Do you think like a millionaire, or do you find yourself thinking more in line with the middle class? There is a mindset that wealthy people have, that others are not aware of. Many people tend to think that people with money only live to make money, and that making money is all they care about. However, this is not necessarily the case. Many of them simply enjoy what having the extra money allows them to do. They also tend to have an intense love or passion for doing whatever is that earns them the money. This is certainly a good position to be in. If you are tired of living paycheck to paycheck, or not having the necessary funds to finance your dreams, it is time for you to develop the millionaire mindset.
Think Long Term
Millionaires think long term. They truly consider their financial futures, as well as that of their children and grandchildren. They often want to leave a legacy, and tend to put a great deal of thought into what that legacy might be. They often think about how they want to spend their money, and what they want their salaries or profit margins to be the following year, five years and even twenty years from now. Have you thought about your financial legacy, and what you would like to leave behind for those you love and others? Although you must live in your present situation, you must not get stuck there, unless, of course, it is where you want to be. Begin thinking long-term now, about all decisions that may impact your financial situation.
Focus on Solutions and Ideas
Millionaires think, and talk about ideas and solutions to problems. The way to wealth is to solve problems, or to generate ideas or resources to help people solve their own problems. Millionaires are not expending their energy thinking, and talking about people or things, unless they are providing answers or solutions to their problems and issues. What are you focusing on? Do you spend time gossiping, or complaining about people, systems, and things, or are you thinking about which problems you can solve, and how you might go about solving them? God has equipped each one of us with unique skills to solve specific problems, and the ability to come up with the great ideas to move forward. How are you using your special skill-set? What problems can you solve?
As a young adult, I was happy if I had enough money to pay my bills without having to borrow or “rob Peter to pay Paul”. I’ve always had high expectations of myself, but never dreamed I’d be doing what I am doing today, and this is only the beginning of what God has in store for me. Until I decided what type of life I would live, I only lived moment to moment, taking in whatever my situation offered up. I decided to change that, and I began to see things differently. I learned that thinking small only brought in small successes, small rewards and small earnings. If you think you could only afford a starter home, then you will end up with a starter home. If you think the only people you can have a positive impact on is your family, then you will only impact your family. But if you want to have a positive impact on the world, you’ve got to think that you can. You must think big, if you want big. No more small thinking allowed. As a trailblazer, you will be leaving a trail for others to follow, and people only want to follow those who appear to be headed someplace big. Set a goal now, to stretch yourself, or your vision a little more, when you set your sights on accomplishing something. Millionaires, like trailblazers, are not satisfied with the status quo. They want the best.
Mistakes are Okay
All of us have heard that failure is okay as long as you don’t quit. However, do you live your life according to this piece of advice? Well, millionaires not only agree with this philosophy, but they have embraced it and live by it. Many millionaires have failed at one time or another, but they learned from that failure, and either improved in that area or set their sights on an even bigger opportunity. Most people are afraid of failure, and therefore miss out on major or even lucrative opportunities. They fear that they would look foolish, lose what they already have, or are simply afraid of making a mistake. Do not allow any of these reasons to stop you from moving forward, and taking calculated risks. It is okay to step out on the limb, and try something new, as long as you have thought about the possible consequences, and they are consequences you can live with. Are there any opportunities you have avoided for fear of failure?
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Create your Financial Freedom Plan
Can you afford to finance your dreams? Do you know where you want to be financially in a year, 5 years, or even 10 years, but don’t know where to start? Creating your own personalized financial freedom plan may be the answer you have been looking for. As a trailblazer, you should be leading a fulfilled, prosperous and joyful life. God didn’t intend for you to lead a life of distress, discontent or to live debt ridden. Unless the debt is actually making money for you, you don’t need it and should begin getting rid of it. Being financially free has certainly been a goal of mine, but I wasn’t making any significant progress, until I developed my own personalized financial freedom plan. It is this plan that has provided the springboard to financial abundance, and to my eventual debt free-living. I am in a better position now, more than ever before, to finance my dreams, and you can be there too by developing your own Financial Freedom Plan. The Trailblazer’s Financial Freedom Plan consists of 5 components to helping you live your dreams. Developing the Millionaire Mindset, although significant, is only the first step.