What It Takes to Be Rich
Russ: What are you doing?
Me: Practicing being rich.
Russ: Ha ha.
Me: You should practice, too, or we won’t be together when I am. (Since rich & not rich don’t go together.)
Russ: Trust me, I am all for it and have no problem being rich.
You know, that’s easy to say, but I don’t think he really gets it.
In fact, I don’t think a lot of people understand what it takes to be rich.
(If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!)
A lot of folks think the hard part about being rich is figuring out how to make the money. But that’s not our job. (Universe does the “how”; our purview is the “what.”)
Our job is to be rich, before we are. Otherwise it’s like ordering up a delivery you don’t know how to receive.
We close the door to big bucks whenever we’re feeling poor, or just getting by, or doing okay, or whatever else we are that isn’t “rich.”
So learning how to be rich is kind of a thing.
Once upon a time in corporate world (before my LOA days) a really nice guy who I’d have loved to work for offered me a job that was not only more interesting and cool than what my present job, but it also paid 3-4 times more than I was making.
Holy what?! That would be … holy crap – a lot of freakin’ money!!
The thought of making that much money boggled my mind.
I tried to imagine it … I saw myself in khakis (instead of jeans), at dinner parties (instead of barbecues), drinking cocktails (instead of beer), with people who weren’t my current friends. Because of course I’d have to have rich friends.
I didn’t like it.
You know what I did? I avoided that guy for three whole weeks until he hired someone else.
That’s how allergic to money I used to be.
Another time I was driving to my super hot date’s house for the first time. We’d gone out a few times and I really liked him! He was handsome, funny, smart, charming, had a super cool job as a CSI guy. I really really liked him.
He invited me to his house for dinner. (How sweet is that? He’s going to cook! Could it get any better?!)
As I drove to his neighborhood, one I wasn’t familiar with, I soon realized he lived in a ritzy area. I wondered what he was doing with all these rich people as neighbors. I imagined he’d have an older, smaller house in this ridiculously rich hood.
No. His was the nicest place on the block.
You know what I did?
I kept driving. Right on by his place! Because something in me knew that I didn’t date guys with money like this.
That’s not who I was.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but those two uncomfortable brushes with wealth spotlighted my inability to be with big money.
Which is why I practice being with money now, so I don’t have any repeat failures with wealth.
Being rich isn’t easy if no one taught you it. It takes practice if you’re not a natural.
This stuff doesn’t happen by accident – it happens by alignment.
By being willing to feel it and think it and speak it and be it before we are it.
And it’s work!
Work that pays extremely well, but it’s still work.
(I also practice being fit and healthy, successful in business, etc. It’s not just money that I practice.)
So if you’re in the market for wealth, I suggest you practice it before Universe tries to deliver it, because not everyone knows how to accept that package.
How to tell if you know how to be rich?
Easy. If you want it, and you don’t already have it, you’ve got a vibrational kink. Time to get out the vibrational iron and work out those kinks by practicing being rich!