The Misdirection Of MORE!

I want MORE money. 

Well of course, don’t we all? 

If I had a pound for the amount of clients and friends that tell me this, I’d have, well, more money. 

So, here’s 5p. 

That’s more money. Is that enough? 

No of course not. 

So what IS? 

Because if we’re always wanting MORE, but never actually sure about what MORE is - we’ll never know when we get it. 

Get it? 

So how will you know when you have MORE? What is more for you right now? 

By the way, it’s absolutely OK to want more. It’s not ungrateful, or greedy, or too much. After all, you’re only on this planet once and deserve to have an epic time, and more money is a really cool way to up that epic! Right? 

But a lot of the time, it isn’t the money that’s going to drive you to make it. A number is a number and we can shrink ourselves more and more by thinking ‘I can get by on this’ ‘I’ll be fine’ ‘this is enough to cover my needs’ - as we justify all the reasons we won’t be making extra sales, or raising our prices, and will just stare at Netflix instead as it’s way easier in the moment. 

But it’s time you had wayyyy more than you need. It’s time you had what you WANT. 

So what IS going to drive you to do things that push you out of your comfort zone, like raising your prices, talking about money and making sales? 

Your D E S I R E S. 

Think about what you really want to make happen in the next three months. What do you want to do? What do you want to experience? Where do you want to go? 

List out all the things you’d love to be able to buy in the next three months. 

And then work out how much it’s going to cost! 

That’s your income goal for the next 90 days. That’s the figure you're working towards. And those are the DESIRES to drive you towards it. 

And remember: success is YOUR version of a delicious life, of living YOUR dream. It might not be all about money, and that’s OK.

Your dream might be simplifying, selling your belongings, doing up a van and living off the land! Your dream might be living in a two bedroom home, working part-time at a job you don’t have to think much about and spending weekends with your loved ones. Your dream might be building a business that allows you to work from home and have a puppy. 

What’s YOUR version of a dream life?

What’s more important to you than all the money in the world?

And how much might it cost? 

If you don’t consider your dream lifestyle when you begin, you become like the American Executive who, in an old joke, arrives on a beach on a beautiful island...

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The executive strolls down to the beach and notices a fisherman rowing in to shore. His boat is chock full of fish and the executive asks him what he’s doing. 

The fisherman replies: “I’ve been fishing. I’m going to have a barbecue on the beach with my friends. I’ll play guitar and sing and hang out on the beach, and then in the evenings I’ll dine with my wife under the stars.” 

“That’s crazy.” says the executive. “You’ve caught so many fish! I can invest in you and we’ll sell the fish and make a ton of money!” 

“Why would I want to do that?” says the fisherman. 

“Well, in a few months we could invest the profits and buy a bigger boat and make even more money.” 

“Why would I want to do that?” says the fisherman. 

“Well, in a few years, we could invest the profits and open a factory on the beach and process our own fish and make even more money.” says the executive. 

“Why would I want to do that?” says the fisherman. 

“Well, with all the profits from that you could eventually retire early. And then you could go fishing because you love it. And then you could have a barbecue on the beach with your friends. And you could play guitar and sing and hang out on the beach. And then in the evening dine with your wife under the stars…”

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Start to outline your dream lifestyle now.

Action Steps:

1. Create your list of desires - for the next 3 months, 6 months, one year. What do you want to be, do and have? 

2. Work out how much that costs - get specific.

3. How can you remind yourself of your desires, daily? Put them on your Pinterest board? On your phone / laptop screensaver? Have them pop up as alerts and reminders? Print them out and have them on your vision board? Write them big and bold on a white board? 

Allow yourself to stir up your desires and allll the juicy things you want! And tomorrow, we’re matching your desires with the money to make it happen! IT’S ALL VERY EXCITING! 

P.S. 
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