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“The #1 Reason You Will NEVER Be a Millionaire”
Wow. I know. That’s a pretty strong statement isn’t it? Unfortunately, for most of us it’s 100% true. Most of us will never be a millionaire and honestly? We can trace that back to one sentence. Once very strong, very damaging thought…one reason…THE Reason – The #1 reason you will never be a millionaire.
As we go through our lives, we can easily get into ruts that are just filled with negative thought after negative thought. My Tom is a prime example of this. That man would be his own worst enemy if I let him be. I love him, but Lord knows he is a pessimist to his core. Are any of you like that? Do you know someone who is?
The reason I brought it up is this:
The #1 reason you will never be a millionaire is your own thoughts.
How we look at life and what we think each day directly affects how our lives go. No, I’m not talking new age karma stuffs (karma is an entire beast of its own), but those thoughts, the negative ones that we have, they affect how we feel and how we feel affects how we act and how we act can directly impact how much we spend or save. Boredom or emotional shopping are just two examples of that.
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The other day, I was over on Amazon reading the reviews on my book, Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures and read one that said something to the effect of “too much work for a few pennies.” While I disagree with the few pennies part, it was the “too much work” part that caught my attention.
Too much work for not enough savings is the one thought process that DESTROYS financial futures EVERYWHERE every single day.
Ironically the knowledge to know that any savings is smart is also one of the ways I used to define a thrifty vs. frugal person in the first chapter of the book. Frugal also means prudent so when you realize that any savings is a good thing, you’re being prudent with not only your money, but your future as well. Listening to that inner voice that tells you that it’s a waste of time will only end up with you finding yourself sitting on a pile of debt with a low bank balance when you really need it. You have two choices in life; you can either go through life thinking those financially destructive thoughts or you can choose to be positive and to see a money saving action for what it is; a money saving action.
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Life isn’t made up of big events that explode and create a well formed, stable and secure, happy life. It’s quite the opposite actually. Life is made up of tiny events that mesh together to create who we were in the past, who we are today and who we will be tomorrow. We should look at our finances the exact same way. Instead of spending your time telling yourself what a waste it is to try and cut your grocery spending by $10/mo or your water bill by $5.00/mo, spend those seconds, minutes or hours finding new ways to save even more, investing your money to build wealth or helping others because the truth of the matter is this:
It may just be a few pennies, but repeat that action enough times and it’ll turn into dollars. It only takes 100 pennies to equal a dollar and as I’m sure we all know, those blasted things are so easy to find that they can be found all over the house!
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