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Kill Your Poverty Consciousness

Posted By: Randy GageDecember 16, 2020

How You Build Wealth, Part 3 of 2 🤣

You didn’t really think I was going to be content with publishing part one and part two in the How You Build Wealth series, and not dig into the 800-pound gorilla in the room, did you?  Of course, I’m talking about poverty consciousness, and how your beliefs about money and wealth can impact, alter, or even sabotage everything you do in terms of developing your net worth.  Let’s begin with a foundational premise…

Your net worth will never outrun your self-worth. 

BOOM! Thanks for attending my TED talk. Kidding aside, there is much truth and insight into that statement above.  Because the primary driver of self-sabotage behavior is worthiness issues.  You don’t manifest the prosperity you deserve; you manifest the prosperity you believe you deserve.  This isn’t some sketchy woo-woo philosophy.  Your subconscious mind actually regulates as a flow valve to expand or restrict the level of prosperity you accept for yourself.  (Which is why I suggested in the earlier post you grab my upcoming Radical Rebirth book.  You can’t be treated for prosperity; there’s no medicine, operation or vaccination available for that.  You manifest prosperity by being willing to receive it. 

The original two posts generated a lot of comments, DMs, and social media talk, a lot of which revealed some deep-seated anti-money bias, or other forms of poverty consciousness.  Let’s double-click on a few of them, in the hopes the process unlocks your willingness to receive more prosperity in your life. 

Someone said, “Was it the attitude ‘I can always make more’ or just DFM behavior?

When you wrote you had 200 watches at one point…I was like, wtf, not unless you were planning on opening a watch shop, wtf were you thinking? I'll defend to the death your right to buy as many as you like, but when does it get just stupid?” 

For sure, some of what was driving my behavior was the belief, “I can always make more.”  That belief can be a double-edged sword. It can lead you to foolish, wasteful conduct.  And there are other aspects of that belief that were really helpful in blowing up my poverty consciousness.  One on those was the idea that I could spend what would have been a ridiculous, life-changing sum of money in my past, for a whimsical purchase. (And do so without jeopardizing my financial security.) Ex: $10,000 for a pair of shoes or $35,000 for an airplane flight. 

If you’ve ever had to pay for your groceries in food stamps as I once did, there’s an intoxicating thrill in making purchases like this.  If I did this all the time, I’d probably be back to food stamps pretty quickly.  But the occasional well-timed extravagance can blow up some limiting beliefs with an amazing level of effectiveness.   The goal is to stop every fucking decision you make from coming down to a ‘you could take that (X amount of money) you spent on that and do (some sensible or noble action) with it’ equation.  For example: “You spent $1,500 on that dress!  Do you have any idea how many starving children in Africa could be saved with that?” 

That line of reasoning will lead you done a path to a place you won’t want to end up in... 

No one ever has to fly first class, get a massage, or book an ocean front suite.  No one ever has to get a pedicure, go to the movies, or get fresh flowers delivered either.  At what point do you draw the line? You can always find a nobler purpose for every creature comfort you purchase.  Here's how that plays out…

You don't have to fly first class to Hawaii, you can save 8K on the ticket and donate that money to charity.  Ok.  You don't have to have an ocean view, if you settle for the panorama of the parking lot, it's $100 a night less, which you can donate to charity. Ok.  Actually, why does it have to be Hawaii?  If you stay home in Cleveland and just visit the museums, you'll save another 5K which you can donate to charity.  Come to think of it, what about if you didn’t take a vacation, and just ask the boss to give you the extra money, and you can donate that to charity? 

People with healthy self-esteem no longer feel obligated to play that game, because following it to its logical conclusion leads to asceticism.  Personally, I don't desire to be an ascetic.  As your esteem and prosperity consciousness develop, you begin to understand which areas in your life mean the most to you and your happiness, and you’re willing to splurge on yourself in those areas.  For me it was exotic cars, beautiful homes and fashion items like wristwatches.  If I wrote that I collected comic books, beanie babies, or baseball cards and had 200 of them, no one would have batted an eye.  So why for the watches, if not for that some of them cost $25,000 or $65,000?  That’s an anti-money bias. 

