How Playing Monopoly Can Help You Attract More Money

Last weekend, I watched a documentary called Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story. Most of the film was dedicated to telling the story of how seriously devoted Monopoly players play each other in national and international tournaments. Part of the film tells of how the game was created and how it evolved over years before it was available for anyone to buy.

What I found most fascinating about the history of the game was that many people played it during the Depression years. Back then wealth, owning property, and having the freedom to wheel and deal to acquire more wealth and more property was out of reach for most people. Yet here was this game that gave them the chance to escape the stress and tension of their money problems and allowed them to spend a few hours feeling wealthy and thinking and making decisions like a wealthy real estate tycoon would.

Come to think of it, it’s quite extraordinary how Monopoly takes you through some strong emotions. Counting your Monopoly money can make you feel powerful as does taking money someone owes you for landing on your property. There’s a high that comes with being on top and a different kind of focus and confidence you need to take risks.

I can’t help but imagine how many people who played Monopoly during the Depression used the game to, not just spend the evening forgetting about their financial lack, but to really help them get into a wealth mindset that then helped them to begin attracting different opportunities and more money.

There are lots of different ways to get into a wealth mindset. One of my favorites are the Prosperity Game from the book Ask and It Is Given:

In this process, you will begin by establishing an imaginary checking account. In other words, there will be no actual bank involved, but you will make deposit entries and check withdrawals just as if it were an actual account.

 It is of value to make this process feel as real to you as possible. On the first day, deposit $1,000. And spend it.

The point of the game is to have fun thinking about what you would like to purchase, and to enjoy the process.

 You can spend it all today, or save some of it for another day. However, we encourage you to do your best to spend it today, because tomorrow you will be making another wonderful deposit.

On the second day, deposit $2,000. On the third day, deposit $3,000. On the fourth day, deposit $4,000. When you reach day 50, deposit $50,000. When you reach day 300, deposit $300,000.

Another favourite is the Already Wealthy Game by author Denise Coates which is a guided meditation that will have you envisioning what it feels like to be at an ATM machine withdrawing money, seeing you still have a huge balance in your account, and knowing you still have plenty more in other accounts.

So, tell me, how has Monopoly changed the way you feel about attracting money? What ways do you get yourself into a wealth mindset?

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Manifesting Money Is Easy

As I write this, I am sitting in a comfortable condo—a vacation rental—in Nashville. I’m here taking a month off to relax, work on a new book, and hang out with my friend, David.

When the month is over, we’re heading to Las Vegas for eight days.

I’ve never done anything like this before. I have never been away from home for so long. Rather than get homesick or worry that something is going wrong at home, I’m staying in the present (most of the time) to enjoy this experience.

I am amazed at how I manifested all of this.

Earlier this year, one thought lead to another and I ended up finding this condo on a vacation rental Web site. Not only does it feel homey, turns out, it’s a five-minute walk from David’s.

Then I set about attracting enough money to pay for the condo, the plane fare, $1500 spending money, my half of the expenses for our Las Vegas trip, and the money I needed to pay all the bills back home.

I consider myself to be pretty good when it comes to manifesting, but making this adventure happen was a challenge. The crazy thing is, honestly, I loved the challenge of making it happen than I am experiencing the manifestation.

Don’t get me wrong. I have loved my time here. I just can’t help but think, if I can make this happen, what’s next? What else can I envision and make happen?

As far as luxury goes, this adventure might not be as awe-inspiring as a month in the south of France, or Fiji, or some other exotic location. But being mere blocks away from my closest friend and having the chance to write without being distracted by work has been glorius.

Now is the perfect time to start this blog. I want to show you that it absolutely possible to manifest the money you want—for whatever you want or need it for.

When I think back through the years, if there is one thing I have proven myself to be good at, it’s manifesting money. Like so many people, it wasn’t the money, per se, that I wanted. It was the freedom that money gave me.

Now, at this moment, while I may not be a billionaire (yet!), I am living a life I am happy with. I wish the same for you.

Today, I ask you to re-connect with what you want.

