Financial Sovereignty, a lifestyle where people enjoy ownership and choices, one lived by less than 1% of North Americans, is created when people align their conscious (logical mind) with their subconscious (emotional mind).
Whereas the conscious mind stimulates 2,000 neurons per second when thinking with logic, the subconscious mind stimulates 4,000,000,000 per second when visualizing with emotion! The subconscious mind, in other words, the one that thinks in images and emotions, engages two million times more brain power per second than the conscious mind. As a result, the tip of the iceberg metaphor is outdated, as Dr. Timothy Wilson pointed out when he noted, “Freud’s view that consciousness is the tip of the mental iceberg, was short of the mark … it may be more the size of a snowball on top of that iceberg”
Interestingly, began calling the conscious mind the ant and the subconscious mind the elephant to represent the vast disparity in processing power of the two minds. Moreover, Olympic Gold Medalist, Vince Poscente even wrote a book called the Ant and the Elephant, emphasizing the importance of aligning the conscious and subconscious mind to achieve mastery in any field of human achievement.
Unfortunately, with that said, most people still have no idea of the importance of, let alone how to align the Ant and the Elephant mind. Their minds are in a constant state of civil war with the logical mind battling for control against the emotional mind, a battle that destroys the ability for united mental action. After all, why should the Ant and Elephant fight for control when every high-achiever utilizes both the logical and emotional parts of the mind to create success?
This is why three of the four quadrants have sub-optimized their success because they have not aligned the Ant and The Elephant. For example, the Financial Subject has shut down the logical mind (refusing to ponder how foolish it is to subjugate himself into debt for the temporary emotional high from purchasing items) and allowed the emotional mind to take charge. The Financial Subject accumulates counterfeit dreams by compounding personal debt. How insane.
The Financial Serf, in contrast, has done the reverse, shutting down his emotional mind (refusing to dream because he hates debt) and allowed the rational mind to take control. Through an act of will, the Financial Serf forces himself to live below his means and, dismally, kills his debt by killing his dreams. How sad.
The worst case, however, is the Financial Slave, who has no ownership and no choices. He has completely submitted to the Financial Matrix, his Ant and Elephant mind both disengaged from reality as his debt increases and his dreams fade away. The Financial Slave no longer believes he can live his dreams and has surrendered to a life of perpetual debt without dream accomplishment. How inhuman.
Needless to say, none of these quadrants allow people to live their dreams because none of them have aligned the Ant and the Elephant to end the mental civil war. This is where the Financial Sovereign quadrant come in, for only here does the mental civil war end and a person enjoy both ownership of assets and the liberty of choices. In the video below, I describe how Laurie and I, starting with hardly any skills, money, or time, built the life we always wanted.
This certainly wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then again, failing financially isn’t easy in the beginning, middle, or end. 🙂 What did we do? In a nutshell, we ended the civil war by aligning our Ant and the Elephant minds through reading, listening, and associating with other successful minds, who had already terminated the civil war.
In other words, the fastest way to to end your mental civil war, is to learn from others who have already achieved this. Like my friend Larry VanBuskirk once said, “If you are unhappy with the results you are producing in life, perhaps it’s time to STOP taking your own advice” 🙂 This is why LIFE has community meetings, namely, to expose people who are failing financially because they are fighting a mental civil war to others achieving success financially because they aligned the Ant and Elephant and ended the civil war.
The Financial Fitness Program teaches people about the Financial Matrix playing field, the Ant-mode Defense (logical plan), and the Elephant-mode Offense (emotional reason). A person will not escape the Financial Matrix until he first understands what it is and how the web of debt captured him; then, he must use his Ant mind to develop a logical plan to spend less than he makes; finally, he must picture his future clearly, for thoughts are things, and get to work to turn the thoughts into reality.
Please share which Financial Matrix Quadrant you were in when you started your escape?