Last post we looked at a way to see if you are likely to be sabotaging your own success because of a foundational belief. Let’s look at another…
How do you feel about millionaires?
If you’re like most people, you have been programmed by with lots of perceptions from pop cultures about millionaires. From The Beverly Hillbillies to Gilligan’s Island, MASH to Dallas, Titanic to House – millionaires are usually portrayed as greedy, conniving, and unscrupulous. It would be pretty difficult to grow up in today’s world and not get infected with some or even many mind viruses that millionaires are bad people. (Let alone billionaires.)
So here’s the fascinating thing…
If you ask 100 random people if they want to be a millionaire, 96 of them will tell you yes. (And three of the other four are lying.) Yet probably 97 or 98 of those 100 people have a core foundational belief that millionaires are bad people, or you have to sell your soul to become one.
So on your conscious level, you want to be a millionaire. But your subconscious mind is feeding you the programming that you must not be a very nice person to even desire that.
Which one do you think usually wins?
P. S. I'm heading out on another tour. Posting this from NYC, on the way to Russia. So this trip begins with MIA, LaGuardia, JFK and then Sheremetyevo, four of the worst five airports in the world. (For those of you keeping score at home, Charles de Gaulle completes the list.) Fortunately I make it up on the next tour to Asia, where I get to go through the best airports in the world. Anyway, looking forward to Moscow and meeting many of you, and will check in from there.