Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
Ask someone if they want to become a millionaire and nine times out of ten they’ll say, “Yes, of course.” But, do they really have what it takes to make a million dollars? Becoming and staying a millionaire takes a prosperous mind-set, the patience to grow money, the ability to take responsibility for your own financial future.
#1- A millionaire thinks, feels and acts wealthy.
This might sound strange but it’s a financial truth – being a millionaire is as much a mind-set as it is a dollar amount. Change the way you think and act around money for the positive and the financial future can be even bigger and brighter than you imagined.
Many of us have a financial mind-set that loves money one day and dreads it the next. We love to spend it but dread the responsibility of nurturing and taking care of our finances. We want to have more than enough money but may not truly believe we can handle a million dollars. And, many of us actually resent people who have become millionaires.
For many, money is a struggle. Something you strive for day-to-day and have to go to work to earn. For some, the energy surrounding money is negative. Money is emotionally associated with taxes, bills and hard work. The millionaire mind-set on the other hand is one of positive energy, growth and excitement.
Money is energy. Your current financial situation is a reflection of your money attitude. If your mind-set is one of prosperity and abundance, your financial bottom line will be prosperous and abundant. The mind-set of a millionaire is one that reflects a positive prosperous relationship with the emotional and physical concept of money and wealth.
#2 – Financial freedom begins small and grows.
There’s nothing wrong with starting small. The key to financial freedom is to begin growing your money so your money can begin working for you. The more you save, the more freedom you’ll have!
Become very conscious of your spending habits. A few dollars here and there begins to add up. What if instead of the impulse buy, you saved or invested that money? In her book, “How To Invest $50 - $5,000” Nancy Dunnan states, “Begin saving something from your next paycheck. The dollar amount isn’t important. Developing the habit is.”
A millionaire has her/his eye on the future. The goal is learning how money can make money. The decisions you’re making today about saving and spending will determine the extent of your financial freedom. Don’t wait until you have huge amounts to save and invest, you can start small. Start somewhere and start now!
#3 – A millionaire takes full responsible for their current financial life.
Where you are financially in life right now is made up of the decisions and choices you’ve made in the past. Whether you’re a millionaire or even a billionaire is due largely to the financial opportunities you’ve decided to take or not to take. Opportunities such as saving more than you spend, investing in your future and investing in yourself.
A millionaire takes full responsibility for their current financial life – they don’t blame the economy, the government or the neighbors. If you’d begun investing or saving more of your income five or ten years ago, would your financial situation be different today? Small financial choices may add up to huge monetary rewards if the choices are thoughtful and financially sound.
Where do you want to be financially in ten years?
Let me ask you this, if you keep doing what you’re doing will you meet your financial goals? Will your life be any different than today?
What changes should be made financially now so you can have greater financial freedom in the future?
Thinking and acting like a millionaire is one important step toward actually becoming a millionaire.
Here’s a link to Amazon.com and Nancy Dunnan’s How To Invest $50 - $5,000:
How To Invest $50 - $5,000
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