I recently ended a 10-day Master Cleanse (AKA Lemonade Diet, AKA Beyonce’ Diet). For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about or who have never even heard of it, let me break it down for you. The Master Cleanse is a detox that involves drinking a mixture of maple syrup, water, fresh lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. You drink the mixture daily when hungry and then have a laxative tea at night followed by a saltwater mixture in the morning. Repeat for a minimum of 10 days. And that‘s it. I’ve done the detox faithfully each year, going hard for as long as 30 days on some occasions!
It is one of the hardest things you could ever do. Not only does your sense of smell become heightened, but depending on your regular daily diet, you go through major withdrawals and irritability. If you make it past day 3, you’re golden and pretty much beasty, because you’ve endured the most difficult and uncomfortable part. By day 5 your mental clarity is improved and you may even experience a euphoric feeling.
Now you may be wondering why in the world anyone in his/her right mind would willfully sign up for 10 days of not eating, right? And since I’ve done it for the past 20 years, let me tell you why. The Master Cleanse allows your body and cravings to completely reset. It provides rapid weight loss, and has been proven to correct and improve many health conditions (high blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, etc.) The many benefits by far outweigh the discomforts and challenges. The end results make you feel accomplished and proud because you’ve successfully completed what may have seemed initially impossible. I’ve had many friends inspired to try it and not make it past the first day. When I tell you it’s mind of matter, please believe it!
When there’s something you want to improve in life, you have to be prepared to kill. You have to kill your old thoughts, your old feelings; essentially, your old self. You cannot grow and stay the same, so you must be prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goal. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired of your current situation, you have no other choice.
What is it time to kill in regards to your money? Is it time to kill debt? Excessive spending? Limiting beliefs? Doubt? Is it time to get your financial shit together and make a change? Only you know the truth, but thankfully you do not have to go on a financial cleanse alone; you have help and you have guidance to get you started on day 1. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve attempted to get it right. Now is the only time that matters. If you’re ready to financially detox and get your whole financial life, I’m here.