If you read this blog regularly, and view each article as a piece of mental software that can be downloaded to improve your mind, you will become wealthy.
Building a mindset that will naturally lead you to a great life is the way we define wealth. This is what we call the Wealth Mindset. It is a holistic approach to creating wealth. This is how and why:
Part of Wealth Well Done’s culture and mission is to call out the lies that have slithered into American Culture. For example, one of the biggest lies is that in order to be wealthy, you need to sacrifice your happiness for the biggest paycheck.
This is a lie.
We are on a mission to redefine wealth. We don’t believe that wealth is only found in numbers on a bank account statement. Wealth is a feeling and power that is experienced in the mind when you make the right decisions and create value that you can share in the world. If your mind is focused on the right things, you will naturally become wealthy. This is how you create wealth.
I know this is true, because I was my first test subject.
It worked for me. It can work for you. This is what I mean:
Right around the time I was ending my college years, about 15 years ago, I had my own life problems to figure out. I loved the party lifestyle, and I was border-line addicted to it. Loud music, friends, mixed with alcohol, and anything else that could enhance the experience, made me feel the best I’d ever felt. My friends and I were young, free, cocky, and learning the ropes of life by trial and error.
When I was younger, I thought the secret to becoming wealthy was to portray an outward image of success no matter how you felt on the inside. I thought as long as I could talk and look the part, success would just naturally appear.
But after college ended, I learned all great parties eventually come to an end, and I realized I was wrong about a lot of the beliefs I had.
The party scene wasn’t making me happy anymore. In fact, the weekend cycle of intoxication and hangovers made me feel lost, empty, and confused. I became sick of keeping up an outward image of success, when I didn’t even like my life on the inside. I realized that no matter how successful and happy I could make myself look on the outside, it didn’t mean anything if I wasn’t happy with myself on the inside. Pretending to be someone I wasn’t, turned out to be one of the worst periods of my life.
Luckily, I made some new friends right when I needed them the most. They showed me a new adventure far from the party world.
They showed me that I could put my energy toward finding God and my purpose, rather than wasting my life intoxicated at a party and hungover the next morning. As I began to fix myself on the inside, I started to find happiness in my outward life again. This made me realize that all great experiences of wealth, success, and happiness, start by fixing ourselves on the inside first.
It’s been fifteen years since the last time I felt out of control with my life. I still love a great party, but I don’t miss the hangovers from going crazy and jumping off the cruise ship of good-sense and rationality. Destroying the “fake” me, for the chance to find the “real” me, I now realize, was my greatest insight on creating wealth.
We want to encourage you to take the same journey we are on to create wealth and find yourself. Destroy the “fake you,” and find the “real you,” and create the life of wealth you are supposed to live.
I called the system that revolutionized my life:
If it can change my life, it can change anyone’s life.
I am convinced that this is how you train your subconscious mind to attract wealth.
Mirror theory’s foundational belief is that we interact with life in two different worlds:
The first is the inner, existential world. This non-physical world exists in our minds, hearts, and souls.
The second is the external world. This second world is the physical world of Earth we all live in.
If you can master how these two worlds interact with each other, you can fix any problem, master the subjects of wealth and success, and take control of your life.
Learning How it Works:
The reason I called it Mirror Theory was because I realized the two worlds are dynamic. The internal self, and the external world, mirror each other perfectly. How your inner self thinks, directly creates the external reality you live in. The opposite is also true. The external reality you interact with, often inspires the way you think. Master the way you create your internal thoughts, and you can learn to master how you create your external world.
The most important point to understand this philosophy is this:
Understand that your mind is always creating your reality. If there’s a problem in your reality, then that means there’s a corresponding problem in your mind. Identify and fix the problem in your mind, and the corresponding problem in your reality will naturally go away.
The secret to happiness and life is that the fewer problems you have in your life, the wealthier you will become.
