I just came across this story and it ties in with the mental shifts that you will experience in the Empowered Muse series. When you invest in the experiences, opportunities and resources necessary to get you from point A to point B, you will make tremendous advances.
The problem is that most people don’t know the difference between their personal point A or point B. They are reacting to life instead of living intentionally with a plan. The secret is to learn how to get leverage over yourself by pre-programming your reticular activating system (RAS) to sort for (value) what you actually value…
This is what you will learn in this personal development for women training series.
Who else is trusting that you know the way in life… your children perhaps?
When billionaire shipping tycoon Aristotle Onasis was nearing the end of his life, he was asked by a reporter:
“If you lost all your money, what would you do to get it back again?”
Onasis paused and replied: “Well, it would be a process of course. But, the first step on that process, of gaining a fortune, I would consider, to be serving others.”
That confused the reporter, who replied to Onasis, “What do you mean ‘serving others’? I thought people served you!”
Aristotle took a moment to coach the young reporter…
“People serve me, but it is only because throughout my life, I’ve served others.
You ask, ‘How would you create a fortune?’ and the first step would be to serve others. I would put myself in a position, by serving others, to be around people who could help me, guide me, and share their wisdom and experience with me.”
And then he added (and this is my favorite part):
“I would get a job, maybe two, maybe three. I would save my money. I would live simply as I possibly could, and when I’d saved up five hundred dollars, I’d go eat in a restaurant that cost five hundred dollars for a meal.
Then I would work more, live simply, and save my money until I saved five hundred dollars, and I would go eat again in a restaurant that cost five hundred dollars.”
At this point the reporter was frazzled and beside himself… he replied to Onasis, “I’m really not getting this. You’re trying to create a fortune but you’re blowing five hundred dollars on a dinner? Why?”
The wise (and rich) businessman replied: “Young man, it has nothing to do with the food I eat, but the associations I create. You see, to get where I’d want to be, I would need the wisdom and the relationships with the people who regularly eat in those expensive restaurants.”
Most of us have been conditioned to be cheap with what we want in life – like it is a commodity instead of a precious good
When you do this, you create a downward spiral of mental, emotional and spiritual poverty… Your heart’s desires have a massive amount of value. So, treat them this way. Do your healing work and define what you value.
Change this today. Come join us in the Empowered Muse.