You can't get #rich by being better at being #poor.
Two people who make the same #money can be in drastically different #financial situations.
I had a #married couple with 2 kids, who #paidoff the beautiful house, had money saved for #retirement, funded more than half of the kids #college and were making 85k per year.
Another couple, 2 kids with a similar income had a home equity #loan, 50k in #creditcards, no money saved for college but a pretty solid retirement.
So what's the #difference?
It starts with #thinking. Guess which couple #believes they don't make #enough money?
So much of the #attitude out there is #scarcity based. Scarcity assumes a zero sum, that if I make more money I took it from someone else. This isn't true at all.
Money is meant for #circulation.
Scarcity thinking slows the & flow of money in and out your life. Mostly because living in scarcity takes a crap ton of time and energy (that could be used for something better). When you are in a tough spot, changing your thinking seems like total #bullshit. It's because being in scarcity is such a stress on your #brain it lowers your iq 12-15 points. It reduces your impulse control. It is trapping because the decisions made in scarcity #create more scarcity.
The #truth is more money does not solve the problem. Different thinking solves the problem.
What's the difference between the two couples? Thought patterns, Decisions, actions, habits.
Too much financial advice is encouraging scarcity.
Make a sacrifice, give stuff up, use your precious time finding the cheapest granola, steal ketchup from fast food restaurants... Some people can do enough of this type of behavior to actually get ahead... It won't matter because they won't know how to enjoy it. It's all covered in guilt and sacrifice.
How about we try more of this
BE efficient, buy what you need, prioritize what you want (the big things like vacation), use your time and attention to think about new ways to make the life you want
#sheeptosharks #debtfreecommunity #abundancemindset #moneymindset