Do you believe in forgiveness?
If not, I strongly suggest you stop reading this post because it’s gonna get ugly today.
And if you decide to stay, get ready for a shot of brutal honesty served with a simple plan for escaping poverty.
Now that I’ve laid down the caution tape, let me commit a crime against your feelings.
It begins with a story…
Imagine waking up at 5:15 in the morning to the sound of darkness.
After wiping the sleep from your eyes, you reach for the matches to light your gas lamp. Electricity won’t come on for another five hours – if you’re lucky.
For the next hour-and-a-half you’ve got to: water the garden… feed the livestock… clean shit out their pens… sweep the yard… fetch a bucket of well-water to shower with… and be ready just in time for…
The horse-drawn cart to take you to a boat that takes you across the river to a bus, which takes you to school.
The entire journey lasts about 2 hours, leaving you with 15 minutes to walk to school and get there before the 9 o’clock bell.
At 3 PM, when most kids get to play and have fun, you leave school immediately to start your journey back home.
You’ve got homework — as well as more chores — to get done before the power goes out for the night.
Naturally, missing the morning cart means you miss school. And Missing the afternoon bus means you’ll get home after dark.
But none of those are as serious as… the flogging you’ll get for missing either!
Now imagine doing that every day from the age of 12 for seven straight years.
All just so you can attend a good school because education is your only ticket to FREEDOM.
How does your life compare to that?
You probably don’t even think it’s possible for someone to endure that level of poverty and still find success in life.
Well I do. Because I’m here sitting in a nice home, with running water, and 24/7 electricity. A far cry from the life I had in the story many moons ago.
Now tell me again about how YOU’RE tired of struggling financially… about how YOU’VE been dealt a shitty hand… and how YOUR life is a cesspool of debt, despair, and doubt.
LOL! Please, that’s a bunch of bullshit!
Because you’re reading this post, which means you’ve either got a computer or smartphone in front of you.
You can somehow afford an internet and cell bill. Even if you’re stealing wifi, you still have the luxury of doing so.
This is what pisses me off about you. I wish I could reach through the screen and slap you upside the head!
Your bitching is the definition of entitlement. And your values are so messed up that you came here hoping for an easy way out.
Well guess what?
I’m going to give you exactly what you’re looking for.
But I promise you: it’s not going to be easy.
The reality is, when you learn about the simple plan, you’ll probably do what most people do – nothing.
Maybe you’ll prove me wrong, but forgive me for not betting my life on it.
Still reading? Ok. Now let me quickly answer two important questions before jumping into the proven plan.
How to Attract Money the Right Way
The SECRET to attracting money is to make a plan, follow a series of deliberate steps to execute that plan, and do so consistently for a specific period time.
Basically, you’ve got to work for it.
No, you WON’T attract money chanting affirmations to a mirror. Nor will you attract it by listening to that crap either.
If you believe that, I’ve got some magic beans to sell you.
Based on personal experience (and history), most people who have pulled themselves out of poverty have done so through dedication and hard work.
There are ZERO exceptions. It is simply a fact!
Once you understand and accept this, the next important question is…
Can the Cycle of Poverty Be Broken?
For people like you… ABSOLUTELY!!!
You have access to all the tools you need to make it happen:
- Education and more
Look, if you were born poor like I was, you have my sympathy. That shit wasn’t your fault. You didn’t ask to come into this world with those kind of odds.
If you are still struggling financially, that’s all on you baby. You are 100% responsible for the life you have today. And it will be that way until you die.
The problem is, you don’t want to accept that.
Like most people, you find it easier to BLAME someone else: your parents, teachers, rich people, and of course, the government.
It feels much better than facing yourself in the mirror and blaming the person staring back at you. Dealing with that level of accountability is far more scarier than death.
That’s why the first obstacle you’ve got to overcome is yourself.
Starting now, you’ve got to assume responsibility for your life. It’s only then that you’ll be ready to undergo something I call the Process of Change.
What’s the Process of Change?
It’s a set of deliberate actions that you perform consistently, which slowly develop into a habit, and eventually becomes your lifestyle.
It is the foundation of everlasting change.
Anyone can fall in love with the concept of change. That’s why you see so many new faces in the gym the first week of January.
But the real challenge is: falling in love with the process of creating change.
You see, it all comes back to your lifestyle. That’s the ultimate catalyst for change.
Now that you know the truth about yourself and what it takes to create change, it’s time to find out what you need to do to stop being poor.
10 Simple Steps for Attracting Money in Life
In order to make money and stop being poor, you’ll need a detailed game-plan. The following steps will help you get started:
1. Buy yourself a journal
In the world of all that is digital, the joy of writing is slowly dying.
