Why Most People Will Never Achieve Financial Freedom
It’s time to take inventory of the people in your life — do they have a growth mindset, or do they operate from a place of fear, scarcity, and lack?
You are a summation of the top 5 people that you spend your time with, and that’s a hard truth that some might be unwilling to accept.
I’ve distanced myself from friends and family members that lack a growth-mindset, and it’s been one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made.
I had a family friend that was a front office admin in a medical office that had a scarcity mindset and constantly provided criticism regarding anyone’s spending choices, their income, and so on.
“That person has $1,000 bag? Do you know how many children that could feed?”
“That person makes 200-freaking-thousand-dollars a year? That’s ridiculous!”
What if the person that owns a $1,000 bag makes $300,000 a year and donates $70,000 a year to charity?
Why is $200,000 a year a ridiculous salary? In comparison to the top 1% of America, 200,000 a year is considered a menial income.
Why is being rich negative and why is it a crime to own nice things?
If you have individuals in your inner-circle like my family friend above, you might want to reconsider how much time you spend with the individual.
Bottom line: If you value achievement and growth, keeping around someone that wants everyone to stay at their level is counterproductive.
Less mindless social media, more action and productivity.
One of the most addictive drugs in today’s society is social media.
We’re all essentially mini-celebrities on the internet, and we can post a “selfie” that amasses hundreds of likes within hours, all from strangers and acquaintances that we don’t even care about, yet it gives such a rush of endorphins, signaling our brains to keep engaging.
Not only do we get easy attention from a couple of mouse clicks, but we can easily get lost for hours, mindless scrolling the highlight reels of strangers that want the world to believe they have the perfect house, husband, kids, and so on.
It’s really screwed up when you think about how much time most of us waste on strangers that we don’t care about.
I’m not anti-social media; I’m for social media when used with intent.
I love following finance bloggers, health experts, and authorities in the entrepreneurship space. I’ll always take free knowledge-bombs.
But when it comes to lifestyle influencers or anyone putting out garbage content that isn’t helping us grow — now’s a great time to delete them.
Instead of endlessly scrolling through useless content, re-purpose that time into developing building a real business, whether it’s content/digital, a physical product, SaaS, etc.
Heck, I only posted 3 times last month and still made over $1,000 from this platform alone.
Internet businesses can be passive income machines and started out of a dorm room. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Bottom line: Be more intentional with your time.