If you want to be rich.... Surround yourself with rich people
How this looked in my life
We realised that the culture in the country town we were living in (Castlemaine in Victoria), though awesome, was not our future. We needed to be surrounded by entrepreneurs because that's what we were going to be.
Rule 2: Transference
We realised that if we wanted to be full-time travellers later, we had to be doing it now. All we had was equity so we used that.... and left Australia. That was scary...
This was hard for me. I'm the son and grandson of white-collar workers so my time always belonged to someone else. The biggest breakthrough in this area has only happened recently when I started to value listen to music, meditating, massages, exercise and Sci Fi novels as much as I did blogs, coaching calls and admin. I've started to realise that every moment of my life is my life, that I want to value every moment and that I need to "fill myself up", consciously and deliberately, with things that give me joy and peace if I'm to be of use to people (and consequently, build my business).
Deb and I created a vision of our lives at 80 before we got married at 28. the specifics aren't important, the process of distinguishing what's important to you, both now but also over the long arc of your life, is critically important (this is basically what we do in the midlife creation program HERE for a short video).
You simply can't do it alone. No culture ever expected people to traverse the middle years alone. We all need guides, mentors, cheerleaders and the occasional kick up the proverbial... We also don't understand the basic concepts of the phases of life in our time. It's a knowledge that is lost but extraordinarily powerful to understand that all people, at all times, in all cultures, had to traverse the same phases and stages (and experience the same doubts, fears, strengths and weaknesses that you are, have and will experience) - click HERE for a webinar where I go through these phases.
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