Post From TNT By Angeltrish - Her Personal Story
In regards to the 90% being broke in 2 years, please read and benefit from my experience!
Every time I hear that statistic, that “90% of the people will be broke within 2 years”, I cringe because I know the harm it is creating (energetically speaking). Let me assure you, TNT Family, it doesn’t have to be that way and I will tell you some important things you can do to overcome this dreaded omen.
Allow me to share my story so you can all benefit from it and avoid the mistakes I made.
I have always been pretty responsible with money so their comments were quite aggravating, to say the least.
After my Mom passed over, I tried to do everything I could to prove my aunts and cousins wrong and be extra responsible with the money so the very first purchase I made was for a program called “Money Mastery”, as I desperately wanted to be a wise steward of my inheritance.
This program proved to be the wrong program for me, as it was more about getting out of debt but I did learn some basic financial principles, which I will share at the end of this message.
I have always had a kind and generous nature and so I was an easy mark for everyone and their brother to hit me up for money with their sob stories and that was the first mistake I made. I did help several people out by giving them money and I also loaned money to some, none of which ever paid me back. I was careful not to buy a new car or other large purchases but I do have a thing about looking nice and I love clothes so that was my second weakness.
If I saw something in the store that I liked, I would hem and haw about buying it but 9 times out of 10, I would ultimately make the purchase and then feel guilty and chastise myself later so it was never really a satisfying thing to do. I also did not seek competent advice to make my money grow and that was another huge mistake.
I knew enough to diversify my investments but without exception (some perhaps due to a weakened economy) every investment was a bust and I’m sorry to say that I lost money on every single one! There were times when I also let my ego get in the way and made silly purchases to impress others, like buying $100K worth of Rock and Roll memorabilia….that’s a whole other story!
Here’s the crux of the matter, Family, and this is where Law of Attraction comes in. In the back of my mind, the tape which was continually playing in my head was, “I can’t lose this money, I can’t lose this money, I can’t lose this money”. If you know anything about the Law of Attraction, you know that it trumps all other Universal Laws and you also know that you get back whatever vibration you are putting out, especially if it is charged with emotion.
I was putting out the FEAR of losing this money, and whatever we fear comes true for us, as even stated in the Bible, in Job, verse 3:25, “That which I greatly feared has come upon me”. Michael Losier, who wrote the book, “The Law of Attraction” says that the Universe doesn’t hear the words, “don’t, not, and no” or any derivative of this, so effectively I was saying to the Universe, “Lose this money, Lose this money, Lose this money”.
And that is precisely what happened….it took me 8 years to do so, but I did finally lose the money, and was even swindled by a couple of professional con artists.
So this is what I learned which is invaluable information and it is my hope that all of you will benefit from my mistakes so you can avoid making them yourselves. I would love nothing more than to prove those statistics wrong and have every single one of us keep this Blessing and grow it and live happily ever after!
1. First of all, do not buy into that “90% will lose their money” statistic, fearing that will happen to you! Instead ask God for Divine Guidance in all of your financial affairs. One of my teachers, Louise Hay, has a great affirmation to counter this when someone is being negative…just say, “Well, that may be true for some but it’s NOT true for me!. I am always Divinely guided and protected”.
2. Next, seek those professionals and wealth managers who will help guide you through this process, even if it costs you what you think of as a lot…it will be money well spent!
3. Tony is right on the money when he says put aside 25% to invest! Do not touch this money as it will be your “Golden Goose account”, which will continue to produce those Golden Eggs for you to enjoy for the rest of your life.
I made the mistake of just spending, being careful, of course, but watching my bank account dwindle down and down every month as I paid my expenses. Read the short book, “The Richest Man in Babylon” and this will drive home that point so you really get it!
4. Learn to be discerning in who you help….give your gifts outright, don’t loan money or you WILL lose some friends and it will put a strain on relationships in your family, trust me, I know. If you can’t give it, don’t. You can also tell people that you have to check with your wealth manager and if he says no, that’s the end of that discussion.
5. This is the lesson I learned from the Money Mastery program and that is to track your money and create a monthly budget, and then stick to it! This is one of the first things I am going to do, as well as investing in a computer program like Quicken, where I will enter every expense at the end of each day. Remember what I said about feeling guilty whenever I bought some new clothes?
Not any more, as I will have a set amount to spend each month, and this time I will fully delight in the experience of buying a new outfit, without the guilt! If I see something I want that costs more than I have in my budget, I will use self discipline to wait until the next month and then buy it without any negative feelings.
6. Like most of us in the TNT Family, I have a heart to serve and I love to give and help others and I’m so looking forward to giving and “paying it forward”!! I personally am going to set aside 10% of the gross amount I receive from my exchange, which will be dedicated solely to giving away.
I already have my list of 40 or so cashiers checks which will go out immediately to help friends and family members but the majority of this money will go into some kind of account where it makes money, too, and I get a monthly or quarterly dividend so I can perpetually give for the remainder of my life. And when I pass over, this money will not go to my son, it will all be donated.
One of the things I came to see through the experience with my inheritance is that I simply LOVE to give and it’s a part of who I am and what makes me, me. When I had no more money and couldn’t give anymore, I felt stifled and frustrated so I will not let that happen again.