“Waking up to your true greatness in life requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” — Jim Britt
Fact: Becoming a millionaire is easier than it has ever been.
Many people have the notion that it’s an impossible task to become a millionaire. Some say, “It’s pure luck.” Others say, “You have to be born into a rich family.” For others, “You’ll have to win the Lotto.” And for many, they say, “Your parents have to help you out a lot.” That’s the language of the poor.
A single mother with five children says, “I want to believe in what you’re saying. However, I’m 45 years old and work long hours at two dead-end jobs. I barely earn enough to get by. What should I do?”
Another man said, “Well if you work for the government, you cannot expect to become a millionaire. After all, you’re on a fixed salary and there’s little time for anything else. By the time you get home, you’ve got to play with the kids, eat dinner, and fall asleep watching TV.”
Everyone has a story as to why they could never become a millionaire.
But for every story, excuse really, there are other stories OR PEOPLE with worse circumstances, that have become rich.
The truth is that all of us can become as wealthy as we decide to be, and that’s a mindset. None of us is excluded from wealth. If you have the desire to receive money, whatever the amount, you have all of the right to do so like everyone else. There’s no limit to how much you can earn for yourself. The only limitations are what you place on yourself.
Money is like the sun. It does not discriminate. It doesn’t say, “I will not give light and warmth to this flower, tree, or person because I don’t like them.” Like the sun, money is abundantly available to all of us who truly believe that it is for us. No one is excluded.
There are, however, some major differences between rich and poor people. Here are some tips for becoming rich.
Change Your Thinking
You have to see the bigger picture. There are opportunities everywhere! The problem is that most people see just trees when they should be looking at the entire forest. By doing so you will see that there are opportunities everywhere. The possibilities are endless.
You’ll also have to go through plenty of self-discovery before you earn your first million. Knowing the truth about yourself isn’t always the easiest task. Sometimes, you’ll find that you are your biggest enemy—at least some days.
Learn from Millionaires
Most people are surrounded by what I like to call their “default friends.”
These friends are acquaintances that we see at the gym, school, work, local happy hour, and other places. We naturally befriend these people because we are all in the same boat financially. However, in most cases, these people aren’t millionaires and cannot help you become one either. In fact, if you tell them you are going to become a millionaire, some may even tell you that it’s impossible and discourage you from even trying. They’ll tell you that you’re living in a fantasy world and why you’ll never be able to make it happen. Instead, learn from millionaires. Let go of these relationships that pull you down when it comes to your money desires. It’s okay to have friends that aren’t millionaires. However, only take input from those that have accomplished what you want to accomplish. Hang out with those that will encourage and help you get to the next level.
Don’t give your raw diamonds to a bricklayer to be cut.
Indulge in Wealth
To become wealthy, you must learn about wealth. This means that you’ll have to put yourself in situations that you’ve never been in before.
ON OCCASION, DO SOME OF THESE:
Fly first class and see how it makes you feel.
Eat out at the finest restaurant and don’t look at the price.
Take a limo instead of a cab or Uber. Watch how you feel.
Reserve a suite in a first-class hotel.
If you are used to drinking a $20 bottle of wine, go for the $100 and see how it tastes. It does taste different.
All I am saying is, try some of the things that wealthy people do and see how it makes you feel.
Believe it’s Possible
If you believe that it’s possible to become a millionaire, you can make it happen. However, if you’ve excluded yourself from this possibility and think and believe that it’s for other people, you’ll never become a millionaire.
Also, be sure to bless rich people when you can. Haters of money aren’t likely to receive any of it either.
Read books that have been written by millionaires. By gaining a well-rounded education about earning large sums of money and staying inspired, you’ll be able to learn the wealth secrets of the rich. I just saw a video on LinkedIn with my friend Kevin Harrington from the TV show Shark Tank. He said that one of his new companies just had a million-dollar day on Amazon.
Enlarge Your Service
Your material wealth is the sum of your total contribution to society. Your daily mantra should be,
‘How do I deliver more value to more people in less time?’
Then, you’ll know that you can always increase your quality and quantity of service. Enlarging your service is also about going the extra mile. When it comes to helping others, you must give it everything you have. You just plant the seeds and nature will take care of the rest.
Seize ALL Opportunities That Make Sense
You cannot say “No” to opportunities and expect to become a millionaire.
You must seize every opportunity that has your name on it. It may just be an opportunity to connect with an influential person for no reason. Sometimes the monetary reward will not come immediately, but if you keep planting seeds, eventually you’ll grow a fruitful crop. Money is the harvest of the service you provide and sometimes the connections you have. The more seeds you plant, the greater the harvest.
Have an Unstoppable Mindset
Want to know some of what my first mentor shared with me that took me from a broke factory worker, high school dropout, to millionaire?
