Do you have what it takes to become wealthy? Not millions, but billions? It starts with having the right mindset. The mindset precedes the money. Compare yourself to these self-made billionaires and see if it’s possible for you.
Are you willing to eat garbage? It’s no secret that one of the greatest pop icons of all time, Madonna, was forced to eat out of garbage cans for sustenance, while pursuing her dream of superstardom – which obviously paid off. She gave up the comforts of her hometown for the allure and promise of the big city – New York City. Using a local rehearsal studio for band practice and making demos (mixtapes), allowed her to be closer to those record label executives that would become instrumental (pardon the pun) in her fate. Her early is evidence of her dedication to a career that has carried her (and her fans) for DECADES.
Do you have an excellent work ethic? While the average Joe (or Joanne) looks for a 9-5 job, the wealthy are always on the clock because they love what they do. It’s not work for them – it’s more of a mission that must be accomplished, do or die. The normal 40-hour work week is more like a part-time gig for those engaged in building an empire. A 60-80-hour work week is more like it, with working vacations and the need to be connected to the business at all times. That’s a huge sacrifice with a huge payoff.
Is your vision crystal clear? The super wealthy are visionaries who can get to the bottom of a problem. When they see a need for a product or service, they go out and create the solution. Many entrepreneurs visualize their goals and dreams, which enables them to sacrifice a paycheck in order to make it happen. They can front load projects with sweat equity, prior to fame arriving and collecting a first pay check. Sara Blakely is one of the youngest self-made female billionaires on the planet. Her SPANX brand shape wear was started on the last of her savings after she tired of working as an amusement park ticket taker and fax machine sales person.
Do you believe in yourself and in the universe? The über wealthy have belief in themselves, in their dreams and in the universe at large to bring them the desires of their hearts. Many believe that feelings will manifest their desires. It’s the law of attraction at work. From movie stars, to Mom and Pop success stories, belief is a key factor in making dreams come true.
Can you be your own boss? Wealthy people are generally self motivated. They don’t need a boss, or supervision to tell them what needs to be done or when to do it. It seems that Sir Isaac Newton got it right with his First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest tend to stay at rest. The wealthy keep it moving – they don’t have time to rest – they keep doing and keep improving. The is unlike many people, who just can’t seem to get underway simply because they don’t take action.
There’s nothing glamorous about struggling. But it’s not where you start – it’s where you finish. With the right amount of belief, sacrifice and dedication – you might have what it takes to make it to the billionaires club.