Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bob Proctor: It’s Easy to Earn Money

Bob Proctor: It’s Easy to Earn Money

I hope you enjoy this article from Bob Proctor, one of the teachers from The Secret movie and also one of my favorite mentors…

It’s Easy to Earn Money

by Bob Proctor

Most people spend their entire lives trading their time for money and never amass the financial fortune available to them. They never invest the time to learn the basics of how to multiply their income.

Just about everything you’ve been taught about how to earn money is so far from the truth that it’s almost comical. Earning money has nothing to do with age, formal education, gender, or geography. It has nothing to do with past experience or your level of intellect. There are individuals who are functionally illiterate and have become multimillionaires, while there are others who are absolutely brilliant — and broke!

Virtually anyone can be taught how to earn millions of dollars and yet, the sad truth is that 97 out of every 100 people born on this planet live their entire lives and die without EVER learning how to earn money. To perpetuate this ridiculous problem, their ignorance is passed along from one generation to the next. They’re not stupidly ignorant — that’s not what I’m saying here — they’re simply ignorant to the truths of earning money.

Our school system has been designed as an environment to enlighten young minds, to replace ignorance with understanding and thereby improve the quality of life. Our educational system has obviously been successful in many areas. However, it has woefully neglected one important subject: “How to Earn Money.”

You can actually earn a doctorate degree in Economics and have little or no knowledge of how to earn money. A lack of understanding in this area is the cause of numerous problems, since money is the medium of exchange used worldwide.

There has always been a small, select group — approximately 3% of our population — that clearly understands that prosperity consciousness is the primary cause of wealth. This group also understands that prosperity consciousness — like ignorance — is also passed down from one generation to the next.

Let’s Look At “Money.” What Is It?

1. Money is a reward you receive for the service you render.

The more valuable the service, the greater your monetary reward. Thinking of ways you can be of greater service will not only help you earn more money, it will also enable you to grow intellectually and spiritually.

2. Money is just an idea.

The paper you fold and place in your purse or pocket is not money. It is paper with ink on it. It represents money, but it is not money. Money is an idea. The earning of money has nothing to do with the paper stuff. It has to do with consciousness. It has to do with spirit.

I am aware there are books that instruct you on how to manipulate the market, stocks and people … they might even help you get money. But, let me caution you … where there is no spiritual consciousness as to how money works … there is no spiritual strength … there is no lasting happiness … and, as a result, there is no real wealth.

3. To accumulate wealth, a person must become very comfortable with the idea of money.

That may sound strange, however most people are not comfortable with the idea of money, which is why they do not have any. The cause of poverty is poverty consciousness. A poverty consciousness will cause a person to see, hear, smell, think, and feel lack and limitation.

The late Mike Todd said, “Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a mental state.” He was correct. There are wealthy people who lose every cent they have through a series of mistakes in judgment … but that does not make them poor. They will have it all back in a short time because of their prosperity consciousness.

Here’s How to Earn More Money

If you have any question in your mind regarding your level of consciousness with respect to money, be very honest with yourself and look at your results. Study the patterns in your life.

If you want to improve your financial position in life, focus your attention on creating a higher level of prosperity consciousness. Begin by preparing a powerful, positive affirmation and fuel it with emotion. When you do this, you are depositing this creative energy in the treasury of your subconscious mind. And, by repeating this process over and over and over again every day, it will begin to alter your mental conditioning and mentally move you in the direction you want to go.

Write it out, read it, feel it, and let it take hold of your mind.

How much money do you want? Saying “I want more money” is not good enough. Five dollars is more! How much more do you really want? Decide on a figure. Be specific. You will not seriously want more money than you are capable of earning … however, you would be wise to remember … you must earn it.

Now, Understand the Three Ways to Earn Money

There are just three key strategies for earning money. Trading time for money is by far the worst of the three income earning strategies, it is employed by approximately 96 percent of our population — doctors, lawyers, accountants, laborers, etc. This is the method by which you must continue to put in more of your time in order to make more money. When you are not working … you are not earning.

What opportunities do you have to multiply your income?

What can you do in your area of expertise that will create another stream of income for you?

What can you teach … what do you spend your free time doing that could actually become a source of income for you as you bring others into that very same hobby or activity?

What do you provide in your day-to-day service that might prove an excellent joint venture for some body else out there? Find them and approach them with your great income-leveraging idea!
Multiplying your income through the use of leverage is a strategy that wealthy people have employed since the time of the ancient Babylonians. Unfortunately, this strategy is only used by approximately one percent of our population, yet that one percent earns approximately 96 percent of all the money that is earned! See how easily YOU can become part of that one percent? Now you know how!

Here’s how I would suggest you start determining your multiple streams of income: First, determine exactly how much money you want to earn. Write it down on a sheet of paper in large figures. Look at the number and tell yourself over and over again:

“This amount of money is an EFFECT. It represents a reward that I want to receive. What service can I render that would be deserving of that reward?

Then, take the total figure and divide it into multiple parts. Each part would represent a source of income. Each source of income represents a separate reward that you will receive for a service you would render.

Work on one source of income at a time. Each one should become an exciting part of your life. You see, what you are actually doing is thinking of different ways you can be of service to others.

Remember — money IS the ultimate servant. As you help others, you earn more. And, as you earn more, the more you can help others. Now that’s prosperity consciousness!


For 40 years, Bob Proctor has dedicated himself to helping people create lush lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships, and spiritual awareness. To learn more about Bob Proctor…

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