Warning: Only Read This If You’re Willing to Change

Ever heard the saying, “Money changes people?”

Well, it’s nonsense. Despite its perceived value, money is nothing more than a green piece of paper. It doesn’t have the power to transform a human being.

So what does? Because people obviously change on the road from rags to riches.

I’ve thought about it long and hard. I’ve talked to millionaires, multimillionaires, and even a handful of billionaires. I’ve also examined my own life, searching for the cause of changes within myself.

And you know what? I found it. I know exactly what causes people to change:

Themselves.

Want to Make More Money? Transform Yourself

If you get one thing from this blog, write this down:

A transformation in your finances requires a transformation within yourself.

I can teach you all of the tactics and strategies in the world for making more money, but none of them will help you unless you become a person that is willing and capable of making more money.

To some, this might seem like metaphysical nonsense. Isn’t becoming wealthy just a series of actions or steps? No… it’s a transformation, kind of like training to become an athlete.

With your body in its current shape, could you compete in the Olympics? Probably not. You’d have to train for years, transforming fat into muscle, literally becoming a person that’s capable of competing.

In your current state, you could learn every strategy and technique there is to know in your particular sport, but you wouldn’t be capable of carrying it out. Unless you’re body is trained for it, all of that knowledge is useless.

It works the same way for making more money, except you have to train your mind. You have to adopt a mindset that makes you capable of doing the things you’ll need to make more money. It will literally change who you are from the inside out.

Are You Willing to Make That Sacrifice?

Listen to successful people, and you’ll hear them talk about a certain mindset necessary for success — consisting of things like passion, discipline, and belief – but most people don’t understand what that means. It’s not an action you physically take. It’s something you become, all the way down to your core.

You have to become passionate. You have to become disciplined. You have to become a believer.

To undergo that transformation, you might have to give up who you are as a person and redefine yourself in a way that makes you capable of doing the things you need. The question is, are you willing to make that sacrifice? Are you willing to give up who you are, right down to the very core?

Most of the time, it’s not even a conscious process. Successful people just look at what they want to achieve and then they become the person necessary to achieve it. Years later, they look back at who they once were, and they marvel at how much they’ve changed. You’ll hear them say things like, “I wasn’t the same person back then” or “I’m a different person now.”

For some people though, it’s a conscious process. They literally change their identity, often moving to a different place, making a new set of friends, finding a new job, and otherwise making a conscious effort to change how they interact with the world.

Are you willing to do that?

How to Figure out Who You Need to Become

Okay, let’s say you buy into the fact that you need to change. Who, exactly, are you supposed to change into in order to make more money?

Ultimately, you’ll probably adopt a unique mindset and approach to making money, but it’s almost impossible to make that kind of leap in the beginning. You’re better off finding some other moneymakers and mirroring their behavior.

If you want to make $250,000 per year, hang out with people that are making $250,000 per year. Watch how they think, interact with others, approach new projects, and even dress. Then do your best to let them rub off on you.

Essentially, what we’re talking about here is peer pressure, except in reverse. Remember how your mom used to worry about the type of friends you keep? Well, she was a smart woman. Spend enough time hanging out with a group of people and you’ll begin to act, talk, and think like them.

It’s the same process for making more money. Hang out with people that have already met your objectives, and you will start to understand the type of person you need to become.

Some of the changes might be easy, such as how you dress. Others might be painful, like learning you have deep-seated issues about making and deserving more money. Regardless, commit yourself to pushing through them and becoming the person you need to be.

Accept the Process of Continuous Reinvention

Some people think that there’s a point where “you arrive.” You suddenly understand what’s going on, and making millions of dollars is easy for the rest of your life. You never have to change again.

Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way.

To keep up, to stay competitive, and to really live the life of your dreams, you’ll have to continuously reinvent yourself. You’ll frequently realize that the way you looked at something was simplistic or downright wrong. You’ll also change as a person.

If you don’t, then your moneymaking potential will eventually stagnate. You’ll do well for a while, but then you’ll find it harder and harder to continue reaching your objectives.

When this happens, it’s a good sign that you need to reinvent yourself again. Personally, I go through this process every 2-3 years, completely redoing my life. I’m going through it right now by transitioning out of running companies and into teaching.

You’ll have to do the same thing. It’s uncomfortable, annoying, and occasionally scary, but you can get through it. And life on the other side is always much, much better.

A Prerequisite for Reading This Blog

Are you willing to make the commitment to become a moneymaker, continuously transforming from the person you are now to the person you need to become? If you’re not, then this blog isn’t going to help you. You might as well stop reading now.

If you are willing to make the commitment, then you can rest of the next step: learning the techniques. Going back to the earlier example, you’ll have the body of an Olympic athlete. All you’ll have to master are the techniques necessary to succeed in your sport.

The purpose of this blog is to teach you those techniques. So far, most of the posts I’ve written have been highly theoretical, but we’re about to get down to specific strategies for making more money. We’ll be talking about everything from salesmanship, to getting attention, to making more at your job, to starting your own business.

I’ll do my best to give you every shred of information you’ll need to increase your income and exponentially increase your wealth. All that I ask is that you keep listening.

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