My father told me when I was growing up that the best friend I could ever have was that dollar bill in my pocket.
He added that if I ever wanted to double my money, just fold the dollar and put it back in my pocket.
He grew up during the Great Depression. The idea of lack and limitation stayed with him. It’s still there now, and he’s in his eighties. He’ll wear a t-shirt with holes in it rather than buy a new one. He won’t even accept the gift of a new one. His scarcity programming is still running.
Most of my family still believes what my father taught. And virtually all of them are still struggling.
I saw one of my brothers recently and he said he could never have the life I have. When I asked why not, he said he was destined to the job he has.
To a job?
He didn’t see that his mindset, created while he was young and impressionable, was the reason he felt he “couldn’t” have more.
To paraphrase the famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”
I rebelled against my father’s authority while a teenager. I spent money easily. I bought books, magic tricks, and music.
I gave away money to people and causes I believed in.
While others kept that dollar bill in their pocket, I let it go.
I’m in a far wealthier place than anyone else in my family. I went through more rough spots (homelessness, poverty, dark nights) before I hit it big, but I always practiced a different attitude toward money. Still do, today.
I’ll be explaining all of this in-depth at the Attract Wealth seminar in Austin in January.
Basically, I’ve discovered a seven step formula for attracting money.
I didn’t know all of the steps when I was a kid, or when I was struggling, but I was unknowingly learning them one at a time and putting it all together. Now, decades later, I have all seven.
I now know The Secret to Attracting Money.
At the heart of the formula are these ideas:
1. Give money away to where you receive inspiration or spiritual nourishment. This can be a person, place or organization. Just ask yourself, “Where did I receive the most inspiration this week?” Then give money to your answer. The amount of money you receive will come through the road you open by giving. You can widen that road by giving more.
2. Serve a group of people who need your help. When I had dinner with Louise Hay a few months ago, she said she never focused on money. Instead, she always asked, “How can I serve?” When you serve, and charge for it, you receive money. Serve more, receive more.
3. Do something. I’m the guy in the movie The Secret who said you have to take action. Action begins with thought. But too many people stop at the thought. When you have an idea for a product or service, act. You never know which idea will bring the big bucks.
There’s more to the formula, of course.
Fly into Austin in January and I’ll teach you all seven steps personally.
For now, reflect on the tips I just gave you and remember, act now.
You don’t have to remain victim to your childhood programming. You can change it by doing something different right now.