Money, money, money – how do you get rich?

I’m not poor, but…

Money, money, money - how do you get rich?If you’re already rich, or at least have as much money as you want, then this may not be for you. However, if you see people doing things that only your lack of money prevents you doing, then read on. A lot of people who couldn’t be described as poor have their enjoyment of life limited by a lack of money. I agree there are worse things in life than a lack of money, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to make more.

I know it can be done, but I don’t think I can do it

You will see enough displays of wealth to know that it can be done – houses, cars, boats, holidays and so on. But what if you don’t really believe that you can do it? You have bills to pay, a job to hold down, family and other commitments that stop you from taking the action needed to make a lot of money. Here’s an idea – in the list of obstacles to making money above is the word commitments. Why not make it one of your commitments to make more money. Start thinking about the first thing you need to do.

Money is the root of all evil

Ah, but rich people are bad people. Aren’t they? Doesn’t it say in the bible that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man (or woman) to get into heaven. This is a big part of the problem that some people have with money. They think that making or having money will make them bad somehow. Yes, a lot of bad people do try to make money, but you don’t have to be bad to do it.

Can you see it?

Self image is one of the biggest problems that people have where money is concerned. Imagine having a job that doesn’t pay as much as you would like. What do you think about that? Do you think you are worth more? Do you really believe you are worth more? Would you ask for more? If not, why not? It’s probably because your self image isn’t that of someone who is worth a lot of money. This is a good place to start in trying to become wealthy – you have to believe in yourself. If you don’t, why should anyone else?

Take a test

Look at the following amounts and think about how much money you would like to make each year.

a) $100,000

b) $500,000

c) $1,000,000

d) $10,000,000

Well, which did you choose?  The question was very simple, how much would you like to make each year? If it was anything other than $10,000,000 then why did you choose that? Did you think, “I just want to be comfortable”? or maybe, “$10,000,000 a year is just greedy”? This is not helpful thinking if you would like to be rich. Plenty of people make over $10,000,000 a year and they are not greedy, they are not bad and they are probably happy (although this is not guaranteed). It was just about how much you’d like to make, so there’s no reason for choosing less than the maximum here. Is there?

How do you make the big bucks?

The reason some people make over $10,000,000 a year is because they believe in themselves and they add a lot of value in whatever they do. Other people recognise the value they add and are prepared to pay for it. It isn’t greedy.

Some pointers for getting started.

1) The Why of making money

Have a reason why you want to make money and be rich. It may be a simple as the old joke about life being like a shit sandwich. That is, the more bread you have the less shit you have to eat. Seems like a good reason to me. Whatever you come up with, be clear about why it’s important and write it down.

2) The Belief of making money

Build a belief in yourself making money and being wealthy. Picture yourself being confident, looking good and being rich. If you can’t see it you won’t do it.

3) The How of making money

What are you good at? There is a temptation when looking for money-making ideas to change direction and search for something new. It’s better to list all the things you can do well (or even quite well) and think of ways to make money with them. But don’t give up the day job just yet – that income will ease the pressure enormously in the early days.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started. Let’s go and make some money!

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