When you think about “rich people” you might think they’re all about glitz and glamour: designer dresses, private planes and epic luxury.
Every day I read stupid articles about things that you apparently MUST do to be rich. And honestly? Most of them are total, misleading BS!
If you believe their stupid lies, you might think you have to become someone completely different to be wealthy. And believe me: that assumption can be damaging enough to hold you back from the next level in your business.
Together, let’s re-write the script of what it means to be a rich Lucky Bee!
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What do you imagine daily life is like for a rich person?
If I asked you to describe an average day for a super wealthy person, what would you say? While everyone’s answer will be a little different, I bet there are a few common threads that come up.
Do you think rich people eat caviar for breakfast, fly to work in private helicopters, and generally live very fancy-schmancy lives?
Well, when I started my business, I thought I had to be like that too. That’s because – like most people – I didn’t actually know anyone who was super wealthy. The only thing I had to go on was media portrayals, and the odd “12 Things The Rich Do Differently” BuzzFeed list.
Nowadays, though, I don’t mind telling you that even though I’m a self-made millionaire, I don’t fit the profile of a stereotypical “rich person” at all.
And you don’t have to either.
3 damaging assumptions you might hold about being rich
I mention those “12 Things” lists because posts about them keep popping up in my Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp community. And look, I understand their popularity.
It’s tempting to think that if someone has something you want, you just have to do exactly what they’ve done to get it for yourself. However, there’s a fundamental flaw in that logic, which we’ll look at later in this post.
Meanwhile, let’s talk about three assumptions that way too many people make about being rich. See which ones come up for you; and together, let’s agree that they’re total BS.
1. Only thin people can be rich
OMG – this one haunted me for ages! I thought that because I had a little extra “junk in my trunk”, I’d never be successful. I always thought that I’d have to lose weight before I could really ramp up my business.
Maybe you’re doing the same: procrastinating on taking new photos or getting on camera to film your course?
Well – with that belief, chances are that you’ll never take the action you need to make more money in your business!
I want you to hear this: rich people come in all sizes.
Does being rich mean it’s easier to “live healthy”? Well, sure, maybe to a certain extent. But if you don’t look after yourself now, chances are that you won’t when you have money either.
Even Oprah – one of the world’s wealthiest and most successful women – still struggles with her weight. And becoming rich didn’t magically make me skinny either.
So please don’t for a moment believe that you can’t be rich until you’re thinner or healthier. It’s simply not true. Changing your weight doesn’t mean you’re more or less deserving of being rich. You’re deserving NOW.
In fact, if you show up in your business exactly as you are now, you’re more likely to inspire your target market. After all, people are hungry to see role models in all shapes and sizes.
If you hide out and procrastinate, on the other hand, you’ll never feel ready.
Trust me. You’re ready for success at your current weight.
Money is “one size fits all!”
2. Rich people don’t need sleep
I’ve lost count of the articles I’ve seen that insist rich people always “get up three hours earlier than poor people” or “pull all-nighters” to get things done.
You know, I’m sure that some of them do – for a few years, anyway. Eventually, though, it probably catches up with them. They burn out or their adrenals stage a revolution.
You don’t have to get up at 4am to be rich. (And thank God for that! I really like my sleep-ins!)
Besides, not all rich people do this anyway. My mastermind buddy Leonie Dawson insists that getting a good nine hours sleep each night actively helped her to become a millionaire.
Even Arianna Huffington agrees. In her book, The Sleep Revolution, she talks about how a good night’s sleep can totally transform your life for the better. And as entrepreneurs, we need to be on our game.
How can you thrive if you’re sleep deprived?
Plus, you don’t have to work every hour of the day to make money. In fact, as I’ve made more money, I’ve actually worked less because I’m now more efficient and smarter about how I spend my time.
So don’t believe this one either. In fact, I give you permission to go and nap straight after watching this video!
3. Rich people always wear fancy clothes
As far as the media’s concerned, wealthy women are always immaculately dressed. They wear designer labels, and wouldn’t be caught dead without a full face of makeup. Plus, they only travel by private jet or limousine.
Now don’t get me wrong: if that’s your jam, there’s nothing wrong with it! Personally, though, I’ve never been a fan of high fashion. I wear yoga clothes as my work uniform. I record most of my videos in jeans. Basically I wear what feels comfortable.
You can totally do the same if you want to.
True wealth doesn’t have a compulsory dress code, so wear whatever you like!
Again, this lie comes down to believing that you’re not enough as you are. If you believe that you have to dress a certain way to get rich, you might think deep down that you’re not allowed to make money if you don’t fit that mold.
The truth: “all rich people do X” is a bad reason to do that thing
There are two reasons that “all (or even most) rich people do X” doesn’t mean you have to do it too.
First: even if rich people do something, that thing didn’t necessarily MAKE them rich.
There’s a saying in academic circles that “correlation doesn’t mean causation.” In other words, just because two things regularly happen together, one didn’t necessarily cause the other one.
Just because your competitor has a purple website, it doesn’t mean you need one. Just because “Miss Rich” is thin, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be rich and curvy.
Doing what other wealthy people do might actually NOT get you the same result it got them.
Second: it’s rarely true!
There really are all kinds of different rich people out there. You can absolutely be any kind of rich person you like.
There are NO RULES.
For example you can be:
- Rich and thin
- Rich and curvy
- Rich and lazy
- Rich and Type A
- Rich and introverted
- Rich and environmentally friendly
- Rich and down-to-earth
- Rich and a fashionista
- Rich and barefoot!
Again, there are no rules!
A rich woman looks exactly like… YOU!
So it’s up to you to decide: what kind of rich woman do you want to be?
Get rid of YOUR BS excuses.
What other excuses do you have about why you’re not allowed to be rich? Trust me, I’ve heard them all!
Here’s one thing most rich people ACTUALLY do though
They believe that if they want something, they can find – or create – a way to make it happen.
If you’d like to manifest something, and you need some help doing it, I have the perfect resource. We’re doing a live manifesting challenge right NOW. Join thousands of other women doing big stuff.
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It’s your time and you’re ready for the next step… just the way you are!
Did you miss last week’s post? Read it here: 5 Ways to Avoid Taking Out a Business Loan