The Prosperity Game is intended to get your mind used to the idea of money coming into your life every day on an ever-increasing basis, and to the idea of having the ability to spend that money with joy, freedom, and peace of mind. It takes 30 days to develop a habit, so we will be doing this for 30 days. You are re-training your brain to expect an ever-increasing income, and by doing that, you can begin to believe that achieving your goals is possible. Once you believe that you can achieve your goals, you will work smarter toward those goals, and begin accomplishing more in your life.
Here's how the game works:
Starting with day one, imagine that $10 has been deposited into your checking account by the universe (or, if you’re too serious of a person to imagine that, just imagine you got a $10 royalty check). Each day, you will receive double the amount of the previous day’s deposit. There is one catch—the “money” you receive each day must be “spent” the same day. The money is yours to spend how you wish.
Ten dollars isn’t much, but it might get you to that movie you’ve been wanting to see. One hundred dollars might buy you that pair of fancy running shoes you drooled over. Don’t worry about taxes! Of course, as the money grows, it gets really fun. When the amount gets so high you’re having trouble “spending” it (i.e. you already have three mansions and a jet plane), you can start setting up charitable foundations and give away 50% of the money.
But if you do, you can’t just write “ten million for African relief.” You need to specify a charitable organization, and what will be done with the money (i.e. Buy 100,000 mosquito nets to prevent malaria, build wells for 500 towns without local drinking water, etc.).
Here is what you need to do:
Begin by printing out ten copies of the sheet of checks I've made up, which are blank checks "from the Universe." Cut them out, and each day fill in that day's date and amount of money the Universe has sent you for that day. Then sign the back of the check as if you are depositing it.
Then find an old blank check register (you can ask your bank for one if you don’t have one) or print copies the check register page I have provided. It should be able to be trimmed down and stapled together to fit into a typical checkbook cover, or just use the sheet as-is. Once you've filled out your check from the Universe on each day, then enter in the correct deposit information.
Keep track every day by writing in the check register your daily deposit amount, and the expenditures you make. Print and use the chart below, so you don’t have to do the math every day. Remember, the day must end with a zero balance for you, every day.
I hope you enjoy the game! Feel free to post a comment sharing how you like the game, whether you see your mindset changing as the 30 days go on, or even what fun things you "spend" your money on!
Note: I tested the picture links. To open properly, right-click on the picture, then select "open in new tab". Go to the new tab, and click on the picture to enlarge it. Then right-click the enlarged picture and select "save image as" and save it to a folder where you'll be able to find it later on your computer. Then go to that folder, choose that image, and print it as you normally would any jpg picture. I'm not sure if it will be exactly full-size or if it will be within the printable margins. It should be, but it may depend on your printer.