Mindset Mastery 34 – Personal Impact Of Financial State-Of-Mind

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Economic depressions and recessions, both historical and modern, prove that state-of-mind can make or break a nation’s or a world’s economy. So is the same true for your own personal financial solvency?

“Watch closely; a similar destiny will become yours as soon as you master the principles of this philosophy and begin to follow the instructions for applying those principles. As you think of yourself as secure and successful, your financial status will begin to improve, and everything you touch will begin to transmute itself into an asset for your benefit. Impossible? Not at all! As the age-old saying goes, the rich get richer…and in very large part because they believe that they are rich and successful.”

State Of Mind

You will be whatever you think you will be. If you feel, act, and think that you are poor and downtrodden, that will be your fate. If you are positive and ambitious because you feel, act, and think you are successful and wealthy, that is what you will create as your reality. It is undeniable that state-of-mind is the primary factor separating the rich and successful from the poor and unsuccessful. To go a step further, consider that individual states-of-mind are what comprise those collective states discussed in the last post.

I will see you back here every Monday and Thursday for the continuation of the Mindset Mastery series.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. This is undoubtedly true. If you believe in yourself you will succeed. If you don’t you won’t…. Simple.

  2. I remember years ago a friend was trying to get his super out because he’d hit the bottom, and at every turn there was just ostacle upon obstacle. It was funny because I said to him, you’re doing this you know, he said ‘what?’. I said Yeah, you’re doing this. These obstacles are happening because you’re expecting them, which means you’re asking for them. ‘BS’ he said!

    One day he may awaken, but I still love him!

  3. “Why does this stuff always happen to me?”

    A guy a knew used to be the one that got his car dented in the carpark by someone else. His house would get broken into and unlucky things would happen.

    The bottom line is that he put himself in that spot. He exposed himself to those events and created his own bad luck!

    He would park the car in stupid positions at times far to close to the next car.
    He left stuff in full view for friends to see when they came around (he kept the sort of friends that valued their own benefits far above anyone else’s. Oh, yeah! And dope smokers do break into each others houses sometimes).
    He’d leave his house unlocked and everyone knew.
    He’d lose his wallet and do silly things all the time.

    He attracted bad luck. We create our own luck.

  4. Sean,
    That is a perfect story of ‘how’ we create our own bad luck. There so many skeptics out there on the law of attraction, etc, and whether you believe it or not, the story you have just told shows that our self-image (i.e. beliefs), influences our decisions!

    Your friend was making stupid decisions, and then wondering why he had so much bad luck, but his self image was influencing those decisions, many times automatically and sub consciously.

    This is why I don’t like seeing those ads on TV that say, you have a 1 in 3 chance of developing ‘this disease’, or a 1 in 2 chance of developing ‘that disease’. The people (seemingly) who create these ads may say they are trying to help by highlighting the risks, but all I see is decision influencing.

    I don’t want my kids living in fear of getting cancer and believing that they have a 50% probability of getting cancer because some rugby player tells them so on the TV, because this belief influences their day to day decisons, and guess what those decisions are likely to be – ones that increase the risks of illness!!

    One day, when the understanding of our ‘Reticular Formation’ becomes mainstream knowledge, I would seriously think that ads like those mentioned above would not be allowed – it would be like an ad on Marlboro showing today!

    Thanks for the story 🙂

  5. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,
    I believe wholeheartedly that what you think about you create in your life. Recently I had the opportunity to test this with a sports physician. I have an ankle injury and I’m currently completing a strengthening program.
    I’d perform certain exercises and the Doctor would record the results. After the first round, he wanted to repeat the exercises. This time, he acted like a coach and talked to me the whole way. He’d say things like, “Your ankle is great. It’s as strong as the other one. It’s in awesome shape”. I know it sounds crazy but it worked. My second set of results blew the first ones away.
    The moral of the story is that day I learned that if I feel, think and act like my ankle is fine; it performs significantly better than if I don’t. So, if I translate that to the rest of my life; you can bet each day I’m getting out of bed thinking, feeling and acting like the successful person I know I am.

