Yesterday I flew to beautiful Cape Cod, MA to host my Spirit of Wealth Mastermind and Masterclass retreat. Sitting in first class, the man next to me is talking on the phone to his assistant. He’s got this intense energy and is a bit agitated. I overhear something I feel like I can help him with, so I share a service recommendation and it leads to us talking about business.
All good. But here’s the thing I noticed though… when the plane stops at the gate, he jumps out of his seat and is really stressed to get his bag out of the overhead compartment. He’s immediately in a rush… but there’s no place to go.
We’re in the second row of first class and the door is still closed! The stress isn’t going to make that door open any quicker. There’s no one to elbow in front of. There’s no need to be agitated.
Now, I admit, I don’t know what’s going on for him. It could have been a crazy day… but in this experience what I saw was that he was behaving in a way that was very time poor, despite having a lot of money.
Let me just say, I noticed this because I used to be the same way! I used to have that same kind of response pattern…
I must stress, stress, stress and rush, rush, rush.
I’m proud of (mostly) not being like that anymore. But here’s the thing…
The change for me didn’t come as a result of making more money.
It wasn’t like the money changed me and I instantly became a chill person. Nope.
What happened was that I asked myself… What kind of person do I want to be? How do I want to live my life?
I didn’t want to be someone who lived in scarcity… whether that’s time scarcity or money scarcity.
You’re either going to be a frenetic human in the world who believes you don’t have time…
Or you’re going to be a creative agent in the world who determines how you want to show up in each and every moment. You know what I choose. ;-)
And this choice doesn’t have anything to do with how much money you’re making. Money just amplifies who you already are. So who are you going to be?
YOU are a creative agent and YOU get to choose how you show up.