How To (Really) Be Rich

Once Walter White started making serious money in season 3 of Breaking Bad, his boss and would-be mentor Gustavo Fring told him:

“… this life of ours, it can overwhelm. You are a wealthy man now, and one must learn to be rich. To be poor, anyone can manage.”

This was good advice.

The kind of advice we don’t get very often.

Much of the teachings about creating personal financial wealth are focused on how to acquire and manage money.

Traditional financial gurus advise how to make it, save it and invest it, approaching wealth as if it were a matter of living below our means and socking the rest away in smart investments.

As a former certified financial planner I get the wisdom those teachings are built on.

But anyone who has followed that muggle advice knows there is more to it than that.

It’s not enough to know how to get the money. In fact, that’s not even the important part.

The important part of creating financial wealth is that we learn how to be with money. How to get comfortable having money. To learn the vibration of being rich.

And that’s a thing.

It takes practice to be rich.

(Unless you already know that vibration – which you might, if you picked it up from parents or other influences in your world.)
But if you don’t know that energetic frequency, it’s essential to learn it in order to allow the money to manifest in your world.

Because law of attraction.

We have a tendency to keep creating whatever we’re used to. Whether that’s paycheck to paycheck living, or making the same six figures we can’t seem to break out of.

It’s a thing to learn the vibration of financial wealth. (The same way it is to learn any unfamiliar vibration.)

If all we know is financial struggle or striving, then it doesn’t matter how much advice we follow about making or managing money, because we only experience whatever we vibrate. And learning how to save or manage or even make more money doesn’t automatically mean we learn the vibration of wealth and prosperity.

That’s why I wish there were more books that taught us how to be rich, rather than how to make money.

Ramit Sethi (whose work I highly respect) promises “I will teach you to be rich.

I wish that’s what he taught. He teaches how to make and manage money.

Making more money is not the same as being rich.

In fact, was it T. Harv Eker or Jim Rohn, someone like that once said that if a man wins the lottery, the first thing he better do is learn to be rich.

A lot of people would assume someone who won the lottery is already rich.

But he won’t stay that way long if he doesn’t know how to be with money.

That’s why so many lottery winners and pro athletes burn through their cash in short order … they never learned how to be rich.

Conscious creators know that whatever we desire starts with learning the vibration of that desire first.

We learn the vibration of what we want, and then the way there is revealed.

It’s no use learning how to get rich if you don’t also know how to be rich.

The next time I see a list of 8 books that teach you to be rich, I hope it is that: a tutorial on how to learn the mindset of wealth. How to own the vibration of financial prosperity.

In the meantime, I’ll do my part here with a new series on how to really be rich.

We’ll start where it matters – vibrationally.

Here are the first two posts of the series:

Stay tuned for the rest of the tutorial that truly makes the difference, or join GVU now for the 6 part course that launches July 10th.

  • April 28, 2018
  • H. says:

    There’s a book like that. I’ve yet to read that, but am now going to order it. Think I’m ready to learn :))
    How to Be Rich by J. Paul Getty
    “essays on how to live your life so that you can both be and feel rich. Examples include going the extra mile at work, being non-conformist, and appreciating art.”

  • CJ says:

    Wonderful practice poke for me Jeannette! Money comes, money is with me, money loves to hangout as I learn to EnRICH my wealth vibe consistently.
    Cant wait to hear what’s next!

  • Anna BoBana says:

    So true, so true.
    One cousin won the lottery twice – he knows how to *be* with money.
    A friend won the lottery, almost $250,000, yet remains in a near poverty state of mind. Don’t get me wrong, she’s smart with her money – everything is paid for in full, she even has dividends each month. It’s the mindset that is in a constant sense of lack and not enough.
    I like feeling the opposite of that.
    And I’m looking forward to the new course!

  • Kara Grace says:

    Yay!! Exactly what I have been working on! Standing by for this one Jeannette!

  • Kathleen says:

    I love this, Jeannette! I have become more skilled at manifesting money; now I am refining my thoughts on being rich! It is such a mind-shift… I am framing it not as something to work at, like a perfecting a new recipe, but as something I AM. I work at being a good citizen, but I AM an American. I worked at getting my degree and I learn new information all the time, but I AM a speech pathologist. I sharpen my skills everyday, but I AM rich – in so many ways! Thanks for such a great article, and I can’t wait to read the personal finance tutorial!

  • Jinny says:

    I love this SO much. So true! I was just thinking the other day – the same is true of love. We are surrounded by nothing but love love love whether we are feeling it or not. There are times when I actually notice stepping awaaay from the love! Crazy!
    I love learning to be rich – in all things. Thank you so much for running around in our big field with this huge banner-flag-thing waving – it might be red – for us all to see. Oh, yay! Here’s Jeannette!! Whoo hoo! xxoo

  • Della says:

    If you haven’t already, check out Jen Sincero’s “Badass” books. Right in the money, I think. Thanks for everything. Thinking of you.

  • Traci says:

    I think in that list of 8 books, there should be one authored by “Jeannette Maw”, that teaches this very thing… !!!

  • Jill says:

    So true! How many times do I act like a middle man with money? In it comes and right out – on to someone who “deserves it more than me” it or isn’t burdened by it!
    Thanks for the reminder about enjoying money’s company. As always, my gears are moving and feeling inspired after reading your work.

  • Michael says:

    In the 13 or so years we’ve known each other, I’ve been able to ramp up by vibes around riches, and I thank you for being the touchstone for that. 🙂

  • Klarissica says:

    I really like your blog, and i totally agree with you . Anyone can say make more money, ore this is how you manage your manage your money. We need to focus on how to be rich. That process with aligning your vibrations to resonate on that level where you can accept and appreciate the abundance that manifests.
    Thank you so much for writing this blog and just on the topics you write on in general.:)
    Can’t wait util you release the upcoming series on this topic!

  • Juli says:

    Standing ovation for this masterpiece.
    Once again, you nailed it Jeannette.
    Lots of love, thanksssssssss!!

  • HappySandra says:

    I’m like Ming, I love when you talk money (and you probably already know this from any GVU money post…I’m one of the first to respond 🙂💵). What’s helped me is to make sure I’m following the Universal Laws as best I can (along with doing the everyday money-management tasks). Laws such as: The Law of Sufficiency & Abundance, the Law of Compound Interest, the Law of Compensation, etc. Looking forward to the upcoming series!

  • Patrice says:

    Looking forward to the series on how to BE rich because, right now, I’m struggling with not letting my current situation dictate how I think and feel.

  • Michael says:

    Awesome distinction! Thanks friend… 🙂

  • Karin says:

    This is RICH with content. You rock RICH Jeannette. I’m looking forward to more!

  • Karen says:

    This is ec=xcellent. I came from welfare to being rich. Rich is better. But I know how to be rich because I grew into it as I grew and observed. It is absolutely true, if you are believing to win the lottery, do your research and pull out that playbook before the big day comes. Absolutely, learn how to be rich first, or yes, you will revert back to your lowest denominator.

  • Ming says:

    Love this Jeannette, I can’t wait to hear more. 😉 You know I love it when you talk money.

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