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Want to be Wealthy? The key lies in your mind…

Bruce Muzik 12-17

Want to be Wealthy? The key lies in your mind…Have you ever wondered why 50% of lottery winners find themselves broke again within two years of winning the lottery?

When I first read this statistic, it fascinated me and I started speculating about how this could be true. Why do these people lose their millions? Is it that they made bad investment decisions? Did they give their money away? Did their advisors steal from them or did they just plain spend it all?

This question remained unanswered for many years until I began my own entrepreneurial journey. Along the way, I was forced to face my own financial failings.

Allow me to tell you a little about myself. At the age of 15, this long haired, pimply teenager decided that he had to make an important decision about the rest of his life. Being the serious minded teenager I was, the choice that lay before me was black and white. Either I was going to follow my heart and become a famous rock guitarist or I was going to sentence myself to a life of slavery in a 'proper' job.

I chose the former, primarily because the chance of getting girls was higher as a 'rock god' than as an electrical engineer! I very clearly remember my mother warning me "Being a musician is not easy and you probably won't make any money. At least go to university and get a degree so you have something to fall back on." My mom loved me dearly and just wanted me to live a happy life.

In her world, security = happiness. Musician = broke = unhappiness.

I learned two things that day. As a musician, I was going to be broke (but at least I'd have the girls) and I was going to need a degree to fall back on when I failed. This shaped my career and for the next 12 years as I discovered that in fact it really was difficult to make any decent money as a musician. I studied music at university in case I needed to fall back on teaching. I lasted a year at university before starting my first business - a recording studio in my bedroom. And so, I began my journey to financial freedom as an entrepreneur.

However, the same fate seemed to follow me wherever I went. No matter what or how hard I tried, profit was still one of those things I had heard of, but never seen! In a desperate attempt to solve my financial dilemma, I began reading everything I could on making money. I soon discovered that I was not alone. In fact 95% of the population was broke too. This was not music to my ears.

One day, a beautiful young girl I was dating invited me to do a personal growth course that she was involved with. I accepted, and three days later I returned to my life a changed man. During the course, I had an epiphany. I realized that I was the one holding my financial success back. I realised that I had internalized my mother's words that day and that my belief that musicians were poor was what was holding me back. I was taken aback by the simplicity of it all. How on earth could I be wealthy if I believed that South African musicians were doomed to a life of poverty? I needed to change my beliefs. I decided that I was going to be a wealthy musician. I decided that I was going to master the inner game of wealth.

Within six months, I had gone from earning R3000 to R30000 a month. The only thing that had changed was my belief about musicians in South Africa - my MINDSET. A few months later I wrote a no.1 hit with South African singer, Jerusha. The rest is history, as they say and that beautiful young girl who invited me to the personal growth course is now my wife.

I am no longer involved in the music industry. Now, I follow my passion (instead of following girls!) which is teaching people to live lives filled with wealth, health and happiness. My own experience and the experience of the thousands of people I have taught has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only thing holding any of us back from achieving massive financial success are our mindsets about money - our Wealth Blueprint.

Over the coming months, my mission is to reprogram your beliefs about money, wealth and success. Your beliefs give you your actions which give you the results that you currently have in your life. It is my experience that once you alter your beliefs, your results alter too, sometimes within a matter of hours.

If you are struggling to get ahead financially or if you just want to take your success to new heights, your mind holds the key.

We'll blast off next time learning about mindsets and how they control our lives.

Till then, have a miraculous day.



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