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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 in comfort."
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 "brown stuff" you may be!
Here are a few misconceptions about millionaires:
Myth Number 1: Millionaires work 10 times as hard as ordinary man in 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 principles of success.
The main attraction of money is 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 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 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 wealthy.
First, find an idea or concept (one that leads to 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 wall" and "burn bridges behind you." (I don't have many other options here in "Sleepy Hollow," so I use powers of my creative imagination to absolute fullest.)
Your seemingly insurmountable problem can become greatest opportunity for your achievement. Make 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 difference between a writer and a family pizza? The pizza can feed a family of four!
What's definition of an aspiring author? A waiter!
Back to original subject after that "entertainment break"...
* FOCUS ON A GOAL. Write down 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 aim toward.
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 exception to rule and write down your goals, your wants, your dreams, your desires.
Stretch yourself. "The greatest limitations are those man imposes upon himself." Therefore, greatest obstacle to your success is a mental obstacle. Do things differently and ignore 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, quicker you will make it happen.
Benefit from 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 your mind.
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, Universe, Great Creator and "Source of our Being."
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, Universe speaks to us individually - "connecting link" between us and Divine - way spiritual turns into thought, ideas and "physical action," in form of a PLAN. Accept it (your feelings, your "heart") as 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), 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 power of words and it can be easily influenced. Words like "can't" engrave themselves in 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.