Let’s pretend for a moment that financial fortune has shined down upon you. Now you have all the money you could ever want and then some. It’s a dream we’ve all had at some point, and it’s usually filled with all the things we would buy or do if we had the cash.
Many life coaches will tell you that to achieve it you have to believe it. It’s a practice called positive visualization. That means envisioning yourself living in the lap of luxury (if that’s your goal) can be a productive practice in helping you get there.
To help you jumpstart your own positive visualization, here’s a look at some of the top things people say they would do if they had tons of money.
Fund a Favorite Hobby
Usually, people start small with their big money dreams. We first think about how we’d buy a new house and have the extra funds needed to finally support our favorite hobby.
When you’re working on a budget, hobbies are usually the lowest priority even though they pay us back in happiness. Doing things like looking for historical autographs for sale or fixing up a classic car wouldn’t just be a pipe dream if you had plenty of disposable income.
If you won the lottery or inherited a substantial amount of cash, you’d be able to fund your hobby and have an entire room dedicated to it. You could have a showroom will the sole purpose of storing a collection. You could buy a multi-car garage just to display your luxury vehicles. With enough funds, you’d advance past collector to the level of curator and exhibitor.
Live in a Park Avenue Penthouse Apartment
Even if you don’t plan to spend a lot of time in New York City, a Park Avenue penthouse is a status symbol that says I’ve got money to spend. It puts you at the epicenter of world culture. It gives you one of the most highly desirable addresses on the globe.
In general, most people say they would invest in some sort of real estate if they were in the top income bracket. They would also buy homes for close family members.
Take a Cruise on a Private Yacht
When an actor gets done filming a movie or a singer completes a tour, what’s the first thing they do? That’s right. They go on a yachting vacation with a handful of friends to celebrate.
A yachting or sailing vacation is pure luxury. The watercraft itself is impeccably outfitted for leisure, and there’s a crew on board to take care of your every need. You can also choose any destination in the world that’s on the ocean, a lake or along a major river. Plus, out on the water, you don’t have to worry about being oogled at by the non-rich and famous.
Own an Exclusive Vehicle
Vehicles are one of the most expensive luxury items on the planet, which means they are highly coveted by people of all income levels. High rollers wouldn’t be caught dead in a vehicle unless it came with a six-figure price tag.
Not only are luxury vehicles crafted with the finest materials and powerful engines, they are also limited in number. That adds a level of exclusivity to some vehicles and makes them even more sought after.
Celebrity Performances and Events
Many people say they would use their financial status to reach celebrity status. When you have millions of dollars you can afford to hire famous singers to perform at your parties. You can also pay big bucks for VIP tickets that allow you to rub shoulders with actors at screenings. If you play your wealth cards right you just might even end up like the Kardashians with your own reality show.
Your chances of winning the lottery may be slim, but it never hurts to dream. Of course, you could always make money the old-fashioned way as well. So keep dreaming big and setting goals to get there.