My four year old came to me the other day with five of her child-sized hangers in her hand and said, “Daddy, do you want to buy a hanger for a dollar?”
I’ve told many people this over the past week and gotten many different reactions. Everything from, “How cute” to “Did you say, ‘you can’t sell me something I already own!’”
Here’s my take.
First: She’s four years old. In her mind they are her hangers. She only had hangers that came from her closet and that we use for her cloths. So she was trying to sell me something that was hers.
Second: This was her first attempt at being an entrepreneur. She wanted a dollar—or more. Instead of asking, “can I have a dollar?” she found something of value and asked me if I wanted to buy it.
Third: She wanted something and took action!
As you’ve probably guessed, I felt her entrepreneurial venture deserved a reward. I bought one hanger. I paid her the dollar and watched her skip away happy with her success.
But, at four years old, where did she get the idea that selling something was a way to receive money?
Let me tell you our bedtime routine.
1st we say a family prayer.
2nd we read family scriptures.
3rd I read a few pages from The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind—T. Harv Eker—and we discuss any questions the children have about the concepts in it. That might seem odd to you. But consider that children are learning and developing every day. Isn’t it my duty as a father to help them develop successful financial skills and attitudes?
4th I read the children a chapter from whatever book we’re enjoying as a family.
Truthfully, my four year old daughter is usually asleep by the time we get to The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind. BUT she still hears it! That’s the power of the subconscious mind!
Whether you’re asleep, awake, distracted, or fully engaged in what you’re doing, Your Subconscious Mind is always listening!
Do you know what you’re feeding your subconscious? Do you know the messages you’re sending to the subconscious minds of those you love?
Many people like to say they have no control over the things they think…
You can control what you do with any thought that enters your mind! AND you can control what you feed your subconscious mind! Since your subconscious creates most of your conscious thoughts, controlling what you feed your mind shapes your thoughts.
So pay attention to the things you’re feeding your subconscious mind. Pay attention to the things you’re feeding the subconscious minds of those you love. If the messages you’re getting aren’t in alignment with your dreams or your beliefs…
Then Change Them!
After all…It’s your life. It’s Your Blueprint!
You Are The Master of Your Destiny!
To learn more about changing your subconscious thought patterns and beliefs, Read Your Blueprint, Life by Design!
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