questions versus making statements.
The point is I was able to create the following analogy because that lady got my mind working. I asked the question, “What analogy can I create that will make the point that an action comes before a result, not the other way around?” And I came up with the following:
When someone says they will start to invest (or save) after they make some money is like saying they will eat more healthy after they lose some weight.
And as you look at the blocks you might have, think about the questions you can ask yourself.