Can I confess something? Promise you won’t tell? Here goes: I’m average. So is every other self-made millionaire I know, for that matter.
Meaning, I have bad days. Days where I don’t want to work. Days where I’d rather be zipped up in a sleeping bag and swung against a tree than write another blog post.
And I love writing. See what I’m sayin’?
So if you’re on the other end of this article, worried you’re just not “wired” to be a seven figure earner, don’t be. My whole life I’ve been more pessimistic and had lower energy than everyone around me.
Believe me: if anyone wasn’t meant to be a millionaire, it was me. Yet here I am.
So, for what it’s worth, I thought I’d share a couple of silly but effective techniques I use to power-through funks and behave more like a millionaire more of the time.
Especially when I just wanna put on my sweats, sink into the couch, binge-watch Silicon Valley, and eat an embarrassing amount of pizza and breadsticks.
Here goes. (Oh and I’m pretty sure I got this from a book, but for the life of me, I can’t remember which one. Sorry author.)
Technique number one: I pretend a video crew is following me around, filming my every move for the day. And the footage will be shared with everyone: friends, family, the general public.
Now. As you can imagine, as long as I take it serious, a day that was destined for laziness and low-to-no productivity can turn into a damn-good day just like that. After all, I wouldn’t want other people thinking poorly of me.
Technique number two: I remind myself that I’ll be dead soon. Sounds dark and twisted, but it’s not. That perspective, for some reason, helps me go from lazy thinking to legacy thinking. And my output reluctantly tags along.
Again, the result is the same. A day that otherwise might’ve been a four out of 10 could easily end up a seven out of 10 thanks to this cheesy little reframe game.
Right? So there you have it.
Make fun of me or give it a try. Your call. But I swear this habit has been worth millions of dollars to me. Same with this one.