First, he said, you have to start thinking like a wealthy, unstoppable person. You have to have a wealth mindset. He said that wealthy people think differently. He said,
“I want you to start thinking like Superman!” Sounds crazy, right?
Well, it’s not. It’s powerful and here’s why. How you think will change your life.
Wealthy people think differently. They really do. And anyone can learn to think like the wealthy.
I’m not talking about positive thinking, Law of Attraction, or motivation. Let’s get real. None of that stuff works anyway. Otherwise we would all be rich and happy already. I’m talking about thinking based in quantum physics science. Once you understand and apply it, it will change your life. You will become unstoppable!
If there was any person, fictional or real, whose qualities you could instantly possess, who would that person be? Think about it. Personally, I would say that Superman is the perfect person. Now, you are probably thinking I have lost it right? Just stick with me here. I think you will like what you are about to hear.
Superman is a fictional superhero widely considered to be one of the most famous and popular action hero and an American cultural icon. I remember watching Superman every Saturday morning when I was a kid. I couldn’t get enough. He was my hero!
Let’s look at Superman’s traits:
Superman is indestructible.
He’s a man of steel.
He can stop a locomotive in its tracks.
Bullets bounce off him.
He’s faster than a speeding bullet.
No one can bring him down.
He can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Great powers to have in this day-and-age, wouldn’t you say? What else would you need?
Now, for all you females, don’t worry, we have not left you out. There is also a female version of Superman, named Superwoman. She has the same powers as Superman.
Now, this is where it gets interesting. Let’s first look at the qualities that Superman possesses that you want to make your own. And to make it simple, I will refer to Superman for the rest of this message, and you can replace with Superwoman if you are female.
Superman is powerful and fearless.
Superman is virtually indestructible—except for kryptonite of course.
Superman can stop bullets.
Superman has supernatural powers. He can see through walls.
Superman can stop a speeding locomotive.
Superman can stop a bullet.
Superman jumps into immediate action when troubles arise.
Superman can crash through barriers.
Superman can even change clothes in a phone booth in seconds. Not too many of those around anymore. You’ll have to duck behind a building to change.
So, you’re thinking right now, ‘Ok, I know that Superman has incredible supernatural powers, how can that help me?
What good will it do me to think I am Superman, a fictional character?’
Here is where science comes in. This is the part where you will be amazed when you learn about the supernatural powers that you already possess! NO, REALLY!
Your brain makes certain chemicals called neuro peptides. These are literally the molecules of emotion, like love, fear, joy, passion, and so on. These molecules of emotion are not only contained in your brain, they actually circulate throughout your cellular structure. They send out a signal, a frequency much like a radio station sending out a signal. For example, you tune to 92.5 and you get jazz. Tune to 99.6 and you get rock. And if you are just one decimal off, you get static. The difference is that your signal goes both ways. You are a sender and a receiver.
You put out a signal, a mindset, of confidence about your financial success, and people, circumstances, and opportunities show up to support your success.
When you put out a signal of doubt and uncertainty and you receive support for your doubt and uncertainty. You’ve been around someone that you didn’t trust, or you felt less than positive just being in their presence, right? You have also been around people that inspire you. That’s what I’m talking about. You are projecting a frequency, looking to resonate with the frequency you are transmitting.
Anyway, the amazing part about these cells of emotion is that they are intelligent. They are thinking cells. These cells are constantly eavesdropping on the conversation that you are having with yourself. That’s right.
They are listening to you! And others are listening to your cells as well.
Others feel what you feel when they are around you.
Your unconscious mind, your cells, are listening in, waiting to adjust your behavior based on what they hear from you, their master. So just imagine what would happen if you started to think like Superman…or like a millionaire.
Here are some of the thoughts you might have during the day:
“The challenges I face day today are easily overcome, after all I am Superman.”
“I am indestructible.”
“I have incredible strength.”
“Nothing can stop me…..NOTHING.”
“I have supernatural powers and can overcome anything.”
“I can accomplish anything I want when I put my mind to it.”
“I can break through any barrier.”
“I can and I will do whatever it takes to accomplish my goal.”
“I fear nothing.”
The trillions of thinking cells in your body and brain listen, and they create exactly what you tell them to create.
Their mission is to complete the picture of the you they see and hear when you talk to them. They must obey. It’s their job!
Since you are Superman, you cannot fail. Why? Your thinking cells are now sending out the right signal, because you told them to. They are making you stronger, more successful, everyday! You have the ability to fight off all negativity, doubt, fear, and worry—nothing can stop you!
Superman has total confidence. So, your cells of emotion relating to confidence will now create more neuro peptide chemicals to promote feelings of power and confidence that others will feel in your presence.
