When you think about a typical “rich person” in your mind, what images and qualities pop up?
From your perspective, is the typical rich person a nice person or are they mean?
What motivates them?
What are their deepest desires?
What are they like?
What do they like to do in their spare time?
Are they male or female?
How old are they?
What kind of clothes do they wear?
What kind of car do they drive?
Where do they live?
What kind of diet do they follow?
Are they fit?
Are they fun?
Are they honest?
Do they have integrity?
What are their friends like?
What’s their net worth?
What do they do for a living?
When you ask yourself these types of questions about “rich people” where do you think these answers are coming from?
Do you personally know a lot of rich people and so are your answers coming from personal experience?
Or is your opinion of what rich people are like based on what you read on the Internet?
Or is it based on what your parents and friends told you growing up?
Or is it based on what you’ve seen in movies?
When we think about the typical “rich person”, we all have a different idea and image in our minds of what that person looks like, how they behave and who they are.
For the majority of us, we have been programmed by society, by movies, by our parents, teachers and friends, and by the mass media to have a certain image of “rich people”.
When you see someone driving a really nice car, do you think to yourself “Wow! This person must have a lot of integrity and must have done something wonderful to make their money so that they can afford a car like this!”, or do you think to yourself “Drug dealer!” 🙂
Where does that type of programming come from?
If you want to make a six or seven figure income online or more, do you realize that achieving this goal would put you in the income bracket where a lot of people would consider you a “rich person”?
How do you think people would feel about you if YOU were driving a $250,000 car?
How would your friends feel about you if you were making more money in a month than they do in a year?
For most people who grew up poor or middle-class, we’ve been programmed to NOT like people who are rich.
One of the challenges of becoming financially successful (ie. RICH) is to overcome some of this programming.
We have to re-condition our thinking around who we believe rich people are, and we have to start believing that rich people have the same desirable qualities you would want to have, instead of seeing them as someone like Ebenezer Scrooge!
Be honest with yourself… when you close your eyes and try to imagine a “rich person” what pops up?
If the image of a “rich person” that you see in your mind is something undesirable, maybe that is why you’re not rich yet?
Maybe you’re afraid that if you become rich, you’ll become the person you see in your mind.
Something to think about.