Taken from my upcoming book "The 7 Platinum Principles of Self-Made Millionaires."
What is the one thing all self-made millionaires and successful entrepreneurs have in common? If you answered “money” then you are incorrect. They all have a certain mindset. For all intensive purposes, we will call it the "millionaire mindset." All wealthy people have/had it. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs had it, Elon Musk, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. Pierpont Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt and the list goes on. They all had it.
Here’s the good news. The millionaire mindset can be achieved by anyone who is willing to put in a little…ok, a lot of effort. This undertaking is not for cowards, the faint of heart, or lazy thinkers. People who are lazy, in general, can forget about it.
Were you aware that the process these titans of technology and industry used is completely repeatable? You can follow in their giant footsteps and use the same process they used. You will hear many authors talk about the “secret of success.” I’m here to tell you there is no secret to success. The “so called” secret is to roll up your sleeves, acquire the proper mindset and go to work.
If these titans lost all their wealth, they will surely find a way to get it all back.
To sum it up…there is enough wealth to go around. There is no such thing as lack. If you are not participating in this wealth bonanza, then the only thing that is lacking is your mindset. So let’s go to work.
The Self-Made Millionaire Mindset
The beginning of all success begins with the proper mindset. It does not matter what the undertaking. If you do not have the proper mindset, your efforts will be for naught. When it comes to lack, that is the other guy’s problem, not yours. There is abundance all around you, and believe me when I tell you that if you do not attract it someone else will. Money does not care where it goes. It will go in the direction of the force that is pulling on it. Money does not care if you are black, white, tall, short, good or bad; it will be drawn to whoever has the proper mindset.
Those in the know will tell you that believing in lack is like poisoning your mind. Lack is a state of mind, not a condition or circumstance. If you are too lazy to go out and make yourself rich, then there are plenty of people who will. You can have fun reading about them because that is about as close as you will get. I’m not here to be your buddy or your best friend. I’m here to give you a kick in the pants and get you to go out and claim your birthright.
To me, poverty thinking is like a disease. It will keep you poor in mind, spirit, and in the pockets. When are you going to stand up and say enough is enough? A poverty mindset will blind you to the endless possibilities out there for making money. If you feel that your 9 to 5 is the only way to make some money, then perish the thought.
There are teenagers out there getting rich from unique or common sense ideas put into action. Did you notice in the previous sentence I said put into action? That’s right. You can have all the good ideas you want, but if you fail to take action then your ideas will not amount to a hill of beans.
A millionaire mindset will alert you to all the possibilities around you that exist for making money. All you have to do is be alert to the possibilities. When you adopt this mindset, you must totally commit to it. For once in your life, make a committed decision to…
· be financially independent
· have more family time
· have more personal time
· have more vacation time
· live a comfortable life
Stop playing the victim because nobody is going to feel sorry for you. Get off your butt and do what needs to be done. If after reading this book, you fail to put a plan in place to improve your lot, then you have totally wasted your time. The surest way to wealth is to find a process that works and continue to work the process.
Repeat the steps that made you successful and you will be able to create success at will. Even if you somehow manage to lose everything, do not fret because you will know how to get it all back in half the time.
Are you ready? Then let’s dance.
Carlos C. Johnson III
The UnderCover Millionaire