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If I Had a Million Dollars

And now for something completely different… or at least a lot more fun.

How will you spend you next millions dollars?

Learning about how to be rich and increase your prosperity is fantastic, and we post a lot here on those topics. But sometimes just listening to the right song will get you in the mood to attract wealth as well.

Probably the most famous song by The Barenaked Ladies — fellows from Toronto, like myself, that I got to meet and interview several times — is “If I Had a Million Dollars” (or “If I Had $1,000,000”). And it gets played at millionaire mindset seminars and workshops around the world.

Here they play it live at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan in 2007.

Feel free to sing along for full effect…

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a house, I would buy you a house

And if I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
I’d buy you furniture for your house, Maybe a nice Chesterfield or an ottoman

And if I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a K-Car, A nice Reliant automobile
And if I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love

If I had a million dollars, I’d build a tree-fort in our yard
If I had a million dollars you could help, It wouldn’t be that hard

If I had a million dollars, Maybe we could put a little tiny fridge
In there somewhere, We could just go up there and hang out

Like open the fridge and stuff
And there’d all be foods laid out for us
Like little pre-wrapped sausages and things

They have pre-wrapped sausages, But they don’t have pre-wrapped bacon
Well, can you blame them? Yeah!

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a fur coat, But not a real fur coat, that’s cruel

And if I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you an exotic pet, Yep, like a llama or an emu

And if I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains, All them crazy elephant bones
And if I had a million dollars I’d buy your love

If I had a million dollars, We wouldn’t have to walk to the store
If I had a million dollars, We’d take a limousine, ’cause it costs more

If I had a million dollars, We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner
But we would eat Kraft Dinner

Of course we would, we’d just eat more
And buy really expensive ketchups with it
That’s right, all the fanciest Dijon ketchups

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a green dress, But not a real green dress, that’s cruel

And if I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you some art, A Picasso or a Garfunkel

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a monkey, Haven’t you always wanted a monkey?
If I had a million dollars I’d buy your love

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars, I’d be rich!

10 Ways to Get Rich from Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's 10 Ways To Get RichWhat does one of the richest men in the world say you should do if you too want to be rich? Obviously he’s a very good person to listen to on the topic, and here’s his advice.

With an estimated fortune of $62 billion, Warren Buffett is the richest man in the entire world. In 1962, when he began buying stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a share cost $7.50. Today, Warren Buffett, 78, is Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, and one share of the company’s class A stock worth close to $119,000. He credits his astonishing success to several key strategies, which he has shared with writer Alice Schroeder. She spend hundreds of hours interviewing the Sage of Omaha for the new authorized biography The Snowball. Here are some of Warren Buffett’s money-making secrets — and how they could work for you.

1. Reinvest Your Profits: When you first make money in the stock market, you may be tempted to spend it. Don’t. Instead, reinvest the profits. Warren Buffett learned this early on. In high school, he and a pal bought a pinball machine to put in a barbershop. With the money they earned, they bought more machines until they had eight in different shops. When the friends sold the venture, Warren Buffett used the proceeds to buy stocks and to start another small business. By age 26, he’d amassed $174,000 — or $1.4 million in today’s money. Even a small sum can turn into great wealth.

2. Be Willing To Be Different: Don’t base your decisions upon what everyone is saying or doing. When Warren Buffett began managing money in 1956 with $100,000 cobbled together from a handful of investors, he was dubbed an oddball. He worked in Omaha, not Wall Street, and he refused to tell his parents where he was putting their money. People predicted that he’d fail, but when he closed his partnership 14 years later, it was worth more than $100 million. Instead of following the crowd, he looked for undervalued investments and ended up vastly beating the market average every single year. To Warren Buffett, the average is just that — what everybody else is doing. to be above average, you need to measure yourself by what he calls the Inner Scorecard, judging yourself by your own standards and not the world’s.

3. Never Suck Your Thumb: Gather in advance any information you need to make a decision, and ask a friend or relative to make sure that you stick to a deadline. Warren Buffett prides himself on swiftly making up his mind and acting on it. He calls any unnecessary sitting and thinking “thumb sucking.” When people offer him a business or an investment, he says, “I won’t talk unless they bring me a price.” He gives them an answer on the spot.

