What would you do with instant wealth?
I remember watching a show on the TV back when I was a little boy. The name of the show was called “The Millionaire”. It was a hit 1950’s TV series where a billionaire indulges himself giving away one-million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.
There were many things to learn from this TV show. I guess my biggest lesson and take away was related to a quote I read once that said:
“ Wealth was originally perceived as a state of mind, not a condition of the purse". ~Richard Gaylord Briley
Getting back to the story about the TV show called "The Millionaire" actually Mr. Tipton was a Billionaire.
John Bereford Tiptop is a multi-millionaire, a billionaire in the TV series and among the things he does with his money in these episodes is to give away a million dollars to people he didn’t know.
So every week Tipton who is not seen, instructs his assistant, Michael Anthony to go bring the person he chose their check.
The only stipulation is that the person receiving the check must sign an agreement not to tell anyone how they got the money. And then we see how the recipient’s lives are changed.
I think the best part of the show were the lessons us viewers would learn about instant wealth. With this instant wealth came problems, responsibilities and the greed and envy of others. This has not changed today.
In the beginning of each episode the millionaire would tell a short wise sages story. For example the millionaire would send for Michael Anthony at the beginning of each episode and share a lesson.
Here’s one scene:
Michael, Mr. Tipton's administrator reports each morning as Mr. Tipton shares a story or lesson.
Mr. Tipton the Billionaire asks Michael : “Mike do you ever have nightmares”?
Michael replies: “Only after too much curried shrimp I’m glad to say”. (Smiling)
The Billionaire says: “I’ve had one after I woke up this morning”.
Michael says: “Woke up this morning, sir”?
The Billionaire says: “Scientist say there is one moment between waking and sleeping when you can experience a lifetime of emotions. This morning there was one second that seemed like years of terror”.
Michael replied with: “They also say that those who never have nightmares, will never have pleasant dreams either”.
The Billionaire then says: “Well Mike, I must confess I’m glad to be awake now, free of doubt and back to my proper place in time”. As he hands an envelope to Mike containing a million dollar check enclosed saying “Our next millionaire”.
Michael smiles nods respectfully and walks off to his next mission of delivering the check.
It’s crazy, but in most of these episodes the recipient of the check tells someone that they trust about receiving the check. Then the drama begins.
As a child I often wondered what it would be like to be a recipient of a million dollars.
What would you do with a million dollars of tax free money?
When people are typically asked what they would do if their doorbell rang and when they answered the door a person stood there with a tax free check for them for a million dollars. They sounded off with a million things they would do with the voice of an unconscious mindset. Very dangerous and irresponsible in deed.
Well if some of us were asked this same question we would give answers that were similarly the same.
• Help others get what they want.
• Invest in money growth opportunities
• Pay off all my bills to live debt free.
• Pay down their mortgage.
To be honest, most people don’t really do that and don't know what they would do with a million dollars. Why? It’s because they’re asleep. They’re living unconsciously.
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, he once wrote a quote that has stuck with me:
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."
Think about that for a second. I have to bring my unconscious mind to a level of consciousness or my unconscious mind will direct my life and I will call fate. Wow! Think about that! Do you believe in fate? I don't. I know belief drives behavior. What a person has learned over time makes up their belief system.
What I'm sharing with you has changed my life greatly for the better.
This is what I know:
“The quality of your life will always be in direct proportion to the quality of questions you are willing to be asked”. ~ Christian Simpson (My entrepreneurial mentor and coach)
This is seriously important and again many live and are in perilous danger financially, in their business endeavors, and their lives because of lack of knowledge of this. An inspirational influential writer once said "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge".
You must become aware and fully awake if you have to answer the questions that will make a difference in your life. As our millionaire said in the story “I’m glad to be awake”.
To become a millionaire may not be your goal or your aspiration. The truth is it may not be your goal or aspiration to make 7 figures in your business at all, but it doesn’t mean you’re not trying to be, do or have something or become someone you dreamed would be in your destiny therefore blessing you with a 7 figure income anyway.
Well honestly to accomplish these desires we all need a coach. Yeah you can turn me off now...😊 . The truth is, I need a Coach, Successful Actors need and have Coaches, Musicians and singers have Coaches, Executives need and have coaches, successful career Athletes and sports participants have coaches and it’s a fact these individuals having coaches help put them in the top 10% of their businesses and lives. Coaches help in the journey.
We need to think into the questions that have never been asked or have never been answered because of the lack of a thinking partner. Help bringing the unconscious to level of consciousness. This is where coaching comes in.
Listen it is your thoughts and thinking that have brought where you are. If you’re satisfied with where your thoughts have brought you in life, great! But if you’re not, I want to encourage you to invest in YOU now! I have a check for you with a limitless dollar amount on it. You can write on it any amount you are willing to receive. We’ll believe for that cash amount and when you’re ready you can cash-it-in! You see the the answer is within you.
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