Push aside the logical reasons why getting what you want is “too hard” or “impossible”. Just get a clear picture in your mind of what you want and hold on to it.

The truth is, getting what you want is easy. It’s knowing what you want, and then making the decision to go for it, that brings struggle.

What do you want? Tell me in the comments below.

How to Attract Great People in Your Life

This blog has been up for about five years, first under RichGuyTips.com, then BoldThoughts.com, and for the last few months, RichSwitch.com, since we wanted to consolidate everything. When that switch happened, I handed over most of the writing to my business partner, Wendy.

I met Wendy on October 9, 2006. I know because she never lets me forget it. Today, September 15, is her birthday…which she never lets me forget either!

That got me thinking…

I can say that the day I met her was definitely the start of something life-changing, but at the time, it was just another evening. I was working from home and decided to listen to a talk radio, since my radio show as pretty fresh and I thought listening to other talk radio hosts would help me to become a better host myself.

Found a show about new age stuff, specifically psychics and mediums. Had been exposed to that type of work in the past and even worked as a psychic at one point, so I checked it out.

At the very end, a woman called in and asked about the business of being a psychic. She had been doing it for years, but was looking for a way to expand. As growing businesses is what I do, I perked up.

At the end of the call, the host said, “Give us your website so we can send you some business.”

She did…and I typed it in my web browser.

The site was ok, but I had some ideas to make it better. Wrote her a quick email that said, “I’m a marketing guy. Have some ideas on how you can get more business.”

That started the conversation…and within a couple of weeks, I had hired her to do customer service for my company. It wasn’t a position I was looking to fill, but I was having problems with customer service at the time and made me an offer to take over that aspect of the business for me.

She wasn’t looking for “customer service” work, but because she was looking for somebody to mentor her in business and marketing to help her expand her psychic business, working with me in that capacity would enable her to have that.

So here we are, just shy of five years working together, and she is running the show.

I know a lot of people here aren’t just looking for more money, but looking for partnerships to help them. And here is how Wendy and I came together…

  1. Find a Problem and Solve It– The relationship started and kept going because we each found a problem and made an offer to solve it.
  2. Be Nice and Help People – You never know who you’ll be helping or what they’ll be able to do for you.
  3. Be Open and Say Yes – I’m sure it was crazy to get an email from some guy claiming to be able to help solve a problem (and willing to do it for free), but that’s exactly what happened and what she said “yes” to and nothing would  have happened had she not done that.

Opportunity for what you want is all around you. Say “yes” to it. Had I never turned on the radio or reached out, no telling where I would be now.

Thank you, Wendy, for saying “yes” as well!

Also, keep in mind that you might be in the middle of something life-changing and not realize it now. So trust what you want is coming (or is here) and keep at it with an open heart!

The $10 Million House

House Got together with a few business friends of mine to “mastermind” with each other. One owns a $10MM house, so we decided to meet at his place, rather than take a vacation, which is what we’ve done in the past.

(Click on the images to see a larger version.)

House1 This place isn’t just a big house; it’s a castle. The best way I can describe it is a cross between a Harry Potter ride at Disney World and a casino in Las Vegas. It has secret rooms, a secret floor, a “cave” themed swimming pool, a DJ booth and dance floor, a wine cellar, a theater, waterfalls, a recording studio, huge baths, a steam room, and more. Food was prepared by a private chef and there was a massage therapist on-site.

House3 Is it over-the-top? For some people, it would have been. But for my friend who owns it, it’s a pefect match.

This guy got his start as a magician. What better house for a magician that a quirky place that looks like a castle and has bookshelves that turn into doors and lead to secret passages?

House4 But he’s single… How can one man possibly take advantage of six bedrooms, multiple kitchen and bar areas, an eight-car garage, a gym, and several outside decks and balconies?

House6 The answer to this question is one of the reasons I feel he was able to make this situation happen. Yes, he’s a single guy, but he makes great use of the space.

House5 On the last morning I was there, I woke up to kids running around outside my bedroom, which was near the pool area. As it turns out, these were the kids of the guy who was there to fix the audio system. My friend had invited him to bring them along to have fun in the pool.

