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MORI 64 | Earning Results

Have you ever wondered why you’re not seeing results?

Are you doing something wrong?

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Cash Flow Expert, Chris Miles, teaches what most have a hard time figuring out – how to actually get results from the principles of abundance & prosperity. What you will learn might surprise you! Tune in to learn what could be stopping your progress!

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Why Aren’t I Seeing Results?

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I want to talk about something related to this. It’s something that I encounter all the stinking time. This is about where people keep asking, “I’m applying this stuff but why am I not getting results? I’m thinking positive. I’m trying to think abundantly, but I’m not seeing the results. I’m not seeing it show up in my real life. What’s going on? What am I doing wrong?”

That’s a great question to have. The very problem is in the question. If you assume that you are doing something wrong, although that may be true, the fact remains that you don’t truly understand the principles. If you understood them, you wouldn’t be asking whether you are doing them right or wrong. If you are questioning that, you have to ask yourself, “Do I truly understand the principles that are being taught? Do I understand what Chris is teaching here and what I have heard from other people that are teaching about prosperity, mindsets and things like that?”

It’s not about mindset but there’s a skillset involved too. It’s mindset and application put together. That’s where real wisdom comes from. When principles are properly applied, you get this absolute perfect type of result. You want to make sure that you are doing everything possible. Let’s talk about some possibilities. If you are not seeing results, why is that? I want to address that right now.

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Number one, I’m going to start with the easy one. That’s usually the effect. This is usually the last one I mention. We are going to mention to first get it out of the way because there’s more depth elsewhere. That’s if you are doing the wrong strategies. Are you applying them incorrectly? For example, many people will come to me and say, “I’m trying to become financially free. I have been using Dave Ramsey’s stuff for a long time. I’m not getting the result I thought I would. What am I doing wrong? Maybe I need to go back and relearn these baby steps.”

No, it’s the baby steps that are wrong. Not all of them are wrong. I will tell you that. There are some good principles behind what he teaches. For example, if you try to save $1,000 in emergency funds and then aggressively pay off your debt, you are going to meet a world of hurt. That is not the way to go. You need a lot more than $1,000 before you start aggressively paying off your loans.

“Is there a certain number?” Not always. Sometimes it can be less. Sometimes it can be more. I usually recommend people to have at least one-month reserves. Sometimes people put the wrong strategies into play. What ends up happening is they end up getting very different results in what they want. That’s one thing you got to watch out for.

Are you doing it correctly? Are you applying it the right way? Watch out for strategies. If you are gambling money or if you are doing stuff where you are being speculative, that is not the right strategy. We do not like speculation. Gambling does not work. It’s not a good thing. There’s value in people and not things. If you’re not creating value for people and doing things that serve people, you are not going to get the results that you want. You got to make sure you are doing it right. It’s not about working harder. It’s not even about working smarter. It’s about working right.

Number two, do you have the wrong mindset to go with it? What’s your perspective? People say, “What am I doing wrong here?” If you are asking that question, I already know you have the wrong mindset. If you say, “I have tried to think positive but it’s not working. It never seems to work.” What mindset is that if you are thinking like that there?

Just having a positive mindset is not enough. You must be abundant. Click To Tweet

I do agree that having a positive mindset is not enough. Trying to talk positive and trying to be positive is not enough. You must be abundant. There’s a difference between being positive. I get these people all the time who are overly optimistic. They almost seem they are justifying optimism and trying to blow it up to be something completely unreal and unimaginable almost. That is not positivity. That is somebody negative trying to cover up with words.

You cannot expect to get better results if the soil that you are planting your seeds in is rotten. If it’s depleted of nutrients, you will not grow good fruit or plants. You cannot expect to get good results if, deep down, you are negative, but you are trying to talk positive. You might fool other people but it’s not fooling yourself. If you can’t truly believe and see the results that you want, you are not going to get it.

Can I add a bonus here? This would be a number 2.5 point. It’s clarity of what you want. Most people have no clue what they want. They say, “I’m not getting the results that I want.” What do you want? “I don’t want to be broke anymore.” That’s what you don’t want. What do you want? “I want to have more money.” What does that look like? Why do you want more money? Is there an amount there or is it a feeling that you have? If it’s a feeling, you are never going to find it. If you can’t measure it, you are going to always want more. It will never satisfy that appetite. What is it that you want?

