I just pumped $5 in my car.
I only had $5.35 in my bank account. You do the math.
I am about to go home and boil myself a turkey dog, for the 5th day this week.
And then I’m gonna use packets of sugar I found in my kitchen to sweeten my cup of tea.
I am broke. But I am wealthy.
I work Monday – Thursday at a job that pays 7.25, and because of school, I can only work 20 hours a week (yeah, go ahead and do that math too.)
I have a car note, phone bill, I commute to work, plus a lot of other random expenses.
So when I DO get paid, all I have left over for myself is $10.
Yes. I am very broke.
But I am very wealthy.
I have not had my nails or toes done in months.
I cut off all my hair to avoid hair product expenses (plus I like short hair, honestly).
I haven’t bought anything that hasn’t come from a thrift store since last October.
One last time for the people in the back:
I am BROKE. But I am WEALTHY.
At this point, I’m sure I sound crazy.
But that’s okay. I am fine with being crazy.
All of the most successful people in this world were called crazy by someone, at some point.
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Although life is not perfect; I have a place to stay. I have a car (even if it’s always on E and the AC isn’t working). I have clothes on my back, food to eat, etc.
I am blessed.
I am wealthy.
Wealth comes in so many forms. Wealth is everything from having a positive mindset, being ambitious, having self love, support systems, belief in oneself, etc.
And in due time, I am going to have the kind of wealth we are all striving for: money.
I am working hard to make sure that I attract money in my future. I am “getting my ducks in a row”, and learning all that I can learn about finances and healthy money habits so that when I DO make my big come up, I won’t blow it all by having a “broke mindset” (I’ll explain that on later post).
I am also remaining humble and appreciating the struggle, because I know that in no time I’m going to look back like “Wow, I did that!”.
Not everyone believes in the concept of “you are what you think you are”, but I do.
So in my mind, I am a billionaire.
It doesn’t matter how crazy it sounds to people, you better start believing in yourself and start stating what you ARE.
You may be broke. But you are WEALTHY.
Peace and blessings,
(Also big shout out to Erin Lyons for opening my mind to a whole new concept of wealth and what it means to be wealthy. You can follow her Twitter @ErinLyons__ and her blog wealth-league.com . She’s brilliant. )