This type of hospitality was something I saw over and over again throughout the few days of my meeting. It was very inspiring.

Beyond that, if you’re wondering how he was able to get the house, here are a couple of things I noted…

1. TRUST – He trusts things are going to be ok and work out well. Rather than be intimidated by what most would be considered a huge challenge, he looks forward to the adventure of it.

2. GRATITUDE – This guy is just a normal person who wakes up with the same amount of time and ability as the rest of us. He doesn’t take what he’s been able to accomplish for granted and is very grateful for it.

Regardless of your goals in life, I feel the skills of generosity, trust, and gratitude will help you to make things happen.

NOTE: If you want to see full-size photos, click on the thumbnails above.

Reader Question: Can Playing the Lottery Help Me Pay For a House?

Kathi wrote in:

Your email couldn’t have been more timely.  Because I am going to be a grandma for the first time I decided months ago I want to move two hours south to be closer to my daughter and new grandbaby.  After going into shock over high rent prices I set an intention to buy a home. And for the past 3 months I have been debating everything listed in your email (I’ll have to save more money, I’ll have to increase my income, I’ll need a higher credit rating, I may need to ask someone to co-sign for a mortgage, Maybe I should lower my standards and look for something more reasonably priced).

Since May, 2011 I have been working diligently on my credit rating, looking for a better paying job in that area, and house shopping.  I have been successful in finding a foreclosure that is the home of my dreams.  Unfortunately, it’s at the top of my price range and is badly in need of repair ($30,000 worth).  So along with trying to get pre-approved, I am also looking at much less expensive houses and lower my standards.  The high end of my price range is $80k and homes listed for $50-$60k are just AWFUL!

So, what’s your suggestion?  I have been playing the lottery, but thus far has had no success.

Sincerely,

Kathi in Indiana (wanting to be in Kentucky)

Hey Kathi!
Thank you for your question!

Your current situation is one we all can relate to. Circumstances change and we find ourselves wanting something new. Actually, not just wanting something new, but wanting something very important and something bigger than we have wanted in awhile.

You’ve got a newborn grandchild on the way and, on an emotional level, the magnitude of your need (and want) to be close to your family is huge. While it feels like the house situation isn’t coming together with ease, that uncertainty is, probably, bringing up the fear that you’ll miss out on time with your family.

From what you have written, it sounds like you have a lot of things going for you. The trick to getting more of what you want is to really, really, really celebrate what you already have rather than getting caught up in the anxiety of what you don’t have.

Let me share an experience I once had.

Four years ago, I moved to a new city. Rather than going out and exploring the city, I stayed in my apartment and worked at my computer. Eight months moving in, the landlord came to me and said he wanted to renovate the building and asked if I would move out—within 30 days. I agreed to move. In exchange, the last month was rent-free.

At first I was scared. Not knowing the city well, I had no idea which would be a good neighborhood to move to. I was scared I wouldn’t find a place in time. I was afraid I’d apply for a bunch of apartments and be denied by all of them. I was afraid I would find a place I hated but have to take it because I had no other choices.

I went on a message board where people living in this city posted on to ask for recommendations, promote local events, ask for advice, etc.  I wrote a post asking if anyone could give me any advice on looking for an apartment. A woman replied saying there was an apartment available in her building and gave the landlord’s number.

When I called to ask about it, at first the landlord said there was nothing available. I said, “Are you sure?” He said one might be available, but told me to call back in a couple of days to check. Days later, I followed up. Sure enough, an apartment became available.

I went to check it out. It right downtown and within walking distance to everything I needed. Also, unlike any other place I have ever lived, this apartment had a huge patio. Thanks to the good recommendation given by the landlord who asked me to move, I was approved for the new apartment. Not only that, I was given the first month rent-free.

When I was going through this experience, for the first while I was freaking out. But then I started to calm myself down and bring my attention to two things: gratitude and awe.

-Truth be told, I felt isolated where my apartment was, but wouldn’t have made the effort to move for quite awhile. I was grateful my past landlord pushed me to leave.

