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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!
Find your business sweet spot. There are only three pieces to this. First, know your strengths that are unique to you, or at least where you can add unique value. Then find a market, a group of people, who want what you have to offer. Finally, you have to make sure those people will pay money for what you have to offer.
I’d say an interesting thought to add would be an idea suggested by Mark Cuban a while back on his blog. It was basically the idea that you’re not necessarily saving money so that you can invest slowly and retire comfortably, but that you were saving every possible penny, at every moment, so that when an actual fantastic opportunity came around you’d have money to invest.
Help others. Learn to be a caring individual that makes the world better for people around yourself. It will lead to more positivity coming your way. Also, donating to charities can come back to you in the form of tax deductions.
It’s a marathon, not a sprint, to become a millionaire. Getting to the finish line requires putting one foot in front of the other every day and every week for decades. When times get tough or unexpected personal expenses arise, it can be easy to rationalize missing a monthly contribution. But one week or one month can quickly turn into one or two years if you don’t maintain discipline. A solid financial plan is nearly guaranteed to get you to the million-dollar mark, but the plan is only as effective as the person following it.
Car dealership business is yet another practical ways that an aspiring entrepreneur can successfully make a million US dollars in one year from the scratch. This is how it works, if you are able to establish a car dealership business in an area that enjoys high patronage or you are able to seal a deal to supply a company trucks, buses or cars, you can successfully make a million US dollars from the deal without much stress. Besides if you consistently sell your cars, whether offline or via online car dealership store you are likely going to make at least a million US dollars especially if you deal in luxury cars et al.
Do everything you can to avoid being surprised when you don’t reach financial goals. Set realistic expectations, and have a clear plan on how to get there. Undershooting your revenue estimates will help ensure that your plans, which are based on how much money your business makes, won’t derail the company. If you aim high and fall short of reaching your expected margins, it can be disastrous to your firm. (Get more tips on forecasting.)
One practical thing you can do today is start learning about business and systems from a mentor and a coach. I had a great mentor and coach when I was building my business, and you need one too. Rich Dad provides both mentoring and coaching for those who want to succeed in business.
If you’ve watched “The Wolf of Wall Street” you might have found yourself almost admiring Jordan Belfort. But making money on the stock market isn’t nearly as glamorous as the movies make it out to be. It’s also not as profitable for the vast majority of investors. You’re just as likely to lose some, or all, of your investment capital as you are to bank millions.
It seems like there are as many definitions of financial planning as there are advisors. A complete financial plan starts with a full listing of your goals and values, identifies your priorities, reviews your current expenditures, reviews alternatives, develops appropriate strategies and solutions, takes the needed actions, and maintains a constant review of everything. But, that is beyond the scope here. Now, before Warren Buffett was a top earner, he learned how to be an Olympic class saver, saving the equivalent of $70,000 in today’s money while paying the tuition and expenses of college. So, let’s just talk about the most basic aspect of a financial plan… how to start a home budget.
As your business grows and matures in years three and four you realize that you have a high-end product or service you can offer to customers. This new product costs $1,000, but you’ve built an amazing reputation in your industry, so you know you can find 1,000 true fans to purchase it from you.
Education truly is a “silver bullet” for all that ails you. A college degree is called the Million Dollar Gift as it typically provides one more than a million dollars ($1.2 million on average) in additional lifetime income (of course, it should be a degree in something that’s marketable). Did you know many top “for-profit” schools (Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, etc.) provide free tuition for those from families making less than $60-$75,000? Did you know a minority of students are accepted into college just on grades (good thing for me)? And, did you know there’s about $16 billion in aid and that most of it is not merit based? Finally, it is said the “rich” usually plan for three generations while the “poor” only plan for the weekend. Good advice from Rich Dad Poor Dad is to build a financial plan (with a professional planner) and then do it again. A financial plan should not be about getting rich but to primarily just help identify what’s important to you. Plus, it’s difficult to improve what you don’t track.
You can’t 10X your results by engaging in the same thinking and behaviors you’re currently performing. Consequently, while thinking about your goal, you’ll also get ideas about what you need to do, realistically, to achieve that goal.
Savings requires good self-discipline. Spend time working on any bad habits that take away from your self-discipline. Focus on what you can accomplish by saving rather than hoarding stuff or showing off to others through conspicuous consumption.
