Shopping at Wal-mart saves you money – but at what cost? (not what you may think)


I’ve just got to share this wonderfully powerful “Wal-mart” message shared with me by my good friends Regina and Tony.

If you get this, you may find yourself experiencing an epiphany, a breakthrough that may forever change you (not to mention your shopping habits, lol) – prepare yourself accordingly…

Hans Schoff

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Tony
Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Subject: Why the rich hate Wal-mart (it’s not what you think)

I debated about sending this.

Because I know some people will choose to be
offended and I’ll probably get a ton of
snarky comments in my Inbox…

But, the more I thought about it, the more
I realized that NOT talking about this
would be a disservice to people.

And, I was inspired by my friends Mike Dillard
and Randy Gage who were among the first to
get my thinking straight on this….

So, here it is….


I refuse to walk into a Wal-Mart.

I won’t do it. Just BEING in a Wal-Mart makes
me feel nauseous.

And, you need to know WHY.

And in order to understand that,
you need to read this entire email.

See, I didn’t grow up wealthy.

But, from the time that I was old enough to
realize that some people were rich and others
were poor…..I wanted to be rich.

Not just because I could have nice things.
That was part of it, sure…

But because I wanted to be able to make enough money
to do whatever I wanted to do.

To me….being rich meant having FREEDOM. No one telling
me what to do.

Well, when you have strong feelings about wealth
and freedom…

…you also tend to have strong feelings about
poverty and weakness.

I HATED being broke.

A lot of people are broke and they don’t care. A lot of people are broke
and they think it’s no big deal.

Not me. No money meant no freedom. And I felt like a slave.

And most wealthy people feel the same way.

Because they are CONSCIOUSLY aware — pay attention now –
they are CONSCIOUSLY aware that thoughts, ideas and
feelings are contagious.

Read that again.

It’s important.

Thoughts, feelings and ideas are contagious.

Or, to put it another way, you WILL become like the
people you spend your time around.

And that includes the people you see on TV…the
people you read about in books….and even
the “kind” of person that habitually spend
your time listening to.

Prove this to yourself right now….think about this:

  • You probably vote the same way as your closest friends.
  • You probably laugh at the same jokes.
  • You probably drive ABOUT the same kind of car.

Bet you never noticed that before.

But think about it…

When’s the last time you saw someone driving a
beat-up clunker who’s spending most of their
time with someone who’s driving a Bentley?

It might happen but it’s not often.

You rarely see someone who’s fit and trim who spend
all their time with people who are obese.

It’s not good, bad, right or wrong.

It’s just how the world works.

Ideas, thoughts and feelings are CONTAGIOUS. You will
adopt the ideas, beliefs and mindset of the people
you spend your time with.

==> And that includes thoughts of poverty and scarcity.

And rich people know this. They know that one’s mindset
is “fluid”. It changes constantly depending on who
you’re around.

And, for that reason, rich people deliberately and
consciously protect themselves from anything and everything
associated with struggle and poverty.

Think about this…

  • Have you ever wondered why they live in gated communities?
  • Have you ever wonder why they shop in exclusive boutiques?
  • Have you ever wondered why they fly first-class and stay in $500/night hotels?
  • Have you ever wondered why they play golf and tennis in exclusive “members only” clubs that cost thousands of dollars per year?

Is it because they want to enjoy the “finer things of life”?

Well, sure.

But it’s also because they want to protect their
minds from the thoughts of poverty and struggle that
are held by the rest of society….


Again…prove this to yourself.

Imagine this…

Think of a time when you’ve felt GREAT about yourself…
GREAT about your life….GREAT about how things were

…and then you walk into a situation where everyone
is complaining about something.

What happens to your own mindset?

It goes straight in the gutter.


Because ideas, emotions and thoughts are contagious.

I can’t say that enough.

==> The rich get richer because they choose to
surround themselves with other prosperous people

The average person think they’re being snobbish and stuck-up!

The rich see it as an unfortunate necessity of life.

And that’s one reason why I never shop at Wal-Mart.

See, some people know that I don’t shop at Wal-Mart
and they think it’s because I’m one of those people
who hate Wal-Mart because they’re a huge corporation.


No, that’s not it at all.

I think Wal-Mart is a wonderful success story. Anyone
serious about becoming wealthy can learn something from
them as a company.

That’s not why I don’t go to Wal-Mart.

No, I don’t go to Wal-Mart because I can’t
stand the way it makes me feel to be in there.

The entire store is a monument to “pinching pennies”.

The entire store is devoted to the “nickel off” mentality.

The entire store is designed for people who say and think
things like this:

– “There isn’t enough money for everyone.”
– “The economy is crashing so I have to watch my money.”
– “I can’t afford what I want so I have to settle….”
– “We’re on a limited budget…”

That kind of thinking is a disease that causes people
to go through life as a victim.

That’s the kind of thinking held by people who think
that life is happening TO them…and that they don’t have
any control over their quality of life at all…

They’re slaves to their jobs…their boss…their government.

The rich think very differently.

Broke people say “I can’t afford it”.
Wealthy people say, “How can I afford it?”

Rich people know that they are the CAUSE of their life…
…not the EFFECT.

Money doesn’t own them.
They own their money.

They know that there is an infinite amount of money
in the world and that ANYONE can choose to earn more
at any time they want.

The difference between wealthy people and broke
people can be summed up like this:

– Broke people think life is happening to them.
– Wealthy people know that they are happening to their life.