For you, it might be ski trips, collecting stamps, and motorcycles, or it could be spa days, cruises, and climbing mountains.  I learned a long time ago, don’t count other people’s money and don’t let them tell you how to spend yours. 

A lot of comments I received on social media seemed to be rooted in the belief that prosperity is an either/or proposition.  It’s not.  Living a prosperous life does not require choosing between living abundantly or doing charitable work.  You can spend $10,000 on that dream vacation of a lifetime and also support building wells in Africa.  You can buy the $35,000 watch and support the shelter for battered woman.  And you can spend hours perusing your stamp collection and volunteer at the suicide hotline. 

You don’t manifest wealth by taking it from someone else.  True wealth and prosperity are only created by adding value and solving problems – which is another way to say, creating more abundance in the world.

Poverty is not the absence of money and material things – it is a state of consciousness. All poverty is grounded in ignorance.  And to truly cure poverty, we need to raise the prosperity consciousness of everyone on earth.  That was the purpose of the original posts about building your wealth.  If you want to help the poor, disenfranchised, and downtrodden, don’t be one of them.  The way to bring prosperity to the world is to begin with yourself. 

Peace,

- RG

10 comments on “Kill Your Poverty Consciousness”

  1. So, I was driving down the road and noticed a young muslim girl about to cross the road, I had a gentle but persuasive message to stop the car and let the girl cross, which I did.. she did not look in my direction and stepped out into the road 2 meters in front of me.. had I not stopped I would have hit her and her baby in the pram...How is it many years ago I had the coincidence of meeting you.... HOW DO ALL THESE THINGS HAPPEN? I have been thinking ..denting the universe , what is gage on about?
    So, I sit many hours at present preparing product for amazon, to make life a bit more interesting I was listening to you on youtube, on the loop dr joe dispenza (march 2017) (nov 2017)turned up next, I listened and was fascinated, he pretty much explained how all of this does work and through my life's experience I had to concur, he even has a clip of neurones joining. wow
    So to tackle poverty for me exists on 2 levels, 1.the obvious level of daily anti-cash dogma, as you have already explained. 2. the insidious programming we had as children, for me the 2nd one is the hardest to crack, now dispenza emphasises to crack the programming you have to think and do things differently, which for me is were tithing comes in, like this is different,right? but as I said before it took me 20 years to tithe properly, no wonder my neurones were busy trying to connect! and early results were slim but there was so much un-programming to do... Dispenza will also tell us any issue, ie health issues are due to old programming from the past and all can be changed as he did, which means randy if you have health issues it is due to lack programming..
    My wife thinks I live in cuckoo land, but when she found the wallet full of cash, she did not keep it but handed it into the surprised staff at the bank, through my tuition(the owner of the wallet enquired one hour later to see if anyone had found is wallet) ie if you steal you will always have to pay back at some point...this girl is now prospering... having 3 children, things have not been easy, but this is the first christmas in many a year I do not have to worry about money, I have kept up my tithing all through the virus saga...LOVE G (I am doing my best to spell correctly)

  2. Now I would suggest if you want to see India, start of in Nepal and see the mountains, go overland then into india,,if you catch a plane , there is no point.,
    for this trip take your most trusted friend. LOVE G

  3. I'm experiencing "Tsunami's of breakthroughs" attuning to your content, and a select few others, Randy.. and doing a deep dive into the why and how of the oceans of human emotions. Self empowering and soul Unfolding beliefs are taking precedent. #Thankyou! #muchLOVEbrother!

