If you don’t know, Snooki is a reality television star on popular show, The Jersey Shore.
I’ve never seen her show and know little about her, but am aware of her presence in popular culture.
One of the things I learned about Snooki is that she was paid $32,000 to speak at Rutgers University. I learned this because I kept seeing people posting on their Facebook statuses how outraged they were at this “injustice”.
(After all, esteemed author/poet Toni Morrison received $2000 less to speak at Rutgers’ graduation. Nobel Laureates were paid 1/10 Snooki’s fee!)
After researching some news articles and comments, most (but not all) people took turns bashing the University and taking cheap shots at the Snookster.
The gist of the protests went like this — Why should a vapid, drunken, airhead be so highly compensated?
Here’s the thing…
When people condemn someone else for attracting lots of money, underneath it all, what they’re really saying is:
How come she gets all that money? She’s getting more than her fair share. I want more money too. And I have lots of talent and wonderful qualities. I should be getting more than I am. And I really deserve it, too!
Of course you want more money. Of course you’d like to be paid $32K to do a little Q and A.
This is perfectly natural.
What’s more, it’s all waiting for you.
However, in order to experience that same level of prosperity, instead of hating on the Snookies of the world, you’ll need to begin rooting them.
You have to accept that the reason Snooki attracts that kind of money is not an accident. It’s not luck. It’s not right or wrong. It just is.
Currently, she’s an energetic match for bringing in those kinds of dollars. She expects it. She allows it.
And so the money flows to her.
There’s no mystery here. No dumb luck. Nothing to be outraged about. Just simple, predictable Universal Law at work (this is Key#1 of The Very Cool Life Code. Just thought I’d mention that…)
Your condemnation (anger, resentment, jealousy) of another’s success says nothing about the other person.
Zero. Zippo. Nada.
Rather, the negative feeling that arises within you from another’s success is critical feedback that you are cutting yourself off from the dollars you want to flow into your life.
If you’re not attracting all the abundance into your life that you desire, the issue is not Snooki. Nor the administrators at Rutgers. In fact, it’s not no body nor no thing… It’s YOU.
You’ll know that you are living in alignment with prosperity when you find yourself rooting for Snooki and genuinely happy for the successes of other people (whether you resonate with the person or not). When you feel good when others succeed, this is your indication that you are no longer blocking your own prosperity.
When you think about it, condemning the success of others is an easy habit to fall into. It’s simply what most people do (and why most people don’t allow the $ they really want into their lives).
But to live a Very Cool Life, you have to be better than that. You have to more more aware. You have to live with the faith that the Universe is full of unlimited abundance — there’s more than enough for everybody.
Your job is to align your thoughts to let it all in.
A good place to start is to begin the conscious practice of upgrading the thoughts you choose in regards to the achievements of other people.
We’re 4 weeks away!
If you’re ready to upgrade your relationship to money and your ability to attract more of what you want with greater ease, then meet me in Burlington, Vermont May 6-7.
Two spots left for you and a friend.
It’ll be cool. Promise.