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7 Wicked Words That Block Your Success And Destroy Your Wealth
There are seven dangerous words that ruin your life and destroy your success. This is inspired by one of my mentees, one of my students on Facebook. I was reading a video that he uploads. It was talking about this particular thing. I thought it would be a very good lesson to share with you. He was saying that as I was teaching the class within a high ticket closer, that he’s got this little voice in the back of his head saying the first three words which are, “I know that.” I think I’ve heard of this before, “I know that.” How do you know when you know something? Let me tell you this, if you don’t live it, you don’t know it. You might have read it. You might have seen it. You might have talked about it, but you don’t know it. Most people, they let their ego get in the way of success. It’s very easy. You notice people say, “I know that.” You do not know it. How do you know when you know something? If you don’t live it, you don’t know it. Those three words are very dangerous and they destroy your potential. They destroy your success. Why? Because the minute you say, “I know that,” your brain shuts down. You’re not listening anymore. You’re like, “I know that. I don’t need to listen any further.” You’re not paying attention. So what that you know it? It’s not about knowing it.It is not about the thing; it is about how you use the thing. Click To Tweet
I could tell you this, I am not an original thinker. Let me tell it to the whole world, I am not an original thinker. There’s nothing new about what I do. Everything I learned from Napoleon Hill, other successful entrepreneurs, Think and Grow Rich are proven masters from the past, my mentors. There is absolutely nothing new about what I say and about what I do. I am a synthesizer. I take different ideas and I put it together. The only difference between me and everybody else is I don’t say, “I know that.” What do I say? I say, “I use that.” Those three words are much more powerful than to say, “I know that,” because when I use it, I own it. It is mine. Instead of everybody else, they’re thinking the ideas, they’re learning about it. “I know that.” I ask, “How can I use that?” I implement. The only difference between me and everybody else is I can execute it better than most people. I use it better than most people. That’s the only difference. Instead of you watching a video, you watched 1,500 videos. You don’t use it.
I can use one video. I can read one book. I can take ideas and implement, execute immediately, and execute well. That’s the only difference. The first three dangerous words are, “I know that.” The other four words that are very dangerous and will ruin your life is, “I can’t afford it.” How many said that to yourself? This I learned from Kiyosaki. Again, nothing new. He talks about when people say, “I can’t afford it,” it shuts down your brain. There is no creativity required when you say, “I can’t afford it.” You want something in your life, “I can’t afford it. I want to buy that car, I can’t afford it. I want to support my parents, I can’t afford it. I want to take that vacation, I can’t afford it. I want to send my kids to college, I can’t afford it.” You see how it is? That is an easy way out because you’re just making an excuse saying, “I can’t afford it.” It requires no effort. That’s a poor person’s mentality. You notice poor people say, “I can’t afford it.” Do you think money grows on trees? I probably heard that before. Instead of saying, “I can’t afford it,” ask yourself a powerful question and that is, “How can I afford it?” The minute you ask that, it opens up a world of possibility.
The minute you change your vocabulary, instead of a victim statement, stop. “How can I afford it? Maybe I can’t afford it with my current job. Maybe I can afford it with the way that I’m conducting business, but how can I afford it? What do I need to do? What knowledge do I need to acquire? Who do I have to be? What new skill sets I need to develop in order for me to afford this?” Those questions are much more powerful, much more empowering. A higher-level question that I like to ask is, “How can I make it make me money?” Imagine this, I show up to your house and I have a brand-new Ferrari. I parked it right in front of your door. The Ferrari costs $200,000. I say to you, “I can sell you this Ferrari. Here’s the key for $100,000. It’s worth $200,000. I’m going to sell it to you for $100,000.” “I don’t have the money right now. I don’t like Ferrari. I don’t like red.” It’s a poor person’s mentality. A rich person would say, “I’ll buy it. It doesn’t matter if I like Ferrari or I don’t like Ferrari.” It’s not the point. It’s, “How can I make it make me money? Maybe I don’t like Ferrari. I’ll buy it.”
The minute I buy it, I’m going to flip it or even if I don’t have the capital right now, I will tie up the deal. I’ll sign the deal first and it gives me three to four days and I will flip the car and make a profit. Maybe I’ll sell it for $120,000 or $150,000. I pocket a $20,000 and $50,000 profit. I can take the $50,000 profit and go do something else, to learn more skills, to make another investment or whatever it is I want to do. It is not about the thing, it is about how you use the thing. It’s about how to deal with that situation. You have a preconceived idea, “I don’t like red. I don’t like Ferrari. I don’t have money.” That’s how you think. How you do anything is how you do everything. It’s your mentality that keeps you broke. It’s this exact seven words that ruined your life and is preventing you from going to a next level and preventing you to achieve more success. Do not use those words. Change your vocabularies and ask yourself powerful and empowering questions every single day.