Why You Need To Hate Being Poor With A Passion

I hate being poor.

The only thing I hate more than being poor is being sick.

I grew up with a single mother on a nurse’s salary living in a ground floor apartment.

My mom did the best she could and made a million sacrifices for my well being.

I was always fed and provided for…

But I hated not being able to do and have the things I wanted.

In my 20’s I made a lot of money trading.

But that money didn’t last.

And I didn’t take that money and invest it into a business even though I knew I should have.

I didn’t hate the idea of being poor enough to push past the pain.

When I finally did start businesses, I didn’t know what I was doing.

I made bad decision, chose bad partners, and went into debt.

I made mistakes and spent too much money because I didn’t do the right research and didn’t start the right businesses.

I made these mistakes because I didn’t hate poverty enough.

The result was tasting poverty again in my 20’s again and having to work odd jobs to survive.

I did this until I sold my way into a career in sales that I hated.

It was only until I got to a point where I hated poverty so much…

And I hated having to work I job I didn’t like so much…

That I was willing to do or die to get financially free.

Why You Need To Hate Being Poor With A Passion

Check out the video and audio below on why you need to hate being poor, and how to transmute that frustration into financial freedom. Also check out the related resources below on how to get your money up.

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  1. That’s a very reactive strategy. Is it really a choice whether to hate something in the moment?

    If things are really going well and you have a comfortable amount of money, are you going to will yourself to hate how “poor” you are? If only it were so easy. I’m sure you could constantly rationalize about how things in the future could go in order to motivate yourself by thinking negatively (“I could lose my job”, “I might end up like those people on sleeping on the park bench”, “I might get laid off”, “something bad might happen that cost me money so I’ll need to take another job”, …. ) and eventually bringing yourself to hate your situation. But will you actually believe all that if you’re not actually poor?

    This doesn’t sound like a very repeatable or good strategy.

    Why not just create a system that makes success a habit? Instead of using “motivation” or “willpower” to brute force through everything, can’t you just make it a routine or a habit so that neither of the above is required? Of course, you will need some willpower to start a routine, and to enforce it for a bit, but after a while it kind of sustains itself.

    Case in point. I was used to taking warm or hot showers every time I hopped in there, and I wanted to take cold showers because it helps me sleep but obviously it’s uncomfortable. So, I gradually implemented a habit by going a little colder every time I hopped in there. Now, I don’t even feel comfortable finishing my showers hot anymore. It’s always as cold as I can get it, for me, this is effortless. It’s like I’m exerting more effort trying to go back to normal again.

    For making money, I suspect you can do the same. Make it a habit to just seek out business ideas while you’re out and about, and make it a habit to validate and try your ideas out. This way, it feels effortless and is actually sustainable. You won’t need to wait until you hit rock bottom and hate your life situation.

    There’s thousands of articles on the internet on how to “have more willpower”, most if not all are of no real value and really, just common sense. Most people who brute force everything just end up burnt out again and again. I would know, I am one of those people.

    If you find yourself stressed out all the time because you’ve been brute forcing everything, perhaps you should try utilizing a system. It will take some upfront effort at first but in the long run, it is a more effective and sustainable solution.

    Of course, getting yourself motivated to do something is sure better than doing nothing. I’ll give you that much credit.

  2. If you don’t hate being poor you’ve either never been poor, or haven’t been poor for very long, money is your biggest problem, you can take that advice or ignore it.

  3. A nurses salary isn’t bad. Try growing up in a single mother household with a mother whos disabled and makes $700 a month from SSI. I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in a trailer with no heating or air conditioning and holes in the walls and floors. I never went to collage because I couldn’t afford to go and where I lived there was no work, so I couldn’t move away because I had no money.

    I got on Disability myself at 20 because it was the only way to get any money (even if it meant living on $650 a month), and I stayed on SSI until I was in my mid 30’s. It’s called a ‘Poverty Trap’ and no matter how much you hate being poor, you are too poor and remote to because to actually do anything about it (hence the ‘trap’ part).

    I would like to say my life is better now, but it aint. I’m still living in the mountains. Still on Disability. Still going hungry most days and bumming rides because it would take me 6 years to save for a car that wont break down on me in a month. I hate my life so much that sometimes I think of suicide. I feel so trapped and claustrophobic. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope that one day I will come up with a brilliant plan that will get me rich (by poor people standards anyway) and out of this trap.

    I’m still waiting on that day. All I can do until then, ir read things and educate my mind.

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