You do exist.
As beautiful, smart, and enterprising as you are, shit happens.
Because of some ill fated decisions, consequences, health issues, or too many of the right risks at the wrong time, you are cooked like a goose. The funds you saved are gone, and you don’t have a back-up plan this time. What do you do? The Broke Alphanista knows that life only reflects back to her where she is. If you notice that everyone around you is broke, that is a cue that subliminally or unconsciously you’ve picked up some bad habits. You’ve sabotaged yourself. You sabotage yourself not by being broke but by staying in the situation. When you are broke, that is one of the best times to become financially independent. It is the best time to take risks, what do you have to lose? You sabotage yourself, by staying stuck and developing a broke mentality.
A broke mentality is one of lack, little risk, and built around scarcity. There is never enough to go around for the broke mentality. Here are more symptoms:
–you want to be first in line everywhere, in case “something” runs out, and silently hiss at that woman who strolls in an hour later and gets it without an issue
–you think any “good thing” doesn’t last, and it doesn’t for you because you fulfilled your own prophecy
–you penny pinch until it hurts talking yourself out of opportunities and purchases that may actually help you
–you always expect bad service at a restaurant
Anyone can be “broke”, but a “broke mentality” becomes a new habit and way of thinking, where everything good seems to dance away. You realize this and begin to build a mental fortress and support to protect you from living among the 90% so that you may find your place among the talented 10%.
Read more in this series.