By Dr. Steve G. Jones
There is something unique in the way that millionaires think. This ‘mindset’ helps make them more money. Having such a mindset can be life-changing.
If you want to make more money, start with these six mindset secrets of millionaires.
Stop hoping, stop thinking, stop just planning, and actually do something. Millionaires are doers.
They work on their ideas and on their plans. This is a very important trait to have if you want to be a millionaire.
A wealth empire is not just gonna fall not your lap fully functioning. It will take work and YOU will have to do that work.
So, stop pining over the fact that you are not yet a millionaire and start doing something.
2. Set Long Term Goals
Don’t only think about the present, think of the future as well. Set goals that can span years or decades. Look ahead and have clear goals of where you want to be in the future.
Why does this work for millionaires? It does so because long term goals force you to deal with questions like, ‘how can I double my income for the next few years’, instead of ‘how can I pay the light bill next month’.
Millionaires are often willing to give up short term conveniences for long term financial ease. Stop falling for the trap of instant gratification.
3. Keep Learning
Millionaires never stop learning. Every new lesson or skill learned is turned into an opportunity to make money. Many live by the adage, ‘The more you learn, the more you will earn.’
Keep improving yourself. Take classes and always be open to learning new skills. Read as much as you can as well.
Some of the most famous millionaires in the world – Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, etc., have professed their love of reading.
Not just any book of course, read books that will help widen your understanding of the world.
Read biographies by millionaires and try applying the lessons they teach to your own life.
4. Don’t ‘Save’ Money
I will start this section with – Yes, you need an emergency fund. Ideally, it should be enough to allow you to pay your bills for at least 6 months if ever you find yourself in financial trouble.
But, don’t save your money for the sake of ‘saving’. Invest your money instead. Don’t let it sit in your bank, earning very little interest.
If investing scares you, you can start with investing in some low risk options. Buy Mutual Funds or buy stocks in blue-chip companies that have a good track record.
Keep in mind though that low risk often leads to low returns. But, at least you are not letting your money just sit in the bank.
5. Focus on Actually Being Wealthy Rather Than Looking Wealthy
This does not mean that you don’t have to look presentable, but don’t go broke doing so. Instead of getting caught in the trappings of wealth, the sports car, the expensive phones, the big mansions, etc., focus instead on growing your wealth.
Avoid spending your money on things that will not earn you any returns.
Be practical in your spending and do not spend to impress other people. Look at some of your favorite millionaires, I am sure that many of them live fairly frugal lifestyles and follow a budget.
6. You are not your Circumstances
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you have the life you have because of the circumstances you are dealt with.
This is a myth and if if you believe this, then you should definitely change the way you think.
Don’t play the blame game. If you don’t like how something is, then work to change it. Create your own opportunities.