First of all: yes, I've been away, who gives a shit.
Second: I read Jen Sincero's You Are a Badass at Making Money and
OMG IT'S THE BEST SHIT EVER WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.
I mean, I didn't have high hopes - I rarely have high hopes when reading self help books nowadays anymore anyway - and I expected the book to be all about the generic cliched "unlearn your money is the root of all evil mentality" that I knew already. Well, guess what? It was so much more.
And by so much more I mean that no other book has ever had this much of an impact. It COMPLETELY started to rewire my brain. I got a HUGE inspiration to start a work project I had been thinking about for a while, and I became absolutely convinced that the project would be a success.
What's more, the conscious idea of money being abundant and insane fortunes being within my reach easily seemed to click subconsciously, like I ASSUMED and TOOK FOR GRANTED that it was true.
The high lasted for a few weeks, and now, I'm reading the book again to remind myself of the truths I learned.
By the way, here are the main lessons I learned from Jen's book:
- There is SO MUCH MONEY EVERYWHERE that you can't ever even begin to understand how much of there is. ANYONE can collect as much of it as they want. The funny thing is that I already knew this to be true, consciously, but not subconsciously. I remember seeing a thumbnail on YouTube a few years back for a video by Sunny Lenarduzzi with the words "once I figured this out, I became a millionaire" and thinking that naaaaah, she's probably not a millionaire, and if she is, she's an outlier. NO SHE'S NOT. Making a million bucks is freaking easy. You just have to go get it. I also recently googled some unknown data mining software companies and saw that some of them actually make tens of millions of dollars per month. Ergo, there's PLENTY of money. Why would anyone settle for 2 or 3 grand a month after realizing this?
- I no longer look at prices whenever I'm buying something. I know what I want, I know getting exactly what I want has more value than whatever it might cost, and I know that whatever it costs is MINUSCULE compared to the wealth that I'm accumulating in my life. 44 bucks for a steak? Hell's yeah! I don't have the time, or the money, to find the cheapest clothes that I don't even like! I know that choosing exactly what I want is the very thing that teaches my subconscious mind to attract abundance; the ROI is so insanely high that there's no question about what I'm getting.
- I have been directed onto this slit of sorts that's taking my mind to places it has never been before regarding the kind of life that I'm able to create and live. For example: I used to take it for granted that even if I didn't go on with my career in structural engineering, I still needed to work in some way to bring in money. NO I DON'T. I'm free to let my spouse pay for all of my expenses. There are countless women who do it already! What's more, I can - as in, am allowed to - have bursts of work projects during which I work like crazy, and then do absolutely nothing between them. This is a valid life plan, just like any other, and I'm free to choose it. So hell yeah, I'm excited to see just how much my mind will expand while cruising down this slit.
- If you want to get rich, because becoming rich is needed for you to live the best life you can live, your best bet is to offer immense value that you yourself believe in. Not create t-shirts and random merch on redbubble or spring or whatever-there-are like everyone else is doing. Offer immense value. If you don't have anything of value to offer right now, learn a valuable skill or valuable knowledge, and then offer that. Your best bet is to be among the best in your field, whatever that field is.
- I feel like I see the world completely differently as opposed to before. I stand resolutely in the face of death and do whatever the heck I want. The things I used to fear, I don't fear anymore. My soul radiates divine light. Something like that.
I realize I can't just explain this. You need to learn it, and feel it, yourself, to understand.
But anyway - life is freaking awesome. I can't wait to see where it'll take me next.