4. Spell Out The Deal Before You Start: Your bargaining leverage is always greatest before you begin a job — that’s when you have something to offer that the other party wants. Warren Buffett learned this lesson the hard way as a kid, when his grandfather Ernest hired him and a friend to dig out the family grocery store after a blizzard. The boys spent five hours shoveling until they could barely straighten their frozen hands. Afterward, his grandfather gave the pair less than 90 cents to split. Warren Buffett was horrified that he performed such backbreaking work only to earn pennies an hour. Always nail down the specifics of a deal in advance — even with your friends and relatives.

5. Watch Small Expenses: Warren Buffett invests in businesses run by managers who obsess over the tiniest costs. He one acquired a company whose owner counted the sheets in rolls of 500-sheet toilet paper to see if he was being cheated (he was). He also admired a friend who painted only on the side of his office building that faced the road. Exercising vigilance over every expense can make your profits — and your paycheck — go much further.

Read the last 5 ways on WarrenBuffett.com.

Increase Prosperity with your Words

How you think, feel and verbalize those thoughts and feelings are crucial. If you’re careful how you talk to yourself about wealth and prosperity, and you enjoy an abundant life in many ways, this video is not for you because the host talks about what “we” do and don’t do.

But if you’re struggling with increasing your level of prosperity, you’ll find some good tips here on how to reframe the words you use and increase your levels of gratitude, appreciation, abundance and prosperity.

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Our prosperity is closed tied with our concept of abundance and worthiness. One of the ways to notice what beliefs we’re carrying inside of us regarding our abundance is to notice what we say.

In this video, learn how your words are an important part of the abundance you have in life. Discover how to use your words to your advantage so you can increase your prosperity.

See more at Brite-World.com.

Today’s Assignment.. Dance for No Reason

 

Dance for no reasonI can watch these guys dance for no reason all day.
Try it. Leave this on you monitor all day and the day just seems to go better.
This is one of the 25 best ways to add a little excitement to every day.

“Dance for No Reason” and More.

1. Start the day with a blank piece of paper and the question: “What if today were my last?”

Write down what you’d do differently and then try to do at least five of those things.

2. Wear something much bolder than you usually do.

This gives people the opportunity to see you in a new light, which means they may interact with you differently.

3. Take a different path when you walk to work.

Maybe you’ll pass a restaurant you’d like to try sometime or a gym that’s offering free classes.

4. If you drive, park your car a mile away and take the bus the rest of the way.

I did this one time and met a man on the bus who I dated for a month. Well worth the detour!

5. If you take public transportation for your commute, make the time meditative or educational.

Practice deep breathing, listen to soothing music, or download an audio book for the ride.

6. Bring your camera and take pictures of things that catch your eye throughout the day.

You’ll notice a lot more than you usually do—and new people will likely talk to you to figure out what you’re doing.

7. Change your workspace.

Bring new pictures and candles, or move your desk if you’re able. Rearranging furniture always makes my space more exciting.

Read the rest of the list at http://tinybuddha.com/blog/25-little-changes-to-make-the-day-more-exciting/

Share This With Anyone That Needs to Smile Today – Make Me Smile

Make me smile.

Take a few minutes now and watch this movie.

Use the buttons to the left to share it with others and make them smile.

I guarantee it will make you smile.

It’s a full story motion picture in just 16 minutes with a story that may make your cry, but will certainly make you smile

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You deserve it. You are spectacular

Leave a comment and join the discussion.

Make Me Smile

I found this short film in 2008 and started sharing it. The more I shared it, the more stories we got back about how others were  pointing to this page to share it’s message and make people smile.

Soon I had watched it myself a least a dozen times, and used it in presentations as a social media expert, showing how each of the lines the hero uses are about the length of a tweet on Twitter. Now when I’m asked if Twitter can work, I refer others to this movie. It’s so obvious that big things happen from short messages.

Today, I return and watch it ever month or so, but hardly a day goes by that I don’t share this link with someone. The joy of hearing how others have used short messages like this to turn around a conversation, to uplift a friend or family member, or use a smile to make the day of  a stranger are my real joy.

Share a Smile and Share Your Story Below.

We switched the comment engine on this blog and lost hundreds of comments. Now you can comment and share on Facebook and start your own sharing. Please take a moment to let me know how your short comments and smiles make a smile.