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If you already had the wealth you want, would you behave differently?
I’ve been asking myself this for the last few days: if I had my hugely successful dream business, what would I be doing right now / today / this week?
How would my life look different?
I’m pretty good at generating money when I need it, I’m not so crash hot at being consistent. I LOOK as though I’m being consistent and productive and focused, but I know I’m not. I know that if I was focused, I’d achieve way more in a much shorter space of time than I do right now.
And I know that I can because I’ve done it before.
So, if I had my hugely successful dream business right now, what would I be doing each day? And what would I be doing differently?
What are you doing right now that you wouldn't be doing?
Would I be cooking for everyone? Well, actually, yes I would, because I enjoy cooking for everyone. I don’t like cleaning up but I’ve managed to enrol my husband & kids into doing that: I cook, they clean. It seems to be working and while the kids might not be happy about cleaning up, they don’t really mind.
Would I be spending time on social media? Yes, but it would be with a purpose: to answer comments/questions, to interact. It’s so easy to spend several hours just scrolling through social media looking at what other people are doing.
Would I be exercising and putting aside time for doing things that I enjoy every day? Definitely. I haven’t been doing that much, lately, either, which is probably why I feel so drained and why I’m sick now.
I KNOW when I’m not doing what I ought to be doing because I feel irritable and cranky.
How to get clear - the questions to ask
To begin to get clear on this (and I say "begin" because it's something that we all need to revisit regularly), first we need to ask ourselves these questions:
Then we need to look at our lives right now, with total honesty & clarity, objectively and dispassionately:
Go and do it. If you’re serious about changing your money situation, go and do it.
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