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.