  4. You seem to be saying my comment was oh you shouldn't be buying 200 watches, buy ten and give rest to charity.. I'm not in that either or mind set.. it's your money.. buy 500 fuckin watches for all I care.. the point I was trying to make, was when does it get stupid?? I mean to me, the ultimate class guy for blowing his wealth and making no apologies for it is Giorgio Armani.. incredible tasteful homes and yachts, clothes etc.. but I also admired Versace and how over the top he was.. and making no apology for it.. and then there's that fab guy of exquisite taste Donald Trump with that hideous apt at the top of Trump tower.. and Mara Logo in FL.. and offering McDonald's to visiting athletes.. that is CLASS!! You must be sooo proud... cheers David

    1. Actually if this case here's what I'm wondering: It seems like if I said I have a cellar with 20,000 bottle of wine in it, you would think that was amazingly cool, and the question "when does it get stupid?" would never arise. I'm wondering if you see wine the way I see watches, and other people see beanie babies or comic books.

      1. No... whatever floats your boat.. if watches are your thing or wine is mine, we all need something that floats your boat.. if I had a 20,000 cellar I'd want to drink, share and give away or auction for good causes at least 10,000 of them. You can't take them with you, although at my wake I'd hope my friends would at least open a 100 of them and have a good sip on me, another thing for my bucket list.. ha ha.. my point is just don't be stupid about your spending.. one of the grossest things I ever saw was that child Michael Jackson going thru a warehouse type store in Vegas and mindlessly blowing a million on the most tasteless, useless crap.. and it caught up to him, supposedly he blew so much he was broke and had to do those concerts that he didn't want to do and it killed him. Cheers David

        1. you do make quite some compelling points on the sub-subject, "when does it get stupid?" and i must concur. the answer is as plain as it is straightforward actually. it becomes stupid when one has accumulated more than they could ever use, even if they tried hard.

          if one accumulated pairs of shoes, for example, because they liked the thought of getting to walk in them someday in the near future, fine. but if those pairs became so many that it was plain and clear that they would never get around to wearing them all even if they had as many pairs of feet as a millipede, then what's the point? i mean someone with 6000 pairs could change shoes three times a day every day for a year and still not go through half of them. so unless they were buying to collect, what's the point really?

          imo true abundance mindset is when a guy buys what they want or need to use at the point that they want or need to use it. they know that there will always be an abundance of what they need out there whenever they want. hoarding betrays a "what if i want this later only to find out it has run out" kind of fear and that is not an abundance mindset.

          buying something and not putting it to its intended use (or better) is wrong on so many levels. think about the engineers who built it, the resources that had to be consumed to produce it, the supply chain that brought it to you. all that only for you to underutilise it by locking it up away in some closet, perhaps only looking at it once in a looong-ass while?

          Mat 5:15: "and a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house."

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  • 10 comments on “Kill Your Poverty Consciousness”

    1. So, I was driving down the road and noticed a young muslim girl about to cross the road, I had a gentle but persuasive message to stop the car and let the girl cross, which I did.. she did not look in my direction and stepped out into the road 2 meters in front of me.. had I not stopped I would have hit her and her baby in the pram...How is it many years ago I had the coincidence of meeting you.... HOW DO ALL THESE THINGS HAPPEN? I have been thinking ..denting the universe , what is gage on about?
      So, I sit many hours at present preparing product for amazon, to make life a bit more interesting I was listening to you on youtube, on the loop dr joe dispenza (march 2017) (nov 2017)turned up next, I listened and was fascinated, he pretty much explained how all of this does work and through my life's experience I had to concur, he even has a clip of neurones joining. wow
      So to tackle poverty for me exists on 2 levels, 1.the obvious level of daily anti-cash dogma, as you have already explained. 2. the insidious programming we had as children, for me the 2nd one is the hardest to crack, now dispenza emphasises to crack the programming you have to think and do things differently, which for me is were tithing comes in, like this is different,right? but as I said before it took me 20 years to tithe properly, no wonder my neurones were busy trying to connect! and early results were slim but there was so much un-programming to do... Dispenza will also tell us any issue, ie health issues are due to old programming from the past and all can be changed as he did, which means randy if you have health issues it is due to lack programming..
      My wife thinks I live in cuckoo land, but when she found the wallet full of cash, she did not keep it but handed it into the surprised staff at the bank, through my tuition(the owner of the wallet enquired one hour later to see if anyone had found is wallet) ie if you steal you will always have to pay back at some point...this girl is now prospering... having 3 children, things have not been easy, but this is the first christmas in many a year I do not have to worry about money, I have kept up my tithing all through the virus saga...LOVE G (I am doing my best to spell correctly)

