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9 Phrases Every Millionaire Avoids

Money tends to react to your attitude about it. Rewire your mind by assuming that you’re ready for true wealth.




Everywhere I go, I hear people talking about money.

At one particular conference, I heard a group discussing how “Money Isn’t Everything” and “Money Doesn’t Make You Happy.” After noticing their poor thoughts, I knew that this was clearly the conversation to avoid.

Many people proudly preach their philosophies about money. Unfortunately, I find that they are seriously miseducated about personal finances. However, when it comes to having money, there’s a certain way of thinking about it.

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Let’s dive deeper into the 9 phrases every millionaire should avoid:

1. I Work Hard for My Money

The majority of people think that they must “work hard” for their money. This forces them to grind, even when it’s completely unnecessary.

You don’t have to work hard for money, but you must let money work for you. Money is never hard to come by if you can attract it.

Instead, say this: Money easily comes to me from all directions. I am always prospering.

2. Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

This person is basically stating they believe money must come from only one source, which is an erroneous thought that many people have.

Instead of thinking that you can only get money from a particular place or person, believe that it can come from anywhere and at anytime. If you want to become a millionaire, you’ll most likely need multiple income streams.

3. It’s Too Expensive/We Can’t Afford It

This usually happens when a person meets an immovable price. The truth is that the price you may be seeing is exactly the limitation you need to overcome and often separates most people from achieving their goals.

If you live by the price, you die by the price. In other words, if the price was always cheap, everyone would have it and no one would work for anything.

4. Save for a Rainy Day

When people talk to me about saving, they meekly chuckle and say, “Ya know, you gotta save for the rainy days.” What they’re basically saying is, “I expect disaster and my savings account will immediately diminish when it happens.”

Instead, save for sunny days, which are days of prosperity – luxury vacations, homes, big investments, etc.

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5. Money is The Root of All Evil


This is a highly misquoted verse in the Bible. This makes people also believe that rich people are evil. However, the proper quotation states, “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.”

Money has no personality. Therefore, it cannot act in a good or evil manner. If money was evil, how would you have a device to read this article right now?

The lack of money is the root of all evil – Mark Twain

6. My Spouse Runs the Finances

This person clearly doesn’t take responsibility over their money and doesn’t deserve to have more of it. The other day, I heard a man say, “My wife keeps ALL of the money. I NEVER touch any of it.” It wasn’t a big surprise that this man was always in financial despair. Lesson: Always know what’s in your bank account, even if you trust your spouse. Check it everyday.

7. It’s Not in My Budget

There’s a lot of people who advocate that “money is tight” or that they’re “bootstrapping.” These absurd phrases repel wealth away from them entirely.

If you close your wallet and force yourself to believe that a product or service cannot be acquired, you’ll probably never get it. Instead, ask, “How can I acquire this product or service?” or “What must I do to make this purchase happen?”

8. Money Doesn’t Make You Happy

I always smile when I receive money. It really makes me happy. After all, I can take care of my family and buy many things that make life easier.

When people say, “Money can’t buy happiness,” they’re referring to the people that they see on mass media, not the majority of actual millionaires who enjoy their lavish and happy lives. Truthfully, I was never happy when I didn’t have money. Been there, done that.

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9. Money Isn’t That Important

People often say, “It’s just money” and “I don’t do it for the money.” If it’s “just money” and you “don’t do it for the money,” why do you accept money when it comes to you?

Money is very important and must be taught at home, school, work, and religious circles. Those who evade the responsibilities of money will cease to have any of it.

Money tends to react to your attitude about it. If you have mixed feelings about what money means to you, begin by jotting down your thoughts and refrain from using these phrases.

Rewire your mind by assuming that you’re ready for true wealth. Find a great teacher to coach you. And remember, when the mind is ready the money will come. The world will only give you money when you’re ready for it.

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10 Tips To Become A Millionaire This Year

Becoming a millionaire requires changing your mindset and implementing some changes.

