1 - Because it costs money and it will take away from what I have earned or saved up, I'll be going backwards instead of forwards.
2 - Because it takes up time and with as busy as I am right now, I just can't put anything more on my plate.
3 - Because now isn't the right time. The timing will be much better down the road when I am less busy.
Now, I know you are thinking those sound like a bunch of excuses that people say, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨.
But it really doesn't matter if it's and excuse or legit because the result is the exact same ...... nothing happens or changes.
Last fall I was asked to join what seemed to be a very expensive mastermind group and I said those 3 things, I don't have the time, it costs too much and now isn't the right time.
I felt good about the decision and had no regrets.
But this May I was approached again to join, but the price had increased another $5k from 8 months before and would exceed my mortgage.
𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙤:
1 - how can I expand into this instead of working within my current 'reality'?
2 - is this a tax deductible expense?
3 - can I get a grant or tuition reimbursement for some of the costs?
4 - how fast can I make this 'investment' (not 'cost') pay for itself?
5 - what new connections and accountability will I get that will help me step into a bigger version of myself?
It was a great decision, in 3 months it had already paid for itself and allowed me so many opportunities, and many more to come.
Next time you feel your mind giving you those excuses/reasons, take a minute to ask if that is going to keep you where you are, or help you step into a new reality.
Go get it my friends, don't let the scarcity mindset win!