SO… THAT heading up there. At first I wouldn`t blame you for thinking it`s a very tacky and attention-seeking headline but I`m being really honest…I AM going to get really rich!
Why should you care? Isn`t it a bit gross and uncouth to be talking about MONEY or even worse, about wanting to be RICH?? Well no, actually, it isn`t.
As entrepreneurs we all know that your WHY is one of the first things you have to work out – it`s what all the business coaches ask us to ask ourselves…”WHY do you want to teach people to GO LIVE Michelle?”. WHY do you want to do your business? What DRIVES you to get up and slog it out and maybe go bust a few times and lose your social life and, and, and… You`ve got to LOVE your “why” otherwise you would just give up.
I had to sit with this question for a long time and came up with a long list of “whys”:
* It`s easy for me to do it
* I love teaching and I`m good at it
* I want women to have the confidence to have their voices heard in a male-dominated world both on and off the screen
* And, and, and…
…the list goes on and on because there are a million reasons why I want you to get your LIVE on.
Recently, I`ve been doing some work on my money mindset. It`s something I like to do in my “spare time” ie when I am hanging the washing, cleaning, cooking and especially when I am driving my car because AUDIO BOOKS are my favourite way of learning anything (Car University). In fact, I love to LISTEN almost more than I like to TALK (hard to believe right?).
I especially LOVE anything to do with reprogramming my brain so I can get my life looking the way I WANT IT TO BE. I`m a “subconscious-mind-hacking geek”.
But back to the story. When listening to an audio-book about how to make bucket-loads of money, I suddenly realised that the fundamental “WHY” I wanted to do all those things was so I could get really RICH. I realised that I have ALWAYS wanted to be rich!
This realisation was a bit shocking at first because I had so many preconceived ideas about how wanting to work “just for the money” was a total waste of precious life (which it is which is why I choose how I make money)…I mean there is MORE to life than just making a wad of dough. But then, when I started to OWN it, I thought “that`s it, that`s my WHY!!”. So WHY do I want to become REALLY RICH?
Because that isn`t really my big WHY. My big WHY is because I love helping people.
It might sound insane but I just LOVE giving money away. I LOVE backing people with good ideas on Kickstarter. I love donating to Greenpeace and WWF. I LOVE giving interest-free loans to cash-strapped geniuses who need music equipment but biz is a bit slow for them right now. I LOVE giving away cars (OK my old ones). See what other things I LOVE giving my money away for on this very short LIVE vid I made about it.
As an entrepreneur, you really have to nail your WHY.
Are you clear on your WHY?
I`m going to do a LIVE post about on Monday August 21st at 6pm CET (12pm EDT/9am PDT) on my Facebook Business Page.