What do you really want

“Remember, no more effort is needed to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.” Napoleon Hill.

Are you sick of working so hard and really not getting ahead?

Do you feel you should be able to make money without exhausting yourself, but don’t know how?

In December 2011, I was at the Sheraton Fiji Resort in Denarau for a five-day beyond success conference and retreat called “Vibrance and Vitality”, together with my fellow coach colleagues and other business owners from Australia.

There were 75 of us in total. It was hosted by Beyond Success, a personal development company based in Canberra, the company I trained at as a coach.

Being the only iTaukei in the group, I got a few inquisitive staff asking me how I came to be part of the group.

It was also an opportunity for me to find out more about the staff, mainly their hopes and dreams — if any.

The following was what I found by speaking to 25 employees during the five days:

The majority of the employees were of iTaukei origin.

Some of them had been working there for more than a decade. A few over the age of 40, for most of their life.

Most were paid way below their true worth (some below $F10 an hour).

They all had family obligations where most of their pay went.

They lived from pay cheque to pay cheque.

They lived their life “for others — family, etc”, not considering themselves as important.

Most of them had dreams of a better life, but “lack of money” was a problem.

The finding is a representation of a very small population.

However, working with our people the past couple of years, most of the above are the results of most of our people today.

Struggling with money. Burdened by family obligations. Not having time to nurture and look after self.

Exhausted from working hard, but not really progressing. Unhappiness.

In last week’s article titled ‘It all starts with a vision’, I shared my vision:

To transform our people

from poverty to prosperity

Poverty is a mind-set — a way of thinking influenced by a set of beliefs, or attitude. Prosperity is also a mind-set. And so as happiness (and unhappiness). And so as the quality of your life today.

All the circumstances you are facing right now are the result of your thoughts.

That means that everything that you are or ever will be will be a result of how you use your mind.

Brian Tracy says “You are merely a mind with a body to carry it around with.

The entire man made world that you see is simply an expression of thought.

Your entire life is an expression of your own thinking.

And since the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life, if you improve the quality of your thinking, you must, you will, inevitably improve the quality of your life.

So if everything that appears in your life is a result of your thoughts, to change your circumstances you must first become conscious of what you keep entertaining in your mind.

In other words, become aware of your thoughts. Wake up!

So what are you repeatedly saying to yourself or communicating to others about? “I am broke?” “I don’t have enough money?” “Life is hard?” Or “I will just sit and beg.”

When you repeatedly say affirmations of that type or similar, most of the time unconsciously, what you are actually doing is instructing your subconscious mind to attract into your life all the circumstances that resonate with poverty.

Be careful! Your mind is listening to every word you say and will do just as you request (by the words you repeatedly use) and say “Your wish is my command” and manifests your desire — whether negative or positive.

And what does the Law of Attraction state (from previous articles)? It states that like attracts like thought.

This means, if your goal is to ‘eliminate poverty’ guess what happens?

You will continue living in poverty. Why? The subconscious mind understands only two languages — images (pictures) and emotions (feelings).

So when you want to “eliminate poverty” the picture that your subconscious registers is not the word “eliminate”.

It cannot picture that word. It can’t “see” it. It doesn’t recognise it.

Guess what word it recognises? Poverty! Why? It can picture that word. It knows what poverty looks like. And what might that be? Financial struggle!

In other words, you are poverty conscious. You are attracting to yourself all the circumstances that align with poverty.

If you want to attract prosperity, you need to know how the game is played. It is all about understanding the laws – and how to apply them in your life.

You start with the end in mind. You want the opposite of poverty as your result.

So you focus on prosperity to attract to yourself all the circumstances that align with prosperity.

You will need to be prosperity conscious. This is not about just “getting by” on a day to day basis, and surviving.

This is about a much higher level. It is about empowering you to tap into your greatness — not waiting for “handouts”.

It is about discovering your purpose so you can make a difference in others’ lives.

It is about breaking all the rules (not laws), and not conforming to how culture and society has conditioned you to live your life, but to separate yourself from the majority so you can start to live the good life now.

And how do we develop a prosperity consciousness?

By training yourself to first become a financial success in your thinking long before you achieve it in the physical.

Because poverty and prosperity are reflections of a way of thinking, the most single step you must take on the road to wealth and financial independence is the decision to change your thinking.

By changing it, you want to impress into your mind an unshakable belief that you can and will achieve your financial goals. Expect it! This must happen before anything else happens.

When you change your thinking, your whole life changes. You begin to see what is possible for you.

So if you are sick of working hard and feel you are not progressing, and want to explore other areas that will help put you on the right path or always wanted to find out how you can use what you already have to create another income stream, I am facilitating a one-day prosperity workshop called “The Purpose-Filled Path to Prosperity” on Saturday August 29th, 2015 at the Civic Centre, Suva.

For more information, email pathtoprosperity2015@gmail.com.

* Kelera Kotobalavu is a peak performance coach in Australia. The views expressed are hers and not of this newspaper. She can be contacted on kotobalavuk@gmail.com