Don’t Be Afraid of Money!

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Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

Don’t be afraid of money, and don’t be afraid of success

“What?” I hear you saying. “I ain’t afraid of anything, and I’m certainly not afraid of money or success!”

Listen closely… We are constantly surrounded by the wrong types of messages. We are unconsciously being programmed by others around us, and the various institutions that we live within and we don’t even know it. We unknowingly make most of our decisions based on other peoples’ values, and not our own.

Everywhere we go, we are usually surrounded by mediocrity at best. And as we grow older, it slowly becomes more and more of all that we know and who we are. Eventually we get to the point where if success hit us over the head, we wouldn’t even know what to do with it.

Relax… Take a breath… This isn’t your fault… Your entire life the media has told you about corporate greed, and scandal from the elite wealthy like Enron. The Church has told you it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. In addition, we’ve heard our family and neighbors knock and attempt to tear down anyone who is trying to succeed and move ahead in this world. Furthermore, in school we see other kids defying the teachers, and doing as little work as possible because they say it ain’t cool to do well in school

Well, I’m here to tell you the truth. Some people won’t like this truth, but I’m going to say it anyways. If you do what everybody else does, than you will get what everybody else gets… And I think that you want more than that, don’t you? You and your future family deserve better than a life filled with struggle, don’t you? Why would you want to live like the masses who are living far below their potential?

The answer is because you’re afraid of money, and you’re afraid of success! And you don’t even know it! Don’t be afraid of the unknown! Venture into success! Grasp this way of life by the horns. Once you find your path to success, and you help enough others to find their path to success, then you’ll also find yourself to a rich, wealthy, and rewarding life… You’ll finally no longer be afraid of money or success… Now the big question is: Who will you help first?

Oh, by the way, just as you shouldn’t be afraid of money or success, don’t be afraid of the people who try to hold you back either with their jealousy disguised as disapproval…

Now, please share how you won’t be afraid of money.


Thanks for your time,


Daniel Blanchard

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