How You Turn Broke Into Rich
I want to talk about something that I know has changed my life. Financially, spiritually and emotionally. It doesn’t matter how old you are, this message is for you. I promise you that as long as you stay in the business of “impressing people,” you will stay broke. I want you to think about this right now. How much of your life do you spend trying to impress other people? How many things do you buy or do to impress other people?
We live in an era of social media and likes and fashion and everything around us is telling us that we have to be impressive to the people around us. How far down that road will you go before you start to wonder why it is that you are spiritually broke? How long until you find you are emotionally and financially broke? I know this is a tough message to hear.
When I was in my twenties I would go out constantly to the club trying to impress people that wouldn’t care if I died. People that wouldn’t go to my funeral and never knew me in the first place. I’m not telling you not to have fun, that’s not what I’m saying. I want you to enjoy your life. I schedule out my fun now and do it with the people that matter. I do it with those who matter in my life and who I don’t feel the need to impress.
I cringe when I think about how much money I have spent on trying to impress people. My friend told me this and it changed my life - “what you have doesn’t show how much money you’ve got, what you have shows how much money you spend.” How many times have you woken up the next day after a night out with people you were trying to impress and looked at your bank account disappointed when you could have taken that money and invested it into your life, into assets for your future?
Take a moment today to think about your investments. I don’t mean just financially, I’m talking about your friends and your activities. Are you spending energy on friends that are assets or liabilities? What is your return on investment with your friends? Are they pouring into your life like you are pouring into theirs? What about your activities, are they bringing you peace for the time you spend on them? What do you think would happen if you were to start spending your time, energy and money only on the things that are assets? Think about that today.
We have to get out of the business of impressing people, start focusing on your investments spiritually, mentally and financially. You got this.
It all starts with you.