What would you do if you were given one million dollars right now? What would be your first reaction and what would you actually do with it after you had time to think about it? Really???
I love giving people this exercise to see what they come up with. How much do you spend and on what? Do you save any? If so, how much? Do you give any to charity?
The truth is, most people believe that a windfall of money would be wonderful and think they would spend it more wisely than their current paycheck because it is so much more, when in reality people tend to treat all money the same regardless of the amount. How you treat any amount of money (meaning spend, save, give) represents how you treat even large amounts of money. Why is this? Because our money blueprint is he same. What is a money blueprint? It is how you are programed to perceive and treat money. Good or bad, we al have a money blueprint that determines our financial outcomes.
If you are thinking you don’t like your money blueprint and would like to change it, the good news is you can! The first step is to identify your current blueprint by doing he million dollar exercise and take a hard look at your financial choices. Next take the proportions you used for a million dollars and apply it to your current income. It may seem difficult, however, creating this new blueprint is necessary in order to change your financial situation.
Doing this exercise can also be fun and a vision stretcher. Determining how to spend, save and give a million dollars (or more) can really help to stretch your financial perspective, your vision and your reality!
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