Wealthy Mindset Series #29
How the Wealthy Recharge
As you know, one of the most important keys to creating wealth is the right attitude. In Series #28 we spoke about how the wealthy understand the power of a decision.
In the series today we will talk about how the wealthy recharge. This is good timing from the standpoint that it is the end of the year, and the near end of this series of the attitudes of the wealthy.
First, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, regardless of how you might celebrate. And I wish you a prosperous New Year. 2019 can be your most prosperous year if you adopt just a few of the 29 wealthy attitudes that I wrote about this last half of 2018.
I have said it before, and I will say it again; it was adopting the attitudes of the wealthy that took me from flat broke at age 50 to a net worth that puts us (my wife and I) in the top 1% of Americans. We are blessed to donate large amounts to charity because we do not have to work for money; we have our money working for us.
What I will tell you here is NOT to impress you, but to impress upon you how YOUR life can change. Many years ago I had to collect soda bottles and cans to get the refund money to buy food for my family. In 2018, my wife and I were able to donate over $100,000 to charity. That is more money than I used to earn, and now we can donate that to charity.
Many years ago I remember an executive business coach, Dan Sullivan, who said that if you have one vacation per year, you can expect to have one breakthrough in your business. If you take two vacations, you can have two breakthroughs. And if you have three vacations… you get the picture.
He went on to explain this is not limited to a vacation. Other possibilities could be a weekend trip to a resort or spa, or a seminar or workshop, or reading a book each week. The point was to get away from working IN your business and allow your mind the freedom and opportunity to work ON your business.
Thomas Edison had a room where he could go and sit and meditate. Other answers or solutions to business issues can come when you sleep. You can even program yourself to solve problems by implanting the desire for a solution before you doze off at night. I read a book on how to do this. The point is that to grow your business you need to take the time to recharge.
There is an old story, or fable, about two lumberjacks; a young one and a seasoned veteran. On the first day in the woods to cut down trees the young lumberjack started swinging his axe and kept at it hour after hour.
The seasoned lumberjack would pause every hour and sit down for about 10 minutes. After a couple of hours, the young one said to the older one that he was old and lazy because he had to rest every hour.
The older one explained that he took the time out to sharpen his axe and at the end of the day he will have cut down more trees. He told the young one that a dull axe is just not as effective.
Of course you know what happened at the end of the day; the veteran lumberjack cut down more trees. We all do better when we take out the time to recharge, reflect and/or sharpen our axe (or our mind).
What are some of the ways you can, or you do, recharge?
For the next year see how your life can transform; work on adopting or practicing one new attitude per day, or per week, or per month.
In the next, and last, article (#30) of the series we will discuss how it is never too late to start on the journey to financial abundance.
To Your Prosperity,