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STOP IT! You're Failing On Purpose

Updated on December 17, 2011

it.Oh come on now, let's get real with ourselves. I've been around the game of money for a long time. While there are occasional setbacks that are beyond our control most of our money problems are self inflicted.

If you are tempted to stop reading now you need to wake up and get a good dose of reality.

Money like weight is not a real complicated subject. As I write this post I am a good 25-30 pounds overweight. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure our why. I consume a number of calories per day and through activity I burn a number of calories per day. Basic math my friend. If more is added then what is subtracted we increase. If more is subtracted than what is added we decrease. If the numbers are the same we stay the same. Well guess what money is the same why. There are numbers coming in and there are numbers going out. There are basically two ways to convert where you are right now and start getting your financial life in order. Increase the numbers coming in or decrease the numbers going out! It's that simple! In this article I want to talk about what causes the numbers to be out of whack! It's you and me!!!!

"Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do." Dr. Wayne Dyer:

Many people are waiting for their ship to come in and they have never built a boat. That's stupid thinking! Successful people realize that they have to build the boat that is going to come in. So what's keeping you from building your boat? It's your thinking! You may respond to these comments with a, "...but I tried" and my response is "try again." Learn from what didn't work last time and don't recreate the failure. There is an old saying that goes like this, "Past failures produce future fears." If you get into the cycle of where your fears control you then you will never get beyond your failures. Successful people make money it's that simple. Successful people are continually improving themselves. Successful people think successfully. So what's holding you back? It's your thinking!

Last week I was looking at a house to buy as a piece of investment property. This property has been fixed up quite a bit with new carpet, paint, and so forth. During the course of conversation with the Realtor they said, "Oh, I would hate to put a renter in that because they will just tear it up." Stop and think about this statement for a moment. Why would the Realtor say this? Have tenants ever torn up a piece of property? Absolutely yes! But have there been tenants who have not torn up property? Absolutely yes!

The problem with this conversation is that this thinking is too common place in our society. We focus on the negative, why it won't work, what can go wrong.'s successful people that make money. Money does not make a person successful, success attracts money. The last piece of property I purchased I was able to buy it without using any of my own money. In fact, not only did I not use any of my own money, but when I closed I got a check for about $10K. In addition to that I have a positive monthly cash flow. How did I do it? Well, I'm not a genius I just took some time to learn how to buy property. I am looking to do the same with this other piece of property. You see successful people learn how. So, you are wondering how you can increase the income side of the equation of your cash flow, the first thing you have to do is change your thinking to know that you can. Get some books on positive thinking and start retraining yourself.

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Second, don't reinvent the wheel. There are a lot of ways to make money in your spare time without quitting your job. I like to buy rentals. Let me use the rental I mentioned above as an example. I bought it without using any of my own money, I have a renter in it, and I have a positive cash flow of about $130.00 per month. Someone may think, "Wow, $137.00, what a waste of time." But what I look at is that if I have ten of these that $1,300.00 per month of passive income. In addition, if the real estate market goes up by only 10% I will have over $100,000 in increased equity. That sure beats an CD! But what do you like? Stocks, Options, Futures, Fores, Real Estate, Home based business, or something else? Don't reinvent the wheel. Someone is out there making money doing what you like to do. Get their book, CD, Video or whatever and learn how to do it! A few months back I decided I wanted to increase my IQ in Options. I looked around and finally decided on a program that sounded like it fit my thinking (plus there was a money back guarantee on it).

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I am not endorsing or trying to get anyone to buy this product, but I made decision to do it because I wanted to expand my knowledge. Once I completed the course I made 15 profitable trades in a row. Even though the cost was high I more than paid for the program. Most would never have spent the initial investment because their thinking is not geared toward success.

"All mankind's inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality." Stuart Wilde:

So what's my point in all of this? If you want to stop failing YOU have to stop failing. YOU have to take control of the outcome of your life. YOU may have to read a book or two or three, maybe go to a seminar or two or three, YOU may have to spend some money and invest in yourself, and YOU are going to have to change the way you think.


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