Be clear about what you want. You say, “I would like to be able to pay off these loans.” What would that take? How much money would you need? Are you sure you need that much money? That’s what you need. What else? “I would like to earn X amount of dollars per month or per year.” That’s more specific. Why do you want that? “I want that because I believe I can do this and this.” Is that how much you need? Is that what’s going to get it for you or do you need more? Is it that much? Do you not need that much? Do you need less?

The psychology is mixed up with the strategy so often that they have no clue. They shoot in the dark and say, “Maybe this.” Even if they try to be specific, they aim for something that maybe isn’t true. I retire with $2,000 in my savings account. I thought I needed $2 million or more to live off the interest then. What I found out was that I didn’t need much money saved up. I just needed streams of income coming in that would pay more than my expenses.

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I was making $4,000 or $5,000 a month at a time through referring people and being someone who’s trying to create value and create win-wins for people. It was amazing I was able to do that. I didn’t have to even do gambling. I was able to connect with people and provide services for people or have other people provide services. I was a connector that way. I didn’t need $2 million to be able to create the financial freedom I was looking for. Be careful of that and be clear. That’s 2.5.

Let’s go back to mindset. I want to go back to that because that is part of it. Clarity is part of that mindset. Once you are clear, you can’t just think positive and say, “I’m thinking positive. It’s not working.” No. You were never thinking positively in the first place. It’s more than that. It’s not even thinking abundantly. Some people will say they are, but they are like, “It’s not working.” If you don’t have faith that these principles are going to work, you will continue to get that fear. If you think, “I hope they work. I would like them to work,” or even worse, “They better work or else.”

I get some people every once in a while who want to come into our program as one-on-one clients. They will say, “You better show me the money.” If we ever hear that, we are going to show you the door. If you are trying to be like, “You better prove it to me. You better make this work,” I can already guarantee you that it’s not going to work for you or it’s going to take a lot longer to get results. You are going to take a longer time than you should do that. It’s not worth it.

When people say that to me, I’m like, “Until you come back humble, willing and coachable and not questioning everything but to say, ‘I’m going to put forward faith because it’s worked for hundreds of other people, why shouldn’t it work for me?’ then do it that way.” When I say hundred, that’s in my own personal one-on-one experience. We are not talking about thousands or even millions of people that have already proven most people are wrong when it comes to these principles of abundance and true wealth.

When people are giving me that attitude, I’m like, “We’ll see.” Some people are like, “I’m positive. I’m open.” No, you are not. Your soil or the very thing I’m trying to plant seeds is corrupt. It’s not going to work unless you truly believe. Even if you are hoping to know or at least you’re willing to say, “I know it works for other people, I’m willing to give it a shot and make it work. I’m going to take as long as possible to do it.” You’ll find out that the client will go a long way. Having this can-do attitude and the success minded of, “It’s going to work. I don’t know how exactly but I know that it always does.” That’s the space you need to make these principles work.

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The third thing is consistency. You got to be consistent. There’s always a lag effect with results. Depending on the results you are looking for, some lag effects might take a matter of hours or days. Sometimes those results can take years. I was questioning this at one time, especially in 2008 and 2009, when I was going through some really tough times financially.

I remember thinking, “These principles got me to retire but now I’m right back in the rat race again.” This is when I talk about being in the whole $15,000 to $16,000 a month and being about $1 million in debt. All of a sudden, the strategies I was using and the mindset I had, in a lot of ways, weren’t working in the situation I was in. Granted, I could claim to be a victim and that there are outside circumstances beyond my control that happened to me, but I refuse to be the victim.

I said, “Either way, I know there’s got to be a way out of this.” It’s something that’s carried me through a lot of tough times that have been happening on and off, especially since I have had to bounce back and pay off a lot of that debt and get back to a place of cashflow again. I remember, there was a time in 2009, I was reading a lot of books to try to inspire myself. Books like Trump Never Give Up by Donald Trump or Three Feet From Gold by Greg Reid and Sharon Lechter. I was reading those kinds of books.

I realized that I had not starved. As bad as things got, they were never as bad as what my fears could have made them. I could imagine things way worse than where I was, even though we had lost a home. I had turned in my car. I gave my car keys back to the dealer and said, “You are going to take it back anyway. Here you go.” I lost most material possessions, not all but many of them. I did everything possible to avoid bankruptcy. I had to sell a lot of items to make ends meet. I had to make a lot of arrangements and apply a lot of work, testing, faith, and patience to get through those for almost two years.

