"Let’s set the record straight once and for all: Anyone can become wealthy.
It has nothing to do with your education or where you come from. It’s not what you do that guarantees wealth, it’s what you are.”
~ Steve Siebold
Andrew Carnegie. John Rockefeller. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Donald Trump.
If you hear those names, what do you think? Greedy? Robber barons? Selfish? Take advantage of people? Power Mongers?
Yes, there are a few wealthy people we will profess to admire: Steve Jobs and Richard Branson spring to mind.
Many of us “normal” people have an attraction / repulsion toward the very wealthy. We would love to live larger, take grand vacations, buy the car of our dreams, and be able to provide a life without lack for our family.
On the other hand, we also harshly judge how the wealthy spend, or don’t spend, their money; we think they should be more philanthropic; we think they should show more humanity (which is why we adore Steve Jobs and Richard Branson) – in other words, we want the wealthy people to have the sensibilities of the non-wealthy.
But. We. Want. More. Money. Too.
Our mind is conflicted. We want more money, but we decry those with it. We want what they have, but we don’t like them. Ugh!
If we want to jump to the next level on our financial ladder, it requires a mindset shift. Maybe we’re not exactly looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, however, most of want a system or a process with concrete steps to follow in order to get us on the fast track to financial freedom. Wealthy people don’t think that way.
How do wealthy people think differently than ‘normal’ people?
Everyone in the world will tell you to look at the facts and be realistic. Maybe that’s the world for ‘normal’ people. I think wealthy people are busy making up the facts they want to see and then they focus on that. For them, the universe if fluid and pliable.
Wealthy people dream big dreams. They’ve learned to ignore the skeptics and their own internal Monkey Mind chatter. Working toward the goal or dream is a learning process.
“Look at the world with wide-eyed enthusiasm, believe you are more powerful than the
Wealthy people work hard to make something succeed, but once they realize it won’t succeed, they quickly forget about it and move to something else. Lesson learned.
This is different than giving up too soon. It’s more about knowing when to quit. They don’t continue to put time and energy (and money) on an idea that isn’t successful. They understand every idea and every venture isn’t going to work out. They’ve learn to celebrate the successes and failures.
Wealthy people have an entrepreneur mentality and not a consumer mentality. They ask questions like, “How can I make this better?” They have an action mentality and are problem solvers. Wealthy people see potential and disregard the problems.
Speaking of problems, successful people focus on goals and possibilities while ‘normal’ people tend to focus on problems and failures. Wealthy people don’t view failure like the rest of us. For them, it’s just a bump in the road. Learn and move on.
Wealthy people view failure as a stepping stone to success. ‘Normal’ people can become paralyzed with fear when starting something new after a failure. They identify themselves with the failure. They’ll say to themselves, “I’ve tried so many times, how is this time going to be any different?” And with that question, comes the answer: “It won’t.” Not until you change your mindset.
I remember reading about Donald Trump telling the Wall Street Journal, “I’ve never lost in my life” and thinking to myself, “Is he delusional?” Maybe it isn’t being delusional, maybe it’s a strategy for success. What's your strategy?
Dream big, focus on the goals and possibilities, work hard but learn when to let go, learn to view failure in a different way, and recognize that ‘what you see’ can be changed.
Bam! Thinking like a billionaire.
Until next time
Have some fun, stay aware, and rock on!
Janet is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients go from Overwhelm to Overjoyed, from Confusion to Clarity, and from Surviving to Thriving. Whether you want to grow your business or grow your self-esteem, Janet helps people believe in their own potential and transform their dreams into fulfilling, inspired, and prosperous realities. Janet can help you get the rapid results you are looking for.
Janet Kingsley is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients transform frustration to focus, confusion to clarity, and self-doubt to self-confidence.