So many wealth gurus are just pretenders. This is what wealth advice looks like.
So, I have wealth blog. I’m wealthy, I built my fortune from scratch, and people want to know how I did it.
And I actually think my blog is one of the rarer wealth blogs out there.
Because on a lot of blogs you’ll get advice like:
Buy a second hand car and drive it into the ground. Cars lose a lot of value as soon as you drive them off the show room floor.
Trawl op-shops for clothing bargains. You can find many designer brands hiding in the racks.
Remember that money can’t buy you happiness. Focus on your relationships, and the things that fill your life with meaning.
What a crock of crap.
Now there’s nothing wrong with this advice. It’s fine. But it’s not wealth advice. It’s advice about how to manage being poor.
I mean, imagine if I wrote a fitness blog and offered people a bunch of ideas about how to live with being fat:
“Do you really need that second scooe of ice-cream. Why not try having just one a day for a while.”
“Have you tried wearing black? It is a slimming colour. Or have you tried growing a goatee?”
“Try to remember that getting your body mass into the healthy weight range is not the key to happiness. Worry more about your relationships than your waist line.”
Seriously unhelpful advice.
But you get this a lot.
When people think about wealth it often triggers a poverty mentality. It brings up fears, conditioning, imprinting – it makes people so uncomfortable that they just end up throwing up their hands and looking ways to make themselves feel better about being poor.
It’s so common that we often don’t see that what people are calling wealth advice is actually often poverty advice.
So check where you are coming from. Do you genuinely want to be wealthy and successful? Or do you just want to find a way to deal with being poor and small?
And then go and read the blogs of people who know what the flip they’re talking about.