  6. Hi Sean,
    I am currently reading a great book about Neuro Plasticity, the way the brain adapts. And I can’t stop thinking that they are finally able to show scientifically what you talk about with the mindset.
    How we use our brain does influence our physical being (as Jazz showed herself) big way. So why do we think it stops there?
    Our state-of-mind, being aware of it and being able to express it is what differentiates us from all other species. It is our power. We create thinks that have not been in the physical world before. How did they get there? Because someone thought of them. Because someone had a dream – to fly, to land on the moon, to build a beautiful house, to be healthy, to be successful.
    What we can imagine, we can achieve. Even if everybody else thinks we can’t. Let’s prove them wrong.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  7. The ultimate feeling of safety and security comes from faith. A knowing that no matter what, everything will be okay.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

    • Jazz Salinger says:

      Hi Lina,

      We will be whatever we think we will be. If we have faith that no matter what happens, everything will be okay, it really will. 🙂

  8. How true.

    This is why some seem to be always struggling. They think that is their lot.

    If only they could see the light
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Why You Should Just Ignore Fad Diets (Part 2) =-.

  9. We truly are our own enemies.. let us make friends with ourselves, and trust it will ‘rub off’ on those around us.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  10. Some people always struggle because the way they live their lives is not really what they want, they are living to someone elses expectations they will not achieve till they are able to live their own life.

  11. This is a meta-state, I can do that!
    as you think of yourself as secure and successful, your financial status will begin to improve, and everything you touch will begin to transmute itself into an asset for your benefit.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  12. Hi Sean

    A subject I always love is the power of positive thinking as the results become evident sometimes immediately

    All the comments up above mine are great and say it all. I particularly liked Jazz’s example. It is so wonderful to attract a positive physician who knows about the body mind healing connection.

    Be the person you would love to be, is there someone out there you admire? find out all you can about them and model them.

    Sometimes we need to trade ourselves in for a newer up to date model. It’s called ‘reinventing’ ourselves and is so easy to do. We can decide in this moment to change our ways, change our lives, change our friends. I remember a very profound statement I read in 1986 that completely changed my whole life in a flash. It was in a book by Louise Hay called ‘You can heal your life” ( most would know if it by now) and the statement was “the point of power is in the present moment”.

    The greatest thing about this statement is that no one can take control of your mind – you can decide right now to change. It is maintaining the change that takes effort, and it all depends on how determined you are. Be the change you want to see.

    Thanks Sean, these articles are great and give me lots of ideas for my blog!


  13. Hi Sean,
    So much good advice here in the article and in comments. I loved your example of your friend creating his own bad luck. So true and so typical as well. Jazz has a wonderful example of a positive mindset and I can relate to Elly experience with Louise Hays book “You Can Heal Your Life” My results were also that I had an instantaneous relief from pressure and guilt I had put on myself.

    I’m working on an abundant mindset. The teachings are a bit hard to put into perspective though, to benefit me financially. Reason being is that I have never really been short of money. I have just made bad investment decisions on what I did with it.

  14. The mind is a powerful thing. So often we dream of bringing into our lives all that we desire, but we focus our energy on what we don’t have. “If you can desire it, the universe can produce it” ~ Esther and Jerry Hicks. This statement is true for the positive and the negative, therefore we need to focus our thoughts on the positive.
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Indoor Air Quality =-.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    It truly is all in the mind. I was told when I was 18 that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was in my early 30’s due to a congenital defect in my knees. And that I would have to have knee replacement at that time. I refused to believe it. It has been 23 years since I was supposed to have been wheelchair bound and I am upright, on my feet, and have not had a replacement for either knee. Nor will I.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      You have a fantastic attitude. It takes a lot of courage to ignore what the doctors say and decide for yourself what your health will be like in the future. You have created a spectacular result.

      I’m still stuck in trusting what the doctors say because they’re the experts. I’m still learning to appreciate that while they know what should or could happen physically to me; I’m the only one who is an expert on my body.

      Thank-you for posting this. You’ve given me a lot to think about. 🙂
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

    • Hi Elizabeth,
      It is great that you are still defying the prognosis of the doctors, I have only recently realised that the Doctors and drug companies are actually what keep people ill. if we could just get others to see they really do have the power to determine their own health.
      We are our own physician so I think “physician heal thyself” refers to us healing our own bodies.
      .-= Rita´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen =-.

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