I was once called the gordon Ramsay of Personal Development and Hypnosis, which is great for me because Gordon Ramsay is something of a hero of mine.
We have a great deal in common – well stretch your imagination. Thanks to physical injury he couldn’t carry on playing professional football so got up and got on as a professional chef.
True I was never a professional footballer, in fact at school I sucked at sports even though I loved kicking a football about.
I was a clumsy kid though and was never picked for teams, you know that kid that always gets left until last. I can’t say I was bullied, but always being left till last made me feel different, not always in a good way.
One Day changed everything
Then one day I won a competition from my weekly comic, the prize was… A leather bound football, a proper football. Oh joy of joys.
The football was a coveted item and *I* had it, it was mine.
Then everyone wanted to play with MY ball and be on MY team. I became the picker!
There was LESSON No 1 -The Picker has ALL the power, you’re the team Manager, you pick the players, you don’t get left behind.
If you can’t be the Player then be the best Manager or Chef or Edutainer you can be.
The role of a chef and the role of an Edutainer showing people how to change their mindsets and attitudes isn’t all that different in principal.
You take the few ingredients the store of life has delivered to your subconscious larder. You figure out how best to use the utensils and equipment your body has kicking around, and these can be very different, and bring the lot together to produce not only sustenance but a satisfying and fulfilling repast.
And just like a wedding breakfast or Sunday lunch, this creates an experience and it’s the experience we remember.
Wealth is also like a meal, it isn’t just the one ingredient snack many people are taught it is.
Wealth is a full on banquet.
Sure the most important base is generous helping of crisp and fresh lightly tossed cash, but that is just the bed to lay the more delicate and delicious portions of the wealth recipe.
True wealth must also include two or three table spoons of enjoyable shared pastimes.
Several thickly sliced satisfying acts of selfless charity complement the heady and filling chunk of indulgent pleasure. The trick here of course is balancing the earthiness with something more graceful.
But the thing that pulls all this together to take the whole thing from a mishmash of bits and pieces is the thinking that produces the sauce.
A bad sauce however can spoil the experience and flavour of being wealthy and leave a bitter taste which is where sadly most people live.
Remember the first lesson? Don’t let bad experiences sour your sauce!
To think wealthy requires a good dash of realisation that rich people are not evil and wanting, and getting stuff isn’t bad wine.
I know that particular belief wine is strong, and your up-dragging people told you it was wrong to drink it, but you’re not drinking it, you are heating it and reducing it down to get the flavour without the alcoholic guilt which is steamed off.
Next you add some finely chopped generosity…
…and the zest of time shared with the people you are teaching and touching. To get and give the value you need stir slowly.
And now the pudding.
To be wealthy…
…you have to produce something, even if that is some more wealth. And when you produce something you are pouring the rich and sweet custard of Experience into the bowl of people who surround you, support you and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
So take the following,
Mix liberally, garnish with a pinch of gratitude and savour…
If you need some Wealthy Thinking to get past your sticking points and Up Your Game, at whatever you do, to stop being left behind, then think what I might be able to do for you on a Quick Consult. No messing about for months, just rapid effective creative skills creation.