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What if vegans ruled the world – being super rich, earning millions, and being able to spend that money any way we please?

Wouldn’t it be a very different world – pretty soon?

This may sound obnoxious, and everything that vegans are always accused of – behaving like we’re morally superior, like we know better, like we’re better, holier than thou – but this is between you and me, nobody else is listening, so let’s just fantasize a little, okay — why not?

What if every vegan had a million dollars to spare, or ten million, or more?

And what if we brainstormed ideas, not just ourselves, but put our heads together in mastermind groups and think-tanks to come up with best solutions, and then used that money to IMPLEMENT and SUPPORT the best ideas and solutions to CREATE A VEGAN WORLD.

And on a personal level – wouldn’t you like to do what you truly love and believe in, as well as be making a difference in the world and be making money from it – so you can keep doing that for as long as you’re alive?

When people become vegan, or go through any other transformative event in their lives —and becoming vegan is certainly one of such events, one that can touch you at your deepest level, change at your core–they often find themselves taking a long, hard look at their lives, and a lot of times they decide they want to make changes other than what they are eating and wearing—that they perhaps want to work toward creating a vegan world, which is also a more just, and compassionate world.

So, some of the questions you may be asking yourself is “How do I find a job that helps promote veganism?” or “How can I do work that I feel passionate about that will also help spread this message?”

Just think of all the things you could do when you stop playing small and dare yourself to play big, to make an even bigger impact, because the world needs more successful vegans like you.

So, what if you decided to be a six or seven figure entrepreneur?

Not because you want a private jet or luxurious house, or drive around in a fancy car, but because we want to make an even bigger difference.

Just shifting our perceptions and thinking about money, marketing and selling differently can help change our feelings about it.

Here is one exercise I did recently, inspired by a mindset and business coach that I follow, to start re-setting my limiting beliefs about money.

I ALLOW myself to BELIEVE that I can be making $10K per month, $100K per month or MORE –with EASE BECAUSE

Now, let’s brainstorm a little to see what I could be doing if I had $10K or $100K or more per month – to spare:

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could print a million brochures per year promoting veganism and pay students to hand them out at the local universities (read somewhere that this is the best demographic group to target, with the highest conversion rate). More than that, I could pay to have trucks with television sets playing the “Meet your meat” movie, like they did here, or any other material that will help people open their eyes and hearts. In fact I could have them set up all over the place, not just on campuses.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could pay for TV commercials to be aired on national television – and these could be made by top advertising agencies and moviemakers to ensure the highest quality – to bring up the topic of veganism, animal exploitation, and abuse – and how it ties to other types of violence and abuse in the world. 

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could pay a talented screenwriter and a movie maker to make a blockbuster movie that would bring the message of veganism, justice, compassion and caring about animals to millions of people around the world.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could donate real money to the local animal shelter and animal sanctuary – I’m talking about the amount that would really make a big difference for the homeless and abused animals.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could donate REAL MONEY to other causes and organizations – vegans do care about homeless and hungry children, too, you know – and I’m talking about the amounts that really make a difference.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I’d buy a bigger apartment, or even a house with a big yard and adopt a couple of animals – most likely dogs, from the shelter, and not worry about what I’d do with them when I travel – because I’d have enough money to either take them with me or pay someone to take good care of them.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could translate 100 best books on veganism into Polish, publish them, and open a bookstore/vegan café – like there are many in Warsaw where I live now; while also making seminars, and lectures, as well as just organizing meetups.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I would have 100 best books on veganism and animal rights, as well as recipes, translated into multiple languages and published in multiple countries.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could start a couple of vegan restaurants in my town – and make sure I hire the best chefs and create the best recipes to make sure they become the go to places for vegans and non-vegans alike.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could sponsor campaigns that promote positive change in legislation, because that’s ultimately what we need.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could buy huge parcels of land and establish them as protected areas for the animals that live there.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could hire the best scientists and chefs to come up with delicious and healthful substitutes to meat and dairy, and roll out the production on a global scale – with proper marketing and advertising campaigns to make sure people know about them.  

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could organize awesome events that would get people excited, with music, entertainment, food (delicious and vegan) and whatever else – for example, dog and cat adoption events from the local animal shelters.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could organize events that bring people and animals together – such as bringing homeless dogs to prisons (I saw an interesting program on that on TV the other day), or to hospices, homes for homeless kids, etc.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could donate 1000 stuffed pumpkins (all deliciously prepared) to celebrate thanksgiving, as well as other food to celebrate other holidays to homeless shelters, and people in need.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could hire someone to clean my apartment and prepare delicious home-made vegan meals several times per day, so I can do things that I’m passionate about.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could sit all day in whatever part of the world I choose, just brainstorming and writing down more ideas to change the world, meeting with other people who are passionate about making this world a better place, as well as talking to people who are in the position of influence and power to make big changes quickly. And then paying people to implement those ideas. 

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could brainstorm more ideas of what to do with that kind of money – and put together mastermind groups and think-tanks – to come up with best solutions to implement.

If I had $10K or $100K OR MORE per month to spare – I could go on and on here … but I think you’ve got the picture.  

Now it’s your turn. What would you do if you had unlimited amount of money to spend.

By the way, just writing down some of these ideas makes me realize that I don’t have to postpone implementing them – I can start RIGHT NOW with what I have today. Some of those things can be done on even a small budget or without any money at all.

But the fact is that MONEY IS RESOURCES. Money is also POWER. So having it would allow me to do so much more. So when we look at it from that perspective, having it MATTERS, because it can help us make a bigger difference in the world – if we can just get past our own limitations.

The reality is that we do have to think about money to live in this modern world, and it detracts us from doing most of the things we want to be doing anyway – so overcoming this limitation – that we have to make money SOMEWHERE ELSE to do what we truly DESIRE – and instead – making money WHILE we are living our passion and making a difference – wouldn’t it just be AWESOME and ultimately the best use our TIME, ENERGY, and ultimately LIFE?

Is it even possible? I mean I know it is – because I see other people doing it – but is it possible FOR ME?

Or for YOU?

I don’t know. Do you even believe that it is?

Stay tuned for my new book “Filthy Rich Vegan: Breaking the Limiting Beliefs We Have About Money and Creating the Wealth That We Need to Change the World” — coming soon to Amazon Kindle.

Let’s change the world TOGETHER, SOONER rather than later.

If not now, then when?

If not you, then who?

Joanna

 

 

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