by Olatomilade Folaranmi
You need to be around people of the same vision and people presently living the live you desire. When you hangout with people of like minds they give you the essential points of there own research or experiences.
When wealth is not inherited, it is worked for. Wealth is a result of conscious efforts. Yes, people stumble into the life of wealth but, those are the odds. You are the rule so, wake up! To be wealthy, you have to work towards it. Of course, by now I expect that you know that money is oil in the machine of life. It makes life easy. There is nothing bad in spending your holiday in the Bahamas, a weekend in Vegas and a nice family time along the Miami Beach. Money can make your fantasies real.
THE MIND POWER
In your journey to your land of riches, the first thing you have to deal with is your mind. You have to settle it within you that you want money and that you can make money. It is hard and most times it is impossible for anyone to achieve what s/he does not believe s/he can do. Your mind is so powerful that you can regulate your body temperature, at will, by manipulating it. It is not good enough to appreciate the good things of life, you have to desire them. I am not saying that you should love money to the point or stealing or killing. No. Here is the secret. When you crave for money, ideas drop into your mind. When your mind truly desires something it works toward achieving it. Remember that you can achieve whatsoever you set your mind on.
LET GO OF UNBENEFICIAL FRIENDS
Not all friends are fit to go with you on this quest. Birds of the same feathers flock together. You need friends to get to the level you have set for yourself but, you cannot go forward with all your present ones. You are where you are, presently, partly because of the type of people you have surrounded yourself with. A person who is determined to make wealth is a wo/man of vision. You need to be around people of the same vision and people presently living the live you desire. When you hangout with people of like minds they give you the essential points of there own research or experiences. When you walk with people living the life you desire, it becomes easier for you to step up. I remember that when I was in secondary school, I spent most of my evenings with guys in higher institutions. When I entered the university, friends who were older than me called me matured. The secret was that I moved with those who were ahead of me. Friends who do not add to you will keep you on the same point. Let go of time wasters. When you miss then, this is normal, think about where you are going. You will be relieved.
DRESS LIKE MONEY
The first impression you make on people really matters. Most times people are willing to pay you what they think you have been receiving. If your vision is to become a millionaire, dress like one. People approach you with what you look like. There was an article I read about a man sometimes ago. He sold roasted corn by a major road wearing suit. How do you think people will prize his corn? The importance of how well you appear cannot be over emphasized. Dress 5 stars if you want. Be used to it. People that matter to your growth are rich and to get their attention you have to dress like them. No one will trust a slovenly dressed man with money. That’s the truth. Dress the way you want people to address you.
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