Did you know that all millionaires think a little bit differently?
Over time, they have developed a mindset for success and are able to create more wealth in their lives.
Developing this millionaire mindset is important because if you want to be rich, you have to learn how to think like someone who is already rich.
Without a millionaire mindset, you will remain stuck in a lower or middle-income reality. But, once you have developed a wealth mindset, you’ll start to do the things you need to do to create more wealth in YOUR life.
Discovering Your Financial Set Point
We all have a financial set point. A financial set point is like the thermostat in your house that is set to a certain temperature:
- Too hot, and the air conditioner comes on.
- Too cold, and the heater comes on.
This system keeps you within a degree or two of where you set the thermostat.
Your inner financial set point works the same way, keeping you in your financial comfort zone until you reset your financial thermostat.
If you don’t work on developing a millionaire mindset by retraining or reprogramming your subconscious mind, your subconscious negative attitudes and limiting money beliefs will keep you stuck where you are.
The following metaphor will help you understand this more clearly:
Imagine you have 100 horses. Imagine they are harnessed in such a way that 15 horses are pulling in one direction, and 85 horses are pulling in the other direction.
The 15 horses are your conscious mind, your conscious intentions, and financial goals. The 85 horses are your unconscious mind – your unconscious programmed beliefs and attitudes about money.
Clearly, the 85 horses will overpower the 15 every time, and this is the same with your mind. You have to get the unconscious mind pulling in the direction you want to go.
Otherwise, you’ll always stay stuck.
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How to Develop a Millionaire Mindset
So let’s look at how can you develop this millionaire mindset—what steps do you need to take, and how often?
First, you have to identify and release your limiting beliefs around money.
These are things like:
- Money doesn’t grow on trees.
- It’s selfish to want a lot of money.
- You have to have money to make money.
- You have to work too hard to make a lot of money.
- Money is the root of all evil.
- You can’t buy happiness.
- The more money you have, the more problems you have.
- Wealth brings pain and misery.
- I don’t have what it takes to make a lot of money.
- I can make money, but I can’t hold onto it.
You must banish these thoughts. You can do this through positive affirmations.
Repeat These Affirmations Instead
You can do that by repeating written affirmations out loud or silently to yourself twice a day for 5-10 minutes each time.
Or you can listen to recorded affirmations on CDs or on mp3 files while your hands are busy but your mind is free.
Repeat affirmations like these:
Every day I practice the success principles that are based on universal laws.
I have everything I need to create anything I want.
I am now using my core genius to create unlimited prosperity.
I now have enough money to buy anything I need or want.
I see opportunities for enriching others and myself everywhere I look.
I have the ability to accumulate people, resources, and capital to support all my goals.
I consistently take the actions I need to take to increase my wealth.
I constantly find abundance and prosperity everywhere I look.
I deserve to be a millionaire, and I am comfortable asking for what I want and need.
You also want to create and practice affirmations affirming both your income and your lifestyle.
These are affirmations such as:
I am so happy and grateful that I now have a $200,000 a year income.
I am so happy and grateful that I am now a multimillionaire.
I am so happy and grateful that I now spend my days traveling all over the world solving global challenges through impact investing.
I’m so happy and grateful that I am now feeling safe and secure in the knowledge that we have enough money for our kids’ college education.
Take a few minutes twice a day – when you first wake up, and right before you go to bed. Repeat each income or lifestyle affirmation one at a time, and then close your eyes after each one and then visualize it as if it has already come true.
Fill in the Details
Fill in all the details of where you would be, who else is there, any sounds you would be hearing including what is being said, and most importantly feeling the feelings you would feel if you had already achieved it.
Practice Acting As If You Were a Millionaire
Finally, practice the principle of “Acting As If.”
Start right now acting how you would act if you were already a millionaire or multimillionaire.
How would you walk and talk, how would you hold your body? What would your attitude be? How would you interact with your family, friends, coworkers, clients, and customers? And then start acting that way today.
One of the most powerful exercises I often do in my live seminars and training is to have people stand up and mill around interacting with people for ten minutes as if they were already millionaires.
At the end of the exercise, I ask people if they found that they were different…
Everyone always reports that they were more confident, more outgoing, happier, more enthusiastic and energetic.
Yet they really hadn’t become millionaires except in their minds. Start acting as if you are already a millionaire or multimillionaire, and the energy of that will help you attract the people, the resources, and the opportunities to actually create that in your life.
How Much Money Will You Be Making Within the Next Year?
Pull out your checkbook and write a check made out to yourself for the amount of money you want to be making within the next year. Sign and date the check, and place it somewhere where you will see it every day. Use it as a daily reminder of where you want to be, and do whatever work is necessary to reach that goal.
Leave a comment below and share one thing you’re going to do to ensure you reach the financial goal you’ve set for yourself within the next year.
Continue Learning My Success Principles
If you want to reach your fullest potential, you must change the way you think.
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Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul® and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com