People come up with all kinds of excuses for staying broke and not having the wealth they desire.
Most people don’t make the kind of money they want not because they’re bad people, or not smart enough, or don’t work hard enough… but because they listen to these excuses.
In fact, very good, highly intelligent people with great work ethics stay struggling with money.
If this is you, I feel your pain. That was definitely where I was–working so hard, trying to do the right thing but not getting ahead fast enough to feel the relief. Then I figured some things out and 5x’d my income in one year. (That was fun! :)
One of the things I figured out was how to take a no–excuse attitude.
I started looking at what I was saying that was stopping me from doing the needle-moving work in my business that would actually make me have my desired wealth.
And you need to do this too.
Ask yourself… what comes after, “I can’t do that now because…” or “If only _____ would happen, I’d be able to…”
Is it time? Is it money? Is it that a particular person that needs your help and takes up all your bandwidth?
Is it your messy home, or your busy schedule? Do you tell yourself you have too many obligations to make progress towards your desire?
What is it that you’re telling yourself is stopping you from doing what you said you would do?
(Resist the urge to go into shame here. Instead, catch yourself out on this lovingly and honestly, sans guilt trips.)
I had a quick conversation with a client a little while ago, and she complained to me that the way her son and her husband were keeping the house was driving her crazy. She was so annoyed and couldn’t focus on her work because the house was such a mess all the time.
She was complaining but not doing anything about it.
This is common. It happens to the best of us, but it’s not the secret to success. Far from it, in fact.
I suggested hiring a mother’s helper, someone who’s willing to come in for an hour or two every day and straighten up. These people exist! They’re the kid next door, the stay-at-home mom that wants to earn a little extra money. It’s super easy.
And a little tangent here– I know some of you might be thinking, “I can’t afford someone to come in and help me.”
But I’d argue that if you’re saying “I need more help but can’t afford it,” in life – whether that’s in your business, your household duties, childcare or anywhere else – I’d argue that that’s an excuse.
You can absolutely figure this out.
And you can start off small, you don’t have to start big. But you can get help.
There’s always help available. If you look for it, you can always figure out a solution – whether it’s paid help, a trade, or some sort of family situation – there’s always help available.
So do not use that as an excuse. Do not let a circumstance outside of you stop you from going forward and achieving your goals, creating the business that you want, and the wealth you desire.
With my wonderful client, the next day after our talk, she had someone hired. It didn’t take that much effort at all.
But it does take claiming what you want and articulating what’s getting in your way.
She wanted a clean house, she wanted order. This is totally understandable. But she was stuck in the complaint and as a result, a bit of complacency.
Instead of complaining, just solve the problem!
Get off your high horse (I say that lovingly), and solve the problem, because it’s your life and you’re 100% responsible for it.
Complacency and complaining will only keep you broke and unhappy.
I want you to have the wealth you desire.
So today, what are you complaining about, and what can you take action on instead?