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This book (to the right) is no different, and if you haven’t read it yet, but you’re serious about a better future, go out and get it immediately…
Anyway, to get on with today’s very quick (but important) post…
In today’s economically challenged phase, we see people “pulling back” and going into “defense mode” in an attempt at winning the money game.
Employees will “save” for emergency, business owners will pull back on their marketing budget, etc..
In fact, I heard someone say the same thing again this week…
“I’d love to take advantage of that opportunity, but I just don’t have the money”.
I always think to myself, “If you only knew how quickly this kills your chances of future business success”.
This “defense” mindset is precisely what keeps most employees and business owners struggling, month-to-month, year-to-year.
You may barely be squeaking by, wondering why you can’t seem to get ahead or catch any lucky “waves”. Nothing ever seems to change.
I know it all too well, because I used to be there, playing “NOT to LOSE”.
Play To WIN vs. Play To “Not Lose”
To make this accidental “defense mode” easy to understand, I’ll put it in sports terms:
Let’s say you were a football team solely focused on defense…
100% of your team’s effort was GUARDING the other team from getting to your goal.
(With ZERO of your team’s effort focused on OFFENSE, to MAKE the goals.)
Now, what would be your chances of WINNING the game, if you only played DEFENSE for the entirety of the game?
That is – if you only focused on protecting yourself, (aka, staying in your comfort zone, not taking any risks or investing time into something new), and never really taking any real action to actually play offense in order to MAKE goals?
You would never actually WIN a game, would you?
The best you could EVER do is maybe get lucky and end in a “tie”, but you would never ever WIN.
The majority of month-to-month strugglers won’t take the risk to invest their money or time into better business vehicles or strategies as the dollar depreciates.
If you don’t stretch yourself to do whatever it takes to come up with a better (OFFENSE) strategy, you’ll never get out of your defense situation.
The funny thing is, it is your FEAR that is causing the downward spiral, and ultimately, it is affecting our whole economy.
Like I said in previous posts – Your worst fears will become reality if you do not step TOWARD them. When you fear losing money, you become a “loser“…. of money, LOL!
I learned this more than 15 years ago, but it is completely mind-blowing how even today, in these economic times, people still think they need to be frugal and “save” their money in the bank for safety or “protection”.
This is the ultimate risk, as they are saving a soon worthless fiat paper that is spiraling downward, losing value at hyper speed. In fact, by “saving” a depreciating dollar, they are LOSING money.
Others are interested (and educated) on precious metals, trying to “protect” their money by trading their paper (dollars) for bullion silver or gold. This is a good plan for protection against the declining dollar, but an extremely delayed gratification strategy.
For generating cash flow, this is not the only plan you should have, especially if you’re planning on WINNING the game of money.
Again, this would be like playing the whole football game, only focused on protecting your own end zone, instead of trying to make touchdowns, scoring points to WIN the game.
INVESTING – Not Just About Money
To win the game of financial freedom, many times it is more important to invest your TIME into building business assets that generate solid passive (or even leveraged) income.
In order to do that, you must not resist the very thing you’re trying to create, (which is transactions … money, flowing in the economy).
If you can not get out of your own way to get started, then how can you ask anyone else to invest their money or time into products they want?
Now, on the other hand, if you do what it takes and FIND a way, you’ll inspire other to do the same thing. You’ll inspire them from within, and help them discover that they can do it too.
If you trick yourself into thinking you “don’t have extra money”, and you’re not willing to trade your money for something of value to you, then you will automatically (unconsciously) think that nobody else will be willing to trade their money for something of value from you, and you will subconsciously sabotage your own future success, before you even had a chance.
The companies with product in demand will grow, whether you think it’s possible or not, so that leads us to…
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — either way you’re RIGHT.”
So, right now, how can you MANIFEST the time and money you need to invest into your own future?
Let’s Find A Way
To learn more about what may be holding you back from WINNING in today’s struggling economy, you can click here to read my post on subconscious patterns.
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The World Is Yours, M!