What a lot of people don’t realize is that becoming rich is just as much about your mindset as it is about your skills, network and luck and in this article, I will share with you the 5 mindsets that will keep you poor forever!
If you’ve been following my workfor a while now, you will know that I am always eager to talk to successful people to understand what they do differently than the average person that allows them to achieve financial success. I would always wonder what skill they possessed or what connections they had that made them so rich. However, after talking with numerous wealthy individuals, I came to realize that more important than their skills or network was their mindset.
What’s funny is that in today’s world, we have access to more information than ever before. There are free courses to learn just about any skill you want from copywriting, to graphic design or business consulting yet even with all these resources readily available, most people aren’t successful. The problem isn’t the strategy or the information, the problem is the mentality of the individual learning it.
You can give two people the same business model and one can end up being successful while the other will fail and the difference in result likely can be attributed to their mindsets. If any of these mindsets resonate with you, don’t worry because you’re not entirely to blame. We all begin forming financial blueprints in our minds from an early age. We hear our parents, aunts, uncles, neighbours talk about money and their perspectives begin to form how we view money. So more than likely if your parents were always talking about how bad money is then you too will have a negative view of money. The problem with having a negative mindset when it comes to money is that psychologically it can be hard to change.
Now, I didn’t say it’s impossible to change just that it can be challenging and is something you must work at. The reason it is so challenging is due to cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is defined as “the mental discomfort experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. This discomfort is triggered by a situation in which a person’s belief clashes with new evidence perceived by the person.” In this case, if you grew up thinking money was evil and all of a…