Part 2 of The Prosperity Game Mastermind Partners.
The Prosperity Game is hosted by Dan Harr a fellow friend and awesome guy. The idea is to receive imaginary checks in your email box every day. The first check is for $250.00 and goes up from there. This journal continues starting with $8,000. This post is my continuing journal of my experience. If you missed part one of The Prosperity Game Journal , you can read it here.
The rules are:
Go to The Prosperity Game Mastermind Partners Facebook Page
and announce to the group
Where your money came from? and
How do you choose to allocate it?
Remember, assume your debts are paid…
Last week I introduced The Prosperity Game. It is a 2 week commitment, and I want to make it all the way through. Things are heating up! I’m discovering particular hurdles. The most difficult part has been figuring how the money is generated, but as I continue the game I’m getting better with practice.
I was gone most of the day and I just returned to find $8000 in my eWallet! I received 2 big upsales at $3,000 each and 2 lower upsales at $1,000 each! Wow! I’m putting aside $2000 for advertising, and $2000 in savings. I splurged with my last check for my Super Bowl trip so I need to be a little more conservative this time around.
Now that I have my cool tires, my vehicle needs some work. I’m paying $800 for maintenance and detailing.
I’m switching my smart phone to the iPhone 5 for $728 and picking up Easy Video Suite for $297.
I’ve decided that I don’t want to spend any more winters here. It’s a great place to live in the summer but in the winter I am not happy with continuous snow for 2 to 3 months. I’ve hired a locator $1000 to find a new place out of state, or maybe even a different country I can stay during the winter. I’m putting away $800 for an estimated installment for next winter.
Finally I purchased a $375 gift certificate for one of my wonderful friends who has overextended herself in kindness.
So I received $16,000 today! The number is getting bigger and that doesn’t scare me but the fact that it comes in 1 day is what I’m starting to struggle with. I’m going to do something different today. I had a conversation with a friend of mine on Skype and I’m going to post it. If you use Skype, you will recognize that icons are in parenthesis such as (happy) or (sad). It may be difficult to read..I apologize but the feelings are real and you will understand how I’m feeling about the game at this point. I’m R: and my friend is F: and is anonymous.
R: It’s starting to get hard for me
F: to spend all that money?
To figure out how it is generated…
It’s almost like I can’t say I made 5 Licensee sales because deep down…I don’t believe it..
That’s only for 5K!
Today is 16K!
I know it’s a game…but…
F: I know – it’s hard for me to say something that isn’t true too. It just makes me feel like a liar. I feel like I’m out of integrity.
R: But it’s pretend…and I know…but the point is to break through your threshold…Two days ago I spent the money to fly to the Superbowl in New Orleans, stay at a nice hotel etc. The whole trip was about 4K because it’s last minute…thinking that could be reality was exciting! I’d be in New Orleans right now…and why not? When we want to go on a trip, as both of us have, we book a flight and go! I’ve never done if for pleasure…
(chuckle) That sounds funny!
F: It would be fun to be able to just pick up and go whenever.
R: What I’m going to do with the game is spend 9K for Titanium, so I can get 3K commissions. So as the game progresses into unbelievable amounts…I can say I picked up 3 (3K) Commissions today. I have to figure out how I got 16K today. What 16 Licensee sales? I know! I sold a 12K Solo package! 4K in Affiliate Sales…don’t know what else to say. Then purchase Titanium for 9K…then I can imagine all the 3K commissions I want, $2K for Advertising, $2K for Savings, 1K for Winter Retreat, and 2K for the local shelter. It feels good to be able to give.
F: I can’t wait until I can give more to charities. Even just give service people BIG tips!
R: I know it feels great to give people BIG tips! It makes their whole day. Any of those jobs I consider to be slavery and they need a boost!
It really helps me to tell you what I want to do, so I won’t spend so much time itemizing everything…I’m using this plan!
Buying into Titanium really paid off! I had a webinar last night and picked up 10 sales for a whopping $30,000 and I got paid $2,000 for a Graphics Project I completed.
My locator found a great getaway in Woodward Park near my youngest daughter. I told him that it had to have a pool, a home theater, and a place my daughter and her friends would love to visit. She’s really excited and my new place is gorgeous.It will cost $5,000/month ($15,000) including living expenses to stay at my new winter location for 3 months.
I’m also reserving $6,000 for advertising. I’m ramping up! I’m also putting $2,000 in savings, and giving $1,000 to each of my daughters since I couldn’t get them very much this past Christmas.The local animal shelter is working on a new construction project, so I’m contributing $1,000 to help them with materials.
I had a hunch I’d be getting twice as much from yesterday. At first I thought it would be difficult to spend. I needed to search for ideas of what I was looking for to give to my locator. When I needed to search for what I wanted, I started with a normal search of “regular” spaces. I had to increase my expectations and look for luxury. That was actually an interesting realization. I’ve been conditioned to “settle for the best price.” This was exciting to choose want I really wanted without considering the cost as much. My locator found the perfect place. Check out the pictures I posted above. I’m looking forward to next winter!
There was a change in the rules for this check. It is a gift we must spend on ourselves. I think I hit another realization from today’s prosperity gift of $64,000. I sold six more Titanium Memberships @$18,000, 4 Licensees @ $4000, got paid $2,000 for creating an extensive funnel for a client, and sold an $11,000 solo ad package totaling $35,000. If that wasn’t enough, I received an unexpected inheritance check for $29,000. So that is $64,000 and I can only spend it on myself!
I’m going for it because it’s uncomfortable. I know in the beginning of the game I felt no guilt. I feel a little bit of guilt on this one because it feels selfish to take $64,000 and spend it in one swoop on myself regardless if I buy little things of stuff, a vacation, or services. It’s almost as if I want to “get it over with.” I don’t want to purchase a bunch of little things..so I decided to take the step and do it quickly. I’m not very materialistic and my first reaction was thinking about how unrealistic and impractical it is to buy a luxury vehicle. Then there is the higher cost of maintenance yada yada yada. I silenced the thoughts. This is a game to help us see if we can recognize our thresholds and what we do about them when they come up. I went all out and bought my dream luxury car, for cash. I wanted to see if I could. Well I did. It’s a Pearl white Lexus (the picture looks like silver, but it is pearl white) GS350 AWD. Total cost by the time I added a bunch of goodies: $63,230.90
The remaining balance I paid for a monthly massage for one year. I hesitated on this one…I’ll admit it…but I think I’m figuring out why.
The Prosperity Game is an excellent way to expand your mindset about money and teaches you what you really feel about prosperity. The group helps with accountability and I’m learning a lot about my thought processes and other peoples views.
The Mastermind Partner Program will be playing The Prosperity Game, in March, so if you are interested in participating in a future game, connect with me. The Prosperity Game is free.
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The Prosperity Game uses Wikipedia definition: Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune and / or successful social status. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes others factors which are independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.