People just don’t understand the power of writing stuff down – especially your thoughts.
When you put your thoughts on paper, it’s the first step you take before bringing them to life.
It’s best to avoid using single sheets of paper as those can be easily misplaced. And using your computer’s word processor isn’t as effective.
Personally, I recommend purchasing a journal. But you can use a notebook if you want.
If you don’t have either right now, you can still continue with these steps using a piece of paper. Just make sure you don’t lose it.
When you get your journal or book, you can transfer everything from the paper into it.
ACTION: Invest in a notebook or journal, it will serve as the road map and compass for your journey.
2. Get clear about what you want most
It starts with a vision.
You’ve got to go into the future and see yourself there living a financially independent life.
Anytime there’s a change to be made, you have to realize there’s somewhere else you want to be.
In my case, I saw myself living in America. Having the luxury of running water, electricity, and modern transportation.
I imagined the smiling faces of my beautiful family, happily enjoying life instead of worrying whether they could afford to do so.
I envisioned all those moments and knew what financial freedom felt like long before it became my reality. And that’s what you have to do.
ACTION: Spend 15-20 minutes envisioning your perfect life as if it existed now, then write it down. Try to do this in a quiet place with zero distractions.
Did you make more money? Have you travelled to another country? How does it feel to be healthy? Is your new home amazing? What does financial freedom feel like?
Imagine everything you want in this moment that will make you happy. These will be the goals in your life.
If you can’t envision what you want, you’ll never believe you can achieve it.
3. Give your goal a number
Now that you’ve envisioned the life you want, it’s time to quantify your list of goals.
When you put a number on your goals, you create a metric by which change can be measured.
For example: let’s say your goal is to make more money. As nice as it sounds, you have no idea what that means. If you have $1 today, and tomorrow you get $2, then you obviously have more money (albeit a whopping $1).
But if your goal is to make $5,000 a month by December 31, now we’re talking. That’s a highly quantifiable metric.
You’ve now taken your goal, assigned a value to it, and converted it into a checkpoint on your journey.
Notice I said “checkpoint” and not “destination.”
Destinations are just places that signal the end of a journey – like death.
But checkpoints allow you to pause and evaluate your progress. They also let you recharge your motivation so you can continue with the process of change.
ACTION: Review your list and assign a quantifiable metric to each item.
As you do this, make sure it’s challenging enough to push you, but not too crazy that it becomes totally unrealistic.
For example: hoping to make a million dollars overnight, or trying to make $10,000 a month in 30 days.
Your brain won’t believe those things are possible, especially if you’ve never done it before. And if you fail, you’ll get depressed and want to give up.
Remember: if it’s not measurable and realistic, it’s not a checkpoint.
4. Break down your checkpoints into daily action-steps
After you’ve created your list of quantifiable checkpoints, it’s time to figure out what daily action-steps you need to get there.
So let’s say you want to save $100 a month.
To do that, your daily action-step could be to put aside $3.33 everyday for an entire month.
Another daily action-step might be drinking water instead of soda or coffee at least 3 days per week.
What you’re trying to do here is to isolate the small tasks needed to arrive at the checkpoint.
Think of it as illuminating the path between two points: where you are now and where you’re trying to get to.
ACTION: Examine each checkpoint individually, and list all the daily action-steps for each one.
If you’ve got a huge list, focus on the checkpoints you can realistically achieve in 12 months or less.
You can repeat the process later for longer checkpoints.
5. Identify the threats to your daily action-steps
You know what?
You should be proud of what you’ve done so far. You’ve outlined your vision, quantified it, and identified how you’re going to get it.
A lot of people WON’T read this far. They’re the ones who will still be struggling a year from now. But not you. You’ll be well on your way towards a better lifestyle and happiness. So keep reading.
Like all meaningful journeys, there will inevitably be obstacles along the way. I call these Goal Gremlins.
Goal Gremlins are basically all the harmful things that threaten your daily action-steps. And if you ignore them, they WILL destroy all that you’re working towards.
In order to stay committed to your journey, you’ve got to identify those forces that conspire against you.
These aren’t external forces either. No. They’re created by YOU.
See if you can recognize any of these Goal Gremlins:
- You spend 2 hours a day watching vloggers and “rich gurus” online
- Your tax refund is already spoken for by a brand new 4K television or other unnecessary item
- The week’s not even over and you’re already on to your umpteenth money-making idea
- Time, money, and skills are things you constantly bitch about not having enough of
- After investing a month hustling and not making millions you’ve decided it’s time to give up
These threats have a far greater impact on your life than any external obstacle simply because they involve: the decisions and choices you make.
