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  1. 1. ==== ====become a ====Two of the main searches on Google in the wealth creation arena are "how to become amillionaire" and "how to become a millionaire". Hmmmm, thats interesting isnt it? Just think for asecond about what people are doing when they type those two search terms into Google, or theirsearch engine of choice.The phrase "how to become a millionaire" implies that people are searching for the "how to" ofbecoming a millionaire and indeed there are many seminars and workshops nowadays, that canteach what you need to do to become a millionaire from property investing, the internet or frombuilding your own business.When you look closely at the phrase "how to BE a millionaire" however, it implies somethingdifferent. There are shades of "how to be famous" or "how to be beautiful" or "how to be loved"and there is an element of just wanting it to happen, to just be, without having to become.Because being something, like a millionaire, implies you are already there, you have made it, youhave succeeded.And lets be clear here, Im going to talk about self-made millionaires here, not people who haveinherited millions, like Prince Harry did today, on his 25th birthday. 6.1 million left to him originally,which has grown with interest to 9 million plus apparently.(Today while flying helicopters on his birthday, Prince Harry is being a millionaire without havinghad to become a millionaire. I wish him happy birthday and all the happiness in the world becauseno amount of money can replace his mum!)Whereas becoming something like a millionaire implies that you know there is some effort, somework, and even, dare I say it, some changing involved.So more people want to be a millionaire, than become a millionaire.Im a bit obsessed with this topic at the moment and have started a series of articles on "TheSecrets Of Success" on our blog and you can read them here as they unfold week by week.Because I have realised that its actually easy and quite simple to find out how to become amillionaire.The bit Im most interested in now is learning how to BE a millionaire or even a billionaire if thatswhat you want!
  2. 2. Because I have learned that you have to BE one, before you can BECOME one, at least in termsof attitude, thoughts, feelings, decisions, the people you surround yourself with, your actions andmost of all the quality and amount of those actions.Lets look at those things, those requirement if you like, one by one, shall we?Being A Millionaire - The AttitudeWhat kind of an attitude do you think a millionaire would need to have?Open minded? Thats quite likely as you would need to be able to listen to new ideas withoutdismissing them out of hand.Generous? Possibly, there are probably mean ones too, but you often hear of millionaires andmulti-millionaires being great philanthropists. Look at the programme "The Secret Millionaire" onwhich my first ever wealth creation mentor Gill Fielding appeared - those millionaires are actuallygiving away their own money.A "Can Do" attitude would certainly help because in order to become a millionaire, you would needto have overcome problems, bust through challenges and above all, to have never, never, nevergiven up.The ThoughtsWhat kind of thoughts do you think you would need to have in order to be a millionaire?Upbeat thoughts would help you overcome those "grey days" everyone gets and I would imaginesomeone who has become a millionaire has got pretty good control over the kind of thoughts theywould allow in their heads. This is tough at first, but the more practice you get at it, the more easyit gets.Excited? Yes, I would imagine a millionaire would have many excited thoughts, as every day mustbe a new adventure. From the next business venture to the next holiday, there must be manyexciting things to think about when you can do just about anything you want to and have completefreedom of choice.Creative thoughts, definitely. You dont get to be a millionaire without having been creative atsome time...perhaps you created a product or service that filled a need or solved a problem.Perhaps you saw a great solution to something and took that idea from the original thought,through a trial to launch - thats a creative process right there.Positive? In order to be a millionaire you most definitely have make sure your thoughts are moreoften positive than negative. Negativity is the lethal enemy of creativity and of taking action andtaking action regularly.The FeelingsFeeling Optimistic?
  3. 3. Yep, because if you are not optimistic you would never start a project. Its different feelingoptimistic from choosing to have positive thoughts by the way, just think about it for a moment.Can you say you both feel optimistic AND have positive thoughts?Feeling ResponsibleFeeling responsible is a bit of a double edged sword actually, but master the proper grip and youwill become very strong indeed. You need to feel responsible for yourself, and take responsibilityfor your own success, but you need to be careful of shouldering responsibility for others, theirresults and their happiness.First born children in families - while more likely to succeed - need to be especially careful of this,as they often had to take responsibility for siblings, and parents struggle a little bit too. Of courseyou are responsible for your childrens safety and getting enough love, but you are not responsiblefor the happiness and success of other adults around you. Thats their job.The DecisionsBeing a millionaire involves making decisions, They dont even have to be great decisions or theright decisions but making decisions is absolutely crucial. Making decisions means creatingmomentum and all millionaires have created massive momentum at some point. They madedecisions knowing that they could correct course later if they needed to, but that it was importantto get going!The PeopleBeing a millionaire means surrounding yourself with great people, people you can trust, peopleyou love, people who, ironically, dont care that you are a millionaire. It also means being aroundpeople who inspire you, who challenge you to be your best, and who you can continue to learnand grow from.Actions - The QualityI once read in a Steven Covey book that you should always do the right thing, not the easy thing.That really struck home and its served me well in many tricky situations because most of the time,the action you want to take is the easy action (for you) but not necessarily the right action.Of course "right" can be defined in many different ways - what is right for you might not be right forsomeone else (in their opinion!) So you have to decide what action is right for you, by whatevercriteria you define. Is it right for your business? Is it right for you? Is it right for your wealthcreation? I think most people have a deep sense of fairness and are inherently good people, so Itry and decide if the action Im about to take is fair to as many people as possible and I ask myselfif Nicola as a child would think it was a good thing to do - kids have a great sense of fairness andgoodness I think.So, you have to take good quality actions to be a millionaire so that you can live with yourself andsleep well at night, in your luxury mansion.
  4. 4. Actions - The AmountHeres the big one. Ive come to the realisation that both becoming AND being a millionaire meansdoing much, much more than most people would do. When we went to T.Harv Eckers event inNew Jersey, there was an exercise that he got us all doing (and made us promise not to tell) whichmade me realise that I always used to only ever do the BARE MINIMUM (much like employeesonly ever do the minimum required to keep their jobs), and that successful people aim way beyonddoing the minimum - they take MASSIVE ACTION.In conclusion, I hope that this article has made you think about the difference between becoming amillionaire and being a millionaire.More importantly I hope its made you realise that you are much more likely to become amillionaire if you act like you are ALREADY a millionaire.Because being a millionaire involves a whole different set of decisions, people, actions - both thequality and amount of, thoughts, attitudes and feelings and you can start to cultivate and practicethose today.Nicola Cairncross is Europes leading Wealth Creation Expert helping bright energetic peoplebecome financially free since 1999. She is also the "Wealth Coach In Residence" at Visa Intl andPampers iVillage.Nicola can show you how to make more money, attract new sales leads, create abundance viapassive income flows using business, property, the stock market and by harnessing the power ofthe internet to reach the 35 million people on broadband right now!Claim your free chapter of her acclaimed Wealth Creation book "The Money Gym" fully updatedfor 2010 with expanded internet marketing & property investing chapters here visit Nicola at her blog to find out how Nicola can help you,your money and your business become even more successful.Article Source:
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