HOW TO MAKE A MILLION - THINK LIKE A MILLIONAIRE**
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HOW TO MAKE A MILLION - THINK LIKE A MILLIONAIRE**
by Craig Lock
"Money can't buy you happiness. But it helps you to be miserable
Becoming a millionaire starts with one word... DESIRE. You have
to REALLY want wealth and prosperity... for whatever end
(reason) YOU want.
Then you have to really BELIEVE that you can achieve it one
day... no matter how deep in the "brown stuff" you may be!
Here are a few misconceptions about millionaires:
Myth Number 1: Millionaires work 10 times as hard as the
ordinary man in the street.
Myth Number 2: Millionaires are more intelligent and better
educated than you and me.
Myth Number 3: Honest people don't get rich.
Myth Number 4: You need money to make money.
You may be surprised to learn that most millionaires have
"begged and borrowed" to get started. Some have even been
bankrupt and fired!
Financial prosperity and a fulfilling, well-lived life are goals
we can all achieve -- if we understand the principles of success.
The main attraction of money is the FREEDOM to choose your
desired lifestyle. Earning a great deal of money should not be
for it's own sake. I really believe that most people are too
busy earning a living to stop and think about how they could get
rich and solve their money problems... and that is the reason
haven't been able to do so.
Have you ever stopped to think through your particular
situation? Here are some ideas to help you get started on the
road to TRUE financial freedom. Look at each one and apply them
to your individual situation.
THNK WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING
Millionaires love their occupations. Work is leisure, a hobby.
Most millionaires continue working long after they become
First, find an idea or concept (one that leads to the birth of a
PRODUCT) - one that people really want and that can help make
their lives easier in some way. (I sell information about how to
better manage your money and I love helping people.)
Don't give yourself a choice, an exit. Put your "back to the
wall" and "burn the bridges behind you." (I don't have many
other options here in "Sleepy Hollow," so I use the powers of my
creative imagination to the absolute fullest.)
Your seemingly insurmountable problem can become the greatest
opportunity for your achievement. Make the most of it!
ACQUIRE THE MENTALITY OF A MILLIONAIRE
Most people don't believe there are secrets to wealth -- they
believe rich people are just "lucky." Most people don't believe
they can ever become rich.
It all starts with DESIRE.. DESIRE to be financially independant
and perhaps even wealthy. I believe having substantial amounts
of money gives one choices and I would like to use it one day
for good to HELP other needy people, like other promising
writers. Here's a joke or two about writers...
What's the difference between a writer and a family pizza? The
pizza can feed a family of four!
What's the definition of an aspiring author? A waiter!
Back to the original subject after that "entertainment break"...
* FOCUS ON A GOAL. Write down the amount of money you want and
how much time you'll allow yourself to acquire it. In order to
achieve monetary wealth, you need an amount and a deadline to
There is magic in having a quantified objective working on your
sub-conscious mind. If you don't know where you're heading,
chances are you'll never get anywhere.
What do we ask from life? Ninety-nine out of one hundred people
don't even think about it.
You be the exception to the rule and write down your goals, your
wants, your dreams, your desires.
Stretch yourself. "The greatest limitations are those man
imposes upon himself." Therefore, the greatest obstacle to your
success is a mental obstacle. Do things differently and ignore
the objections of "rational" people.
Set yourself an objective initially that is reasonable, yet bold
(within reach, but ambitious), so you are forced to extend
yourself to reach it). Most people are overly conservative and
too scared to dream. Expand your mental boundaries - don't be a
creature of habit with your mental limitations.
TAP YOUR INNER RESOURCES
"Character is destiny."
DESIRE will sustain your thoughts. The more passionate your
desire, the quicker you will make it happen.
Benefit from the knowledge ("the pearls of wisdom") found in
books, like this one (shameless plug!).
Read books and keep repeating positive words. The repetition of
affirmations really works by imprinting positive thoughts on
NEVER GIVE UP
Mastering our own destiny and fulfilling our dreams is our
ultimate purpose in life. In so doing, you can (and WILL)
glorify God, the Universe, the Great Creator and "Source of our
Find your passion and extend your goals. Love what you do. Find
work that satisfies you and you will have found your passion.
MASTER THE UNCONSCIOUS (SUBCONSCIOUS) MIND
I believe it is how God, the Universe speaks to us individually
- the "connecting link" between us and the Divine - the way the
spiritual turns into thought, ideas and "physical action," in
the form of a PLAN. Accept it (your feelings, your "heart") as
the truth and you will. If you have faith that you will
accomplish something, you will. BELIEF IS THE SECRET.
The more you internalize it (a fancy term used by those 'psycho
types'), which simply means making it real within you), the more
powerful it becomes.
"You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing
without it." - Samuel Butler
Your unconscious mind is extremely susceptible to the power of
words and it can be easily influenced. Words like "can't"
engrave themselves in the unconscious; so that negative thoughts
and feelings become your self-image. To become rich you have to
create a new self-image: one of thinking wealth and prosperity.
