Righteous Poverty


Have you ever found yourself justifying the absence of financial success by clinging to notions of virtue, morality, or justice? Have you ever felt torn between being a good person and achieving wealth? If so, it’s time to shatter the myth that you have to sacrifice your core values, health, relationships, or any other cherished aspects of your life to attain financial abundance. Get ready to unleash the untapped potential within you and create a life that aligns with both your values and your aspirations. The path to prosperity and fulfillment awaits, and it’s time to embark on this empowering adventure!

[00:00] In this episode, Igor explores the liberating truth that financial success and personal fulfillment can coexist harmoniously.

[01:35] Living In Poverty:

  • My childhood can be divided into two stages – one when we were well-off, and the other when we lost everything after moving to Israel. Having experienced both ends of the spectrum, I can confidently say that being poor holds no honor or righteousness.

  • Living in poverty prevents you from fully embracing life and contributing to causes you care about. Money problems consume your thoughts, leaving little room for anything else. I saw this firsthand when my parents’ financial struggles took precedence over everything else, including their concern for my future.

[09:39] Letting Go of Poverty-Induced Limiting Beliefs:

  • I used to believe that success was reserved for others and that I was destined to fail. However, as I grew older, I realized that personal accountability and the belief in our ability to control our life’s outcomes are crucial factors.

  • Failure can either discourage us or serve as an opportunity to learn and improve.

  • One significant mindset shift was how I viewed successful people. In the past, I resented them, assuming they must be bad or unethical. However, I learned that envying others doesn’t serve any purpose. Instead, I chose to see their success as an inspiration for what’s possible for me as well.

[11:45] Impact of Success And Failure:

  • In society, success is respected, while failure is not celebrated. While we may root for underdogs in stories, we ultimately celebrate real-life success stories.

  • Failures can indeed drive innovation and growth, but it’s essential to embrace personal accountability and believe that we can achieve our goals.

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Igor Kheifets is an amazon best-selling author of the List Building Lifestyle: Confessions of an Email Millionaire.

He’s also the host of List Building Lifestyle, the podcast for anyone who wants to make more money and have more freedom by leveraging the power of an email list

He’s widely referred to as the go-to authority on building large responsive email lists in record time.

Igor’s passionate about showing people how to live the List Building Lifestyle.