How to get rich!

The key to success!

The Secret

Stop and think! How can I get rich?!

How often have you seriously thought about your priorities, and where you use your energy? Can you say with certainty that you are completely focused on ‘abundance’? For most of us we are not programmed for success, but to avoid failure.

This programming controls how you respond to hundreds of situations and circumstances, each and every day of your life.

There are many different signs all around us that show we are suffering with a “poverty mentality”.

Take a moment right now, before continuing to read this to think about your thinking!

When thinking about how you define your personal “wealth” what thoughts come to mind? Are you obsessed with keeping up with the Jones's? Fixated on perfection? Do you make emotional purchases? Do you seek out knowledge and personal growth or just settle for your “lot in life”? Are you losing sleep over finances?

In order to eliminate a “poor” mindset or the “poor mentality”, you first need to define it so you can change it. A “poor” mentality is riddled with self-doubt, decision making based on emotion rather than logic, living in the past, fear, and little to zero curiosity for internal growth.

Let’s cover some key points that you need to start drilling into your head;

  1. Money is NOT the root of all evil.
  2. Stop thinking you are going to win the lottery. Yes, it’s fun to play, but if you’re waiting on the “big bucks” from a lotto hit, you’re wasting time that could be spent on action.
  3. Stop living in the past longing for “the good old days”, life is constant motion, change is a good thing. Taking the time to live in the here and now matters most. The past is gone, embrace the present with openness and willingness to improve and be full of gratitude.
  4. Formal education is important, but rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge, which you should do too!
  5. Try to avoid or stop doing things you don’t love just for the sake of a paycheck! I know this is easier said then done, but it can be done!
  6. Stop thinking you “need money to make money” this is not true.
  7. Live below your means! Yep. That’s a simple one.
  8. Teach your kids to get rich, not simply survive.
  9. Choose education and personal learning over entertainment!
  10. Stop focusing on saving and focus on earning!
  11. Get out of your comfort zone and know when to take risks.
  12. Stop thinking you have to choose between wealth and family. You don’t have to sacrifice family for wealth or vice versa.
  13. Realize money cannot buy happiness, but it sure makes things easier to deal with.
  14. Health is more important than money. Without health you have nothing!
  15. Selfishness is a virtue! Not a vice, this also applies to self-preservation.
  16. Think about money logically! Money is a tool, meant to provide opportunities and options.
  17. Set goals, challenges and have high expectations of yourself and outcomes.
  18. Markets are driven by emotion and greed not always strategy and logic, know this and come out ahead.
  19. Surround yourself with successful, like-minded people. Rich people are not always snobs; they just want to be around similar thinkers!
  20. Find comfort in change and uncertainty. Stop obsessing over fleeting comforts.

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Money is not the root of all evil!

A lot of average minded people seem to think the rich are lucky, or dishonest. Although some are, this is clearly not the case for all.

Rich people know that money needs to move. It's not meant to be sitting doing nothing, it needs to flow and have movement. Like the law of attraction, you put "out there" what you want to get back. A personal example I have is that I donate monthly to my local animal shelter. It's a cause I believe in, I've noticed the more I "give" to the universe, the more I receive. Sometimes my blessings are not always in the form of cash, and that is okay, they come, and that is a form of richness. Hardly the root of all evil.

Think of money like water (Feng Shui explains this best), water needs to ebb and flow, it's fluid. It should not sit stagnant or run to quickly down drains. Money behaves much in the same way. Yes it's good to save, but it's also important to spend. Money should flow in and out of your life like water. After-all, it only has value because WE give it value. In reality, it's just a piece of paper with lots of security coding. Money maintains order, structure, and provides opportunities. Wealth should be shared whenever possible.

Stop waiting on the lotto

I play the lotto, mostly 1x a year. My husband plays more often, and he wins more often. It is because he plays more? Or believes in it more? I don't know, either way, waiting for your lucky numbers to make you rich, God, your spouse, inheritances, insurance payouts, or the government is a waste of time.

And here is why...wealthy people understand that riches come by action. You cannot sit idle hoping and praying that the next time you play the lotto you'll hit the mega millions. Is it bad to play the lotto, no. Is it okay to try and manifest your riches by visualizing yourself as a billionaire from lottery winnings, sure. But in the meantime, get out there, get involved, solve a problem. When opportunities come knocking, open the door. Opportunities to expand your wealth come in many forms, be on the look out for them, and take action when you find them.

A personal sense of responsibility is required when managing your own richness. When a prospect of wealth appears, go after it. Miserable mentally poor people wait for good things to happen for them, to them, whatever. Mentally rich people make good things happen with action.

Stop living in the past

Rich people get rich because they are willing to take a chance on themselves. They project and manifest their ideas, goals, and dreams into the future. When you are stuck in the past and in thinking your best days are behind you, you won't be happy. You'll be very unhappy and depressed. You need to work with what you have in the present, and visualize where you will be in the future. And TRULY see yourself there. Mentally rich people have goals, and hardly sit comfortably in contentment. They accomplish one goal and move on to the next, constantly striving for onward and upward success! Do the same.

