Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
I was reading an article this week about how millennials are under severe financial stress with no light at the end of the tunnel.
The sad thing is, this situation is not just for millennials. Many people are suffering from financial stress and have been their whole life.
They live paycheck to paycheck.
How can they possibly change this vicious cycle, save money and get out of the so-called poor house?
In America, the top cause of stress is money (or the lack of it) – 72% feel stressed by money. In Canada the percentage is lower, but money is still the main stressor.
It’s interesting, because when I was just out of highschool (same age as the millennials today), I decided I wanted to have a sports car and it had to be a convertible. This was at a time that I didn’t know about abundance, manifestation, asking for what you want, etc.
But I realized years later, when I studied people like Bob Proctor and Robert Kiyosaki that I was doing what they taught others.
You see, I made a decision that I wanted a British TR6 and it had to be a cherry red colour and my goal was to have it by the age of 21. I got exactly what I believed in and at the time, I didn’t know it was about creating wealth, money, abundance and all of that stuff.
I drove that car for over 10 years and had the time of my life!
You see, Bob Proctor and Robert Kiyosaki taught me a lot about getting out of the ‘rat race’ and developing residual or passive means of income. In other words, they taught me not to rely only on a job (which Robert Kiyosaki defined as Just Over Broke).
But getting rid of the financial stress is more than that.
It’s about changing your mindset, from one of scarcity to one of abundance.
It is understanding that you deserve and can have more than what you currently have.
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer
Those that have financial stress live in a world of scarcity. They don’t believe they can be wealthier at all.
You see, if you want something bad enough, you will find the way. If you feel you deserve more wealth, you will find it. So it all begins with changing your mindset.
I know. I went through times where I had financial stress, but I always worked on ways to increase my wealth – I did not stew and fret about poor me and how little money I had.
And I got no help from family or friends – I built my wealth by constantly learning and working at it. I did not expect immediate gratification nor did I acquire things I could not afford. Getting out of the financial stress situation takes a concerted effort.