Which Side Of the Wealthy Life Equation Are You On?


Hello Wonderful Wealth Chefs!

Having loads of money; having assets pumping out cash and growth for you, having loads of toys, beautiful homes and shopping at what ever place tickles your fancy does not necessarily mean you will experience living a wealthy, meaningful life.

This isn’t one of those finger wagging, “you can’t take it with you” type of posts – hell no!

It is equally impossible to experience a joyful, wealthy life if you have no money, no assets working hard for you, if you are anxious and worried about  your safety and well-being, if you don’t have a place to call home or feel significantly constrained in your choices due to lack of money.

Having the money and asset side of your wealth equation in place is a given. What I’m talking about is turning financial well-being into wealth, and for this to happen you need to master the Four Laws Of Wealth which I cover in detail in The Wealth Chef book.

In this video I expand on Wealth Law 1 – The Law of Cause and Effect.

Go watch the video here – Which Side Of the Wealthy Life Equation Are You On?

On my own journey to Financial Freedom and as my wealthy life journey  of discovery continues I am reminded that we are constantly being given the choice of two paths we can take.

The easy path or the difficult path.

The irony is…

The easy path is the path of no challenge, no growth.

Pick the difficult path, and you’ll create a wealthy life worth living.

Let’s look at the Easy Path

This is the road of “I’m not responsible for the results in my life.”

Look at the current economy, you could say “I can’t make money because I am not responsible for the current economy and the volatility of the stock market and high unemployment”; yet some people are making more money now than ever.

The Easy Path is the path where people say;

“I would have… if only…”

This is all about the 1st LAW OF WEALTH – Cause & Effect


Consider someone you know who is not enjoying their life at present – which side of the equation are they living on?

  • I am over weight because I’ve got a thyroid problem
  • I am poor because I came from a poor family
  • I can’t invest because my partner keeps spending our money

If you chose the easy path and live at effect; you have given away your personal power. Being at effect is making someone else responsible for your feelings therefore they need to change before you can feel differently. Do you see the awful trap?

Most people try and change the event. This is outside of themselves and something you have no control of.  When you try and do this you are on the wrong side of the equation C>E.

When people give excuses or talk about the results (because) – the cause is placed wrongly outside of themselves.

Let’s look at the following…

I am bulimic because I was abused as a child.

If this is true then it means this person will always be bulimic until they are no longer abused as a child! You can never escape.

This is what this means, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t like it.

See the difference if you get on the other side of the equation:

Because I was abused as a child I… infinite possibilities open up.

Let’s look at another example.

I am poor because I came from a poor family.

This means I will always be poor until I no longer grew up with poor parents.

Now switch that around and get on the other side of the C>E equation.

Because I grew up with a poor family I … infinite possibilities open up.




Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you.

Where in your life have you – in the past – been living at cause and now changing the equation what new options are being revealed to you?

Please share with us your thoughts and discoveries in the comments below.

Remember to share as much detail as possible as thousands of Wealth Chef’s in the making come here each week for juicy wealth snacks, insight and inspiration as they create their juicy financially free lives too.

Your ideas and shares may trigger someone to have a big breakthrough.

Thanks as always for reading, watching and sharing so generously and for choosing to master this key ingredient money and live your un-limited life.

With huge love



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  • Tex Hlalele says:

    I appreciate how you decided to derive value out of the situation you found yourself in Ann and really used it beneficially. This reminds me of Stephen Covey who said “between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness”.

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  • Caroline says:

    Thank you for this insight Ann – being the cause for the results in one’s life is so empowering! small shift in emphasis, large shift in perception!. now to put that into action!

  • Maja says:

    This is great reminder, Anne, in any situation we can be winners, if we choose to. Old ought it’s not easy, constant efforts and doc using on the matter is required. Thank you

  • Helen says:

    Thanks Ann, this is gold information. I have been inspired by this post.

  • Anna George says:

    Dear Ann

    I agree with you 100% – one can choose to be a victim or a victor. And thanks be to God that I have always seen situations that showed up my flaws, fears and failures as opportunities to grow, develop and fight back so as to become the person God has intended me to be. I am on the threshold of entering pension territory, and guess what? I think the best days lay ahead!

  • elsa cade says:

    Thanx for the reminder Ann! I have been a “victim” for awhile now and the effect of that is really uncomfortable, this is going to change!

  • Nina says:

    So true Ann and so inspiring. Great metaphor for taking the fear out of things and reframing your view with a concrete approach. I’ll look into the investing that stirs up that fear frankly and suspicion of investing that comes from a conservative view of things. So because I am ….???? I’ll stay open!

  • Ai Ting says:

    Love this Ann. This is exactly what I need to remind myself now. It makes so much sense.

  • Rose says:

    Hi Ann. … Your bubbly positive attitude is so powerful that it is enough to move anyone out from under a dreary dark space. Having just recently done this very Wealth Law #1 module, this real life event video has opened it up further for me. It’s helped me to see how often I slip in and out of victim mode when in fact it really doesn’t have to be that way at all. I can in fact completely rewrite my life story. Thank you for your generous approach and for the kick under the butt. Is what I needed.


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