How to survive until payday

The problem is not having a low income, or ‘being poor’, or having to make sacrifices, efforts or renouncements.

The problem is ignoring reality. If you know your money will last you only until week number three of the month, you have to plan accordingly. It is pointless to cheat yourself or those around you, feeding vain hopes or waiting for miracles; they may never happen. On the contrary, you have to be in control of your difficulties, search for help among those around you to keep you on track, and follow a plan to cope with the financial gap.

Pay your rent, honour your obligations, and buy your food, in that order. If that leaves you with no money, be grateful, have fun, be imaginative and creative, make a difference in the world, and leave legacy. This is wisdom, this is power, this is control, this is success.
People who think they have ‘got there’ because they have a huge acquisitive power through their debit or credit cards, are fooling themselves. It is not them who have got there, it’s the system feed-backing itself at their expense. Happiness is not having everything you can get, is feeling good with what you get, and feeling accomplishment, fulfilment and satisfaction, despite the adverse circumstances.

Say no to the system, and invest in your own wealth and acquisitive capacity. Be honest with yourself, sort out your finances, ask for help, be loyal to your dream, tap from your inner sources and resources, plan and commit to your decision, while the worst of the low phase develops. There will be an end to this phase, and when you’re out of the woods, you’ll feel relieved, strong, empowered, inspired, motivated, and rewarded.

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About Alfonso Vonscheidt

AngloExperience, Smart Grammar, Life & Community Coach, Live Anfield, Destination Anfield.
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