Can you really become wealthy in America?
Have you ever dreamed of retiring early?
What about being able to afford a vacation without having to stress about how you’re going to pay for it?
Do you wish you had peace of mind about the future, instead of a nagging anxiety that you’ll never get out of the rat race?
Do you want to spend more time with your friends and family?
If you listen to some voices in our society, they would lead you to believe that you’ll never get ahead and that the American Dream is dead.
The truth is it’s not.
All those things are entirely achievable. If you don’t believe me, that’s fine.
But you really should.
According to the Spectrem Group, the US had just under 11 million millionaires in 2016, a measure that doesn’t include the value of personal residences.
To put that in different terms, approximately 1 person out of 30 in the US is a millionaire.
If that’s not good enough news for you, try this one on for size.
According to Dr. Thomas J. Stanley’s enlightening book, The Millionaire Next Door, 80% of America’s millionaires are first generation wealthy.
What does that mean for you?
Those are pretty favorable percentages, and to reference to the Hunger Games, the odds are in your favor.
So if you know that becoming a millionaire is definitely obtainable, the question becomes how do you do it.
How can you become a millionaire?
What if I had three keys to give you that would create long-term wealth in your life?
I’d give them to you.
They would be patience, discipline, and diligence.
The key to obtaining long-term financial independence isn’t making one decision and reaping the benefits overnight.
The key is making several consistent, principle based, decisions over time. Becoming wealthy is obtainable, but it requires you to make changes in your life.
Which brings us back to the questions we started with.
All those questions are ones that you have to ask yourself, like I did, and find your own answer.
Chances are, your answer is that you do want those things.
You want to retire so that you can spend time with family and friends, donate your time to a worthy cause, or be free of the constant grind of daily life. You want peace and security. You want to be able to visit places like Fiji, France, or Finland.
I have some bad news for you.
Those desires don’t make you unique, and sadly, they won’t really help you to become wealthy. They’ll probably never get you there.
What you should be asking yourself is, am I willing to change so that I can become wealthy?
Am I willing to sacrifice my way of looking at life?
Am I willing to go against conventional wisdom?
Most importantly, am I willing to say no, both to myself and to my friends?
Because you’re going to have to.
If you answered yes to those questions, congratulations! The good news is that you’ve made the first step towards lasting wealth.
But what if you don’t really understand what those questions mean yet?
That’s what this cheat sheet is for. If you’re tired of living your life day to day and you’re ready to really change, you’re in the right place. But the journey isn’t over.
It’s just starting.
Taking your first steps towards wealth
First, you need to learn about the lifestyle habits that lead to wealth.
Then, you need to learn about the vehicles that lead to wealth.
Next, you need to learn, through experience, how to execute.
After that, you need to learn about a dirty word that most of us hate to hear: taxes. Yes, you need to learn about taxes.
And, finally, you need to stay the course, one day at a time, until you get there. Lasting wealth is at your fingertips.
If you’re ready to do all of that, then let’s get started.
If you need help along the way, remember that you’re not the only one walking this journey.
As much as finding wealthy will require you to step away from the popular paradigms of the mainstream, others have done it before, and others will do it after you. Hard days will come, but you can keep going.
Lastly, if you have any questions or need encouragement, please reach out to me so that I can help! I’m walking this path with you!