ACTION: Create a list and call it Goal Gremlins.
Identify all the decisions and choices you’ve made that lead you to this point in life, including the ones you could potentially make. Then write them down.
These are the all the things you must avoid or stop doing if you want to pull yourself out of poverty.
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6. Target the source of your threats
So you’ve identified your goal gremlins. Does that mean they’re just going to magically disappear?
Of course not!
You’ve got to discover their source of existence and figure out how to snuff it out. It’s almost like a battle.
For instance, if losing 10 pounds in a month is your goal, you’ve got to first identify where the battle takes place.
Everyone assumes the battle occurs in the kitchen. They think it’ll be super easy to outsmart potential threats there.
But then you open the fridge door and shit gets real…
- “Man, I could really go for an ice cold Coors right about now… but I shouldn’t.”
- “Oh no, the ice-cream is about to expire. Maybe I Should finish it. No, don’t do it.”
- “OMG, it’s the last piece of cheesecake! I guess one little slice won’t hurt…”
Sadly, you’ve lost long before you knew it.
You thought you could easily fight the threats in your kitchen and win. But you’re late. The battle started long before that. It began at the grocery store.
The minute you put junk in your cart, drove it home, and gave it a place to live, that’s when you LOST the battle.
Basically, you sabotaged yourself when you chose to fight with knives, while your enemy had strategically placed landmines for you on the store shelves.
ACTION: Figure out the real source of your threats so you can stop them before they grow stronger.
7. Make bad habits difficult to perform
Now that you know how your threats are formed, it’s time to attack them with precision.
What? How do you do that?
By treating them as an annoying disruption that’s how. You want to make it painfully difficult to get done.
In the weight loss example above, winning the battle in the grocery store means you’ll now view those threats as annoyances.
That means, if you want dessert, you’ve got to: get dressed… drive to the supermarket… walk all the way to freezer section in back… go through checkout… then drive back home.
It’s not rocket science, but it damn sure sounds annoying.
ACTION: Think of all the useless things you do and the bad habits you have.
When you learn what they are, start treating them as difficult annoyances.
8. Create a reward system for your achievements
There’s something rewarding about checking off items on a to-do list. It feels great… exciting…
Crossing an item off a list creates a sense of accomplishment and reward.
By doing this with your daily action-steps, you’re allowing the process of change to flourish. It moves you along your journey to that abundant lifestyle.
Take saving $100 a month for instance. Setting aside $3.33 could be your daily action-step. And every time you do this successfully, you’ll mark it as completed in your journal.
This is the final piece that brings all the other steps together. Because it’s something you MUST do daily.
ACTION: Create a reward method for your daily routine. Use it everyday so that it eventually becomes a consistent process.
9. Expect things to go off the rails
Now that you’ve mastered these steps, your life will be perfect and drama free, right?
I want to make this very clear:
You will fail at some point, and what you do when that happens will determine your success.
You see, when it comes to planning, the process is usually goes like this:
- Make the plan
- Work the plan
- Expect the plan to fail
So if the plan does fail, don’t give up, don’t quit. It’s just life’s way of testing you to see if you deserve to be blessed.
If you want it bad enough to sweat for it, fret for it, and give up your fear of failure for it… you WILL get it eventually.
ACTION: Learn to accept that failure is a part of the journey and you’ll have to overcome it when it happens.
10. Revise the plan
When the plan fails, do you throw it out? Do you jump to the next shiny object? Do you try to find an easier way?
You sit your ass down and review your plan. You’re an intelligent and determined human being. Figure out what went wrong and what needs tweaking.
This whole thing is a fluid strategy.
What that means is, you’re going to constantly be refining it for the rest of your life.
This isn’t some set-it-and-forget-it type thing. It’s an ongoing process.
Remember… you are creating a better lifestyle!
ACTION: Review your plan often.
Don’t just do it when things go bad, do it when it’s good too so you can keep doing more of the positive actions.
Time to Start Attracting Money
If you made it this far, that says a lot about who you are.
It means that although this post may have offended you at some point, you found the information valuable enough to keep reading.
You were willing to forgive my brutal honesty because you know I genuinely want you to have a better life.
And for that, I am both thankful and grateful to have you as a reader.
Now that we’ve hashed it out like an old married couple, it’s time for you to rise up and stop eating dirt. A world of abundance, wealth, and prosperity awaits you. And it’s time to go get it.
I want you to put this plan into action and improve your life.
I also want to hear your thoughts on it. What struggles you have, if you were successful, what else I can do to help you. You can tell me by clicking here.
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I don’t know if other people can handle this level of honesty. It’s too real and it hurts.
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