Superman is fearless. So, your cells of emotion relating to fear will now create more neuro peptide chemicals to create feelings of courage. You are unstoppable!
And here’s the key. Others will respond to you in the same way that you are talking to yourself.
If you are confident, others will have confidence in you.
You have thousands of thoughts every day. Make sure your thoughts are leading you in the direction you want to go. Make sure you are telling your cells a success story, and not a ‘woe is me’ story.
Most have been conditioned to think that creating wealth is difficult, or that it’s only for the lucky few. What do you believe? It doesn’t cost you any more to think like Superman; and it’s much more inspiring!
Mediocrity cannot be an option if you decide to be wealthy and think like Superman.
Your decision, and communication with your cells, creates a mindset; that mindset influences how you show up.
None of that old type of thinking matters anymore…after all, you are Superman and you can accomplish anything.
If you want wealth, you have to stretch yourself. You have to do the things that unsuccessful people are not willing to do. You have to say “yes” to opportunity, then figure out how to get the job done.
Maybe you are uncomfortable selling and asking for money. If that’s the case, then learn sales and learn to ask for money every day until you feel comfortable asking for it. You will never have money if you don’t learn to ask for it.
I’ve learned a lot in the past 40+ years as an entrepreneur. I’ve learned that in order to have more, you have to become more. I’ve also learned that if you are comfortable, you are not growing. I learned that I couldn’t go from a nervous rookie speaker with minimal self-confidence to hosting TV shows and speaking in front of 5,000 people overnight. I simply wasn’t ready. I grew into that, one speaking engagement at a time. Every time I finished a speaking engagement, I would ask myself, “How did I do, and how could I do it better?” I still do that today.
And I’ve learned from the hundreds of thousands of people I’ve trained, coached, and mentored that none of us can do something we don’t believe is possible. It’s not going to happen if you’re not ready to step out of your comfort zone and stretch yourself.
This has led me to understand the single most important principle of wealth-building, that has meant the difference between poverty and riches for people since humans first traded for pelts.
Are you ready?
Come in just a little closer. Listen up!
Every income level requires a different you, a different mindset! If you think that $10,000 a month is a lot of money, then $100,000 a month will be completely out of reach. If you believe that having $5,000 in the bank would make you rich, then $50,000 won’t miraculously appear. You will never earn more money than you believe is “a lot” of money.
What you do as a business is only a small part of becoming rich.
In fact, there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of ways to make money—and lots of it.
What I’ve learned over the years is that, by focusing on who you want to become instead of what you need to do, you’re going to multiply your chances of getting rich a hundred-fold.
Ask anyone who’s found a way to make a large sum of money legally, and he or she will tell you that it’s not hard once you crack the code. And cracking the code starts with you and your mindset. The “code” to which I refer isn’t a secret rite or ancient scroll. It’s not even a secret. It’s a certain way of thinking and believing in which you’ve trained your mind to see money-making ideas.
That’s where you see a need in the marketplace, and you jump on the idea quickly. It might involve creating a new product; or, it may just be teaching others a special technique you’ve learned. It may even require raising capital to start a company or to market a product or idea on social media.
Don’t Hold Back. You Have to Take Action to Change.
Start right now to imagine yourself as already having wealth.
How would your life be? How would your day unfold? Start to own your wealth mindset now! The subconscious mind is unable to differentiate between actual fact and mere visualization. So, by imagining that you already have it, you’re encouraging your subconscious mind to seek the ways and means to transform your imaginary feelings into the real thing.
Find yourself some mentors.
Nobody has all the answers. Surround yourself with people that will support, inspire, and provide you with answers that keep you moving in the right direction. If you truly want to attain wealth, have a thriving business, or reach the top of your game in any endeavor, having a qualified mentor is essential.
Okay, let’s come in for a landing …
It is absolutely essential to have a crystal-clear picture of what you want to accomplish before you begin.
If you want to attain wealth, you must learn to operate without fear and with a sharply defined mental image of the outcome you want to attain. This comes from thinking like a wealthy person, (like Superman) making decisions like a wealthy person, and being fearless (like Superman) when it comes to stepping out of your comfort zone. Look at the end result as something you’re already prepared to do, you just haven’t done it yet.
Think about this. Your success is something that you have been preventing; it’s not something you have to struggle to make happen.
The key is to not let fear, doubt, other people, or mind chatter push your success away. You’ll find that the solutions taking you toward your goals will come to you in the most unexpected and sudden ways. You don’t need the perfect plan first. What you need is a perfectly clear decision about your success, the right mindset, the right mentoring, and the ideal way to get you there will materialize.
The greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the human race is happening right now. Are you positioned to get your share?
Remember, in order to get a different result, you must do something different. In order to do something different you must know something different to do. And in order to know something different, you have to first suspect that your present methods need improving.
THEN, YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.