-I was grateful for the message board I had access to and for the woman who posted the info I needed.

-I was grateful for the available apartment and the positive recommendation my past landlord gave to help me acquire it.

-I was totally grateful for both landlords giving me rent-free months (totaling $2600).

Even in the time of uncertainty, I still focused on the gratitude of each experience I had and was in awe of how, once I stopped being afraid of the worst, things came together quite easily.

Kathi, it seems as though you have a ton of things going your way:

-A new grandbaby!

-Money to invest in a house

-Past experience that has given you the confidence that buying a house is possible

-Present experience showing you the house you want is within your reach

I’m sure there are other things you can think of as well.

It really comes down to this: focusing on the gratitude for what you do have will bring you more.

Playing the lottery to, hopefully, get more money isn’t such a bad thing…if you go into it with the right vibration. If you are buying lottery tickets while feeling anxious, stressed, desperate, frustrated, etc you’re blocking that potential source of money from coming your way.

Look at your current living situation and find things about it to be grateful for. Also, while the house isn’t coming together as you would like, pay attention to the things you are attracting into the other areas of your life. And, finally, while being grateful and acknowledging what a powerful manifester you are, keep holding the vision of you being in a fabulous house with your grandchild in your arms.

Take the focus off of the “Where is the money going to come from?” question and take action by doing things to keep yourself feeling good about the present and the future you want to create. With every fiber of my being, I believe, once you begin doing this people and circumstances will show up that will help you to create the living arrangement you want.

I hope this helps!

-Wendy

P.S: Do you have any advice for Kathi? Leave it in the comments below.

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How Ken Robinson Manifested a $300,000 House For $16

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a YouTube video about a guy named Ken Robinson. Ken acquired a $300,000 house in a Dallas suburb using some knowledge and $16.

Ken used an outdated law to take ownership of the house. From what I’ve read, people speculate he won’t own the house permanently. Also, they don’t think he has the means to pay the property taxes.

Whether Ken being allowed to move into the house is fair or not, I’m fascinated by the way in which he manifested a house.

When you think of wanting to own a new home, chances are your thoughts go in the usual direction:

I’ll have to save more money.

I’ll have to increase my income.

I’ll need a higher credit rating.

I may need to ask someone to co-sign for a mortgage.

Maybe I should lower my standards and look for something more reasonably priced.

And on and on…

Ken’s story reminds us that we need to stop being attached to how we believe things will unfold.

Sure, you’ve heard of people who inherit a house, win one in some sort of contest, or acquire one in some crazy way like Ken did. In your logical mind, you know anything is possible, but chances are you don’t believe it is possible for you.

Actually, it is possible for you. You just need to open yourself up to having the faith to believe there are things waiting to come into your life in ways you can’t foresee just yet.

It really is as simple as asking for what you want to be brought to you in a way that is extraordinary, exciting, and comes with a sense of ease.

Imagine writing your own blog post detailing how you got your new home, first by asking, then experiencing the most crazy coincidences and chain of events that completely blew your mind and left you with a profound sense of awe and gratitude as you moved in.

Whether or not Ken stays in the house, in my opinion, doesn’t matter. I bet he is now confident in his ability to manifest big things. I bet all the media attention he got opened him up to new opportunities (like teaching people how to do what he did). I bet after living in a beautiful home, Ken will do what he can to continue manifesting luxury in his life.

Check out his story:

New design & new content…

Truth be told, this site has been neglected for far too long.

That’s about to change.

There’s a new design and a new resolve to bring you more information about using the law of attraction to attract more money into your life. New blog posts will be posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Fridays, I’ll be posting a review of a helpful resource you might find useful.

We’ve also got a weekly newsletter planned and a new weekly podcast on the way.

It’s been said that there is more to life than just money. Of course there is truth to that. However, the more money you have, the more options you have. The more options you have, the more peace of mind you have. We’re here to help you attract more money, more options, and more peace of mind.

Feel free to leave a comment about your experiences attracting more money into your life.