Self-image depends largely on your expectation about who you're
going to be.
So work on your SELF-IMAGE. Believe in your uniqueness and
ability to make your own special contribution to the world - no
matter how small, or how dull, or unintelligent you think you
may be. Everybody has some unique talent and there is no other
like you in this world. There is a seed of greatness in each one
of us - a precious resource to achieve something unique in our
== WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
How much money you want to earn next year?
Write, "By the end of the year I will have X dollars/pounds in
the bank" OR "I will have doubled my assets each year for five
years (constant growth)" OR "By X (month and year) I will be a
I've done this and shared it with my family. (Anyone else would
think I'm totally "off my rocker"... if they don't already!)
SET SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES
These are the landmarks needed to help motivate you and keep you
on track. Write down your short-term goals, too. Fewer than one
in one hundred people do, but surveys at Harvard University in
the United States show that those one percent are the super-
achievers. It's your PLAN and no-one else's.
If you dream of being rich, quantify your dream into figures and
specific dates. That is the first step to achieving wealth.
To become a millionaire on $20,000 a year and a 10 percent
increase per year, you will need to do sideline activities
(plenty, mate!) so you can save and invest some of your money.
REPEAT TO YOURSELF, "I will increase my income by $X this year."
That's a positive affirmation. So is: "I CAN do it, I WILL do
If you believe it strongly enough and desire it sufficiently,
your mind will do the rest. It will show you HOW to achieve it
by leading you to the right path. Be inwardly convinced that you
will succeed and you will. Believe the solution exists to any
problem. If there is no obvious solution, the mind will find a
way around the obstacle, or otherwise set you on a new track.
The human mind has amazing, incredible POWER. NEVER EVER DOUBT
The secret to success is a quantified goal and a deadline for
achieving it. You will perhaps need some kind of change in your
life to achieve your goals. Once set, your unconscious mind will
work out the means to reach your goal.
SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES WITHOUT HESITATION...like gold.
Don't be paralyzed by fear, which prevents many people from
living their dreams. Don't hesitate to take the steps necessary
to achieve the goal.
Don't underestimate your self worth. You are special and
unique... and LIFE GIVES US EXACTLY WHAT WE EXPECT FROM IT: No
more and no less!
.....and conquer your fears. Don't fear losing money.
Read Napoleon Hill's classic book, THINK AND GROW RICH.
A few thoughts to conclude...
MOST PEOPLE WANT TO BE HAPPY, BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE
LOOKING FOR. It is the same with money - not quantifying what
you are looking for. Sadly, so many good people die without
finding the 'key'. They don't know how much they want to earn in
a year. "When you don't know where you're going, you generally
go nowhere." Take time out from your busy daily schedule. Time
to meditate, to THINK THINGS THROUGH carefully.
BELIEVE that you can achieve your goals and crave it
passionately. Use your IMAGINATION. Think and act successfully.
* BELIEF is the key "seed" and this will develop and grow
* Have FAITH (great) that you WILL achieve your goal.
N.B: DEVELOP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE to get you through the rough
times Develop the right ATTITUDE and LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES
everywhere. They are right there within reach.
Then BELIEVE, TRULY BELIEVE, that YOU CAN REACH YOUR TARGET.
Have the COURAGE to do what you want to do. Don't give up on
your dreams. Be bold and positive. Act "as if" you are already
YOUR DESIRES IN LIFE: Write them down - everything you want out
CONCENTRATE and FOCUS - it strengthens the mind. Choosing the
RIGHT DIRECTION , your niche is the key first step in that it
sets your course. Together with PERSISTANCE - every day "keeping
on keeping on doing the little things to move you forward".
Taking little steps one by one. These are the secrets of
success, I believe. The pursuit of money should not be an
obsession preventing you from enjoying life. "What shall it
profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his
Enjoy the challenge, because in the great scheme of things that
is life, how important is money anyway?
and always, remember...
If you lose happiness, you lose everything.
The greatest possession, the greatest treasure in life is
freedom... and wealth can give you that freedom. "Discover who
is it you really are; because the truth will set you free
I hope this article encourages you to find whatever you are
looking for in life... and always remember, money isn't
everything. I believe peace of mind and JOY is much more
To your success (financial or any other endeavour in life)
Believe in yourself and in your dream, Though impossible things
may seem Someday, somehow you'll get through To the goal you
have in view. Mountains fall and seas divide, Before the one who
in his stride Takes a hard road by day Sweeping obstacles away
Believe in yourself and in your plan Say not -I cannot -I can
The prizes of life we fail to win Because we doubt the power
**** (Not that he's anywhere near there... YET! But at least he
understands the theory and has a great deal of hope. We'll see
what happens to him and whether the principles DO work!)
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