I am going to tell you how to stay broke and poor for the rest of your life. Poverty is a dis-ease that affects billions of people worldwide. I lived most of my life in poverty which is why I’m qualified to tell you how you can stay or become poor. First, let’s define poverty. My simplified definition of poverty is, “A mental state of perpetual lack.” The keyword here is “mental.” Poverty is a mental condition. In Western society, where the focus is always on the symptom, poverty seems to be a lack of money.
Not having enough money to pay for your basic needs is a symptom of poverty, but it is not poverty. When you are short on cash, you’re broke, not poor. Being broke is a physical state and there’s nothing wrong with being broke. Most people in the world have been broke for a period of time. It’s not that bad.
If you are broke, consider it a sign that you might be, or might become poor. If you’re always broke you probably have a poverty consciousness. If you’re not quite poor, don’t worry, I’ll show you how to become & stay poor.
One: Always Be Ungrateful
If you want to be as poor as possible, don’t appreciate anything you have and never be grateful for anything. It’s really weird how it works. When you appreciate what you have and thank your higher power for it, more of it shows up in your life. Through the universal law of polarity we know that everything has an opposite. If being grateful for something causes it to multiply, then we can deduce that being ungrateful will cause it to shrink. So in order to stay poor or become poor, start being ungrateful for everything you have.
Two: Be Satisfied
Dissatisfaction is the mother of innovation/change/improvement. In order to develop a poverty mindset, you need to stay away from innovation, change, and improvement. Those three things could lead to you breaking out of the poverty consciousness and finding yourself very wealthy. Dissatisfaction is a creative state. Creating is a divine act. If you want to be poor, you don’t want divinity.
Three: Never Read Non-Fiction
Another rule you MUST follow if you want to be poor is to never ever read non-fiction books. Reading non-fiction books enhances your being. When you read a nonfiction book, your conscious mind gains a lot of knowledge. If you read the same book over and over, the knowledge will eventually be impressed upon your subconscious mind.
Once the knowledge reaches your subconscious mind, your life will begin to drastically improve almost on autopilot. You will start to live a healthy, wealthy, and fulfilling life. If you want to be poor, stay far away from any bookshelves. Pretend that non-fiction books are just a figment of your imagination. Avoid them like the plague.
Four: Don’t Give
It’s critical that you never give the first portion of your income if you want to be poor. Wealthy people are the biggest givers in the world. It doesn’t matter if they are religious or not, they give. They give to charities, churches, schools, arts, sports teams, fundraisers, etc. It’s not a coincidence that the wealthiest people in the world give the most. We know that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. What do you think the equal and opposite reaction is for someone who just gave the first portion of their income?
The first of anything is considered the most valuable. Therefore, when you give the first of your income it actually returns to you in an even greater abundance because it is valued higher than the dollar amount since it’s the first. Since this article is showing you how to be poor, make sure you never routinely give the first chunk of your income. That would bring too much abundance.
Five: Form A Sick View Of Wealthy People
If you want to be poor for the rest of your time here on Earth, start forming terrible thoughts about wealthy people. View them as greedy, self-serving bastards who have more than their fare share. View them as lying, cheating, terrible people who would run you over with their car just to get a dollar. If you have negative thoughts about wealthy people, your subconscious mind will keep you from becoming one of them. This is a sure bet.
Six: Sell Your Time
Being poor is hard work. You are going to want to make sure you sell your time in exchange for dollars. This is one of the best ways to stay poor. When you engage in hourly wage work, you will more than likely be poor with the exception of a few high paying careers. Let’s analyze why trading your time for money is so great for keeping you poor. Let’s start with the obvious. When you trade time for money, you cap yourself.
Even if you worked 24 hours a day, you still wouldn’t become wealthy making $20/hr. Even though this is impossible, let’s run with it for a second. It would take you 5 years, 8 months, and 2 weeks to gross $1 million dollars. That’s before taxes and living expenses claim a chunk of that money.
That leads me into the next reason why trading time for money will keep you poor, taxes. When you work for hourly wages, you get screwed by Uncle Sam. Lastly, you have no leverage when you sell your time for money. No matter how hard you work, or how great of a problem you solve, you will still only get your standard paycheck. If you want to be poor, make sure you punch the clock and sell your time for money.
Seven: Hang Around Poverty Conscious People
I’m sure you’ve heard the Jim Rohn quote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” No matter how strong you think you are, your closest five rub off on you. There’s nothing you can do about it because it happens on a subconscious level. I’m sure you’ve noticed that when you hang around someone for a while, you start to use the same phrases they use. You didn’t consciously say, “I want to talk more like my friend.” It works the same way for all of their qualities.
You don’t have to consciously say, “I want to be stricken with poverty consciousness just like my closest five buddies.” It will happen automatically at a subconscious level. So make sure you hang around poor people most of the time if you want to be poor.
Eight: Eat Shit
If you want to be poor, eat as badly as you can. All of the energy in the foods we eat comes from the sun. If you want to be poor, eat things that are the furthest from receiving energy directly from the sun. These are also known as low vibrational foods. Low vibrational foods include animal products, junk food, processed food, and sugary food/beverages. Stay as far away from fresh fruits, veggies, and grains as you possibly can. These foods will heal your body and have you vibrating at a higher frequency. You don’t want your frequency to get too high or else that would be too conducive to wealth.
Nine: Block Blessing & Opportunities
Do not skip this step if you have poverty ambitions. If you forget to do this just once, it could start you on the path to wealth. Blessings and opportunities are like waves at the beach; there’s always another one and sometimes they’re huge. You simply can’t afford to receive blessings or take advantage of opportunities if you want to be poor.
Here’s your blessing litmus test. When someone tries to do something nice for you, how do you typically respond? Do you accept the nice gesture? Do you say something to this effect, “Oh no, don’t pay for my meal. It’s too expensive.” Poor people make wealthy people argue and fight when they are trying to do a nice thing like take them out to eat or treat them to a movie. I grew up in a poverty conscious family and I had to watch the resisting of nice things over and over. This is a surefire way to stay poor.
Stay Poor My Friend
I hope this article helps in your pursuit of poverty. After you try poverty out, you’ll probably want a change of pace. Thanks to the law of polarity, we know everything has an opposite. You can always do the polar opposite of what’s stated above and you’ll end up with the opposite of a poverty-consciousness. But since this article is more geared for people who want to be poor, just follow the aforementioned steps and you will surely reach your goal of achieving poverty. If you have anymore advice on how to stay broke and poor, leave a comment below!