So How does this Effects our Wealth Creation? This was the most profound learning for me and changed my world financially and in every way. It is not so much about the taking of action as it is around the type of action we take toward our everyday activities and evaluating that action with the financial, physical and emotional rewards we get.
You see, like many of you, I was a very efficient worker. I could work four jobs to put myself through University, work part-time while doing two degrees in two years, swim 1 mile per day and train and play on the university tennis team, hitchhike across the Canadian Rockies at minus 35 degrees to complete my Masters Degree in a Management Role, and then work in the daytime as a Home Services Cleaner while making Art work at night to sell at the weekend markets so I could come back to Australia via England and Africa. ….Goal Achieved.
While I wouldn’t trade any of those experiences, I came back to Australia with an auto immune disorder which was indicative of being “burnt out”. How many of you feel ‘Burnt Out”?
So when I was taught this material of looking at my activities on one side of a piece of paper and evaluating each activity at the end of the day as to whether that activity was leading me toward my financial goal, I had so many activities that were NOT. I did those activities just from habit because “they had to be done”. I was copying my Dad’s behaviour. What a realisation.
The next realisation was that I had been doing it for years and the reason I did all those activities was to “SAVE MONEY”. I had no thought process around delegation, working with others so you could all win financially. I believe our school system teaches us to be good at everything, like maths, English, sports, arts, geography, history, economics etc., rather than just acting on what we love to do and get better at it everyday.
The next realisation was that to replace all the activities that I needed to do to make this work, I would have to “PAY OUT MONEY”…..aHHHHHHH!!!!!! I was so busy trying to SAVE MONEY that the whole concept of PAYING OUT MONEY to someone else for something that I could do created a four day terror barrier in me.
AND then i got it!!!!! When I started to pay a person to do my data entry, a person to mow my lawns, a person to do my book keeping and accounts, a person to do my Web Pages, a person to do my graphic Designing, a person to do my marketing, business management etc etc etc., I freed my time up to do a lot more of what I do best and the money came in at an amazing rate. I was being valued for what my purpose is on this planet and rewarded for pursuing it. The financial rewards are only the beginning. As well as buying a new house, I bought investment properties. I also cured myself of the immune disorder, lectured with doctors to educate others and began travelling the world to tell my story. This was the story that the people filming the Secret decided to film. I will always be grateful for these learnings.