The more you start to think like a wealthy person, the more
you’ll understand what I’m saying.

And one day, you will walk into a Wal-Mart and you
will LITERALLY FEEL what I’m talking about.

And it will make you sick.

It will make you sad to be there.

You’ll feel like you’re out of place. Like
you’re the ONE person who doesn’t belong.

You’ll stand in the store and hear some guy
in the next aisle complaining that the world is
going to hell because of the price of a can of

…and you’ll calmly walk away from your
cart, walk out the door and never return.

That’s exactly how it happened for me.


I know that some of you are hopping mad by
this point. Because you DO shop at Wal-Mart
and you’re saying:

“Well, Tony, it’s easy for you to say that.
You don’t know what it’s like for me and
my family. You’ve never been in my situation.”

Well, that’s probably not true.

I HAVE shopped at Wal-Mart….and when you’re
so broke that you’ve gotten a car repossessed
and evicted from your house…..well, that’s
about as low as you can get.

But here’s the difference…

Even during those time when I was sleeping
on a friend’s couch or eating tuna three times
a day…

…I was NEVER comfortable shopping in Wal-Mart.

Because I knew I didn’t belong there.

See, there’s a difference between being “poor”
and being “broke”.

Broke is a lack of money.
Poor is a state of mind.

And I was BROKE…not poor.

Look, I’m not saying you shouldn’t save
money when you’re struggling. Or that you
shouldn’t use a coupon if it will help you
stretch your dollars…

I’ve done it.

But, I AM saying that I will ALWAYS fight
the mindset of poverty wherever I see it.

==> Whether you shop at Wal-Mart is not the
point. Everyone has to start where they

The question is whether you are comfortable and
happy shopping at Wal-Mart.

And, in my opinion, NO ONE should be.

If you don’t have the feelings, desires and goals
to separate yourself from the rest
of “average society”…..

…then I don’t even know why you’re on my list.

Let’s get this straight:

AVERAGE people are never successful. That’s why
they’re called “average”.

You can come from an average BACKGROUND…and become rich.
You can have an average EDUCATION….and become rich.

But, sooner or later, you’re going to have to decide
to become very UNAVERAGE.

Otherwise you’ll just be another zombie
walking around the Dollar Store trying to figure out whether
you can make a gallon of milk last until payday.

That’s bullshit. And no one deserves to live that way.


Here’s the stand that I take to make sure
that I always keep an attitude of abundance:

1. I never use coupons. If the pizza box has
a coupon on the top of the box, it goes into
the trash with the box.

2. If I’m making a cash purchase, and the cashier
is going to give me back coin change…they keep
the change.

Meaning, if a bottle of fruit juice costs $3.50
and I give the cashier $4….they keep the change.

3. I never haggle on the price of something I want to
buy. Either the price for the item is fair or it’s
not. But I’m not going to invalidate the merchant
by asking him to take less than he’s asking.

I’m not interested in pinching pennies.
I’m interested in making more DOLLARS.

And that’s where my mindset has been for years…
…even when I was broke and trying to figure out
how to get on my feet financially.

If you find yourself constantly thinking
“I can’t afford to do this…”

….then you need to change your thinking and
ask, “HOW can I afford to do this?”

You need to learn to think like an entrepreneur and not
like an employee.

You need to realize that making money is a GAME…

…and it’s a FUN GAME.

But you will never see that as the truth if you’re
always viewing money as “hard” or “difficult” or

Making money is a GAME. Nothing more.

And if you’re not sure how to make the transition from
a poverty mindset to a prosperity mindset….

….that’s why you need to join us in The Empower Network.

This is not some New-Age course on “law of attraction”.

This is not some woo-woo nonsense on “manifesting money”.

This is not some rah-rah motivational bullshit.

This is not hype.

This is nuts and bolts.

This is A-B-C-1-2-3.

This is a simple change of mind.
Anyone can do it.
YOU can do it.

In fact, you MUST do it.

This is not optional for you.

This is your LIFE we’re talking about.

Your LIFE depends on it.

So, here’s the test…

…If you’re 25 years old and you don’t have at least $10,000
in your checking account….

….If you’re 30 years old and you don’t have at least $50,000
in your checking account….

…If you’re 40 years old and you don’t have at least $100,000
in your checking account…

…that is NOT OKAY.

It might be okay for the rest of society…
..but not you.

Stop and think about this.

How long have you been working?

Now look at your bank account. Doesn’t it seem
to you that it should be bigger?


It should.

And it can be.

But it’s not enough to just change what you’re DOING.

You have to change who you’re BEING.

You have to have a powerful shift in how you
think about money.

And that’s what I will teach you in The Empower Network.

Let me be clear:

You cannot become rich with the same thinking that’s created
your present situation.

It is impossible.

If you don’t upgrade your thinking right now….you can
expect the next 30 days to look just like the last 30 days….

…the next year to look like the last year. Or worse.

And that’s not what you want.

You deserve to grow by leaps and bounds.

And that’s what the Empower Network is about.

In less than 5 minutes from now, you can be going
through the EXACT exercises that moved me from
being miserable and broke….

…to earning thousands of dollars a week
on my own terms.

Get your Empower Network membership right now.

If you’re not completely satisfied after 30 days,
I’ll give you a complete refund.

And I’m not going to have to do that.

Because, when you get a glimpse of the life
that awaits you….

…this will completely change everything you
thought was possible about becoming a wealthy

To your IMMEDIATE success,


“Succeeding and Happy without Wal-mart”

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