Wiz Khalifa broke the internet by saying "Being broke is a mindstate".
“Easy thing to say for a millionaire”
“Literally things only rich people say”
“Give me some money then”
The list goes on and on. Apparently Wiz ruffled some feathers when he made that statement but the truth is, he isn’t wrong. The majority of responses to his post are reflecting a scarcity mindset that is all too common in our communities. “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” they say, but why do you think that is?
I personally weigh in on it because I think it's disgusting how many people are in this mans pockets... (Follow me on Twitter)
I believe one of the things that are foundational to any successful person is belief in themselves.
That includes how they talk to and about themselves. Surely walking around talking about how “broke” you are is having an impact on how you identify and execute on opportunities to change that because you’ve already told yourself that this is what you are.
I remember my very first talk on financial literacy. I discuss the “illusion of poverty” and state that the word poverty comes from the old french word “poverte” meaning a wretched state or condition. That state or condition refers to the state of mind. In my book, Financially Irresponsible, I spend the entire first half discussing mindset and the spiritual relationship we have with money. I discuss the poverty mindset and how we often block our blessings simply by not believing.
Sure, Wiz has attained a level of wealth many people will never see in their lifetime. But shouldn’t that be a clue to the fact that maybe what he says is actually a gem and the secret to success? Between a “broke” person and someone amassing wealth, if I was told the secret to wealth building was in the mind i’d believe the person with wealth…
But that’s just me (shrug).