Welcome to #MoneyWise on #InspireAfricaProject! I have always maintained that poverty is not the absence of cash, but the condition of your mind. It is not the lack of money that makes people poor, it is the way they think. If I read your prayer petition, I can accurately predict the quality of your mind. The quality of your thought determines the quality of your prayer.

It’s difficult to see a Christian whose prayer goes like this; “Dear Lord, I have conducted a painstaking business survey in Ethiopia and Zambia, and I discovered that greater percent of their citizens do not have access to telephone. Dear Lord here is my business plan, I need $20 million to float my own telecommunication companies in these nations.” This is the prayer point of billionaires.

Unfortunately, because of the kind of messages we listen to, our prayer point does not go beyond, “Father kill my uncle because he promised to kill me.” That’s why a Chinese man who worships snake is dominating us economically!

Can’t you see that the Chinese are even printing our Bibles? They give us loan, hold the money, send their people to execute the project, pay them from the money they supposedly loaned to us, and we will pay back the money with interest. Meanwhile, we did not touch the money! It’s like paying somebody double of his money with interest. Where are the believers in all these? They are binding ancestral spirits on the mountain!

According to a survey, about eighty percent of lottery winners loose, spend, squander, or give away all of their newfound money within a few years of winning it. In fact, eighty percent of lottery winners in the United States of America file bankruptcy within five years!

The reason is because they failed to develop a millionaire mindset. As a result, they subconsciously recreate the reality that matches their previous mindset. They fell uncomfortable with so much money, so they find some way to get back to their old familiar comfort zone. It simply shows that their mindsets did not match the money they won, and that old mindset helped them to squander the money, and they went back to their former status.

That’s why I keep on saying that, if you want to become a billionaire, the first thing you need is not money, but the transformation of your mind. Until you develop billionaires mindset, even if someone give you the money, it cannot change your status! You cannot change your life until you change your mind. Your mind is the mirror of your future. You cannot think like a pauper and end up as a billionaire!

One of my favorite authors, Jack Canfield shared the following experience that changed his life. “When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1981, my new boss took me shopping for clothes at a very upscale men’s shop in Westwood.12-Pillars-pillars-of-success

The most I had previously ever paid for a dress shirt was $35 at Nordstrom. The cheapest shirt in this store was $95! I was stunned and broke out in a cold sweat. While my boss purchased many things that day, I bought one Italian designer shirt for $95. I was so far out of my comfort zone, I could hardly breathe.

The next week, I wore the shirt and was amazed by how much better I looked wearing it. After a couple more weeks of wearing it once a week, I really fell in love with it. Within a month, I bought another one. Within a year, shirts like that were all I wore . Slowly, my comfort zone had changed because I’d gotten used to something better even though it cost more.

When I was in the faculty of the Million Dollar Forum and Income Builders International- two organizations dedicated to teaching people how to become millionaires- all of the trainings were held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Laguna Beach, California, the Hilton Hotel or the big island of Hawaii, and other high-end luxury resort hotels.

The reason was to get the participants used to being treated in a first-class way. It was part of stretching their comfort zones- changing the image of who they thought they were. Every training concluded with a black-tie dinner dance. For many of the participants, it was the first time they had ever attended a black-tie affair- another comfort zone stretch.”

If you want to stand out in life, your major assignments is to stretch your mind. You need to get rid of stinking thinking. You must deal with impossibility mindset, and open up yourself for new opportunities.

There are people who feel uncomfortable when they begin to succeed financially. They were contented at having N2 million, then suddenly, they get connect to a big business that brought in N80 million, and it made them uncomfortable. That kind of mindset will ensure that they return to their familiar terrain. That’s one of the reasons why some people cannot break out of their comfort zones. They prefer where they are than where they are supposed to be.

What makes Bill Gates a billionaire is not the money he has, but the way he thinks. You can take all his money and send him to Venezuela or Sudan, in few years time he will make the money back. I can guarantee you that he will never search for jobs in those nations because he knows how to put his documents together to get loans from banks to recreate his wealth.

Kindly work on your mind. If you can think like a millionaire, I can guarantee you that circumstances will make it happen. Whatever you expect with confidence will become your own self-fulfilling prophecy. Your mind is like a magnet, it will always magnetize whatever you consistently think about. The content of your mind will always become the picture of your future. The first thing you need is not money, but billionaires mindset!

David J. Schwartz said, “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t suck with the present.” He also said that, ” Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot.” Israelmore Ayivor opined, “If your thoughts are as tall as the height of your ceiling, you can’t fly above your room.” The quality of your thought will always determine the size of your purse! Wisdom is profitable to direct! (If you’re living in and around Abuja, kindly check the handbill below. Your life is about to change drastically).

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