It never really made much sense to me.
I’m all for saving and living below your means – but the idea of not having a $3 latte because that money, with 5% interest, will add up to thousands after years of saving.
Sure, I get it. Financially, it’s sound advice, however I’d much rather MAKE MORE money and buy whatever I want.
$3 PER DAY
Look at the numbers for a minute.
$3 per day x 365 = $1,095 per year.
Ok, a thousands bucks. That will impact many people’s lives – but it’s also living in the “lack” mentality. I fully embrace ABUNDANCE.
But why not have both?
Instead of talking about saving the $3 – why not talk about making an extra $6 per day? Now, you can buy your latte AND still save the $3! But no one in mainstream media ever talks about that because it doesn’t “sell”. And if they don’t get eyeballs, they don’t sell advertising. And the cycle of the poverty mindset goes round and round.
Why are you limited to your current income? Why can’t you make more – even if it’s just part-time?
When I worked full-time at the Children’s Hospital (long before the “Internet”), I hustled my ass off. Woke up at 5am to train a client at their house. And ran fitness classes and sports training groups at night after work while still putting myself through night school for a Master’s degree.
17+ hours a day.
You know what? I earned my f*cking latte!
(Thankfully, because of the Internet, I don’t have to work that hard anymore. In fact, I’m writing this from Starbucks. But if I had to do it again, I’d get off my ass and get it done!).
Why not MAKE the extra $1,000 AND buy your lattes? What is stopping you? Seriously, what is holding you back?
We always hear the same old bullshit.
Study hard. Get a good job with benefits.
There is only ONE person you can rely on for your financial future.
It’s not the government. It’s not your employee. And it’s certainly not a shitty $27 push-button software. It’s YOU.
I’m NOT telling you to go out and blow all your money on a Ferrari if you can’t afford it. Not at all. That’s just dumb. You’ve gotta be smart with your money.
But what I am telling you is to stop making excuses. Stop watching the news and buying into all the hype.
All the complainers. All the people who bitch day and night about the “economy” and “it’s tough out there”.
Believe me, there is PLENTY of opportunity for all of us. In every market. In every niche.
We are just at the beginning of the Internet. And the window is wide f*cking open!
Get off your ass. Set a goal. Figure out a plan of action. Provide massive value to your clients and customers. Never stop caring about their results. Take steps forward every single day – even if it’s just one blog post or Facebook update. And don’t ever stop until you reach it.
And then, take a deep breath, sit back and enjoy your latte — you have earned it, my friend.
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