My blog birthday is on the 13 th of October. That’s tomorrow.I have written about many books which have helped rewire my thinking.Today I will share one more book summary. If you want to be really financially free, you have to read this book.
Growing up my maternal uncles and aunts, helped when we faced financial pitfalls due to my father’s biz interests.
From those family catastrophes, I learned 3 things
1)You never risk your health, roof, or your future.For anything.Never.Some people earn a lot, lose a lot They are caught in a cycle of insecurity.The more insecure you are more money you can lose.
2)Always have a plan B.In my case I love Plan Cs too!
3)Market testing is a must before launching anything.
This book is not a “make money” hack.It’s a book which helps you redefine your attitude towards money.Your mindset is crucial if you want to be financially free.I am not talking about being rich, I am talking about Freedom!The book is 198 pages and 9 chapters.
The first chapter gives you a knockout punch.It tells you that Mother Teresa or Saint Teresa was a multimillion dollar business enterprise!She was supported by the immensely wealthy Catholic Church.
Saint Teresa was a great person and worked for the poor.But she used her energy to make the Government help .So her budget was always limitless.Since she had a quest, all her work had been blessed.When your work truly makes a difference, you have “God force” helping you.That energy of your thoughts, make things happen.
That’s the magic message in the book.If you are doing what you love, plus it’s creating value, you just need to have the right plan to be financially free !
Few questions before I jump into the book summary
*If money wasn’t a problem, what would you be doing now?
*If all your expenses were paid , upfront where would you travel to?
*If you were paid a fee for your expertise what would you charge per hour?
*Do you think earning money is a bad thing?
*Do you thing wealthy and rich is the same thing?
If I told you money was a form of energy.Would you believe me?
When I first read The Trick to Money Is Having Some By Stuart Wilde 3 and a half years back I was afraid.Afraid of earning money.Then what will happen if I don’t have it later?Afraid that people may borrow.That happens even when you don’t have money to lend!Afraid of “getting used ” to money.
Afraid of needing money.
According to Stuart Wilde
“Abundance will never be a factor of how much money one has.
Rather it’s always a factor of how one feels about what money one does have.”
The author explains how money is a form of energy.Just like the bountiful nature this energy is all around you.You just have to attract it.Powerful right?
Love , happiness, and opportunities are the other forms of abundance
To be free you have to be adaptable.
The point of the book
No amount of money will make you comfortable, if you are not comfortable with yourself.
9 favorite lessons from the book
*Acceptance (of self) is the foundation of receiving.
*People have needs and when you meet those needs you serve them. Not only because you save them the hassle of looking elsewhere -but also because what you offer has a unique specialness.
*You have to charge properly for your product or service.Always remember value is important.
*Money is a major psychic symbol of security. Every thought you have that endorses your insecurity affects your money -making abilities.
*Money flows towards stability and away from its converse.
*You have a divine right to choose whom you will play with and under what circumstances.(my favorite)
*By eliminating any energy drag, the positive things in your life will resonate faster and faster
*There’s no other reason for being in business than to count money.
*Manufacturing, creating, selling, P.R, and shipping are not business ,collecting and counting money is the business.
After reading this book I promised myself three things
1)I will be financially free, even if it means I have to learn Chinese (I am sure it’s going to be easier than that! )
2)Avoid lending and borrowing money(but I have a home loan, couldn’t be avoided)
3)Relax and not be afraid of earning ethically. Work hard and work smart!
The metaphysical world is powerful.If you can train your mind to dream it step by step , you can do whatever your heart desires in reality.
Have you read this book?
(Updated on 17th April 2017)
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