I love this book! I loved Denise Duffield-Thomas’s prior book, Lucky Bitch!, and I think I love this one even more. Yet I have a confession to make.
I read the first third of Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!, marking all sorts of passages and knowing I wanted to review it. Then I put it aside for nearly a year.
This has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, my delight in it, or anything intrinsic to the book itself. It’s really a big, bright, blinking neon arrow pointing to my own money blocks. Gosh, how embarrassing.
I will say, though, that since I began the book a lot has changed in my life. My husband and I were living in a tiny, dark studio apartment. We were saving tons of money and crushing our financial goals, but living there was genuinely sucking the life out of me. I was sick all the time. Finally, my husband, who is a million times better at putting positive energy toward money than I am, put his foot down. We had to get out of there. We paid double rent for two months.
It’s more interesting than that. He saw a listing for his dream apartment, and I had to admit that it was pretty darn fabulous. (Much too fabulous for the likes of me…) We went on vacation, made the decision, came back, and called about the apartment. Even though it had been nearly two months since we saw the listing, it was still available, and we got it!
I was feeling ill about spending the extra money. The rent was higher and that double rent didn’t help.
Ah, but my hubby was dialed in. He got a raise at work a few months later. When I told him I still felt bad about the double rent, he shrugged and told me he had already earned it back in overtime.
The new place has everything we wanted: Hardwood floors, lots of light, a dishwasher, no upstairs neighbors… and, what is crazy for a small apartment, no adjoining walls with anyone else! It feels like we’re on vacation all the time.
It basically feels like we were living in a cruddy little cave, until my husband snapped his fingers and got, not just the perfect apartment, but the higher income to pay for it. I was able to get us moved out of the old place and into the new place between when he left for work and when he came home the same day.
This is all to say that IT WORKS. I have a long and storied history with poverty and struggle and darning the same pair of socks three times. Little by little, I’ve been able to reeducate myself and understand how abundance works. Which it darn well does.
I agree with everything in this book, and much of it I can validate through personal experience, such as finding money and winning raffles and contests. We get free upgrades and comps all the time. I almost feel like I could write an appendix filled with testimonials. Anyway, what are you waiting for? It’s time to Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!
Money doesn’t solve money blocks.
If your behavior stays the same, it doesn’t matter how much money you make.
For some reason, I used to think I’d have to change everything about myself to be “worthy” of success.
I've been working with chronic disorganization, squalor, and hoarding for over 20 years. I'm also a marathon runner who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thyroid disease 17 years ago.
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