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Are You Worthy of Winning a Billion Dollars?

· Mega Millions,lottery,money beliefs,mindful money mastery,self worth

Today the Mega Million is over a BILLION dollars!


As I was contemplating on buying a ticket, a few thoughts came up for me…

First, when my brother was in business school, a professor told him that the lottery was an “Idiot’s Tax.” It stuck with me for a very long time. So much so that I really didn’t buy lottery tickets for about 10 years.

I then thought about how God helps those who help themselves…

…and the joke about the guy who prayed every day:


“God please help me to win the lottery.”

He kept doing this every single day and nothing would happen.

One day, he was so frustrated that he asked God, “Why have you not answered my prayers?”

And God finally answers back:


“Please help me out and buy a ticket.”

This joke led me to think about what one of my spiritual teachers, Michael Beckwith, always says,


“We don’t get what we want. We get what we believe.”

So, I started to ask myself, what do I believe about winning the Mega Million?

Do I truly believe that I can win it? That I deserve to win it? That I deserve a BILLION dollars? (Or $525,800,000 if you take the cash value…)

At first, I thought, “of course I do!” However, then some thoughts about not wanting to be like my nana (my dad’s mom) popped up in my head.

It’s an old story. One that I thought I had released a long time ago.

So, I tell myself, “I am not Nai Nai!”

I am not tight with my money. I’m very generous, and will have even more money to be generous with. In fact, I know I would give half to charitable causes that I care about. I will also be able to support so many creative people, when I win the Mega Millions. I will create jobs, grants, scholarships, and capital to those in need.

Next came the deeper thought about worthiness and who deserves to win that much money! Of course, it’s a “lottery,” so there’s no benevolent ruler making the decision of who wins and who doesn’t. However, our worthiness does come into play, when we do win or inherit a lot of money.

I’ve always written and spoken about how self worth = net worth, and how the opposite isn’t true. I’ve also talked a lot about how studies have shown that 70% of lottery winners lose or spend that money within 3 years!

Most of us would say, “Nope! Not me!” However, if I were to ask you right now to write down exactly how you would use $525,800,000, would you be able to spend every dollar in a way that:


1) aligns with your values

2) generates more money so that it doesn’t “run out”

3) feels like you won’t regret any of those spending decisions later?

Try it. Do the exercise right now. Write down exactly how you would spend every bit of the $525,800,000.

I bet you that this won’t be easy.

The reason lies in that self worth piece. If we’re not crystal clear about who we are and what we bring to the table, it’s so much easier to do certain things that may contribute to the loss of the lottery winnings.

  1. If you’re someone who believes that you have to work really hard to earn money, then you won’t feel like you deserve money that’s not hard-earned! So, then you may start to spend it or give it away as fast as possible because of that deeper belief that you didn’t earn it and ultimately not worthy of having this much money.
  2. If you’re someone who believes that rich people are evil, greedy, or miserly (like I did with my Nai Nai), then you may either block that flow from coming in or again, spend it all quickly and ineffectively (meaning it won’t generate more wealth) because you don’t want to be “that way.”
  3. If you’re someone who believes that money itself is evil or that it shouldn’t be important or that it’s what causes bad stuff to happen in this world or that it’s something you just don’t want to care about or think about, then again you may be blocking an energetic flow. It’s not going to flow to you easily because you’re only going to dismiss it, or if it does flow to you, you’re going to end up mismanaging it or feel like you don’t really know what to do with it because it wasn’t something you ever wanted or ever wanted to care about.

I could go on and on with some of these beliefs but since this month is all about self worth, I have a way for you to discover and rewrite some of your beliefs. It's called “Mindful Money Mastery,” and it’s a guide to get more conscious about your money and money patterns, discover your unconscious money beliefs, and to get clarity on what true wealth means to you and transform your scarcity thinking into an abundant mindset! Grab it below.


With Love & Gratitude,

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