Building Wealth: It's An Inside Job – Part 1

Written by Chuck Cox

Whenever we read about building wealth or even attend a seminar for that purpose, we usually begin by assessing our present financial status. We’re asked to calculate our assets and liabilities followed by a determination of where we’d like to be in a certain period of time. Being armed with this data along with assessing our present earning and saving power, we then set out to structure our financial goals. Although we try to be realistic, we still want to stretch ourselves a little bit – after all, that’s one ofrepparttar purposes of setting goals, isn’t it? To achieve more than we normally would if we didn’t have goals inrepparttar 148595 first place. And also, goals are supposed to give us direction.

So when actually seeking out these new financial goals, many of us fall dreadfully short. What happened? Did we not work hard enough or just plan poorly? Maybe, but it’s probably much deeper than that. One tactic that many goal-setting gurus use to get more mileage out of setting goals is to find out WHY we want a certain goal. This certainly helps us get more leverage on achieving our goal, but to many people money is much more complicated than that. Money represents our upbringing and our culture. To some of us, money represents bad memories of parents arguing or watching our families suffer forrepparttar 148596 lack of it, while others may view money as only a tool and seem to have no problem accumulating it in their bank accounts. These financial memories have created mental roadblocks for many of us when it comes to making money. Thus, if we want to build wealth, we have to go one step further and determine our personal level of prosperity consciousness.

If we’re curious about our present level of prosperity consciousness, we need only take a critical look at our own lives. Our homes, our jobs, our bank accounts will all quickly tell us where we are in terms of prosperity - like it or not - our surroundings are simplyrepparttar 148597 results of our thoughts and actions. Our level of satisfaction can be linked torepparttar 148598 distance between where we are and where we want to be. However, two people with identical distances will almost always have different levels of satisfaction, and these satisfaction levels are linked to their personal levels of prosperity consciousness. Here’s something to ponder. What if everyone inrepparttar 148599 world were to throw all their riches into one big pile and then split all that wealth equally among everyone inrepparttar 148600 world? In a few years, who would then emerge as being wealthy and poor? Most people feel that very little would change – thatrepparttar 148601 same people would most likely become wealthy and poor again. This assessment speaks volumes about prosperity consciousness.

So what if we’re unhappy with our present level of prosperity consciousness, how do we change it? The answer is that we have to start getting comfortable with more prosperity coming into our lives. There are some simple things that we can start doing today which will dramatically increase our levels of prosperity over time. Bear in mind that these actions are not instantaneous – they’ll need some time to yield results.

1) Use Written Affirmations – It sounds elementary, but this little trick actually works. Simply write down your affirmation 20 times each morning and each evening. We should choose an affirmation that suits our particular situation and prosperity level. To find out where to begin, start with this one: “I deserve to be wealthy”. Does it make you feel uncomfortable when you write it down? If so, that’s a sign that you probably need to use that one or something similar. You could also try this one: “I am bringing more and more wealth into my life each day.” Play around with words and see how they make you feel. If you’re too outrageous, your subconscious will rejectrepparttar 148602 idea, so you want something that makes you feel slightly anxious or uncomfortable. Continue using your affirmation for 30 days and then start using a different affirmation. The next affirmation should be a natural building block onrepparttar 148603 previous one. The key to affirmations is to be persistent and not give up on them because they seem ineffective, repetitive, and boring. The fact is that you NEED to be doing them when they become repetitive and boring. Remember that you’re trying to undo years of mental programming and repetition is required.

Success Trading for New Traders: What Does Bid and Ask Mean?

Written by Chuck Cox

Do you ever wonder exactly what’s going on inrepparttar trading pits after you’ve sent an order to purchase stock? You’ve no doubt seen market quotes either online or even inrepparttar 148594 newspaper. Have you noticed that there are always two sets of prices given? What exactly do those mean and where will my order get filled? Let’s discussrepparttar 148595 basics ofrepparttar 148596 two prices you see.

Let’s say you’re trading stocks. The first price (usuallyrepparttar 148597 one onrepparttar 148598 left) is called a “bid”. This isrepparttar 148599 price at whichrepparttar 148600 market is offering to buyrepparttar 148601 stock. If you sell your stock atrepparttar 148602 market, this isrepparttar 148603 price that you’ll get. The second price (usually located onrepparttar 148604 right) is calledrepparttar 148605 “ask”. This isrepparttar 148606 price at whichrepparttar 148607 market will sell yourepparttar 148608 stock. If you submit an open order to buy shares atrepparttar 148609 market, you will get them forrepparttar 148610 ask price. Another element that comes into play sometimes isrepparttar 148611 size ofrepparttar 148612 bid and ask. Usually, there’s an order size that comes withrepparttar 148613 bid and ask. If that size is exceeded thenrepparttar 148614 price will usually change – and generally, that small price change will move slightly against you since you're creating a demand for that stock.

The difference between the

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