How can I afford this?
"I can't afford this."
That statement is a creativity killer. It's like a "no" in improv comedy — killing the set and and the laughs at the same time.
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, writes in the book that he learned early on never to say, "I can't afford this."
Instead, he replaces it with, "how can I afford this?"
It's a subtle, yet important shift. That question, instead of killing creativity, begs a creative response. It leads you to reverse engineer and figure out a way to create value to earn money to buy whatever it is you want.
Dr. Joe Vitale, who recently appeared on this network, has a saying: "You don't need more money, you need more creativity."
Dr. Joe is saying the same thing as Robert Kiyosaki.
It's not the money -- it's whether or not you can use the power of your mind to create ways to earn money.
The above excerpt is from my recent appearance on Biz Dev Live, hosted by Cameron Toth, CEO and Founder of Hospitality Staffing Company. You can watch the full episode below: