What I learned about being broke…when I was broke.

I remember once that someone told me “You find out the
true character of a man when by what he does when
he is down”

And then I heard some years later that “you find
out the true character of a man by what they do
NOT when they are down, but their actions when
they are at the top”.

We sometimes think that the test is what we do
when we are in the dumps financially, mentally,
emotionally, etc…

But you see, isn’t it easier to manage your money
when you have none to spend?

Isn’t it easier to manage a group of 2 people versus
2,000?

Isn’t is easier to motivate yourself versus trying
to motivate thousands at the same time?

Isn’t it easier to make certain promises to a couple
people versus a couple thousand??

I maintain that the true test of Character of a person
is not what they do while they are down, but what
they do when they are successful.

Yes, no one is perfect but WHEN (not IF) they mess
up, how they deal with that problem is the test.

You are creating your success story right now
my friend. People are watching you right now
and waiting for you to make a move.

What move will you make?

The bottom line is this.. If you aren’t successful
than you are on your journey to that level.

What you do on that journey will greatly determine
what you do when you get to your destination.

If you give up on your journey, If success
is ever handed to you…Chances are, you will
be a spineless wimp and give up while you are at
the top anyway.

So, What did I learn about being broke while
I was broke myself??

I learned that whatever I did on my journey
to creating wealth, would determine what I would
do when I finally actually reached it.

Let’s go down a list of things I was doing when

I was dead broke:

1) I sold whatever I could & sacrificed to get to
company training events.
2) I constantly studied the industry.
3) I sought out mentors and coaches.
4) I surrounded myself with quality people.
5) I learned from EVERY situation (some people call these “failures”)
6) I worried more about CREATING versus SAVING.
7) I always, always, always read good books.
8) I always “acted as if” I were successful.
I tricked my brain sometimes into thinking I were already there.
9) I worked hard.
10) I had some freakin guts. I quit jobs that everyone said I was
stupid for leaving. If I felt that the job wasn’t empowering to
my story, I was out. I always had the end in mind.
11) I always had integrity and never lied about my success.
12) I always helped people even if I didn’t make me money.

Funny thing is, even as a multiple six figure earner in this industry
I still do EVERYTHING listed above. I’m always raising the bar.
I always start my day as if it’s day #1.

What are you doing on your journey?
Please comment below, like, share.

-EC


3 thoughts on “What I learned about being broke…when I was broke.

  1. thanx for the post!!!! i can relate to some of this!

    “10) I had some freakin guts. I quit jobs that everyone said I was
    stupid for leaving. If I felt that the job wasn’t empowering to
    my story, I was out. I always had the end in mind.”

    “You find out the
    true character of a man when by what he does when
    he is down”

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