I like things that are simple, practical and cheap. Lucky for me The Outlaw Goddess has got stuff like that figured out. Here’s something I’ve learned along my travels with her:

How to Give Yourself a Raise: Part 1

Take inventory of the wealth in your life and be thankful for it.

The absolute best thing you can do for yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed, confused, or needy is to remember that by most of the world’s standards the poorest American lives a life of luxury. Take a few moments to inventory the creature comforts you are privileged with each day. Realize the fact that YOU live like kings and queens for no particular reason. Reflect on the people in your life who bring meaning, joy and positive energy to you and others.

People who are not aware of their own wealth seek status through material possessions. They squander what little resources they have on interest payments and flashy gadgets. They neglect to protect their wealth because they are unaware it exists. Don’t be a fool.  Begin with gratitude.

Be sure to express gratitude whenever you can for all the things that make you RICH. If you do this, in no time at all you will begin to realize your own wealth. That is the magic key. Knowing you are already rich is power. Once you understand your self worth you will naturally want to protect and nurture it. When you are feeling secure, you will be inclined to share and when that happens, your wealth will grow beyond expectations.