This week I am participating in a game called The Prosperity Game Mastermind Partners.
You may have heard of it before. I’ve tried to play it by myself, but didn’t follow through. So I joined the Mastermind Partner Facebook group to give it another shot. 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 post is the first week of my experience. As the game continues, my plan is to keep you updated. 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…
I received a $250.00 sales commission check for an online project I completed for someone. My first thought was to buy solo ads, but I’ve decided I’m going to take care of the things that are bothering me. So I will allocate this first check to one or two really solid high performing tires for my vehicle.
I received a check today for $500.00 from an affiliate sale I made. I knew more money was coming so I bought one tire for $200.00, which left me $50.00. I could have settled for cheaper tires, but I wanted to get really good ones that will last for a long time! Now I have $550.00. I’ll pick up two more tires for $400.00 and re-invest The $150.00 to buy solo ads. I need to re-invest, but I want to take care of my personal expenses too. One more tire to go and I’ll be set to get through several snowy winters.
I received $1000 today! Woo Woo! $500 came from a graphics project I completed for a client and the other $500 came from one affiliate commission. I bought the last tire for my vehicle so now I have 4 rugged, beautiful tires. It looks like I might have to replace my vehicle to match the new tires! I’ve used $559 for Photoshop CS 6software program to add to my funnel and graphics business. The balance of $241 was used to start a solo re-investment pool for my listbuilding business. So far I don’t have any problem spending…no guilt whatsoever…LOL In fact, it has opened my mind to all the things I’m planning with what’s to come. Great exercise!
I received $2000 today for 2 commission sales at 1K each. All of my solo ad efforts are paying off. I’m putting aside $400.00 for advertising and $200.00 for an outsource project leaving $1400. I’m putting away $400.00 for savings and buying a new pair of glasses for $500.00. Now that I have my cool tires, my vehicle needs some work. Maintenance and detail $500.00.
I’m feeling a little torn between where I should spend. There are less loose ends than I thought. What I mean by that is sometimes in “poor talk” we convince ourselves, “only if I had such and such amount of money, then I will be able to take care of things that have been neglected or need to be replaced etc. and then I won’t have to worry about money.” I discovered that my goal with spending is only to reduce worry (that isn’t any fun).
I think this exercise helped me to realize how I think about money. Now that I’m making money, it isn’t taking very long to to get the loose ends out of the way. Once I do that, it will free me up to help other people and buy things for myself (not needed items like glasses). As I was deciding how to allocate the money, I discovered myself thinking what I can buy for my girls who are in college instead of myself. This is something to really think about. Why am I already finding it difficult to buy for me? That has to change!
I received $4000.00! I decided to check the link my friend sent me about unclaimed property and I received $3000 for unclaimed property and 1 affiliate sales commission for 1K! The $4000.00 came just in time! I’m doing something I would normally not do but I’m putting everything aside to get to the Super Bowl to watch the San Francisco 49er’s and the Baltimore Ravens go for the win! No business….just HAVE FUN! It’s great that I have the money to cover last minute expenses. The ticket and flight to get there is higher since it’s a spur of the moment decision. I have waited 10 years plus for the San Francisco 49er’s to make it to the Superbowl! They made it this year! New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII…here I come!
It’s going to be a fantastic experience. My flight leaves tomorrow morning. I’m arriving in New Orleans around 6 p.m. so I’ll have time to get settled, see the sights, and have dinner. This will be my first trip to New Orleans. I’m curious about the French Quarter. I’m going to take a lot of pictures! The next day is the BIG GAME! I never imagined I would ever do something like this at the spur of the moment. It’s so exciting! Go NINERS!
Flight to New Orleans is $1598
Misc. trip expenses..shuttle, tips, extras $102
Today was an easy spend because of the timing of the game. I need to expand my thoughts about making bigger commissions more often and generating more money.
Next week I’ll share what happens next!
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 having more plays of The Prosperity Game, 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.