This is what I mean:
A large chunk of American society goes through their lives having no idea of how their mind is impacting their reality. The reason people experience so many problems in life is because they aren’t consciously creating their reality. They are just letting their subconscious mind spew whatever weird and crazy fantasies it dreams up into the external world to make their reality. Trying to make sense of your subconscious mind as your reality, I believe, is the reason why so many people’s lives are messed up.
The ultimate truth we trying to share at Wealth Well Done:
If you want a better reality to live, then start by building a better operating system for your mind. A wealthy mindset = A wealthy reality.
Words can only take an idea so far. Let’s put this philosophy into action to demonstrate how it works:
FIRST STEP: BECOME AWARE.
Become aware of your present life. Stop. Think about your life. Look around. Explore it. Have fun interacting with the present moment your mind has created for you.
SECOND STEP: IDENTIFY.
Now in your present moment, identify a problem you experience in your external life.
THIRD STEP: UNDERSTAND.
Let’s say one of your biggest problems is that you have some debt in your external world that is making you unhappy in your inner world. Every time you go to the mailbox, your reminded of that debt when you see that letter in the mail.
Become aware that the problem you’re experiencing in the external world, and how your feeling in your internal world are connected. They mirror each other. Reality is like looking into a mirror. What you see, is really a manifestation of your mind.
Rather than feeling helpless, find the link between your reality and your feelings.
In this example, since you’re aware that the source of your unhappiness is your debt, find the corresponding problem in your mind (your internal world) that created that debt in the first place.
Every problem in your reality has a corresponding problem in your mind. Fix the problem in your mind, and the problem in reality will naturally go away.
You may find the corresponding problem connected to the debt, is that you have a bad habit of avoiding things. This bad habit of avoidance is what created this debt in reality. This is your corresponding problem. Fix the avoidance issues in your mind, and the problems avoidance has caused in your external reality will naturally go away. Fixing your life really is that easy.
Fix your mind, and your life will follow.
Here is another example to show you that Mirror Theory works just as well in the opposite direction:
In the beginning of this article, I illustrated how my old party life made me feel miserable in my internal life.
As I stopped to evaluate my life, I realized that my unhappiness’s corresponding problem was the party lifestyle.
I simply removed that problem (the party life) and replaced it with new friends, and my unhappiness naturally went away.
I am convinced that the path to wealth, and a unique purpose of life, is found by fixing the problems in our minds one by one.
If you fix your mind, your life will follow and naturally fix itself.
I believe this is the ultimate life-changing system because it holds you accountable at all times. You are always the only thing that you can control in life. It puts you in control of yourself and your reality.
The way to solve your problems, is ultimately by fixing you.
This philosophy is also called personal responsibility. If you want to be wealthy, understand right now that personal responsibility is the key to open all your doors to wealth and success.
Devote your life to understanding your mind and your life. Find the corresponding problems between your internal and external life, and go on a mission to fix your life and yourself. As you fix everything about you, you will probably even find your purpose of life along the way.
This is how reading Wealth Well Done will make you wealthy: With fewer problems to deal with in your life, you will have more time to create the things that bring you true wealth and happiness.
Don’t be led astray by lies in American culture anymore. Building wealth is not found by selling your soul for a bigger paycheck. Wealth is found by fixing your mind, and building a wealthy mindset. When you do this, the life problems keeping you from wealth will naturally disappear.
The famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle once stated, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
I will define wealth as:
“Wealth is found by reducing your life problems, while increasing the activities that create purpose, meaning, and resources in your life. Wealth then, is not a quantifiable number, but a customized lifestyle that creates the freedom and happiness for you to find your purpose.”
This is how to create wealth. This is the new way to wealth for the next generation.
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I love this approach. I know people want to start off with “to do” lists of all the things they can do to become frugal and wealthy. I’ve realized that it’s not about ticking off checkmarks and cutting out the daily Starbucks. It requires a complete mental shift to the way you see the world.
