In today’s society with all the technology and access to financial titan secrets, you can’t say, “I don’t understand finance. I don’t understand money. I don’t understand the stock market. I don’t understand real estate.” A simple YouTube search can answer just about any question you may have, in simple terms that anyone can understand from professionals that have years of experience. YouTube is essentially a free online University, when used correctly.
There are a million ways to make a million dollars.
However, you can’t become a millionaire with minimum wage work ethic and minimal interest in delving into the inner workings of the very thing that makes the world go round – money.
If you wanted to be a biologist, you’d study biology. If you wanted to be a psychologist, you’d study psychology. If you want to be wealthy, you study the wealthy. It’s simple.
List 10 millionaires off the top of your head and don’t just list rappers or actors. I’ll go first:
- Ray Dalio
- Warren Buffet
- Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)
- Elon Musk
- Jeff Bezos
- Andrew Forrest
- Whitney Wolfe Herd
- Gwynne Shotwell
- Kelly Steckelberg
- Hiroshi Mikitani
I must confess, some of the people on this list are billionaires as well, but the point is – do you know them? You might know some of the more popular ones like the infamous Warren Buffet, Tesla’s Elon Musk and the notorious Jay-Z but, what about the others?
You don’t have to know the name of every millionaire on the planet but, it’s imperative that you study their stories, their investments, their business genres. Money isn’t going to just fall into your lap because you want it to. Are you willing to study how money works? Yes or no? If you’re answer is, “No,” you can stop reading here. However, if you’ve answered, “Yes,” how bad do you want it? You can’t blame your financial ignorance on a lack of resources. It’s about shifting your habits and developing an investor mindset over that of a consumer mindset. It all starts with mindset. Keep telling yourself that you are a millionaire, everyday – until you believe it. You won’t believe it on day one but, in time it will appear possible and once you believe that it’s possible, you’ll never stop reaching for that 7-figure reality.
Do you honestly believe that you can be a millionaire? You’re probably thinking, “I make $40,000 a year. How will I ever become a millionaire?” People earning that very salary retire as millionaires, it’s about seeking the knowledge, being frugal and learning about the king of wealth, Mr. Compound Interest.
A list of books you should read, if you wanna be a millionaire:
- The Millionaire Next Door
- MONEY Master the Game
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- The Alchemist
- The Intelligent Investor
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
- Think and Grow Rich
- The 48 Laws of Power
A list of YouTube gurus / wealth advocates to follow if you wanna be a millionaire:
Furthermore, you can also take affordable courses on Udemy in various financial interests such as the stock market, options, facebook advertising, real estate etc. The resources are literally at your fingertips. However, let’s be clear, the journey to wealth is not for everyone. It’s only for those that are willing to be consistent, deliberate, focused and most importantly, disciplined.
You got this, get busy!
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