I was absolutely shocked at this article in CNN Money, published a while back, explaining how to become a millionaire. The article talks about how to put yourself in a position to be a millionaire within 30 years! http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/moneymag/ontrack_millionaire/index.html
This is the mentality of our Corporate Leaders and Colleges today. Our young people are not being taught how to achieve success while they are still young. It is a fact the majority of Self Made Millionaires in North America, became Millionaires in less than 5 years.
The truth is, our society is misleading people into believing that financial success can only come to an elite few, or those who are willing to save forever, while the corporate gurus are making millions themselves. Maybe we should look at the fact that corporate leaders do not want you to succeed, they want you to remain an employee, therefore having an employee or need mentality. And as for professors, how many millionaire professors do you know? They do not teach success strategies or the economics of making money, and they certainly are not financial success stories themselves as a rule. I do believe that education is extremely important today, I do not however believe higher education is an absolute necessity to succeed financially. The best way to learn how to make money is to learn from those making money.
This is exactly why Network Marketing creates so many millionaires. Successful people are teaching others how to have the same level of success. It's all about learning to work smart, not necessarily hard. It is very important to live your life while you are making your million.
The old saying "you are the company you keep" is so true. To make a million dollars, start associating with people who have made a million dollars. Successful people are so, because they are willing to share and assist others in the same or greater level of success.
If you are shooting for a higher level of success, first of all, take a look at who you are spending your life with. Are they providing you the empowerment to get to where you wish to be? Be sure to bring powerful people and mentors into your closest circle of acquaintances.
Another important step is to fill your mind with empowering information. Read biographies and the works of powerful and successful people. Turn the TV off and be very focused on what you put into your mind.
These simple actions will get you closer to becoming a millionaire faster than any other action. Sure, you should save and invest, but never count on saving a million dollars, decide to make a million first.
To your success...