I debated about whether or not to create art for my mantra "I am a billionaire". I debated because talking about money makes so many people uncomfortable. However, I pushed my doubts aside and took the plunge.
Until we become a society that doesn't need money, the fact of the matter now days is that we do need money. Money buys us food, shelter, transportation, clothing--the necessities of life. I've heard the phrase "Money is the root of all evil" throughout my life. I do not believe this is true. If any evil comes from money, it's directly from humans lack of knowing what to do with their money and their belief that it is evil and/or they are always lacking it.
Here's a fact: You are what you think.
If you think you are always lacking money, then that's what you will be. I speak from personal experience in listening to people complain about their lack of money, but then watch them spend what little they have on lottery tickets or other forms of gambling day after day after day. It's not that I'm against gambling, I'm merely stating a fact. And it's not just gambling that gets people into trouble either. It can also be spending too much on fashion items, alcohol, cars, tobacco products, houses, vacations and more. People that do this, yet still complain about their lack of money, don't have a healthy relationship with it. They have a "lacking" frame of mind and no amount of money or things will ever fill this void.
Because of this, humans need to start thinking more positively about money. Instead of thinking that you are lacking money, try thinking positively about your money situation, whatever it may be. Try saying or writing "I am a billionaire" everyday. Even if you aren't a billionaire, saying it can trick your brain into thinking more positively about money. I used to tell myself "I am a millionaire" and then I said to myself "I am not thinking big enough" so I switched.
By the way: I think "BIG" and I always have. It's helped me throughout my life and I feel pretty good about what I have accomplished so far, so I think I'm a pretty good example of what thinking "BIG" can do for you. I continue to think bigger and bigger every day.
Want to know my secret? I believe true financial abundance comes from working to stay positive, working on your talents, and working on helping others. The more you do this, the more money you will make.
I also believe the three keys to having financial abundance is receiving education in these three categories:
- Earning Money
- Saving Money
- Spending Money
I learned how to EARN my own money at a very early age, and continued it throughout my life. Sometimes I worked three jobs just to help pay for my college education. It was not fun (it was exhausting actually) but I did it.
I was fortunate enough to have a grandfather (my Paw-Paw) who was an accountant. He taught me at a very early age how to SAVE.
I learned how to SPEND my money better with the help of my husband.
The trick to keeping the money around when you finally get it? Continue thinking positively about it. Some people get a lot of money and then hold onto it because of fear. They fear if they spend it, it will never come back. As long as you keep working on on your positivity, your talents, and helping others, the money will stick around.
Need some help thinking more positively about money, or even earning, saving or spending? Keep saying your mantras about it. Also, I've known people to consult with financial advisors (some companies provide free services for this, speak to your HR consultant at work about this), try the Dave Ramsey program (with much success) or just speak to people that spend and save their money wisely (like my husband and I have done over the years). I highly recommend getting help or education about money if you want to get better at earning it, saving it or spending it.
Note to Parents: Start having conversations with your children when they are young about money. It can definitely help them have a positive attitude towards money when they grow older as well as help them do well with their money when they are adults.
Overall Note: Why do I want to be a billionaire? Why not---am I right? I have so many dreams, and many of them require having more money to make them happen. Money helps, and that's a fact. It helps yourself and it helps others. And we are all here to help each other.
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.