Invest in learning how to think and not just what to think. Consider new ideas and change your future prospects. That’s what millionaires do, they share an approach to the future that highlights possibilities and outcomes that others ignore.
How many young people do you know that are at the stage of making a career choice? One very important factor in vocation is compensation.
“After studying millionaires for more than 20 years, I have concluded that if you make one major decision correctly, you can become economically productive. If you are creative enough to select the ideal vocation you can win, win big time. The really brilliant millionaires are those who selected a vocation that they love – one that has few competitors and generates high profits.”
90% of deca millionaires graduated from college, but view themselves as average academically; however, vocational choice made the biggest difference for most of them!
Sharing an ability to use intuition and creativity to select economic opportunities like self-employment; they take risks. Millionaires consider it risky not to be self-employed.
Millionaires develop strategies for becoming successful. In self-assessments of themselves, the number one self identified reason for success is;
……………………they think differently from the crowd.
Playing to their strengths, passions and potential many of them thought differently about a particular industry or service. That was my story! After 8 years of building homes, I changed my thinking and changed opportunities for success. Taking a new approach in an existing industry in Ottawa, I capitalized on seeing things from a new perspective.
But how do you become an economic success and flourish in your career? How do you find meaning, purpose and joy in your vocation? How do you seek to use your God-given abilities to their full potential?
One of the best resources on Thomas Stanley called The Millionaire Mind. Whereas The Millionaire Next Door explains how to become a millionaire, The Millionaire Mind explains how America’s financial elite achieved fortunes averaging ten million.
Achieving economic success involves learning to think differently from the crowd. The book is designed around the central theme that it pays to be different.
The book outlines 7 important areas of life to think differently:
- What success factors made them wealthy in one generation?
- What part school played in success?
- How they find courage to take risks?
- What are their spouses like and how did they find them?
- How they run their households?
- How they buy and sell homes?
- The lifestyles of Millionaires: Real vs. Imagined
The greatest success in life is not to be a millionaire but to be a person of character and integrity – someone who seeks to love God and serve others. Jesus provides illumination in what He calls “building your life on the rock.”
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Start with a firm foundation and learn from others how to build success!
Attitude Do you really want to bring these ideas to life?
Action Order The Millionaire Mind and learn to think differently.
Question In what ways do you think differently from the crowd?