It all started when I saw her.
She was the most confident, captivating woman I had ever seen. Her soft, wavy hair fell to her shoulders and her entire demeanor screamed success and class: down to the tailored black suit with heels to match.
I knew right away that there was something special about her—something far beyond the first visual impact. I could tell by the way she carried herself that money, power and accomplishment were no object for this incredible woman.
As I approached her she turned her head to me and nodded. I reached out to shake her hand and felt a tingling sensation in my spine. Then it hit me: Could this amazing woman be the spitting image of my future self? The answer was a resounding yes!
From that moment forward, I stopped feeling lost and insignificant. Instead of looking around at other people with envy, I focused on this vision of my incredible self, with pride, admiration and love.
Becoming a successful millionaire is something I have always wanted. Truthfully, the thought was at times so daunting, it was quickly relegated to the realm of “someday”. But the dream kept coming back and this time, instead of brushing it aside, I decided to embrace it. I had finally fallen in love with the accomplished, empowered woman I was.
Acquire the Right Mindset.
Once you have the vision, it is important to cultivate the right mindset: that includes how you think, what you believe and what you tell yourself, 70,000 times a day. A wealth-mindset includes believing that anything is possible and that there are unlimited opportunities waiting for you. It’s about understanding that success doesn’t come without effort and failure is simply an opportunity for growth. A wealth mindset is holding on to the vision of your millionaire self, no matter what obstacles or setbacks come your way. Maintaining this mindset takes discipline and awareness; but it is what you need to stay laser-focused, especially when times get tough.
Take Consistent Action
In addition to your vision and mindset; becoming a millionaire requires action towards your goals —not just today but every day. Waiting for the perfect moment or for all of the stars to align will only keep you stuck in the same place and delay your progress, so always be taking steps forward.
Start by writing down your goals daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly and create routines to achieve them. Break each goal into small, manageable steps and determine which one needs to be prioritized. Then, make a schedule and stick with it. Hold yourself accountable to your promises. Small habits lead to big accomplishments.
Invest in Yourself
The third step towards becoming a millionaire is investing wisely. Although we typically think of investing as delving into stock market; real estate or other business ventures, investing also means putting time and effort into your growth and transformation. Transformation can be physical, reflecting an outward appearance, but also internal. Internal transformation happens through attending classes, joining programs, the books you read, the people you surround yourself with professionally and socially, or choose for your mentor or coach.
Becoming a millionaire may seem like an impossible dream, but if you can see the vision, you can believe it. If you believe it, you can achieve it. Once you fall in love with it, it will never leave you.
Miraculously after I met and fell in love with my future self, my life opened up in more ways than I could imagine! My business took off while my bank account grew exponentially—and best of all: when I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, I see an accomplished millionaire smiling back at me—and by golly, we make a good team!
Becoming a millionaire isn’t pure fantasy, although many people will tell you that. It is something attainable and real. It starts with a clear vision. Then—you just hold on to that vision and take the necessary steps to get there.
Where is your future millionaire self? Have you met her? If not, take a look in the mirror. If she’s right there smiling back —fall in love with her, today!