With Halloween just around the corner, I can’t help but think about the schemes kids come up with for getting the most candy…
Such as plotting your route to make sure you hit the houses that give out the best and most candy or going to a neighborhood with smaller yards so you can “hit” more houses.
I’ve even heard of people changing into a second costume so they can go to the same houses a second time on their way back home.
Articles (yes, there are articles on this subject) advise that you should do things like put extra care into creating a clever costume, not linger at houses with haunted houses, and offer to take younger siblings or neighbors out so you can start trick or treating earlier.
Funny how so much thought can go into getting as much candy as possible. Yet, how many put the same level of thought (or greater) into making a list to help them make as much money as possible?
Based on a fundamental understanding of what makes people millionaires while others fail to reach that status, here are seven items you should have on your “wealth checklist” to maximize your income:
Leverage what you know. No matter what you do—whether you are in a professional field such as a doctor, lawyer, CPA, etc, or you are in a job working for someone else—you have one thing in common: if you stop working, your paycheck goes away. No matter how much education or how many degrees you have, that truth will never change.
To maximize your income, you must be able to stop trading hours for dollars and instead “multiply yourself” by leveraging what you know.
Have an abundance mindset. Many people believe you can only be wealthy at the expense of family time. Another common fear—I’m a consultant, doctor, lawyer, etc., if I create a product that explains my entire process, won’t people just do it themselves and stop hiring me?
What the truly wealthy already know is that when you have an abundance mindset, you can have anything you want. In fact, in The Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing (Build a Million Dollar Business within 12 Months.) The information marketing association says that people who buy your information products that reveal your systems are more likely to hire you and buy more from you than any other customer.
Focus on earning. Author Steve Siebold says in his book How Rich People Think that “the wealthy focus on what they’ll gain by taking risks, rather than how to save what they have.” He writes “The masses are so focused on clipping coupons and living frugally they miss major opportunities.”
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can start a business or build a business with no investment. Some people think that getting a certain education or developing a product or service is enough to get a flood of customers. This is a myth and will cause you to fail.
Hang around rich people. Because rich people have a different mindset about money, you will pick up a certain way of thinking by being around them. You’ll want to adopt their same positive money mentality- rich people often don’t want to nor can they afford to hang around people who are doom and gloom about money.
Know when to take risks—and take them. Everyone loses money from time to time—even the savviest businessperson or investor. But if you keep the abundance mindset, you’ll know that no matter what happens, you will always be able to earn more. Taking business risks which have proven successful for others is one way you can minimize risk. For example, in Dan Kennedy’s Marketing to the Affluent he reveals the strategies used by wealthy, successful companies such as Lamborghini, Disney, Starbucks, and more than 50 true-life examples. Adapting their successful strategies to your business can help you take calculated risks.
Value education over entertainment. Wealthy people read books and courses that educate them on how to be more successful. Not-so-wealthy people read for entertainment—such as novels and entertainment magazines.
Have an action mentality. Don’t wait for the “market to recover,” a particular client to “come through,” or for a windfall to solve your money problems. Take action to solve them instead. If you take the approach of waiting for someone else, you will always be waiting.
Once you start observing millionaires and hanging around them, you’ll find additional items to add beyond this checklist. However, these will help you boost your income and make better choices about the opportunities that lie before you. Plus, when you use these, you will find the course of your business and your wealth changed positively forever.
NOTE: If you’re interested in BIG money, information marketing employs the items on this checklist and can help you build a Million-Dollar business in as little as 12 months.
You don’t need a formal education, special equipment or a huge start-up investment either. In fact, instead of increasing the number of hours you work or the amount of formal education you have to boost income, info-marketers leverage what they already know. Then using this knowledge, they create a product once and sell it many times over a long period of time without having to learn more or do any more work.
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