Tuesday, July 04, 2006

7 Surefire Ways To Stay Broke

1) Take All the Free Cheese in the Mousetrap

Believe everything should come for free. Don't give the money back if the salesclerk gives you an extra $5 by mistake, find a
way to wire your house for cable without paying for it, and help yourself to an extra newspaper when no one is looking. Always look for something for nothing and be happy when you get away with stealing the cheese.

2) Tell Yourself Daily How Broke You Are

Make sure the words you say are negative. I'm reminded of a friend, who daily runs through a list of bills he has to pay,
and how he doesn't know how he will ever find the money to cover them, and how every time things really start going good for him, something always happens to set him back.

Well of course it does. So, then he CONTINUES to tell himself how bad things are. He's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Some people think it's polite or a good way to fit in by speaking of themselves in demeaning terms. Statements like,
"I'm always a day late and a dollar short" may endear you to other broke people, but they will repel prosperity and become
self-fulfilling prophecies. So if you're going to make sure you stay completely unfulfilled and never reach a higher level of
success, repeat the following negative affirmations on a daily basis to really anchor it in your mind:

* I never have any money.
* I just can't seem to get ahead in life.
* Bad things always happen to me.

3) Hang Around People Whose Lives are Desolate

Think about this . . . If you take the five people who are closest to you in your life, add up their yearly income and
divide it by five you will have your annual salary.

Coincidental mathematics? Probably not.

So the third way to make sure you never break-free is to hang-on to relationships with people who are constantly complaining about their life, blaming others for their misfortunes, and whose lives are pathetic.

4) Never Have Any Expectations for Success

Make sure you become a “Negative Nancy or Ned” and anytime an opportunity arises, tell yourself a whole list of reasons why it won’t work. Here are a few examples to get you started . . .

* I’m not smart enough to do that.
* That just can’t be possible.
* That's "too good to be true".
* And the ever-popular one: "I can't afford that".

After all, anyone dead serious about changing their life would never let something as silly as "not having the money" get
in their way. So make sure that you focus on ways that you CAN'T afford it. Otherwise, you might accidentally get
started in something prosperous.

How you react to opportunity is determined almost ENTIRELY by your mindset. What you expect in life. Of all the tools you can use to stay broke, your mind is the most powerful.

In other words, you are where you are because of your best thinking. So, if you want to stay broke, keep doing what
comes naturally and whatever your current level of thinking tells you.

5) Become Extremely Obsessive with “Getting a Deal”

Broke people rarely purchase things at a fair exchange of value and believe the world owes them. So make sure your sole basis for making a buying decision revolves around how much money you will save, rather than how it will add value and enhance your life. Make an extreme effort in your negotiating tactics looking for a one-sided advantage.

6) Think All Rich People are Evil and Mean.

Broke people usually have a negative energy and connotation surrounding money. Obsess about how you are unable to do things that require money and think those who have money are rich snobs, thieves, lucky – or just plain evil and mean. Having a negative association of money will completely repel it from you.

Say things like:

* It's stupid to fly first-class.
* It's a waste of money to use valet-parking
* $300 for a dinner for two? That's stupid.
* The Crowne Plaza isn't any better than the Holiday Inn

or anything else that demonstrates the attitude that has put your into your current lifestyle. It'll also have the side-effect of making you feel better about the fact that you can't afford to do any of those things.

7) Never Question Anything You Hear or Have Been Told

Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone, most of the masses are sick, broke and unhappy too. If living a life of
quiet desperation is good enough for them, well it should be good enough for you, right?

So drudge through each day, doing what you’re told, and what’s expected of you to do. Forget how to think. The media,
government, religion, and other people have been telling you WHAT to think for so long, that you really have no need to
know HOW to think.

Just follow the herd.

If you want to succeed at staying where you are in life right now -- never question what you read and hear. Continue to
always do and believe everything you've been told to. Remember, questioning things, thinking differently and trying new
strategies is only for rich eccentric weirdo's, like me, Bill Gates, Ross Perot, and Donald Trump.

Staying broke is easy, and doesn't take any special skills or energy from you. By practicing these 7 Surefire Ways, you
can continue being dissatisfied, unfulfilled and broke.

Have a less-than-prosperous day!

Tony Rush

P.S. Now obviously, the above article was written very tongue-in-cheek. But the message is clear:

==> You are in control of your own life.

So you can choose to live life feeling unfulfilled, broke and helpless . . . . or your can take control and recognize what
is holding you back, and then take the necessary action steps to reach that level of success you desire.

If you're sick and tired of thinking like the masses and following the herd, then give me a call at 334-794-4442 and I'll show you how I turned my annual income into a monthly income.

It really IS up to you.

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