Understanding how your mind works is one of the key secrets to wealth because your mind is – quite literally – in charge. It can either run you – or ruin you. Do you work it – or does it work you? More than likely – it is currently running you because it knows how to manipulate you… But if you know how your mind works, you can use this information to wilfully influence your behaviour in the way that you choose! In the last article, we showed you how your mind works logically. This article will focus on how your mind works biologically, or chemically.
The physical brain is the most complex and amazing organ in the human body. It does all kinds of amazing things for you, like regulating your breathing, maintaining your bodily functions, and generally – keeping you alive. Your mind, however, does things to you – like keeping you stuck! The reason for this is simple – you don’t know how it works. Just like with investing, relationships, money or business, if you don’t know how things work – it will likely get you into trouble. At the very least you will be learning things the hard way! If you have made the choice to become wealthy, you have to know more about how your mind works – logically, physically and biologically. Understanding how your mind works will allow you to use your mind to serve you, instead of you serving it.
How your brain works. To start, let’s look at the difference between your brain and your mind:
As the infamous Jim Rohn used to say: “You don’t get paid for having a job. You get paid for the value you are adding at your job.” If you got paid just for having a job, all you would have to do was to show up. But that is certainly not the case, and definitely not sustainable… I don’t know anyone or any industry who loves to pay people just for showing up. You have to be adding value. You have to be bringing something of value to the transaction. You have to contribute something in exchange for money.
Imagine you allowed a thief into your house. You gave them a key and free access to everything. You also show them where the valuables are and give them the chains to lock you up. How long do you think it will take before you will live in an empty house? Not very long. If you don’t know how credit cards work, they can become the thieves in your wallet. You give them full access to all your accounts – the capital, the interest and the savings – and they will steal your financial progress. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Are you currently concerned about your credit card debt? Do you feel like you are drowning in credit card debt? This lesson will assist you to take back control; to send that thief on his way; to unlock the chains and to eliminate credit card debt forever.