Today’s post is from one of our newest contributors, Jessika Baptist.
I spent 8 years behind a counter at what’s known as “America’s Most Convenient Bank”, loyal to the notion that it was a “good” job and was indeed “convenient” for me but I knew there was more.
I craved an authentic career that would allow me to use my voice to transform the way we view ourselves and our relationship with money but I didn’t know how to approach my escape.
I was working over 40 hours a week, had a life coach who was amazing and was haunted daily by my vision of success but I wasn’t taking enough action to make my vision real…
That is, until I received a slip that read “All the Money, Pls”.
I immediately knew something was wrong when he walked in; he took too long to fill out his slip and looked around a little too much for my liking. And as I geared up for the usual fake check or common fraud, I felt like something that had never happened would take place, but I didn’t know what to expect.
I placed all the money in the envelope as he asked and when I noticed I’d forgotten the singles, he called me on it.
To my horror I thought:
“He has some nerve asking for everything when he didn’t think to wear a mask…”
But then came to the realization that ultimately transformed my life as I watched him walk out the door:
He came to get “all the money pls”: nothing more and nothing less.
He was there to get everything that he could with the resources he had: a request.
And in life, our ability to ask for the things we desire and be willing to receive them comes at a cost: something we must be willing to stand for. No matter what that cost is; we have to be relentless in our pursuits.
I also realized something greater: He wasn’t robbing me per say… he was a reflection of me robbing myself.
I was currently robbing myself of the wealth I desired instead of making it more available to me, staying loyal to a job that was no longer serving me. And it was up to me to change course and stop avoiding the abundance I deserved.
As it is for you…
It took another robbery almost a year to the day for me to take action and truly use the experience to fuel my desires, but I learned a valuable lesson and have since used it to transform my life and business.
I’ve also learned that you don’t have to be robbed in a bank twice to stop robbing yourself of your wealth and it is with this understanding that I leave you to take a good look at where you are robbing yourself of your own wealth.
Don’t wait until you’re in a hostile environment to do something about the way you view yourself and your relationship with money; take action today to transform your life.