I remember at that point during that summer, I said, “This is crazy.” This was when I learned what true submissiveness and humility were. I said, “I know these principles work. I know these are principles that have been around since the beginning of time. These are God-given principles and these do work. They always have worked and they always will work.”

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I remember I made this pact with God. I said, “I don’t care if it takes 20 or 30 years to see results. I’m going to keep applying these principles because I know that they are true. Granted I’m suffering and struggling right now, but I know these work. They are true.” I got to a point where I just let go. I relaxed a little bit. I said, “If it takes that long, I’m okay with that.” It was maybe a month later, and all of a sudden, things started turning around financially. A few months later, it was drastically different. About six months later, I was thinking, “I don’t think I have ever seen it be this good before.”

It can work that way in your favor too, but it requires consistent effort. Most people will give up right before things can turn around. They never do it long enough. They get 3 feet from gold and they stop digging and they miss on that gold. Somebody else would come along and be able to accomplish it and achieve it. Somebody else will get those results. You got to make sure that you do not give up.

Also, understand that sometimes things get worse before they get better if you look at other aspects of life, not just money. Think about this, when you start to workout for the first time, does it hurt a little bit? Have you guys had sores after a workout? Do you ever wonder, “I’m working out hard. I don’t look any thinner, but I’m gaining weight.” Have you ever been there before? Of course, you have. That’s a normal part of the process.

When I was ballroom dancing. I remember when we would learn correct techniques and correct principles behind it. We had to change it. It was the most awkward feeling ever because you had gotten into the habit of doing something for so long that you said, “This doesn’t feel right. This feels awkward.” I have somebody else tell me, “You are doing it right. Of course, it feels awkward. You are not used to it yet. Keep practicing and applying it this exact way and watch the results you’ll get.”

I would and pretty soon I started to realize, “This is comfortable. I’m seeing a difference. I have seen professionals do this before. I just didn’t know how to imitate it.” Now you have other principles and strategies to apply to it. It’s working, and then all of a sudden, you start winning competitions. The same thing is true with money. You might see things getting worse before they get better. You’ll say, “I’m applying the principles. They are not working.” Who says they are not? Maybe they are, but you haven’t tried it long enough.

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Many people do this. As I said, with workouts, they do this all the time. They give up before they see the results. I have started up and ended workout time in my life, and I see that every single time, but then all of a sudden, it’s almost like it happens overnight. There’s like this big leap or boost. Not to the ultimate ideal but something where you are like, “I dropped a ton of weight. I thought my muscles shrunk. I’m losing fat. I’m getting leaner and slimmer. Muscles are still there. The fat was around my muscles. It didn’t mean I was buff. It meant that now I’m starting to burn off a lot of that extra fat.”

The same thing is true with money. You might see the worst time show up before things get better. You might not, and that’s fine. Everybody has their own process that’s perfect. The key is to apply the right principles all the time. Remember, there’s always a lag time to see results. Don’t give up after you plant those seeds.

Don’t plant those seeds, and then after a little while, you start digging them up saying, “Are you fruit yet?” No. Leave them in there, plant them, nourish them, and keep on it consistently. Don’t starve them. Keep making them work and you will see that. As you start to grow that tree, you may not see fruit immediately, but you’ll start to see some results.

You start to say, “I feel different. I feel like it’s better. I feel something come along. I just know it.” Everybody around you will think you are crazy. Trust me. I have been there a lot of times, but it’ll grow. It’ll flourish, and the next thing you know, it’ll start blossoming. It’s like, “I see the signs.” Everybody is like, “That’s pretty but where’s the fruit.” The fruit then comes. You start to pick it, and the same process happens again.

You have to wait for some time. Maybe have a little bit of a slump. Maybe you have a cold spell or a snap happen. You’ll say, “I lost my fruit.” Keep applying the right principles. They always work. Keep applying them. Most importantly, be patient. Impatient comes from scarcity and scarcity takes money out of your pocket. Scarcity will drive away results.

Be patient and remember that whatever you do, you are applying the right principles. Learn them and learn from people that know how to apply them. Get to know not just what they do but how they think and how they are. Start to use those things and then apply them. Don’t sit around and hope that it works or feel like you have to rub shoulders with somebody successful. You won’t become successful just through osmosis. You got to do something.

You got to become that person to be able to become one. You have to be an abundant person to see more abundance. That’s my challenge for you. Go and try to apply these principles. Make them work. Don’t just try them, just do it. If you mess up, awesome, try again and again, and watch what will happen. You’ll start to see greater results.

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