The Power of Writing a $10 Million Check

Interesting story…

In the early 90’s, a young, broke Jim Carrey drove his beat up old Toyota up to Mulholland drive.

While sitting there, looking at the city of LA below him, he dreamed of a better future.

To help manifest his dream, he pulled out his checkbook and wrote himself a check for $10 million.

In the memo section, he wrote “For acting services rendered.”

He kept that check in his wallet for years as he over-acted his way up the Hollywood food chain.

By 1995, he wasn’t just making $10 million per year – he was making $10 million per film.

While it might seem hokey to listen to the self-help gurus and write yourself a check, or hang out in a neighborhood you can’t currently afford, I can tell you that it works.

When you turn something from an abstract thought in your mind to physical reality (like a check), you can’t help but think about your goals.

You turn into the person you want to be even faster if you write down your goals.

Last month, I wrote about how to make your New Year’s resolutions stick.

I’ve already lost 8 pounds of my 20 pound goal using the method I described here on the blog.

Back when I was broke, I used to go to open houses in the neighborhoods I could only dream of affording one day.

I would go to car shows and visualize one day driving down the road in a super-car that was multiples of what I made in a year.

I told myself where I wanted to be in a few years, and I just had to figure out the path to get there.

And I did it. Everything I manifested became reality.

Now I’ve have new goals to propel myself forward.

If you don’t have a concrete goal of what your life will look like in 3-5 years, then how will you know if you’re on track?

Here's that blog post again. Hope it helps.

Trade smart,

Dan “Prince of Proof” Murphy