I think I really pissed the guy off. But I was quite frustrated myself, and let it show. I had just finished conducting a fund raising seminar for the speakers association. I had given a day of my time, to show aspiring speakers how to be successful in the business. The guy was talking to me afterward, arguing about everything I had said.
“Well your way is not the only way to make it. I’ve heard of people who did this. I know others that did that. I read about a guy that tried this,” etc, etc.
Finally I couldn’t stand it anymore. “Listen,” I said, “I drive a nicer car than you do. I live in a nicer house than you do. I have more money than you do. I have nicer clothes than you do. Much nicer, now that I think of it. So if I was you – I would stop looking for reasons why what I just taught you won’t work. If I was you, I would get my ass out of here and apply everything I just said IMMEDIATELY!”
Well he did get out of there immediately, but I don’t think it was to apply what I said.
He was so set on being right and protecting his ego, that he kept himself struggling to do it. And you know what: He’s still struggling, two years later. But he still insists that there are better ways to do things than I propose. I suppose there are. But he’ll never find them.
Because he’s too stupid to learn from and model people who have successfully done the things he wants to do. He has his preconceived lack notions, and he doesn’t let them get disturbed by reality, no matter how much misery he faces. Then he attributes that misery to causes outside his control. But he’s really choosing it all himself.
People have some very funny feelings about money. They have all kinds of subconscious programming, charged with a lot of emotion. They make most decisions about money with all these high-charged emotions, and are completely unaware that they do so.
On the next post I’ll give you a shocking example. Until then, please check in with your thoughts. Is money emotional for you? Does it cloud your judgment and ability to manifest prosperity? Let us know.