Cash in a Flash: Fast Money in Slow Times - Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen (2009)
Part I. The First Key Ingredient: Wow Now
Chapter 8. KA-CHING THINKING: FILL YOUR BANK ACCOUNT TO THE BRIM
Suppose your bank account was directly linked to your thoughts. Every fearful thought costs you a hundred bucks, which gets automatically sucked out of your bank account every time you hesitate to move toward your dreams due to an imagined fear—a rejection, an imagined loss, a painful outcome. You check your savings account in the morning before you go to work. The balance is $2,500. When you come home that night you go online to check it again. It’s down to $200.
“What? What happened to my money?”
What happened is that your thoughts are no longer just thoughts. They are things. They have value. They have an immediate benefit and consequence. When you think a negative thought it immediately deducts money from your bank account.
“What? I didn’t agree to this. This is absolutely terrible!” you exclaim.
You hear a sucking, slurping sound and your balance is reduced to $100 in front of your very eyes.
“Unfair!” you scream at the screen. “This is terrible!”
Sluuurrrp. Sluuurrrp. Another two hundred bucks is deducted: your balance is-$100. You’re in overdraft.
“Hey, you can’t do that!”
You’re still fuming as this question pops into your head: “What happens when I think a positive thought?”
You hear the sound of a cash register: ka-ching! And $100 gets redeposited into your bank account, which is now at-$100.
“Do I make a hundred bucks every time I think a positive thought?”
Ka-ching! You’re at $0.
You wonder how quickly you could you learn to think more positively.
Ka-ching! Another $100.
You start to dust off your dreams, the ones you’ve buried beneath your fears for all these years. Ka-ching! You connect to the feeling of living your dream lifestyle. Ka-ching! You get up the next morning a half hour earlier to put together your plan. Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching! You’re watching your bank account out of the corner of your eye. It’s back up to $2,500 and climbing. You pat yourself on the back for learning to think positively. Kaching. Ka-ching.
Every once in a while you notice that your account has dropped a few hundred dollars. It’s so easy to fall back into the pattern of negative thinking, listening to your critical voice, or blaming others for your problems. Every time you notice that, there is an immmediate consequence.
You learn to think more positively every minute of every day. When something that appears to be negative happens, you learn to immediately ask, “Where is the good in this? What can I learn from this?” Ka-ching. Ka-ching.
This is your future bank account. It’s hidden from your awareness, but it is as real as your current bank account. Every less-than-positive thought deducts value from your future. Every positive thought adds value. Some people arrive in the future to find abundance everywhere and bank accounts full to the brim. Other people arrive and find that their accounts have been looted, their safety deposit boxes open and empty, their vault plundered. The hardest part is when they’re told that they themselves are the culprit. They embezzled their own money. They did it. It was an inside job. They squandered their own money—their own future—one thought at a time.
At that very moment, standing in their empty vault, they still have a choice. They can curse themselves or the heavens for a lifetime of wasted thinking: “What an idiot! It’s too late for me!” And then they hear giant sucking sounds. Sluuurrrp!
Or they can start from that very moment and say to themselves, “What can I learn from this?” Ka-ching. “I wonder how fast I can fill this vault back up?” Ka-ching.
That’s the choice that each of us has. The lesson is to have a faster disaster. Get over it more quickly. Learn from it more rapidly. Laugh about it as fast as you can.
Learn to laugh faster whenever there’s disaster.
That’s the way to live.
Of every day.
Here is your wax on/wax off assignment.
Count the number of times you say ka-ching in your mind today.
More than likely, there will be moments in your future when all will appear lost. Your critical voice will want to beat you up (if you let it). Your past failures might loom around you. Your mind might be full of low-energy words. It is at this precise moment when you need to turn off your critical voice. Remember and reexperience your past successes. Think only positive thoughts. Fill your mind with the sound of Ka-Ching!!!
Turn the page for a story that will show you the power of your thoughts. Copy the page and share it with others!
THE STORY OF THE WISH-FULFILLING TREE
How to Guard the Self-Sabotaging Mind
In a small village far away from anywhere and with no access road to the nearest town lived a poor Farmer. He had nobody. No family to help him farm. He was all alone.
In the heat of a scorching summer’s day he had to go to town to buy seeds for his next crop. He had to walk there while the sun beat down on the parched earth and on him. It was hot.
Half way to town the Farmer saw a beautiful Tree with long and strong branches, still filled with green luscious leaves. Under the Tree at the base of the trunk it was cool and the shade defiantly challenged the scorching Sun. He decided to rest there for a while.
As he was dozing off in the cool of the shade resting under the Tree he thought if he would have a cold glass of water it would be great. He did not realize that he was sitting under a Wish-Fulfilling Tree. Before you know it, he saw a very cold and refreshing glass of water before him. He quenched his thirst and wished if only he could have some sweets and some food. Lo and behold he saw a banquet before him.
After having had the meal of his life he wished, if only he would have a bed to take a nap. He was lying on a most comfortable bed before he could even speak his thought out completely. He immediately thought if only he had a house to sleep in on this comfortable bed and the house was there before you know it.
The fulfillment of one wish led to larger and larger wishes. Before you know it, he had wanted the most beautiful woman for a wife and had plenty of children to help him in the farm, and there he was surrounded by family and wealth.
When he saw what he got just by wishing, he got a little worried. No, as a matter of fact he got a lot worried. He thought, “What will happen if now a ferocious man-eating tiger comes out of the jungle and eats me up?”
A ferocious man-eating tiger appeared and ate him up. He was still sitting under the Wish-Fulfilling Tree.
From Tulshi Sen, Ancient Secrets of Success for Today’s World (Toronto: Omnilux Communications, 2006), 65-67.