Are You Drowning? Need Help Getting Out?
I was just talking to my business partner about people who insist on claiming that their reason for not starting in a business is because they “don’t have the money”.
Two things come to mind.
#1: What’s confusing to me is that the reason they say they CAN’T get started in a business is the same reason they went looking for a business in the first place:
You can use that as a reason for why you MUST get started or… You can use that as an excuse for why you CAN’T get started.
But you can’t do both…
Now the second one confuses me to the point it’s annoying.
#2: When I was in that “can’t afford it” situation, someone did me a real favor.
They looked me in the eye and here’s what they said:“STOP BEING A WUSSY!”
You’re 63 years old!
You’re a grown man, living with parents and delivering pizzas. What are you doing with your life!? You don’t even have $20 in your bank account!”
“If you don’t change the way you think about money RIGHT NOW, then I can come find you in 6 months and you’ll be in worse shape than you are now. Because prices aren’t going down, they’re going up.”It made my jaw drop.
- It ticked me off.
- It made me utterly mad.
- And it also jolted me into action.
Because, here’s the FACT:
- If you’re 25 years old and you don’t have $500 in your bank account, your financial philosophy sucks.
- And if you’re 40 years old with less than $2,000 in your bank account, your financial philosophy sucks.
Does that make you a bad person? No.
Am I saying that you’re stupid? Nope.
Didn’t even imply it.
Am I saying that you haven’t had circumstances that set you back? Nope.
But, it doesn’t change the fact that YOU are responsible for your financial health. And if you have less than $2k in your bank account…
- you are ONE phone call away from being dead broke…
- you are ONE transmission failure away from being dead broke…
- you are ONE emergency room visit away from being dead broke…
- you are ONE water heater or refrigerator away from being dead broke.
It’s not a question of IF that’s going to happen….
it’s a question of WHEN.
And, if you’re using “I can’t afford it” as your excuse for why you can’t move forward in life, you’re not going to like what your life may look like in the next 6, 12 and 24 months.
You’re a giant drowning in 3 inches of water.
Stand up, pick yourself up by the boot straps, get in, and commit to YOUR future:
I’m glad you’re making a smart decision.
I look forward to helping you, because if you drowning, I am here to help you get out!
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