Murray Newlands



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Becoming a millionaire may seem out of your reach, but it’s possible with the right attitude and guidance. The fact of the matter is your income can only grow as quickly as you do, so you need to change your mindset to achieve your goal of becoming a millionaire.

Once you have a millionaire mind, you can’t lose it, no matter what financial or business mistakes you make along the way. To get yourself there, you’re going to need some structure. To help you, I’ve outlined the top ten tips you should follow to become a millionaire this year.

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If You Think These 5 Things, You’ll Never Get Rich By The Time You’re 30

Five common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business and how to correct them.



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Last week, I had lunch with a millennial who wanted some advice about a business he’s starting. After the usual small talk, we got down to discussing his business plan. Within a short time, it was clear that his business idea was great, his plan for executing was fairly solid and he had gathered together a strong team to help him make it happen.

So far, so good. But, to be frank, this guy has no chance of being successful with his current mentality. What it takes to be rich (or successful in any measure) has a lot more to do with your mindset than your ideas and plans.

From the time we started in business at the ripe ages of six and seven, our Grandpa Joe taught my brother Matthew and me many lessons about the details of running a profitable business. Over the years, we learned about how to create a business plan; how to market our products and services; and how to take care of customers, vendors and employees. All this knowledge has been invaluable to us in creating and running successful businesses. But, what our grandfather taught us about attitude and mindset trumps all other lessons.

Without calling out the specific individual I spoke with recently, below are five “hypothetical” attitudes that will get you nowhere in your journey to success – and the attitudes that should replace them.

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5 Habits That Lead To Millionaire Business Success

You need the right habits if you’re going to succeed.

Timothy Sykes




What do all millionaire businesspeople have in common? Well, a lot of things.

I found from a recent study that 80 percent of all millionaires still go to work every single day. They’re working people just like me. But, they have to keep themselves in work or it all grinds to a halt. So what are the habits you need to make your business a success?

1. Patience

Nothing is ever going to come easy. You can look at the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, as well as the other usual suspects, to realize that success didn’t come with their first venture. Many of them failed time and time again. It took patience for them to become successful.

I read an article recently about 36-year-old teacher Andrew Hallam who became a self-made millionaire on a teaching salary. But, in his spare time he invested smart and lived frugally.

It proves you don’t have to inherit lots of money or become an instant success to make a millionaire business.

Related: 4 Ways To Become A Millionaire Even When You Start With Little

2. Dedication

You have to be dedicated to your craft if you’re going to become successful. Going back to Bill Gates again, he started his business in the back of his garage. Now that’s dedication.

It’s what I tell all my students. If they’re not dedicated to this, then they should leave. You need to be able to push through the barren periods if you’re going to reach the oasis of success.

3. Ambition and big dreams

Have you ever heard the quote, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”?

I take that to heart because even if you aim to become a billionaire and miss you still might be a millionaire many times over. Take the Wright Brothers as an example. Not content with creating a successful glider in 1902 they went on to create the world’s first airplane in 1903, making four brief flights in Kitty Hawk. It demonstrates the importance of dreaming big because you never know what you might achieve.

Related: 12 Millionaire Habits To Start Making Serious Money Soon And Build Wealth In A Hurry

4. Learn from mistakes

Every good businessperson will mess something up. It’s inevitable. What’s important is how you learn from your mistakes over time. Do you adapt after making your mistakes?

Millionaire businesspeople always set some time aside to reflect. Then they create a plan of action for ensuring that it doesn’t happen again. Most failed businesspeople put it down to “bad luck.”

5. Focus on niches

This important! Try to take over a whole industry at once and you’ll inevitably get swallowed up by the competition. Start small and control your own niche before moving into another niche. When you master your small area, you can push on and expand.

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You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to expand after you master your own niche/audience first.

Do you have what it takes? That’s the question I always ask novice businesspeople. You need a plan and you need the right habits if you’re going to succeed.

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