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I recommend that you visit Madrid, Salamanca and Toledo, which are not far away from Leon. And if you feel like visiting Germany now that you are in Europe, take the 2-hour flight and I’ll show you the well-known cities of Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf.
Your mindset can and will dictate the outcome of your efforts. If you need a little bit of a mindset boost or shift then check out this short video by Jim Rohn, explaining how he became a millionaire by age 31.
Damn brother, so thankful I got to meet you in person when you stop by in Seattle. Thank you for sharing your story, it keeps me motivated to grow and achieve greatness, which by the way is a word that I used very frequently now haha. Spain and its people are great, no wonder you’re having so much fun. Cheers!
The problem starts because emails often lack the tone and context to clearly signal what the sender is thinking. So a straightforward email can get misinterpreted, create anxiety or trigger an angry response. As a result, email can often damage the connective tissue that forms relationships among colleagues rather than help build it up.
I get BS e-mails all the time. “Make a million dollars buying gold!” “Make a million dollars in real estate!” “Here are the secrets to making a million dollars, revealed this one time only!” Then I click on the link and it’s all BS. Vague answers, some testimonials and then you have to buy a package. It’s all BS. The rest of this chapter is about brainstorming specific ways to make a million dollars, to do what Bryan Johnson did in less than two years. This is all just brainstorming mind you, and it comes from my personal experience and expertise, so there will be limitations on its scope. But it’s a start. It’s where I start when I want to come up with a new business idea. It’s where you can start, too. Note: every idea I mention below is an idea I’ve seen someone pursue to make a million dollars or more. Am I recommending these methods? No. But, again, they are starting points for brainstorming.
If you ask enough top executives about their leadership style, you’re likely to hear a number of them say, “I hire the best people and get out of their way.” It’s a good line that makes sense at a certain level. Hiring the right people is the most important part of building a strong team, of course, and delegating to give people more autonomy is a powerful motivator.
Another practical way to legally make a million US dollars fin one year from the scratch is to invest in hedge fund. Hedge fund is a regulated investment fund (a much wider range of investment and trading activities) that is typically open to a limited range of investors who pay a performance fee to the fund’s investment manager who invests in the funds and bring returns.
“I couldn’t take work off to spend time with them for a significant amount,” she recalls. “That’s when I realized that I need more control in my life. Even if things are good, if I don’t have the freedom to spend with the people I love then I can’t do this.”
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You must be an unquenchable learner. You must be driven to constant improvement, a bottomless pit to be filled with everything you can learn. Personal development must proceed development of the business plan.
Remember that you only need to earn $22 per hour 24/7/365 to earn US$1,000,000 within the next five years. An e-commerce business can make the dream of “making money while you sleep” come true. An affiliate website, Shopify store, or other online business can make money regardless of whether or not you’re awake.
What an inspirational podcast Lewis! This is my first time on your site and first podcast and the amount of knowledge that I have taken in is unbelievable. It’s funny, as I listened to the podcast, I kept saying your so right Lewis, yup your right about that too… The perfectionist in me is what is holding me back, and after your podcast, no more. Going to set a deadline date this year to roll out my product, will learn as much as I can from others and invest in myself. You have gained a lifetime follower of your work. Thank you for being awesome and talented. Enjoy Spain!
Benjamin, I plan on using my blog to help keep me on track as well. In fact, I wanted to name my site “Million Dollar Journey,” but that domain was purchased a few months before I started blogging. I’m happy that Frugal Trader ended up with it though, because he has a great site! 🙂
Special note: Most brokers typically have minimum amounts for opening a Roth IRA, usually $3,000. Sometimes they’ll waive the minimums if you set up an automatic payment plan depositing, say, $100/month.
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Money equals time and when you don’t have enough time, we tend to compensate by spending more money to pay for services to fill the gap. This might be personal services or just eating out. It doesn’t matter.
I invested $3,000 to get help writing my first book proposal from a highly successful writer. That $3,000 got me maybe 4 or 5 hours of his time. But in those 4 or 5 hours, he taught me what I needed to know to create an amazing book proposal. He provided me resources that dramatically enhanced and sped up my process. With his help, I was able to get a literary agent and eventually a multi six figure book contract.
Great episode, Lewis! Your guests are great, but the solo episodes work too. This was very valuable and I think it will help anyone who listens to it. Glad you mentioned building an audience – very important for being successful. After all, what good is your website if no one sees it! Hope you do end up doing an episode on building your audience as I think that would be really valuable as well. Keep them coming!
I have read many posts and blogs on earning a million dollars or passive income. For some time, I wonder whether striving to be a millionaire for years or decades (as you wrote) it is the thing that people should be guided in life. Maybe it’s better to focus in life on what gives us pleasure and transform it into a business. If in life we make money on our passion, instead of attending to disliked job, we will make money, but it will not be our top priority.
Rule #6. Say YES! He started out just connecting merchants with a credit card processor. Then OpenTable asked him to do software development even though he’s never developed software before. He said YES! He got software developers, built a great product, and at least quadrupled his income. His decision to say YES! elevated his business to a whole new level, not just in the services he offered customers but in how they perceived him. Suddenly, word of mouth was spreading and other online companies started using Braintree’s services: Airbnb, Uber, etc. And the VCs started calling because all of their clients were saying Braintree was providing all of their payment services. It’s not that easy for startup online companies to get payment services.
If you want to do something extremely well, you need to surround yourself with the right mentors. Anything that you’ll ever do well will be the result of high quality mentoring. If you suck at something, it’s because you haven’t received quality mentoring in that thing.
Specifically, if you can find a group of people who is starving for something and is willing to spend money to get what they want, it is easy to make money. Go to a college/professional football game and watch what what happens at halftime.
When you prioritize learning and recovery, then during the hours you are actually working, you’ll be in a deep flow state. You won’t be distracted like most people are when they work. You’re either 100% on or 100% off. While working, you can get more done in a few hours than most people get done in a number of days.
Competition breeds the best results. To be successful, you can’t be afraid to study and learn from your competitors. After all, they may be doing something right that you can implement in your business to make more money.
When you learn something, you should get a return on that learning. Far too many people read books now just to say they’ve read lots of books. If you’re not applying what you’re learning, your consuming and wasting your time.
But you also need to know where your money is going. I recommend using some form of money tracking software to give you an idea of where your money is going. There are a number of excellent free online money management tools which make it easy to see your income, expenses, and spending patterns in one place. My favorite is a free money management tool called Personal Capital which helps you track income, spending, and your investments.