I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long time so I’ll give you fair warning that this is a bit long…but I promise it’ll be worth the read.
It’s about this thing called a Millionaire Mindset. I’ve been giving it a lot of thought lately.
It’s been written about all over the Internet. But what does it take to get and live a millionaire lifestyle without trying someone’s else’s strategy that people have a hard time implementing.
Else, the 2% successful entrepreneurs vs 98% who fail, would be the other way around; 98% successful, 2% failure rate! Right?
The normal, average every day person does not have a millionaire mindset. Living like a millionaire is simple. It’s no big secret either. Let me tell you how.
I live like I already have all the things I want. I live and think like a millionaire even though I’m no-where near rich!
Millionaire Mindset or Millionaire?
What does it mean to be a millionaire? Well, obviously it means you have money. But even if you don’t have a lot of money, you can live happily if you have a Millionaire mindset.
Let’s talk about some of the things people think they want if they were a millionaire.
Live in a Big Expensive House:
I have a small house. East Coast housing is expensive! Not crazy expensive like California, but expensive! I’m not paying $3500 a month or more! To me, that’s absolutely crazy, but many people do!
I have a small, split level 3 bedroom house, nice, on a dead end street, lovely neighbors (we’ve all been here for more than 10 years), a great little community where we help each other shovel our driveways and watch out for each other.
Travel or Go on Vacations:
I usually travel or vacation at least 3-4 times a year. It’s about planning but more importantly people think that a vacation must be a week or more away from home, spending money.
Sometimes it’s just a dance event away from home, 3 hour drive, stay at a friends’.
First of all, I travel ‘somewhere’ at least 3 times a year. Many times to the Caribbean, but just as easy jumping in the car and driving to a vacation spot or hotel or ‘somewhere’ where you’re just getting away from the every day drudgery of home and work.
It doesn’t have to be expensive. It can also just be one night out. Plan it, save for it and then just do it! Am I making it sound too simple – maybe, but having a millionaire mindset is not about being a millionaire specifically. Are you getting that? Cool! 🙂
Buying A Luxury Car:
I bought my first ‘used’ Lexus SUV 10 years ago never thinking I’d ever own one and I’ve been in love since. It’s my car of choice. My regular mindset said, nooo you can’t afford it.
My millionaire mindset said ‘Go for it. It’s yours. I bought and never looked back. WooHoo!
Four months ago, I just bought my new 2013 Lexus ES 350! Lovvvvving it! Just do it!
Living Paycheck To Paycheck
Now some people literally live paycheck to paycheck.
I’m not suggesting you go out and spend your money and then can’t pay your mortgage or buy groceries. Maybe budgeting is the answer.
Or save $20/week for 6 weeks you and your hubby, or whoever or just by your little old lonesome can go to a nice hotel for a night and getaway or go to a spa or get your nails done or your hair ‘did’ 🙂
Millionaire Mindset Bragging Rights
Now many of you are saying ‘she’s bragging.’ Nope, that’s not it.
It’s about encouragement and letting you know that *anyone* can be there, including you.
Living like a millionaire is having the mindset that you are already there! It’s all in your head.
Yep, that’s right …it’s in your head and can be tied in with the Law of Attraction.
Living the millionaire mindset means you may not be a millionaire yet, but you’re working on it. It’s really about how you think… “like you’ve got it all!”
To me, it means you so firmly believe it, it’s engrained in your brain, heart, body and soul that there is nothing less for you to do but live life and live it well!
So What Do I Do?
I live daily with love and joy in my heart because I believe that whatever you put out there is what you will receive back. There are disappointments yes, but they don’t last long because I believe always in the best, the positive, not dwelling on the past or lack of ‘anything!’
This can be tough because ‘life sometimes gets in the way.’ You have to discard the negative when it comes and always lean back toward the positive.
It’s about accepting what you have and living your life in a planned and balanced manner; like having a budget which is not as hard as some people think.
I don’t have an 18 room house or mansion and 12 expensive cars in my driveway or live up on Society Hill somewhere.
But I always remind myself that no matter what…whatever I need, whatever I lack, whatever is not in the current happy situation I want to be in, is still right there.
Maybe I don’t see it in that particular second, or moment, or hour, but I believe it’s still there – just around the corner. Always! It’s just like trying to look around a corner. Sometimes we only see it when we *turn* the corner itself.
I’ve been believing it all my life even when I was young. I knew I was always meant for something better, bigger, grander and many of those things have come.
The Bible says ‘Believe it and Receive It.’ The Law of Attraction says ‘Whatever you believe, it is in the power of your mind to produce the results of being a millionaire.’
I’m not talking about the hard work that comes with your business or whatever you choose to do to get to millionaire status. That’s a part of the process. You can work hard for years and never be a millionaire or wealthy because you really don’t believe you will.
You have to believe it to receive it!
So many people believe you’ve got to go to school, get an education, work a good job, retire and life is just ho-hum; as good as it gets. That means’ deep down inside people only believe richness and fullness in life to be a dream. A fantasy.
Those that make it, believe it for real down in their core. I remember, Adrienne Smith told me of a relative or friend or someone she knew who always said ‘I’m going to be a millionaire’ and you know what – somewhere in her 70’s she did! Out of the blue. She believed it. It happened! That’s it!
I’ve been saying I’m going to be a millionaire all my life. Coming from the deep south, living in poverty, being a single mother at 23 making $12,000 a year at the time…trying to make it work living day to day, paycheck to paycheck.
That was a long time ago, 33 years to be exact. My daughter, born then, is now a successful surgical technician. I’ve been married, educated with 3 degrees, 2 more children (all in the medical field), make over 6 figures yearly and have my own businesses (yep – multiple streams of income). I knew I’d always be a millionaire. 🙂
I AM A Millionaire!
I rarely ever lack for *anything.* Thank God!
Basically, what I do is measure the worth of the things I want; I travel where I want to travel; maintain my home businesses (Having an extra business and multiple streams of income definitely helps), do the things I want to do, get the things I want to get and save some money in the bank. I consider myself rich!
I just wait for the rest. 🙂 It always comes! Never fails me because I believe and live a millionaire mindset!
So if I can start where I started with nothing, then so can you!
Do I have a millionaire dollars yet? Nope, not yet. Do I believe I will be? Yep! No doubt in my mind. Ever!
Do you believe you have a millionaire mindset? Be honest and true now! 🙂 How do you feel about this millionaire mindset thing? Would love to hear your thoughts.
Stay blessed and believe!