11 Ways You Create Your Own Recession

The media seems to be hypnotized with a recession (if that’s what you want to call it).  The media is just killing the minds of the masses and it’s gone too far.

There have been many big ideas out there, except there is one problem.  The big ideas are in the wrong direction – the ideas are on big debt instead of earning big money.

I have a close friend of mine tell me that the sky is falling – that I should be worried about this recession.

Masses in Recession

Let me tell you something.  This is a game.  Life is a game.  If you believe what the media is telling you then you’re no smarter than the cats and dogs that walk down my street. You’re working at the same level of animal awareness.  Through your senses only.

There is something you’ve got to understand – you’ve got this magic power inside.  You have the mental power to think anything you want. You’ve got to start thinking what you want instead of letting others tell you what to think!

But a great majority of people don’t do this.  They do what everyone else does; they think what everyone else does, and they do it unconsciously.  Don’t let this be you!  Stop letting your outside influences poison your thinking.

How do you change?

In order to change, you have to be aware of what it is you’re doing first.  This is what I call your blind spots.  You can’t change what you can’t see. To see blind spots you first have to become aware of them. You’ve got to be aware of what you’re thinking and programming your mind to do.  Everything starts with a thought.  Here is a list of ways you may be creating your own recession.

11 Ways You Create Your Own Recession

  1. You watch TV. You watch TV such as news and media coverage.  Even better, you program yourself before going to bed by watching and listening to the evening news.  You do this so that you can think about recession and poverty all night while you sleep.
  2. You complain. You encourage and even complain to your friends about money being low and the cost of living being high.  And you know what happens when you do that, “When you complain you become a living, breathing crap magnet.” ~ T. Harv Eker  Crap will come to you so fast that you won’t even know what hit you.
  3. You consistently focus on debt. How do you do this?  If I gave you $10,000 cash right now, the first thing you would do is pay your debt load.  Why?  Because that’s where your attention is, on debt.  It may be unconscious, but you’re still focused on it.  If you’re attention is on debt, you’ll be in debt forever.  Want to get out of debt?  Manage your way out of debt by Managing your Money.
  4. You listen to the radio. You feed your brain with recession and poverty talk by listening to the radio, news, media or any programming that feeds you more information about a recession.
  5. You consistently worry and obsess on job security.  You have thoughts like, “What if I get canned?” , “What if I don’t have a job next week?” , “What if I get laid off?” , “What if, what if, what if?”
  6. You consistently focus on small goals. You want to earn $3,000 per month and can’t figure out why you aren’t able to earn more than $1,000 per month.  You’ve got to shoot for the stars, not for the roof of your house.  You’re thinking too small.  Start thinking big and you’ll receive big.
  7. You’re trying too hard. If you’re trying to earn more money by taking more action and rushing, you’re trying too hard.  When you rush it’s a sign that your actions are rooted in fear.  If you feel rushed it’s because you’re taking actions that have come from fearful thinking. You’re creating in reverse. You can read more about this here: The Shocking Truth About Action!
  8. You have thoughts of “lack” and “not enoughness.” This is the idea that there is not enough to go around for everyone.  This is the same point I brought up in my 7 Ways to Create the Abundant Mindset.  You think that the market is this pie, and if everyone takes a big piece of that pie they’ll be nothing left for you.  This is a false, limiting belief that doesn’t serve you.  Give it up.  There is more than enough for everyone, including YOU.
  9. You actually believe what other people say about you. In my experience this has come from the external mental programming of friends and family.  I know because I’ve been there. At times the people who love and care for you are the worst people to be hanging around.  Why?  Because they keep mentally programming you with thoughts of limitation.  They say they don’t want to see you get hurt.  They say they don’t want you to take any risks.  And the thing to remember here is that whatever other people think about you is none of your business. These thought of fear, these thoughts of risk have come from them.  They’re scared for themselves, not you.  My advice.  Spend less time with these brain ninjas.  Their venom is killing your potential.
  10. You think having a JOB will create financial independence. This is what I call The Big Lie About Money.  You may think you should, “Study hard and get a good job and you will have money and security.”  This is the furthest from the truth.  I realized this the hard way.  It took me 7 years as an employee to “get it.”  Don’t let it take you 7 years. In fact don’t let it take you any longer.  Realize that there have been more people to create financial independence by building businesses than any other way.
  11. You use the words, “I can’t afford it” as part of your everyday language. You can afford anything you want.  Instead of saying, “I can’t afford it,” start saying, “How can I afford it?”  This will reset the direction of your thinking so that you can find ways to afford what you want.  Just be willing to look for ways to afford what you want.  If there is a willingness then there is always a way.

You’ve got to develop your own mental programming.  You’ve got to control your thinking or someone else is going to do it for you. The first thing to do is to recognize the ways of thinking that are limiting you from achieving your full potential.  Take one item from this list and act on it.  Better yet, find people who are already acting and thinking the way you want and make a point of modelling them.  If you don’t, you’ll be following the masses and deliberately creating your own recession.

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  • Renee

    Reply Reply April 24, 2009

    I really enjoyed your post and will take a lot away from it. The ones I’m having a particular challenge with are #3 – You consistently focus on debt, and #11 – You use the words “I can’t afford it” as part of your everyday language, (although I have made some progress in catching myself before it gets too far out of my mouth! )

    It will take some time to get my brain to think any other way about paying down debt. My knee-jerk reaction to coming into a windfall would be to pay down some debt to free up money to save, invest, play, or something else. That’s been drilled into me since day one.

    There have been successes, too! I am proud to say that I have made progress in some of the other areas that you listed. I no longer watch the news, or listen to the radio, choosing instead to read and listen to more inspirational CD’s and speakers who over time can help me change the “stinking thinking” program in my head. I’m also learning to not repeat bad news I do accidentally hear about to people, especially people who tend to go a bit nuts when they hear such news, and more and more I’m feeling my entrepreneurial spirit flexing its muscles and getting ready to fly.

    Thanks again for the great post! I’ll let my Law of Attraction group know about your blog, if they don’t already.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply April 24, 2009

    Hi Renee –

    As for #3, I wrote a clarifying post that explains how to redirect your attention off of your debt.

    It’s here: How to Stop Attracting Debt, Forever!

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