I watched a video from Eric Worre the other day, and there was one thing he said that really hit me… “Mowing the lawn myself means losing $100 or even $500.00 an hour.”
What does that mean?
Well, while he’s outside mowing the lawn, he is trading his time for a $15.00/hour task… time that could be spent nurturing high-value offerings, growing his business, and contributing to his long-term financial, personal, and professional success.
The lesson? To uplevel and truly cultivate a millionaire mindset, we must weed out non-essential tasks, and make sure we’re spending the majority of our time where it counts. For many of us, this means we can hire someone to do the things we don’t like to do anyway! I just treated us to our first housekeeper at our BC home. It felt great!
Let me be clear about one thing – the millionaire mindset applies to financial goals, of course, but it encompasses far more than that. It means defining what wealth is in all areas of our lives – personal, professional, and spiritual. How do I want to spend my days now and in the future? I love to cook so I will never hire someone to do that for me, but lots of people don’t love to cook and there are services that deliver almost prepared meals to your door now. My niece loves that!
You should KNOW what your time is worth, and be focused on high-level activities that truly move your life and business forward. Don’t be worried about life becoming all work and no play – when you’re tapped into your true power there is a certain sweetness and enjoyment to life that is worth the sacrifice! When we are lucky, work doesn’t actually feel like work. That is the goal for me!
What kinds of activities help us to cultivate a millionaire mindset?
Here are 4 categories you should be aware of…
What You Read:
Reading should be #1 on your list if you plan to develop a millionaire mindset. When we read, we expand what is possible – literally allowing ourselves to picture futures we didn’t even know were available. That’s a gift we don’t want to waste. I keep a basket of books in my living room that inspire me and any given day, I can pick one of them up and even spending 10 minutes reading makes a difference. I feel calmer, balanced and inspired all at the same time.
So, when was the last time you picked up a book and finished it? If you feel strapped for time, commit to reading 1 book a month. This can be accomplished in just 10 minutes a day!
Here are some of my personal favorites to get you started:
Who We Spend Time With:
We are the sum total of the 5 people we spend our time with – who are your 5?
I encourage you to actually write this down. Consciously acknowledge who you allow to have the most influence over your life. Sometimes we need to think more about who we are spending all our time with. Are they inspiring and going somewhere in their life? If not, it doesn’t mean you don’t still love them but maybe you need to add someone that is. Our friends are the family we choose.
We need positive, growth-oriented, loving, and constantly-evolving relationships in our lives, and we need people who will challenge us to be our best. That doesn’t mean you cut good friends and family out, it just may mean it’s time to widen your circle of influence.
Choose Daily Affirmations:
Our thoughts can be our biggest influencer. Using daily affirmations will help to align your heart and mind with your most important goals. It will give you laser-sharp focus. I say mine out loud in the shower. (multi-tasker that I am…)
What affirmations would you like to use on a daily basis? Write them down now.
If you can’t think of any, just spend a few minutes searching “affirmations” on Pinterest or Google. You’ll find plenty of gold. You can also purchase affirmation decks, and simply consider a positive thought every morning during breakfast.
Invest In Ongoing Education:
Growth is challenging, and we all need good teachers. I recommend making educational goals for your year, just like you do for your financial goals. Set aside time and money to invest into yourself. Plan to attend conferences, speaking events, author events… anything that is high-value and aligned with your ultimate financial, spiritual and life goal.
The more you learn, the more effective you will be at capturing dreams in the real world.
For instance, there is still time to get a ticket to the Go Pro event next month. If you want the chance to learn from the likes of Tony Robbins and Eric Worre, and many, many more, there’s still time. Click here for more info.
Remember, your mindset is like a muscle – if you develop it, it expands. If you don’t, it weakens. Affirmations, reading and listening, learning, who we spend time with – all these things help us develop an authentic millionaire mindset.
When our mindset is aligned with our goals, and our goals are aligned with high-impact activities, then MASSIVE achievement is RIGHT around the corner. That’s a promise ;). I know from first-hand experience. Never EVER underestimate the power of your mind.