How High Intelligence Keeps You Poor

Mindset Coaching for Executives, Business & Life

How High Intelligence Keeps You Poor

Often intelligent people are held back in their efforts to become wealthy as they’re too smart for their own good. Literally.

After running an award winning mortgage broking business for 12 years and personally dealing with 1,000’s of clients I know a person’s mindset around money is by far the most critical aspect to determining their level of wealth*.  It has far more impact than their intelligence, their gender, the prevailing economic conditions or any other external factor.
* This is why Nikk branched out into the mindset, business coaching and personal development space.

The following quick exercise will demonstrate why this is the case.
Complete the statement below – in written form:
The people who make more than $1million dollars a year…

Now that you’ve done that, consider:
Would you be happy to put your completed statement in writing and send it off to your peers & senior colleagues?

If not, adjust it – noticing the number & type of iterations you need to go through to get to something that you’d be comfortable to publicly declare.

Scroll down when you’ve done the above exercise.

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Do you have the written version yet?

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The smarter the person, the more articulate the written answer & the quicker they get to it.

Here’s the thing though – the written publicly acceptable answer is the consciousintellectual answer.  BUT, it’s not the part of you that determines how wealthy you’ll be. Sure, it helps, but the part of you that will hold you back or propel you forward is the unconsciousintuitive part of you that gave the very first answer.  Note:  Some highly intelligent people will have edited their first answer before I even asked them to do it!

So think back, what was your very, very first answer? THAT’s your unconscious answer.  That’s the answer that is driving you.

And this is where intelligent people can come unstuck.  You see they’re VERY good at reasoning away why the unconscious answer is not that important.  “Oh, I wasn’t really thinking”, “That’s just the joker in me” and yada yada… loads of logical reasons get heaped on top of a really bad unconscious thought pattern – so it stays hidden and is therefore it’s not dealt with.

 

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