MAKE IT, DON’T SAVE IT

Especially with how the economy is right now, I’m hearing people say “save your money” more than ever. Usually, the people shouting this from the rooftops are the broke people. Many people might disagree, but do you tell others to save their money? Has anyone ever shared the advice “save, save, save”?

The thing is, in my opinion, “save your money” is part of a scarcity mindset. No, I didn’t go to college for financial advice, but I did have plenty of friends and family members who constantly drilled into me the scarcity mindset. As a natural entrepreneurial extrovert, I fled from the scarcity mentality and have worked on my personal growth and development ever since. I know what I’m worth, and I hope you are reading this and can see your worth too.

So am I suggesting you go “spend, spend, spend” with little regard for your hard work and effort? No. I’m simply telling you to take a little mindset shift. You see, you CAN have an abundant lifestyle if you want to. The key is realizing it is all about what YOU want, believe, and trust. You can make as much (or as little) as you want! You choose your actions, investments, mindset, and commas in your bank account. Your return on investing in your perspective is never-ending.
So, do you honestly believe you can have, will have, and deserve abundance?

It’s not a trick question. You see, it takes a considerable paradigm shift from trying to play it safe to challenge our limitations to taking risks to pass on one comma in your bank account to achieve multiple commas! Stop listening to the inner voice and former advice of others that likely didn’t feed you with positivity and openmindedness.
You’re in sales to make more than just a flat salary, a safe income. You are in sales to have control of what you earn. So why settle for average? Your lifestyle deserves more. So, what will you choose? Safe feelings or wide-open opportunity? (Good news: you can have BOTH!)

Do you ever play sports or games with your friends, family, kids, etc.? What is the goal? (To score the most points!).
The same goes for making money. You want to score the most commas! So think of how much you make as the points in a game. When you invest in yourself and create multiple streams of income for yourself, you win games! Your income is your offense and saving money is your defense. The more you make, the more you can save (if you want). The key is to MAKE money, not save it.

So when you are strengthening your offense, what skills are vital? Two come immediately to my mind: Leads and Sales. Can you generate leads? If you have a steady flow of leads, your next step is to close the sales! If you close the deal, you make more money. You can’t have one without the other. Get ready to put work and effort in, and stay consistent. Soon, the idea of “saving” will fade away, and you can focus on “making money .”Can you even dream about your life if you ditched the scarcity mentality and upped your abundance game?

Ok, go ahead and count your commas and then get ready to add more!
You deserve it. (Do you believe it?!)

SUCCESS IS A CHOICE!

Originally published at on June 20, 2022.

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Aaron Bouren, CEO of Bouren Ventures, is an entrepreneur, public speaker, sales trainer, and marketing expert. Learn more at aaronbouren.com

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Aaron Bouren

Aaron Bouren, CEO of Bouren Ventures, is an entrepreneur, public speaker, sales trainer, and marketing expert. Learn more at