“The world is awash in money.”–Ted Turner
I’m reading Tony Robbin’s new book, Master the Money Game. It’s 600 pages of quite fascinating advice. I particularly enjoyed learning that Warren Buffett is a fan of self-improvement guru Dale Carnegie. So it’s not just us spiritual types who are out here getting our woo-woo on.
I’ll probably even take some of Tony’s suggestions. I’ve been to his resort in Fiji and, hey, the guy knows how to live. My daughter and I, in fact, bunked in Namale’s 2500-square-foot Dream House, next door to he and his wife Sage. It had outdoor showers, two pools, a couple hot tubs, maid’s quarters and 200-foot windows overlooking the ocean. It also had a pull-down TV screen on which we were able to watch the Bachelorette episode that was filmed there. If you want to read the travel article I wrote about the house where Ashley Hebert was wooed, click here.
But an even better financial tact than Tony’s is the affirmation of my power posse pal Rhonda who says, “Unexpected money comes to me every day.”
As I mention in E-Cubed, money is nothing but energy that forms around our beliefs and expectations, so if we want to believe the only way to acquire it is from a paycheck, that’s certainly one of the options. But Rhonda (yes, she’s the Never Say No to Fun gal) gets unexpected money every day.
Some days, it’s a penny. Often it’s five dollar bills. It seems five dollar bills stalk her like Mary Margaret Ray stalked David Letterman. Other days, a sales clerk at the counter where Rhonda (not Mary Margaret) is making a purchase will say, “Ya know, this sweater is going on sale tomorrow. I’m going to go ahead and give it to you for 50 percent off.”
Robbin, also in the posse, has been known to find up to five 20 dollar bills in her get this….clothes dryer. Who needs an ATM? As for me, I regularly get checks in the mail, sometimes really big ones, I wasn’t expecting.
The thing is, we can hold on with white fists to our beliefs around money or we can open up to the world’s abundance. We can argue for our limitations (a chief one being that money is scarce and hard to come by) or we can crack the window for a more-pleasing fiduciary story.
One of my favorite things about E-Cubed, in which I encourage people to seed money, is that readers are starting to leave notes and dollar bills inside the pages of E-Cubed at bookstores that some new lucky reader will eventually find. How cool is that?
As for me, I continue to believe in the world’s largesse and to know that plentitude is the only realistic way to fly.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.