Are You Money Blind?

I shared with you in a past blog how Thomas Edison once asked a young apprentice of his what he wanted most in life in which the young man replied, “I want to be wealthy like you”.  After sometime Thomas Edison came back to the young apprentice with a pair of glasses that he removed the lens and replaced them with Silver dollars.  He had the young man put on the glasses and asked him, “What do you see?”  In which he replied, “I can’t see anything”.  Mr. Edison told him, “That’s your problem, money is right in front of your eyes and you cannot even see it”. artofbusinessipod

At age 93 J.C. Penny although very wealthy and successful would still go down to his office and put in a full days work.  At that age he was once asked how his eye sight was. He replied, “My eye sight is failing, but my vision has never been stronger!”  I do not know about you, but that inspires the heck out of me, and gives me the strength to climb any mountain, swim any ocean and continue on to all my dreams.

One of the most frequent but sad replies I get from people when I share with them how they can achieve their financial dreams is, “That sounds so good, but I just can’t see myself making that kind of money”.   Money Blindness is a curse you need to be healed from.  When you suffer from Money Blindness your lack, debt, limitation and despair become crystal clear and that is all you see.

When people suffer from Money Blindness they can see a thousand things wrong with any opportunity and will not be able to see one thing right about it.  When you wake up in the morning and you look at your financial condition, or your business circumstances, or your bank account what do you see?  Even in the event if you are upside down, and in financial challenging times, is that what you see?  If you can get healed of Money Blindness you would see those conditions yelling at you, “Get off your Ass you Big Dummy and change your marketing plan, business plan, get a mentor, get a new business plan and change this situation, you got the power to do so!”

Here are 3 Dynamic Principals To Cure Your Money Blindness, Business and Money Problems:

  1. The more complicated life becomes, the more simplistic your customer needs to be served.  Fast food restaurants know that most people drive up exhausted from life and work, their eyes balls red as fire and brain to tired to think, so all the customer has to do is say, Give me a number three.  No need to waste time and energy telling the voice box every item you want. 
  1. Frustration Factor:  How hard is it for prospects to navigate on your website? It is riddled with pass codes; create an account, type in all your information before I sell you something?  Do not frustrate your customers and prospects. 
  1. If you are not a Marketing Expert it does you no good being a Business Expert, Leadership Expert, Health Expert, or any other kind of Expert for that matter.  The world is filled with the most talented, skillful, professionals that have the worlds greatest product that are broke simply because they never took the time to become…”Marketing Experts”. 

The Art of Living WellThe Best Way Heal Your “Money Blindness” Is To Dedicate Yourself To Become A “Marketing Expert”  When you sign up for our Free Exclusive Inner Circle Membership we will teach you how to become a Master of Marketing.  Sign up today at http://www.DonBoyerAuthor.com

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The Skill of Seeing Opportunity…

The story is told of Thomas Edison at the height of his career and fame once went into his shop and asked one of his young employees what was his number one goal was in the whole wide world?   Without hesitation the young apprentice replied, “Oh Mr. Edison I want to wealthy like you”.  Mr. Edison smiled without saying a word and left the building.

A short time later Mr. Edison returned with a pair of glasses in which he replaced the lens with silver dollars.  He asked the young man who had told him that his greatest dream was to be wealthy to put on the glasses and tell what he saw.  The young man put on the pair of glasses and replied, “Mr. Edison, I don’t see anything”.  Mr. Edison then told the young man, “that is your problem, money is right in front of your eyes and you cannot even see it!”

Everyone has a millionaire within.

 

If there was anything my Millionaire Mentors taught me they taught me the skill of spotting and “Seeing Opportunity”.  If there is one thing that shocks me still after being in the personal development industry for over thirty years is the thousands of people who cannot see “Opportunity” when it is sitting there right in front of their eyes.  Everyday millions of people wake up and complain about their terrible circumstances in life, when standing right in front of them calling their name is the Opportunity to changes those unfavorable conditions.

However, seeing opportunity is only half of the equation of success, the second part which is just as important as seeing it is the ability to “Take Action on Opportunity” People have burned to death in a burning building because they were afraid to jump even though there were firemen and a net ready to catch them to safety.  They were aware of the horrible situation; they saw the opportunity to save themselves from a burning building but stood there frozen and not take action.

It is important to take some time today and look around at the dozens of opportunities that are knocking on your door.  Learn to become proficient in seeing opportunity and then make sure you work on developing the self discipline to take action on those opportunities.  Playing it safe, procrastinating, and waiting for the perfect conditions can all be a death warrant to your future finances.

I will close with the wisdom that Bob Proctor taught one morning when I was having an early breakfast with him in Scottsdale, Arizona.  We were talking about decision making and its importance.  He looked at me and said, “Don the way you make the right decision every time is to ask yourself two questions;

  1. Will this decision move me closer to my dreams?
  2. Is this decision in harmony with what I am doing? 

If you answer yes to both those questions, you move forward and make that decision.  You don’t worry if you have the money, ability, resources, time, energy or anything else, once you make the right decision based on those two questions everything else you need will show up.

That wisdom that Bob Proctor taught me many years ago has served me well and has never failed or let me down, even when it went against (and many times it did) conventional thinking and apparent evidence to do other wise.

Remember this economy we are in today is not the cause of your lack, but it does demand that you take responsibility for your results in life.

Have a great Sunday, and I will see all on Monday.

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Don and Melinda