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Do You Have a Wealthy Attitude?

Wealthy people are conniving, selfish, lazy monsters who
will steal your last penny if you let them, or so that's
what I was raised to believe.

Fortunately, through my work and various associations, I've
spent time with many of these 'monsters', and discovered
that nothing could be farther from the truth.

In fact, over the years I've learned that wealthy people are
the hardest working, most generous people one could ever meet.

Obviously, the fear-based attitudes about money that were
instilled during my childhood were not only incorrect, they
didn't produce more for me than a steady job.

And no job, no paycheck. No matter how well-paid you are,
that's not wealth, that's a dangerous rut.

To me, wealth means income that is generated on a continuous
and ongoing basis, whether or not I'm working specifically
on that project or investment at any given time.

I knew that if I wanted to live a richer, fuller life, I'd
have to let go of my old beliefs and adopt healthier, more
productive attitudes to acquiring wealth.

So I set out to learn about the commonly held beliefs and
values shared by wealthy people.

The first commonality was obvious. Wealthy people all value
their time too highly to exchange it for a paycheck, and
therefore they work for themselves. The exception to this
is made when they'll work for a company in their chosen
industry to gain experience or be mentored.

Truly wealthy folks know that there is no such thing as 'get
r*ch quick' and understand that businesses are built, and
wealth is acquired, through being of service to others. They
find a need and fill it with excellent products and highly
quality customer service. Having their customers' trust and
support, their businesses stand the test of time.

All, without fail, regularly give a portion of their time
and money to help those less fortunate.

The wealthy also place great emphasis on healthy nutrition and
regular exercise. After their work day is over, rather than
flop on the couch to watch a rerun of 'Friends' (and West
Wing, and Coronation Street, and Frasier...) they'll opt for
a run or a friendly game of squash. They understand that
exercise is an activity that creates energy, whereas succumbing
to the temptation to 'flake-out' leaves you feeling even more
exhausted.

While out on that run, they put the increased oxygen flow to
good use by thinking, thinking and thinking some more. They
forumulate business plans and strategies for the short,
medium and long-term. They know that their vision for a
happy, solid future for themselves and their familes is
built on goals and the specific plans to achieve them.

Family is their top priority. Everything they do is for the
purpose of helping to improve the lives of their family
members.

Above all, they approach life with gratitude. They know in
their hearts that there is more than enough wealth on the
planet for everyone to share. They know that whatever effort
they make, whatever they choose to give, will be returned to
them many times over.

From that perspective, they have no fear, and it's fear, not
money, that is the root of all evil. Fear causes people to
hold on tight and act in greedy, selfish ways. Give to
receive.. it's really that simple.

The 'good life' may seem like a lot of hard work, and it is!
But if you truly want to enjoy the good life, then do the
'work' of setting goals, staying healthy, and being of
service to others with joy and an open heart. You'll be
delighted by the rewards work can bring when you approach
life with a wealthy attitude.


Article by Rosalind Gardner, speaker, consultant and author of the best-selling "Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People's Stuff Online". To learn how you too can suceed in Internet and affiliate marketing, sign up for Rosalind's "Net Profits Today" newsletter at:
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