Many of us dream to be successful, to be millionaires, billionaires, and trillionaires, but many did not know that most of the successful millionaires are once normal people like us, not all of them are born rich.
It is through constant struggles and learning that got them to where they are now and 9 of those millionaires would like to share some of their secrets and advice, what motivated them, and what helped them to get where they are today.
1. You are the sun of the five people you spend the most time with.
Millionaires surround themselves with other millionaires, therefore, to be successful you need to surround yourself with either successful people or people who are working towards that goal. Networking at events, conferences and mastermind groups are a few of the common ways successful people do to climb up the ladder.
2. Like to learn.
Entrepreneur and successful people are lifelong learners, they understand the importance of constant learning, growing and improving. They even self-educate through audiotapes, books, online courses, seminars and so on. They never stop learning as they’re determined to always learn new skills and keep developing as a person.
3. “It’s not about the goal. It’s about becoming the type of person that can accomplish the goal.”
Most millionaires will tell you that it’s not so much about making the money, but it’s about growing as a person, growing your business to a point where it’s capable of making money. Your journey should be more valuable than your destination.
4. Get a mentor so you can get growing.
Almost every successful person had a mentor at some point along the way, that is because a mentor is someone who is already successful and can guide you on the road to success, find someone you admire or someone you look up to, to guide your to improve who you are and what you want to become. With their many years of struggle, their advice can help you learn better as you will be challenged and you’re better prepared to succeed.
5. Money in itself won’t make you happy.
You know the saying “Money won’t buy you happiness”? It may be true but money can buy you the freedom to do the things that can make you happy! Filling your time and days with meaningful pursuits is true happiness.
Because there are rich people who are extremely unhappy and poor people who are some of the happiest people on earth. Being grateful for what you have and for being alive, you’ll be more present and have a better perspective.
6. Hate the gym? Learn to hate it a little less.
Most millionaires have some sort of rigorous workout routine like weightlifting, marathons, and triathlons, running. There is a correlation between breaking down barriers in fitness and breaking down barriers in business and in your mind. Working out is all about strength, commitment, discipline, and confidence.
7. Read a lot.
All millionaires read. That is a statement as they’re constantly learning, no, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and all that sort is not part of ‘reading’ for millionaires. They read real books for practical tips, personal and professional growth are books they read to constantly improve themselves and their businesses.
Books are a great way to learn from successful people as they have something valuable to teach you, read a lot and read often.
8. Write down your experiences.
Millionaires normally write down their experiences whether by blogging or by a journal entry and they encourage you to do so because by documenting your journey and inspirations you go through all sorts of self-discovery while also growing your reputation and business.
9. Two (or more) income sources are better than one.
Almost all millionaires have at least two or more sources of income like in real estate, angel investing, investments in financial securities, and partnerships. Multiple sources of income certainly help millionaires increased their wealth, but with the multiple sources it allows them to laser-focus on one income stream first then diversify once they’ve arrived a level of stability.