You know sometimes increasing our income can be a lot easier than you think.
It just involves thinking a little outside the box, or perhaps turning off the box.
Yep, turning off the TV for 30 minutes of a day can put more money in your pocket.
I don’t mean turning off the TV so you can go to work for an extra hour, create a new invention in your basement, or sell your vintage boots.
I simply mean turning off your TV. That’s it. Just one quick press of the button.
Just do it every evening at around 6pm. Possibly in the morning too at around 8am. And on the way to work switch the car radio to your ipod tunes.
I’m talking here a total avoidance of the news.
Just last week, we were driving in the car and the news came on the radio. Hundreds of jobs were being slashed by Fairfax Media. It was a huge report that drifted into a 20 minute discussion.
My sympathy turned to discomfort which soon grew into a lot of fear.
I envisioned the demise of traditional media and then the economy. An avalanche of thoughts and emotions thundered down and by the end of that radio discussion I was convinced that we were doomed.
I had no security. No back up plan. Inconsistent income. And now the bloody economy was against me. The money well was drying up for everyone.
What was I going to do?
I couldn’t return to teaching as I burned my licence to shut off all exit plans. But, then how was a job going to help me? The news report just proved how unstable that was.
I’d have to turn to consulting, or coaching, or maybe street busking.
What the hell was I doing putting all my time and energy into a business and living a life frolicking around the country and dancing with the edges of financial ruin?
On it went until finally the part of me that usually refuses to listen or watch the news awoke.
What are you doing girl? You’re allowing your personal world to be controlled by the media’s interpretation of it.
What’s the truth for you right now?
When you turn off that media and you perceive the world as you experience it daily through your own five senses what do you see?
So why would you let one news story, as sad and devastating as it may be, completely change your perception and so destiny?
Turn it OFF.
You don’t really need to know how bad the wider world is. Not unless you want to get down in the trenches and fight to change it.
Most people don’t.
They hear the bad stuff, they absorb it, exclaim how terrible it is, yet continue to move through the day forgetting about it in five minutes. This is normal for most people, except they move through the rest of the day with a little fear now instilled in their hearts.
Their conversations with others exacerbate the fear as they talk about the horrible state of the economy, the lack of opportunities, and how the future looks bleak. And then they make decisions based upon this fear.
When you make decisions based upon fear, abundance doesn’t flow.
There’s a reason why there are lots of millionaires created during depressions – it’s because while the majority of people listen to the fear-based media reporting all the bad, others go out with eyes wide choosing not to get sucked in by the devastation.
The key to bringing more money into your life is to focus on the wonderful ways you can tap into the abundance waiting for you.
Here’s a challenge
Just try it and see what happens. Refuse to read the paper or watch the news. For the time you’d usually spend absorbing the world’s crap dedicate it to something that makes you feel good.
Start to be more aware of the impact the media has over your thoughts and emotions and choose to not let it distort your perception any longer.
Are you addicted to the media or have you already chosen to remove it from your energy field?