Why Americans Buy More Stuff They Don’t Need


$1.2 trillion: How much Americans spend annually on goods and services they don’t absolutely need. Now, I’m a Canadian and I can imagine we’re up in numbers also because let’s be honest…this is a big time North American Challenge.

This is a HUGE deal, especially if your goal is to make money money from your business. You could easily fall into this spending trap also. Maybe you’re there right now.

***Warning*** Nobody is perfect, and everyone of us has or is experiencing a degree of this, myself included. But in order to embrace our darkness, we must bring in the light. ;)

So here’s the deal: We’re trying to fill a VOID. (And it’s a bottomless pit) 

Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re all spiritual beings. If we’re missing that connection to our source internally, we start trying to FEEL that connection externally. No one and nothing can can give us that connection we yearn either consciously or unconsciously expect directly through God. (or whatever gives you connection: The Universe, The Divine, ect)

So what do North Americans do to feel an OUNCE of connection? Have sex with people they don’t love, take excess amounts of prescribed or illegal drugs, spend money they don’t have, watch porn, drink alcohol, try to become overachievers or eat foods that damages their health.

All to try to fill that hole in their soul, because that hole is so freakin’ huge. No man, woman, or thing is big enough to fill this tremendous space.

This is why so many American’s keep spending, spending, spending on more stuff they don’t need. We are trying to fill a VOID the size of the Atlantic Ocean. So we can try, but we will ultimately fail because absolutely no outer thing – I mean nothing – can fill the connection we’re missing internally.

The more spiritually connected you become, the less you’ll crave that ZAP of “feeling good” from the instant gratification of buying stuff.

The best investment for having a successful 2014 you can make is into yourself.

Go rock it my friend, stay connected and on your path! 


Love & Gratitude,


PS: I would love to hear your thoughts below, can you see this in your life?

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2 Responses to Why Americans Buy More Stuff They Don’t Need

  1. Dawnja January 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    So true Ryan! I hate to admit it but it is true. We have just come realize, as it has caught up with us negatively, how bad it can get! Thanks for sharing and mentoring!

  2. Tina January 4, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    You are so right, Ryan! What a great thing to get people thinking about early in 2014. We don’t need more, we need less. Less will then feel like more and we’ll be more grateful for it. Happy new year!

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