We all dream of, and definitely works, towards achieving financial muscles at sometime in our lives, and getting a place along side the Dangote’s and the Adenuga’s (in the millionaires’ club). But are we all ready to do some of the ‘stuffs’ they do differently that placed them in that category…talk is cheap right?
Here are a few of what the rich people does differently, enjoy!
1. Articulate a goal and commit to it- Rich people think differently from poor and middle class people. T. Harv Eker claims in his book Secrets of the millionaire mind. “The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want,” Eker writes
An ambitious target and a plan are crucial ingredients of financial success.
Warren Buffet, one of the richest man in the world, was once quoted as saying, “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”
2. Create multiple income streams- Whether its an ‘extra’ job’ smart investments or multiple properties, a diverse income stream will help you build up your fortune.
3. Live below your means- You might think that a massive mansion and luxury car are obvious signs of wealth, but the millionaire next door is more likely to be your nondescript neighbor with a beat-up sedan and modest home. Stick to a budget, make a point of spending less than you earn and stay away from debt.
4. Work like a millionaire- Unless you’ve inherited a fortune, wealth is most often a result of hard work rather than good luck.
“Are you willing to work sixteen hours a day? Rich people are. Are you willing to work seven days a week and give up most of your weekends? Rich people are,” says Eker.
“You’ll have very few, if any, close friends. You will not just have the time to nurture and sustain lots of buddy-pal relationships,” Stuart Goldsmith warns in Seven secrets of the millionaires.
5. Do something you love- Your hobby may not seem lucrative, but you’re more likely to put in the work – and more likely to think big – if you’re passionate about what you do.
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, thinks that it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. “I know that sounds completely nuts. But since no one is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.”
6. Surround yourself with successful people- According to Eker, it isn’t uncommon for rich people to be viewed as bad people; there’s a perception that the ‘haves’ are somehow taking money from the ‘have nots’
But he says, “Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves.
The road you want to get on is one many people have traveled before you-so talk to the millionaires that you do know. Find mentors, cheerleaders and role models among them and you’ll be that much closer to success.
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