What do all Renegade Millionaires have in common?
They have some clear, strong ideas about how they want to live their lives.
Most people do not.
Most people actually give this very little thought. They let circumstances, situations and relationships dictate their life.
Black Friday. Small business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.
There are a lot of businesses that seem to put most of their energy and marketing efforts (and dollars) into the holiday season. Believing this is THE time of year that will make or break their year; they count on this time of year to make money and seem to believe they must discount to compete.
This does not make a wealthy man.
I see many people, including many in businesses, who are accessible 24-7-365, with cell phones and constant checking of email, permitting their public to invade their lives, time and space with impunity at almost any whim, and feeling compelled to not only welcome the invasion but to be instantly responsive.
This is in detriment to their health, peace of mind, relationships, overall quality of life, and it is actually detrimental to making money as well.
I have seen people surround themselves with props such as the gigantic ornate home or helicopter pad. I’ve chosen not to surround myself with things to impress others. I’d prefer to have the money and use it for the lifestyle that suits me, not a lifestyle that impresses others.
Some of the way I’ve chosen to live my life is based on what I’ve read about Frank Sinatra. I’ve long admired Sinatra. He was at the center of his universe, with everyone and everything revolving around him.
Occasionally someone has asked me, “Do you think the whole world is supposed to revolve around you and what you want?”
I confound them by answering “yes.” I want it all and why not?
A lot of entrepreneurs never attract the type of wealth they long for and never live the life they want because they feel uncomfortable with this type of thinking.
Most of their discomfort comes from childhood conditioning, societal programming, peer criticism, and fear of what others will think of them instead of from practical considerations.
From a purely practical point of view, asking for what you want, setting out to get what you want, endeavoring to arrange your life to suit yourself, and getting the world around you to cooperate makes perfect sense.
Insisting on the type of wealth that creates piece of mind makes perfect sense.
It really is a matter of personal esteem and self-respect, and of belief that all things are possible.
Here are four things you must do to attract the type of wealth that will allow you to create the life you want:
1) Take control of the relationships and circumstances that make up your world. Mold it all, like a ball of Play-Dough, to suit you. When you do, you’ll have created a statement of deserving, and statement of optimism that will help you attract wealth.
2) Understand abundance. There are no shortages. Your wealth does not mandate another’s poverty. There is plenty to go around. When you get that, you’ll not only be more comfortable about having wealth, you’ll feel differently about the way you structure your business.
3) Liberate yourself from guilt. The discomfort you feel from creating a world that suits yourself—a world that creates financial stability that gives you peace of mind, is stopping you from attracting wealth. Once you overcome the mental and emotional positions that are making you feel guilty, you’ll enable your subconscious system to readily attract wealth.
4) Focus attention on the results you create. My mentor, James Tolleson, said that it was easy to impress people, but more difficult and more worthy to inspire them. I’ve let my messages, my know-how, my work stand on its own, and avoided doing things to impress.
This is not to say I don’t shamelessly promote and use self-aggrandizement for profit; I have, and I do. But I focus attention on the successful results I create, not trappings.
If you find it troubling to ask for what you want or to set out and get it…if you find it troubling to create peace of mind…if you find it troubling to arrange your life to suit you…then you ought to ask yourself why.
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