Formal education is important but so is specific knowledge

I don't want to down play the importance of formal education. It is very important. Finishing college should be considered something you do, not optional. The reason I say this is strictly because of the society we live in, our corporate world relies heavily on formal education when considering hiring someone. So yes, it is important.

But I have numerous people in my life that are high school drop-outs that make as much if not more than people I know with Masters degrees. The reason for this? They were self teachers, and proactively, endlessly, tirelessly sought out specific knowledge. These people exited the narrow mindedness of linear thinking, and obtained higher levels of consciousness.

Seek knowledge, wisdom, and be curious about the ways of life and the world.

Try to avoid or stop doing things you don't love

What is the price you pay by doing a dead end job that pays the bills? You pay with your mental happiness, your time, your health, and your spirit. I understand its not always possible to put in 2 weeks notice with no back up plan. I'm not saying to do that. But you should pursue your passions. Mental wealth is not only attributed to the size of your net worth. If doing something you loved while earning less pay meant you had more energy, felt happier, and gave you time with your loved ones, I'd say that is mental richness. Stop the society brainwashing that has taught you for years that earning money means excessive physical and mental effort.

Pursue what you love and turn it into income.

It can appear that the "rich" work all the time. But one of the smartest things you can do is work doing what you love, and find ways to get paid for it. Once you accomplish this, it hardly feels like work at all.

Stop thinking you need money to make money

Rich people are not afraid to fund their future from other people's pockets. Rich people know that personally affording something is not relevant. They know that if it is worth investing in, pursuing, or buying the rewards will reap themselves. They make calculated risks based on belief in themselves. And you don't need 10,000 sitting in your personal bank account to do that.

What hidden talents and hobbies do you have that can be turned into income with little to no start up fees? Can you build or make something and sell it?

Now-a-days with websites like Craigslist, or Etsy you are only held back or limited by yourself.

Live below your means

So many people feel they are entitled to that which they cannot afford. Big fine houses and cars, jewelry, travel, etc...only to be mentally paralyzed with fear, debt and financial worries.

Rich people live below their means, not because they are so savvy, but because on the path to mental richness, they've figured out a lot of "things" really are not necessary to live a rich fulfilling life.

It's really that simple.

Teach your kids to get rich, not simply survive

Children raised in wealthy families learn early about the "haves" and the "have-nots". When children understand wealth from an early age, they are more likely to strive for it later in their own lives.

Teach your children to see the world through objective reality.

Mentally poor people teach their kids how to survive. The mentally rich teach theirs how to get rich.

Choose education over entertainment!

Mentally rich people fill their lives and homes with interests, books, and hobbies.

Mentally poor people would rather be entertained than educated. This goes back to personal responsibility and the task of having a curious mind and seeking knowledge. Rich people appreciate learning long after college is over.

Stop watching Family Guy, put down the tabloid and novels and pick up something that makes you grow.

Stop focusing on saving and start focusing on earning!

Mentally rich people focus on what they gain by taking risks, rather than saving what they have. Don't let saving and clipping coupons distract you from missing out on major opportunities. Focus on the big picture. The big money.

Health is more important than money

Without your health you have nothing,and you cannot be mentally rich. You ever notice a majority of the mentally poor are heavy drinkers, smokers, or drug users? They live on fast convenient food, pasta, and junk. They are often fat, lazy, and tired. In the long run, you "spend" more living this way. I'm not talking about people with born illness or handicaps, even those people overcome great obstacles and become richer beyond anyone's imagination. Sick mentally poor unhealthy people can't focus on wealth when they are pumping themselves full of Big Macs and booze.

When you don't take care of your health, or have enough self respect to do so, you lose. You lose out on having a clear positive mind, you lose out on opportunities because you feel sick, and you typically cause yourself more debt and stress with medical bills. Stop making excuses, stop blaming others.

Put down the vices you've used to fill voids, and start filling those voids with positive things. Have enough love for yourself and family to be healthy and become mentally rich.

Selfishness is a virtue not a vice

Mentally rich people know that they are responsible for their own happiness and they go out into the world and make that happen. That's not selfish. If you don't take care of yourself, you can't give to others. You simply cannot give what you don't have.

Taking care of your needs first is not selfish. If you need more info on this one, read more about being co-dependent, and setting personal boundaries.

When you take care of yourself first, you can give more back to the world. You can help others, pay it forward, donate to charitable causes, and help make the world more "rich".

Birds of a feather

For mental richness, and to eliminate the poor mentality, surround yourself with like minded individuals and successful people. Engulf yourself in an environment that aligns with the goals of who you are and want to become.

© 2013 Rebecca

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Steve Witschel 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Excellent hub. Very well written and spot on. I think I need to read this every day for a little while. :)


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Bishop55 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Steve, is there anything you'd add? I feel this hub isn't quite complete.


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Steve Witschel 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I guess it's missing detailed explanations on some of the top 20 points that you made. That is all I would add or change.


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Bishop55 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Steve! I'll start working on that too. I think sometimes I hurry on a hub when I need to get more detailed with it. I appreciate your feedback.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

You can make yourself rich from being poor great hub and lots to think about here. Money is a necessity

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