Welcome to the second lesson!
This is something that I learned very early on in the year. I was at an event, speaking on stage with a couple of very very big personalities, but the event was going terribly.
The organiser had completely screwed up everything from registration to signs on the door as to which speaker was talking when.
And then, my speaking slot moved to 8pm on the last day in the main hall seating up to 2,000. I mean my friends were going on stage at 10am in the morning on the first day and having only 60 people in a 2,000 person room (which by the way is NOT fun for a speaker, so next time that happens, please move to the front so we don’t have to shout too loudly!).
If that was happening then, on the last day of this event I knew I’d be lucky to have half that.
So anyway, I got introduced, music started, I walked on stage, greeted everybody, did my talk and offered people the opportunity to join the Gold For Life Community and at this point (I can feel this now again as I’m typing) my energy was just terrible. I felt like just walking off the stage.
Why? Because I was standing on that stage at that very moment, for money. The end goal was to get sales. And I realized, I don’t want a life where I’m on stage “working” for money. I really enjoy speaking, it’s a talent and a gift I have to be able to motivate and inspire people. But in that moment, all I was doing was forgoing my gift and doing it for the money.
I didn’t do that with my investing. I didn’t do that with anything else. Just Gold For Life (the company). At that point my eyes opened. At that point. Everything changed. I walked off stage, left the event, went for a cigar and realigned my purpose.
What I’ve learned this year is that your accumulation of money should be a by-product of your purpose. My purpose here on this plane of existence is to create a new 1%. A new super rich where it’s not just people with money, it’s people who have money, but they also have great hearts, great minds and great intentions for the world. Just now they have the funds to put all that into action.
And I was putting the profits of the company above that purpose.
I refocused, retuned my energy, started looking at opportunities, speaking and otherwise that helped my PURPOSE and suddenly profits started happening. I literally looked at an opportunity like this, my friend JT Foxx who runs an event called Mega Partnering, fantastic event, invited me out to speak, I wasn’t “allowed” to sell. I would be flying out to Dallas, spending a week and about $10,000 to just go and speak.
With my old mindset, I would have said “No, no profits, not worth it.”
Here’s how I analysed the decision with the new way of thinking: “Is this speaking opportunity going to help me inspire people who are and can be in the new 1% to make more money, protect their wealth and do good things?”. I didn’t know at first, so I went to do some research about the event, looked at the caliber of attendees and then I knew. These people were IT. my vision of the new 1%.
I said yes and booked the flights that evening, no hesitancy. That led to a friend in JT, speaking on stage with some amazing people AND students who met me there who are now looking to expand Gold For Life to help more people join the mission.
All from changing my perspective from “Will this make money” to “Will this help walk me along the path to my purpose?”.
I don’t know how it works. But as SOON as you can shift from working for money to working for the purpose, the money comes & every decision becomes easy.
I have to admit, I’ve now adapted this to every part of my life. Spirituality, health, relationships… everything. Whats my purpose and then is this decision right for the PURPOSE, not for the need in the moment.
Imagine how many investments you wouldn’t have lost money on if you looked at the END purpose rather than the current situation.
It’s all about purpose. Make every decision with the PURPOSE in mind and life becomes a whole lot easier.
See you again tomorrow.
SUMMARY: MONEY COMES AS A BY-PRODUCT OF WORKING ON YOUR PURPOSE.