The fastest route to wealth

by Paul Goodchild on November 23, 2010

Wealth is in your hands

If you’re feeling, in these harsh economic times, that you’re flat-out broke and money is like sand between your fingers, give this quick little guide the once-over.  I’m going to teach you how to become incredibly wealthy in 3 easy steps!  I know this might sound ludicrous, and you’re not going to believe it can be done, but you’ll see…

  1. Stop what you’re doing just now, take a moment and breathe a couple of slow, deep breaths.  Easy so far, right?  It gets harder though, so brace yourself…
  2. Indulge me for a minute… imagine you have everything you need.  This is just your imagination of course, so you can play with it.  In this fantasy world, you are healthy, you eat well, you drink, and you can afford to indulge now and again.  You may or may not have some savings and investments, but you’re generally at least stable financially.  You even have a comfortable place to live and a nice bed to sleep in.  Above all, you have friends and family that love you.  You may even have a partner and your own family.  If you don’t believe me, Google it… on your iPhone.  The point is, in this make believe world you’ve created, you have everything you could possibly need.
  3. Perhaps you’ve seen where I’m going with this, and if you have, then you’ve already realised the truth.  Keep your imaginations from step 2 in your mind, and begin to compare each element of it with your life right now.  I would wager you that the differences between your fantasy world and your real world are minimal.  The fact being, you have everything you need and most things you want, but you just need to become completely conscious of it.

What this isn’t

This isn’t a trick where you suddenly realise you have everything you want even though you haven’t got it.  I’m not saying you have everything, I’m saying that you’re already wealthy.

There is no denying the importance of money in our lives but there is a risk that its weighting in our considerations of wealth is imbalanced.  Often it demands a moment of reflection and gratitude to remember and be thankful for what we have in non-monetary terms.

So what is the fastest route to wealth?  The realisation that you already have it.

I hope that, if nothing else, you have come to appreciate positive factors in your life that you had been overlooking.  It’s never as bad as you think  =)

If you feel cheated by this “get rich quick” guide, please feel free to vent your anger in the comments section below.  I welcome any feedback you may have on my articles.  Thanks for reading!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Stuart Manning November 23, 2010 at 21:52

Hi Paul,

How are you. You wont remember me, but I knew you before even going to Ballyclare High.

Great Work, Say hello to Timothy for me.



Paul Goodchild November 24, 2010 at 17:03

Hey Stuart,

Thanks for the message… I definitely recognise your name, but sorry, not much more than that. I’ll certainly also pass on your hello to Tim.

Glad you like the article.


Moontraveller March 20, 2011 at 11:35

I stumbled onto your site while googling for info on Bali. Thank you for your nice article. It inspired me. I’m in Seminyak and I’m going to the Biku Cafe after your recommendation. Take care!


Paul Goodchild March 20, 2011 at 23:03

Hi Moon
Thanks for the encouraging comment. I’m delighted you were inspired by it!
I know you’ll love the Biku cafe… it’s great! One of my favourite little spots in Asia – if you get the chance, let me know what you think of it 🙂


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