Written by David Cameron Gikandi
Tao means Way. The Tao of Making Money is the Way of Making Money. What natural principles does it follow? It is part of nature, and struggle is a symptom that you are out of harmony with the flow of nature, how things work. The word prosperity originally meant "to be in the flow".
I would like you to grasp something simple yet elusive to many. First, let us hear a few words from the wise and successful, and then we can move on to the Tao of Making Money:
"To live through an impossible situation, you don't need the reflexes of a Grand Prix driver, the muscles of a Hercules, the mind of an Einstein. You simply need to know what to do." - Anthony Greenbank
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." - Seneca
"The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order." - Henry Miller
"If we do not know what port we're steering for, no wind is favorable." - Seneca
"There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty." - Wallace D. Wattles
"The reality of life is that your perceptions - right or wrong - influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place." - Roger Birkman
"Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher.
"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
"Vision is not enough unless combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps unless we also step up the stairs." - Vance Havner
"Nothing comes from doing nothing." - William Shakespeare
"To your subconscious mind the solutions to your problems of poverty is to become rich, but it is logically invalid for it to pursue this course of action if it has been told that it will make you a bad person." - Simon Hall
"To be ambitious for wealth and yet expecting to be poor; to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for, is like trying to reach east by traveling west. There is no philosophy which will help man to succeed when he is always doubting his ability to do so, and thus attracting failure." - Charles Bandouin
Do you see a pattern there? Well, I will spell it out for you. Here, then, is the Tao of Making Money:
Wealth Consciousness + Mindset + Strategies + Action
= Great Wealth Guaranteed
To understand it, let us look at it backwards.
The result you want is wealth.
Your results always follow your actions (and beliefs). If you don't get into a car and drive to London, you will stay where you are. If you don't get off the couch, you will stay on the couch. Simple: the result is the child of the action.
Your actions follow your beliefs. You cannot act outside of what you believe. Have you noticed that?
Your beliefs are simply thoughts that you think over and over again (mindset). And your thoughts can be organized into a system that works (a strategy). And a strategy can be learnt; all you need is to be exposed to it to come from not knowing to knowing.
Most importantly, your thoughts arise from your state of being (consciousness). When you are happy, you have happy thoughts and you feel happy. When you are sad, you have sad thoughts and you feel sad. State comes first, followed by thought and then the corresponding emotion. You may not know it, but you always choose your state; it just doesn't happen randomly (maybe unconsciously, but not randomly, and you will learn how to make the unconscious conscious). A state of being that believes in abundance, infinity, possibility, openness, flow, and so on, is a state of wealth consciousness. If you have a lack consciousness state of being as your predominant one, you cannot make wealth. It defies natural law and hence it is impossible. In fact, if you don't have wealth consciousness, you will not even believe or perceive opportunities to make money even if they are staring at you right in your face (you wouldn't know money if it hit you in the face). You must first create within you a state of wealth consciousness. This must be your primary mission.
Your subconscious mind (the storehouse of your beliefs) controls almost everything about you. For example, it controls your autonomic nervous system. What is that? Here is what the Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia says: "Autonomic Nervous System, in vertebrate anatomy, one of the two main divisions of the nervous system, supplying impulses to the body's heart muscles, smooth muscles, and glands. The autonomic system controls the action of the glands; the functions of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and urogenital systems; and the involuntary muscles in these systems and in the skin. Controlled by nerve centers in the lower part of the brain, the system also has a reciprocal effect on the internal secretions, being controlled to some degree by the hormones and exercising some control, in turn, on hormone production." Which all means that your hormones, energy levels, actions and so forth are controlled by the subconscious mind. If you have told yourself that you are clumsy, the subconscious will work with your hormones, motor skills, and so on and make you act, move and talk stupid. If you have told yourself that you don't fit in social situations, you will find yourself standing in the corner not fitting. Whatever you say, boss. Your subconscious is like a computer. Whatever you program into it, it makes happen. No questions asked. You are the boss, and whatever you say, happens.
Your imagination, your thoughts, what you perceive, what you don't perceive, what you see and what you miss, how you act, what you feel... these are all determined by one thing: your programming, what you repetitively tell yourself (and what you repetitively got told or observed during your youthful formation years).
So how do you take the quantum leap, how do you step out of the box of your own thoughts and see beyond it. How do you program yourself for success? Well, the same way you create all programming: practice. Repetition. You have to not only find what works positively for you, but you have to practice that new positive way over and over until it becomes part of you. Positive thinking and self-help advice will not work unless you make it permanent for you by practicing it over and over. Your entire physiology has to be rewired; your neural pathways (which create pattern and memory) have to be redrawn. All this happens by practice. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. Practice. Then one day, like with everything else you ever learned through practice, you just find yourself automatically doing it! It becomes you! Take right action - repeatedly! Learn and practice right thought repeatedly!
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