Thanks so much Mrs Picky Pincher, and we are totally in the same boat as you. Don’t get me wrong, we do enjoy evaluating every purchase we make to see if it brings sufficient value to our lives for the cost, but wealth is not found in cutting out daily starbucks like you say. It’s about understanding yourself, and what you value, and what great value is to you, and then improving your mind and life to create that value for you on a daily basis without having to spend any money! We truly don’t believe wealth is a number on a bank account. It is a feeling and a power, and like you said, a complete mental shift to how you see the world. The big bank account number just gives you the freedom to find that feeling of wealth more of the time. Improve your mind, and your reality will naturally change. It’s just so awesome to see that other people are out there like you who understand that this complete mental shift exists. We are glad to have you as a friend, and team member.
That’s true! Getting our minds right, to focus most on the crucial/controllable things, prioritizing our time, and setting reasonable expectations in line with what makes us happy is the #1 goal for anyone interested in building wealth or, really, being happy! The way we use our minds guides our lives. It’s all about philosophy!
Thanks for commenting @thevigilante! It’s cool that all of us commenting here, who think alot about the subject of money and wealth during our free time, all agree that happiness and wealth all start in the philosophies (mental software) that we choose to operate in our minds. The journey to wealth and happiness, all starts in how you choose to use your mind. If we’re all certain of this, there has to be some truth to it. Thanks so much for your inspired comment.
I love this!!! Happiness is not found and stuff. I read something the other day that says people that constantly consume are the unhappiest people. Where as the people that try to share their wealth are most likely to be the happiest. Seems counterproductive but something that I found really interesting. I think there is something incredibly biblical and how we’re wired to want to help others above ourselves which helps us think of the treasure that is stored up in heaven 🙂
Thanks @mustardseedmoney. There really is two biblical scriptures that have inspired my vision and journey to find the meaning of wealth.
One is Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
The other is this (And this one also this one inspired our Wealth Well Done name) : Matthew 25:21 – “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
The greatest human among us, is the greatest servant. One of the biggest secrets to wealth is renewing your mind to have a servant mentality. Serve God at all times, and you can go as far as your spiritual dreams can take you. Thanks, Brother!
Great post (as usual)! As long as you aren’t ignoring legitimate problems in your life, a positive perspective is extremely powerful in creating satisfaction.
Thanks for stopping in and agreeing with us Dan. You’re totally right, your perspective creates your reality. If you want a better reality, simply create better perspectives in your mind. It takes alot of work, but the truth is, anything we love in life usually is produced by alot of effort and sacrifice. Put in the work, and find your unique wealth.
You definitely need a bit of self awareness to be able to change those pain points in your life. Humans like to complain about silly things and not take responsibility for the fact that our own actions (or lack of being proactive) bring on the majority of our problems and thus the reactions to them. Taking the time to feel the moment you are in and how you can proactively make your life better is the first step in changing things. Great insight, Bill!
That’s why we’re friends Miss M, because we think alike and you’ve been through enough tough times in life to know the truth. When you’re life is a mess, it’s not everyone else’s fault. And why even waste energy complaining about them? They’re not going to fix your life. Only you can do that! So the best return on your investment, is just focusing on yourself and your own decisions from the start. The moment you take responsibility over your life, is the moment you will break free from all of the pain points you have caused yourself! Happiness, purpose, and wealth lies on the other side of our problems for each of us.
I truly believe wealth follows mindset. In particular I really love the quote you provided: “Wealth is found by reducing your life problems, while increasing the activities that create purpose, meaning, and resources in your life.” Without purpose, monetary wealth lacks value and meaning. Excellent post 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by @Four Pillar Freedom, and thank you for highlighting that quote. I actually copied and saved it. We’re going to start making image memes with some of our best sentences out of our posts, that we can share on facebook and twitter, and I think the quote you highlighted may be one of our firsts! So thank you for that inspiration!
I am also in total agreement with you that wealth follows mindset. That’s basically the entire foundational truth we try to share and teach in our blog! Invest in building your mind first, and your wealth will naturally be created as a byproduct. Thanks for the encouragement and comment!