    2. Now I would suggest if you want to see India, start of in Nepal and see the mountains, go overland then into india,,if you catch a plane , there is no point.,
      for this trip take your most trusted friend. LOVE G

    3. I'm experiencing "Tsunami's of breakthroughs" attuning to your content, and a select few others, Randy.. and doing a deep dive into the why and how of the oceans of human emotions. Self empowering and soul Unfolding beliefs are taking precedent. #Thankyou! #muchLOVEbrother!

    4. You seem to be saying my comment was oh you shouldn't be buying 200 watches, buy ten and give rest to charity.. I'm not in that either or mind set.. it's your money.. buy 500 fuckin watches for all I care.. the point I was trying to make, was when does it get stupid?? I mean to me, the ultimate class guy for blowing his wealth and making no apologies for it is Giorgio Armani.. incredible tasteful homes and yachts, clothes etc.. but I also admired Versace and how over the top he was.. and making no apology for it.. and then there's that fab guy of exquisite taste Donald Trump with that hideous apt at the top of Trump tower.. and Mara Logo in FL.. and offering McDonald's to visiting athletes.. that is CLASS!! You must be sooo proud... cheers David

      1. Actually if this case here's what I'm wondering: It seems like if I said I have a cellar with 20,000 bottle of wine in it, you would think that was amazingly cool, and the question "when does it get stupid?" would never arise. I'm wondering if you see wine the way I see watches, and other people see beanie babies or comic books.

        1. No... whatever floats your boat.. if watches are your thing or wine is mine, we all need something that floats your boat.. if I had a 20,000 cellar I'd want to drink, share and give away or auction for good causes at least 10,000 of them. You can't take them with you, although at my wake I'd hope my friends would at least open a 100 of them and have a good sip on me, another thing for my bucket list.. ha ha.. my point is just don't be stupid about your spending.. one of the grossest things I ever saw was that child Michael Jackson going thru a warehouse type store in Vegas and mindlessly blowing a million on the most tasteless, useless crap.. and it caught up to him, supposedly he blew so much he was broke and had to do those concerts that he didn't want to do and it killed him. Cheers David

          1. you do make quite some compelling points on the sub-subject, "when does it get stupid?" and i must concur. the answer is as plain as it is straightforward actually. it becomes stupid when one has accumulated more than they could ever use, even if they tried hard.

            if one accumulated pairs of shoes, for example, because they liked the thought of getting to walk in them someday in the near future, fine. but if those pairs became so many that it was plain and clear that they would never get around to wearing them all even if they had as many pairs of feet as a millipede, then what's the point? i mean someone with 6000 pairs could change shoes three times a day every day for a year and still not go through half of them. so unless they were buying to collect, what's the point really?

            imo true abundance mindset is when a guy buys what they want or need to use at the point that they want or need to use it. they know that there will always be an abundance of what they need out there whenever they want. hoarding betrays a "what if i want this later only to find out it has run out" kind of fear and that is not an abundance mindset.

            buying something and not putting it to its intended use (or better) is wrong on so many levels. think about the engineers who built it, the resources that had to be consumed to produce it, the supply chain that brought it to you. all that only for you to underutilise it by locking it up away in some closet, perhaps only looking at it once in a looong-ass while?

            Mat 5:15: "and a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house."

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