1. Every weekend, get really dressed up, and have a "no pity-party"
Invite your friends to each bring over something very indulgent like Devil's chocolate fudge cake, your favorite wine or other beverage, seasonal fragrant flowers and exotic food while you discuss only the sure successes you all share
2. Help out people who are poorer than you are at least twice a week
This will not only help you to stop feeling so sorry for yourself as you help people who are suffering much more than you are, but you will be doing a great deed and service at the same time
3. Get rid of the clutter in your home and make it a serene palace.
You can do this on the cheap and you will feel richer. Donate anything that is taking up unnecessary room and reminds you of your problems; repaint rooms with calm, cool and vibrant colors; decorate with candles from the 99 cent store; hang breezy white curtains tied together from cheap muslin fabric; stack beautiful used art books on your coffee table and frame quotes by successful people on the wall
4. If you're unemployed, pretend as if you are going to work each day
Get dressed up in your finest work clothes, drink a cup of coffee outside somewhere beautiful and act as if you are on top of the world. If you start off each day and think that way it may just become a reality!
5. Listen to classical and jazz music while reading inspiring books
In other words turn off the television and stop focusing on the negative and irreverent, including the next bomb North Korea might release, as well as whom Kim Karsdashian might marry next and whether it will be for more than 72 days
6. Always look your best . . .
If you're a woman, wear makeup, curl or straighten your hair, put on some heels and a power-color fashion-forward dress. If you're a man, don't be sloppy . . . take a shower each day, shave, put on just a tad of cologne, iron your shirts and speak like a fine educated gentleman. A classy outer appearance will begin to make you feel a lot more confident and make you believe that you deserve to be the prosperous you want to be
7. Flirt a little with the opposite sex, or even with the same sex
Psychologists and mental health experts claim that people who are generally flirtatious have a higher degree of self-esteem self worth than people who don't, which in turn leads to both greater personal and financial success
8. Once a week, indulge in something that you don't think you can afford
That truly makes you feel happy and richer in every way. For example, buy some fresh shrimp or a cut of steak you think is no longer part of your lifestyle; start planning your dream vacation that "you know" you will be able to afford one day; find out where fancy parties are and make sure you're on the list; attend museums, art openings and free concerts and discuss fine art and music with other like-minded people; and by all means make sure to leave the house every day and be social!
9. Hang out in intelligent coffee shops and in gatherings
Where witty and cultured, successful people are-- hip places where it won't cost you more than a cup of coffee or your fine personality being enjoyed by others
10. Last but not least, Stop Complaining!
Smile, throw your head back and laugh while holding a glass of inexpensive champagne, tell jokes, quote comedians and pithy pundits and act as if you are already rich. You will never be successful if you do not begin acting as if you are!
Remember what Abraham Lincoln said, "People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be"