Bali was a fantastic experience. The masterminding was great and exploring was awesome. We went to a forest full of monkeys, the beach, a couple markets, and enjoyed a few fun other mini-excursions.Even the journey home was neat because we had layovers in Singapore and Tokyo.
I wanted to thank you for the fabulous response to the flight sale! I ended up more than covering the cost of both of our tickets.
Most people were really positive about the sale which was very energizing to me. I’ll definitely have to do something like that again. :)
There were also two negative responses – and no worries about it, varying opinions and mindsets help us learn and grow. I personally found it interesting to see where peoples’ minds go when you mention buying nice things.
One person wrote and told me their opinion of me tanked. “My God, donate $3200 to a homeless shelter. Really.”
Money is a touchy subject.
My personal belief is if you’re buying things you truly want, can afford them, and it helps you create a life you enjoy – more power to you! Happy people make the world better. And buying nice things and donating to charities or volunteering your time aren’t mutually exclusive.
One person who really inspires me re: money mindset is Com Mirza. He’s worth over half a billion dollars and makes sure to help many people (one example is how he helps feed thousands of hungry people every year).
Com was in Bali and talked about how important it is to have the right mindset if you want to reach any kind of goal.
(If you’re like me and don’t care about money for money‘s sake, you can also think about it in terms of resources you have to help more people.)
I have no idea where you are financially but because money has been on the mind lately I thought I’d share a few resources about it. My personal approach to mindset stuff is the same as one of of my favorite quotes:
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” :)
And here are a couple resources if you’re in the mood to dig in:
– An interview between Ramit Sethi (who talks about living a “Rich Life” – including giving back) and Amy Porterfield:
– 5 things I track in my business every day – This is a podcast (with transcription) I created a while ago that goes over some things I track, one including income (along with list building, social media, etc) and the tangible action steps of how:
– Another way to track any value that comes in your life, via Denise Duffield-Thomas (ignore the URL if it offends you):
And if you just want to relax and enjoy the weekend, here’s one of my very first blog posts to make you groan/smile: