Buy the things you know you have to buy like a millionaire.
When I go shopping for things I must buy…like toilet paper, fruit, paper towels, cleaners, etc… I “buy them like a millionaire”. I grab the one I want, completely disregarding the price and move on.
I’ve totally stopped getting the store brand items (if there’s a difference in the quality). I started getting what I wanted – period. Not the best bargain, not the lowest cost…I got what I wanted. And here’s the funny thing: I found that my grocery bill ONLY increased by about 9% (about $25 per month).
WHOA…a whopping 25 bucks! Just think…I’m getting exactly what I want and I’m creating the millionaire mindset at the same time…AND it’s only costing a measly 25 bucks.
Now I don’t mean to minimize the fact that there are people who are on a budget and $25 per month is a lot of money.
But you don’t have to do it to that extreme – ALWAYS stay within your means. But you can start with the small things and build from there.
The most important thing is to capture and relish in the feeling of being a millionaire when you’re shopping.
One of the things I was most proud of is the fact that I’m getting further and further away from looking at the prices. Just recently I went to Target and bought 29 items and I only looked at the price of 3…and that was because the price tag was blaring at me.
Again…….I’m not encouraging you to go and splurge on things you don’t need and I’m not encouraging you to spend significantly more than you can afford… but I am saying “live a little”.
Even if it’s only one item…get the upgrade – if it’s what you want.
WARNING: Do not do this if you’re just going to worry about how you’re going to afford the extra 19 cents for the ‘good’ peas you just bought. You’re totally defeating the purpose when you worry like this. You have to get the peas with the knowing that the Universe wants you to have the good peas and will provide the means to make it happen.
Here’s an example of how NOT to do it…
I went shopping with a friend and we spent about 10 minutes going back and forth between the dozen cookies for $2.99 or the 30 cookies for $3.50. Okay, obviously the 30 cookies were the better bargain, but what are we talking about here 51 cents? So, let’s do the math on this…
The dozen cookies at $2.99 equals 25 cents per cookie.
And the 30 cookies at $3.50 equal 12 cents per cookie so we save 13 cents per cookie. And the difference between 30 cookies and a dozen is 18 cookies. So 18 cookies at 13 cents each equals $2.34. So, $3.50 minus the “savings” of $2.34 equals $1.16
Whew… all that math tires me out.
So, considering your “time worth”, 10 minutes of walking back and forth and calculating “savings” worked out to about .11 cents per minute or $6.60 per hour.
I’m happy to say that I make WAY more than $6.60 per hour and I’m sure most millionaires do to.
ARRGGHH!! Just buy the freakin’ cookies already.
Here’s the MAGIC OF IT ALL…
Since I starting “buying like a millionaire”, spending $25 more per month…I’ve gotten 2 new clients (out of nowhere) and a new project that’s bringing in about 500 times that amount.
The universe will give you what you put out there. All the time…every time