Is if fair to say if you are not a millionaire yet, you are a millionaire in progress?
If you are a dreamer who wants to start his own business and have no income, you are about to start your road to becoming the next millionaire.
Wow that's a bold statement to make. People ask me all the time so how much are you worth with a statement like that? So ill answer that at the end of todays blog. As well as give you the steps to take you to your destiny.
So you are down on your luck, maybe its your job of 10 years that you lost, maybe you're in the block of rumor for layoffs. It don't matter what it is.You can climb out of it. Now before We get started here it will take some pain. You will have to make some changes, you may lose some. But you will gain far more than you lose.
A story I know of a man who went to technical training school didn't get a degree of sorts but learned a trade that would make a very healthy living, And within 3 to 5 years would make more than 5 times what he ever made. While im not going to give all the details put yourself in those shoes right now, you got out of school, you are working in your chosen career. you know that with the way your income is going up in the next 5 years you will be able to buy that house you want, get a newer car, get a boat or motorcycle, Or be able to have the house on the lake, take the vacations you always wanted. You get married you have a child. Life is great.
Well it was for my friend he was making good money. Paying off his school loans, even moved to a better home. Was able to get a nice car, a toy car his wife wanted, bought a motorcycle, even made plans to be able to move to another part of the country to take on more education, and live in an area with lower cost of living while making more money.
Now your thinking so ive had some similar life story to this. My job pays 6 figures, I have a house with a pool. New boat and my school loans will be paid off next year. I have 2 children and will be able to put them in private schools.
Well it seamed well for my friend, than he developed a health condition that was a life long . Maybe you know someone like this, life is good then cancer, heart trouble, a stroke. They have their life turned upside down. Well for my friend his life was turned upside down. He was told by the doctor find a new line of work, he could not drive, had to sell his motorcycle was not allowed to ride. Now the toys, the house, the school loans. all of those payments he could not make. Within one year the past due payments, the over due loans. the maxed out credit cards he could not pay.
Wow so now you are thinking how is this going to tell me to be a millionaire? It was at this low in his life that he gained entrepreneur spirit. Studied how to make it in life would knock on peoples doors asking if they needed house painted, garden weeded, car washed, garage cleaned. Yeah great your gonna tell me I'll be a millionaire mowing peoples lawns, or painting fences.
Well he did what ever it took to make money, he and his wife started small service businesses. Got involved in multi level marketing company. While the multi level did not work the service businesses did. They grew and grew, he put his money into other business ventures, she expanded her business. Now I'm not going to just cut down multi level. I'm not going to sing its praises either, and not going to mention names of what company or people we worked with. If that is your path you must pursue it.
So you are thinking great what business do I start how do I make a million at it. Well the story gets worse from here not better yet. The couple worked so hard at business, and he ends up getting into other jobs and running businesses. Well im sure you see it while they are working away from each other so much they end up in divorce court. Now your thinking great your going to tell me ill lose everything to my spouse?
Well he did loose, divorce, bankrupt in business, thousands of dollars in debt after selling all he owned. Maybe you are at this point in our story, lost nothing left but debt. Well he moves to another town and decides to start over. working what ever jobs he could get, at car washs, serving tables, cooking in fast food kitchens whatever he could get. After 5 years pass. Finally gets up enough money and connections to start another business. Service business, knocking on doors again. And builds with a different twist this time to make it a company attractive enough to the competition. After only 3 years is offered a buy out that could not refuse. He took it and got a sales job.
Wow this sounds great a rock star story how do I do this? Well what if I told you he takes years of working part-time, getting debts paid off and starts again.
You see the person I'm telling you about is me, I went thru all of this I left out details that are personal, I left out names so as not to put others down for things they have done, or praise them for their accomplishments. Now you ask so how many millions are you worth. In my mind I'm a millionaire. For years I said millionaire in progress. I have learned to speak what I want as if it were all ready mine so I'm a millionaire.
Oh man you just lead us to believe that your rich and im gonna be too. Well you are, and so am I. Telling people they could live like a rock star is not a wealth thing. I say rock star another coach friend from my church always tells people he is living the dream. You get out of life what you put into it. So what do you want? If its to have the success I have had in business. IT can happen it wont always be a fun ride, there will be times of trouble and times of setbacks. But you learn from them, you know this is another way that wont work. Now let's try something else.
You can be a successful in life, for me success is the freedom to live the way I want, I have reduced my debt, worked at hard things to remind me to use my brain to think of ways to better myself. I learned to live far below my standards so to have extra money to invest for future business opportunities when they come up. I have money put away for a rainy day.
In the next few days I'll post the 10 things that you can do starting today to change your life to be the dream you want by the end of this year.
Tim Gillette is the Creator of The Rock’N’Roll Keys to Business Success, using music, motorcycles and mentorship to create Entrepreneurs who lead. To find out more about upcoming webinars sign up here . Free Online Training that Rocks.