Writing is a creative process, no matter you are writing articles, books or music, which I do all of those on a regular basis. I guess that’s what gets me excited on my daily work. Perhaps, having a creative mind does attract money into your life, which we will discuss further in this article.
I was invited several times to contribute to a magazine column, but we can’t work it out for the last couples of times. The main reason is that some magazines prefer me to have a neutral voice. In other words, I shouldn’t preach about anything too extreme. That reason alone had sucked out all the fun of writing an engaging article. I like to write in my own voice, directly and in simple words. I guess that’s why my books are selling well because it represents my unique point of views in a very understandable way.
Sometimes, I received critics from readers who said my writing lacks great command of the language, which I really agree because I am still learning to write better sentences. At the same time, I do think that it is important to deliver the message fast and effectively. I believe that if I want people to understand what I’m saying, I got to write in very simple words and short sentences that even a primary school students can learn a thing or two. Don’t you agree?
Now, let’s see how you can attract more money into your life. Recently there has been an explosion of discussion regarding the Law of Attraction. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s actually quite simple. Positive attracts positive and negative attracts negative. In other words, you’ll receive good things or bad according to what you focus on.
If you focus on the positive in your life, then more positive things will come your way. If you spend your time and energy focusing on the negative, then you’ll attract more negative things. It is plain simple.
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Think positive and get rid of negative thoughts.
If you are not getting more money now, the first thing you probably need a change is your thinking process. When you look at anything that happens in your life, there are certainly two sides of it. One is the positive side. The other one is the negative side. If you can always think of the positive side first, you can get rid of the negative thoughts.
When I twisted my ankle during a basketball game on the day right before my son is born, I immediately had trouble walking and it took six months to heal. During that period of time, I got to visit my wife and newborn baby in the hospital and that required a lot of walking. I would also missed out all the fun basketball and volleyball games I used to play three times a week. There was definitely a great deal of negative consequences. But by being positive, I knew that I got more time to spend with my family, and also on the computer doing productive works. As a result that six month is probably the best time I’ve ever spent with my family and also my most productive period in cranking out articles.
It’s imperative that you eliminate as many negative feelings as possible. Make a conscious effort to find the positive in everything because your negativity won’t be rewarded with positive results. Remember this: you can always take action to make something positive out of a bad situation.
When you are in a negative state of mind, you won’t be able to solve problem. No problem solve means no money for you. Money only comes to you when you add value to other people’s lives.
Upgrade your circle of friends constantly
Birds of a feather flock together. Nobody who is rich and successful would like to mix around with a failing low life. I’m not asking you to only befriend the wealthy group of people. That’s not going to happen if you don’t have the standard to match the lifestyle of the extremely wealthy. Apparently, a negative mind won’t be welcome in a positive energy field either.
But you can certainly take it a step at a time. You can spend more time with the person who is one grade higher than you. When you surround yourself with more people who are more successful than you are, you will ultimately end up on par with them at certain point of life.
The reason that this will happen is that you are going to learn more stuff you never know before. You will have a better and richer network of friends. You will have more advisors to turn to whenever you face obstacles or go into a new business venture. When you do so, you not only help yourself, but also bring your best friends along up the ladder of achievement.
Later on, you will find that money-making opportunity keeps coming to you and at a certain point you will realize that it is just so easy to make more money. It is as if the money is attracted to you!
Change your habits
All the above only happens when you replace your poor habits with productive ones. If you have a habit of turning on the television every night after dinner, replace it with a habit of learning something new by watching video training or informative documentary. If you used to read entertainment news in the newspaper, replace it with financial news. If you find yourself tending to wait until the last minute to complete a productive task, throw away the word “wait” and do it NOW!
We all have all kinds of habit. Whenever you have a habit of something, you are not having the exact opposite habit. For example, if you have a habit of “not eating breakfast” in the morning, you don’t have the habit of “eating breakfast”. In order to make more money and attract wealth, you need to have all sorts of “habits” that are healthy and productive.
For example, I was an active insurance agent when I first moved to Penang back in 2003. I don’t have many friends there. So I got to do a lot of cold calling to get appointments and do sales presentations. It was so difficult at the beginning. I got to cultivate the habit of making phone calls to strangers every day. When that habit is developed, I no longer feel shy to make a phone call to somebody I don’t know. The great thing is that after I have hundreds of customers, sometimes one of the customers will call me to buy. Isn’t this habit giving the positive result of attracting money?
So I do believe that you will attract money into your life by practicing these three important things. You got to stay positive all the times so that you can upgrade yourself to a higher level of society and mix around with more successful people. By cultivating productive habits, you also push your boundary of comfort zone to be a more productive person who attracts more successful friends. Eventually, you will reach the point when you gradually realize that money is attracted into your life in a subtle way.
This article is originally published in Money Compass June-July 2012 Edition.