The Chicago meet-up was a blast. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what someone who attended had to say:
As is the case with every meet-up, I learned a few lessons from those who showed up.
1. You might not need as much money as you think.
A married couple showed up. Like a lot of couples, money used to be a concern for them. Then something changed – their mindset about money evolved.
They mentioned going through the exercises in Visualize Your Perfect Day.
Commenting about the post, they said, “We noticed that our perfect day didn’t cost us any money. We got up, took a jog in the park, and spent time together. It didn’t cost us anything.”
They began cutting their expenses and downsized their lifestyle after realizing that experiences, not possessions, are what bring joy to your life.
Often we sit around thinking that money will solve all of life’s problems. How much money do you really need? My budget is based on a sub-six-figure income. I’ve YOLO’ed and gone out baller style. That nonsense gets old fast.
Now I am a simple man. When I want something, I buy it. But what do I really want?
How much does a good book cost? $20….$30 at most? A good book takes 8 hours to read and provides memories and lifelong learning. 8 hours at the club getting wasted could cost hundreds of dollars and leave you with nothing but a light wallet and STD.
My view on money is pretty boring. You need to earn enough money that you no longer have to worry about it. How much money is that? Not nearly as much as you think, once you find out what you truly value.
Of course, if your perfect day involves popping bottles and yachts, that’s cool, too.
I am here to help you live the life of your dreams. My role is to tell you how to reach your goals and not what your goals should be.
Your life, your choices.
2. Feel awkward.
One young man was 21. He felt insecure about attending the meet-up and almost turned around to leave.
“I feel like I’m at ground zero in my life right now, and was afraid people would judge me.”
I’ve known that feeling. Often I’ve looked around and realized I had no business being in the same room as others. Yet you must overcome that anxiety if you want to grow.
He showed up anyway. He learned that everyone was very welcoming, as people with a positive, abundant mindset aren’t there to judge.
It’s natural to feel anxious around older, more successful people. You will usually find that people are not judging you. Unless they real assholes (rare), they are happy you showed up.
In all of my years I have never found myself in a room full of successful men where I did not find at least one person who was eager to help me.
Maybe you remind someone of his son, or his brother, or the son he never had. You don’t know until you show up.
Go find yourself in weird situations, as that’s where the magic happens.
3. You have time to live your passion.
A man about my age had been up since 5 a.m. He’s a trader by profession, but his real life purpose is fitness and training.
He gets up early on Saturday morning to train clients. He doesn’t sleep in or complain that he is too tired from working his day job to do what he really wants.
Maybe you don’t have all day to live your passion, but you have five minutes first thing in the morning and five minutes before bed at night. That adds up to an hour each week.
And what you will soon find is that those minutes start adding up to hours, as you “magically” have more time and energy to devote into your life, as the Law of Attraction is real.
What did you learn at the meet-up?
If you showed up at the meet-up, what’d you learn from each other?
Even if you didn’t show up to the meet-up, what have you learned recently that has helped you?