I remember when my first mentor, Ray Stanford, asked me, “What do you really want?”
I said, “I want some money.”
Money really was all I wanted then because I was earning only $4,000 a year, but I owed $6,000. If I took everything I earned for eighteen months to pay off my debt, with nothing left to live on, I would have just broken even.
Ray pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket and said, “This stuff can’t talk but it can hear and if you call it, it will come. How much do you want?”
I had no idea how that ridiculous, impossible amount of money came into my head and out of my mouth. I had been raised to believe it wasn’t possible to earn that much money. No one in our family had ever done it, and I didn’t know anyone who had that kind of money. So to me, making $25,000 was like swimming to Hawaii. It wasn’t possible.
But Ray didn’t bat an eyelash when I said it. He simply said, “If you do exactly as I tell you, I’ll show you exactly how to get what you want.”
Well, I still didn’t believe it. But I believed he believed it—and that set off something inside of me.
Then, Ray handed me a book called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and he said, “I want you to study this every day.”
That was a difficult thing for me to do because I had never read a book before. But I decided to do what he told me until I found out that he was lying or that he didn’t know what he was talking about.
When I started reading the book, things started to shift inside me, and my whole world began to change.
As I think back on it, there were three reasons I got what I wanted. First, I couldn’t stand the way I was living so I really wanted more money. Second, as my awareness grew, instead of simply hoping I’d make more money, I started to “call” it. And finally, I had the discipline to follow my mentor’s instructions.
If you’re not making the kind of money you want, get quiet for a minute and then answer the following questions honestly…
- When you set a financial goal, do you come up an amount you believe you can make or do you set a number that is so big it scares and also excites you?
- If you set a high number, are you just hoping that you’ll reach it or do you really believe it?
In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill said, “There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.”
Hill’s words are true whether you want to manifest money, a loving relationship, or a new career.
Sammy Berg (the man I talked about in today’s video) didn’t wish he would become a rap recording artist. He believed it would happen and, after meeting with me in August, he followed instructions precisely to make sure that it did.
The truth is… you, Sammy and I are all working with the EXACT same potential and we operate with the same laws. So if Sammy and I—or anyone else—can achieve our dreams, you can do it too. That’s not a theory. It’s a fact.
Stop going for what you know or what you think you can get, and start seeing what you really want in your mind. Then, find someone who has done what you want to do and is willing to show you how to do it too. If you do exactly what they tell you, your success will be an absolute certainty.
To your success,
P.S. If you want to call a lot more money to you, you don’t even have to leave your house to find someone to show you how to do it. For the first time ever, I’ll come directly to you via our Think and Grow Rich Live Stream Event October 24th – 26th. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have EVERY step you need to amass the amount of money you want.
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