There are core professionals who earn far more than a million US dollars annually from a good paying job. A good paying job could be in the oil and gas industry, the banking and finance industry, the chemical industry, the aviation industry and the maritime / shipping industry et al. Thus, if you are looking for a practical way to earn a million US dollars in one year from the scratch, then one of your options is to secure a good paying job. Please note that you must have the required qualifications and corresponding job experience before you can earn it big as a career person.
Never forget that achieving a goal is based on creating routines. Say you want to write a 200-page book. That’s your goal. Your system to achieve that goal could be to write four pages a day; that’s your routine. Wishing and hoping won’t get you to a finished manuscript, but sticking faithfully to your routine ensures you reach your goal.
“My husband and I were really good about saving money,” Shannon says. “We created a six-month emergency fund that allowed us to take a small step back financially when I quit my job. But because we saved early, it gave us a lot of freedom to invest and earn.”
Another practical way which an aspiring entrepreneur can legally make a million US dollars in one year from the scratch is by starting diesel supply business. The truth is that you must be willing to work hard and smart if you intend earning a million US dollars from the supply of diesel.
You probably can’t demand a raise from your boss, but there are a few simple ways that you can essentially give yourself a raise. Simple cutting out some of your major expenses, like canceling your cable or going out to eat less can save you hundreds of dollars every year. If you save $200 every month, you’ll find yourself with $2,400 at the end of the year.
Unfortunately, most business owners are doing wrong that practically guarantees their business is just a Self-Created J.O.B. That’s why they work that hard for that long … take that much risk … and then LOSE money in the process.
It might take 40 years to make your first million in stocks if you go for that slow and steady 7% return. But trading isn’t the same as investing. And volatile penny stocks aren’t your slow and steady investments…
Do you want to be more careless with your money and time investment in starting your one business than a venture capitalist would be in financing one of dozens in which they might be involved? Of course not.
Starting a diamond retailing business is yet another practical way that an aspiring entrepreneur can legally make a million US dollars in one year from the scratch. If you have a penchant for diamond and jewelries, you can indeed make good money if only you can be willing to start your own diamond retailing business. Diamond retailing business is one business that is not common in most part of the world, but it has a very high profit margin. People that are involved in the retailing of diamond would admit that they are making huge returns on their investment.
Dave Ramsey’s YouTube channel is an absolute treasure trove of free financial advice, from an actual multi-millionaire, and not just somebody who has theories on how you should manage your finances. Dave is more of a long-term investment planner, so he won’t have advice on how to become a millionaire within the next five years. But he will change how you view your income and expenditure.
Saving $5 a day is equal to saving $1,825 a year. It is what you do with that money that determines whether or not you will become a millionaire. What you need to do is invest. You want to take advantage of compound interest and time. Compound interest allows you to make interest on your interest. The longer you allow your money to earn interest, the better the results.
Every successful business I have ever studied, has hired the help it needed. Conversely, every failed business I ever looked into, tried to do it all themselves. DIY is best kept to the home. Do It Yourself accountancy, IT, marketing and legal work, etc, makes zero sense… especially in today’s super competitive economy.
For a reasonable entry fee (often around a few hundred bucks), you can buy into an existing system and immediately begin building a business. And because of technology, this can be done almost entirely online and automated. Paperwork, order processing, distribution, accounting, and follow-up are almost entirely managed by the network-marketing software. This allows you to focus on building your business instead of worrying about the normal start-up headaches of a small business.
The trouble often starts when leaders start listing five or seven or 11 priorities. As Jim Collins, the author of the best-selling management books “Good to Great” and “Built to Last,” is fond of saying: “If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any.” Determining these priorities and how they’re going to be measured is arguably the most important job of a team leader because most of the work that everybody does will flow from those goals. Those priorities have to be lined up as carefully as the trajectory of a rocket launch, because even the slightest miscalculation can take a team off-course over time.
On a serious note, I like the idea of “thinking big”. For example, starting your business can certainly be the beginning of becoming a millionare. But, you really have to think bigger…like a plan to franchise the business, create a new market, etc.
Rule No. 2: Pick a boring business. Everyone is always on the lookout for “the next big thing.” The next big thing is finding rare earth minerals on Mars. That’s HARD WORK. Don’t do it! Bryan picked a business that every merchant in the world needs and he also knew that it was an exploding business because of all the online stores that were opening up. You don’t have to come up with the new, new thing. Just do the old, old thing slightly better than everyone else. And when you are nimble and smaller than the behemoths that are stuck with bureaucracy, you can often offer better sales and better service, and higher touch to your customers. Customers will switch to you.
But there’s more than one cryptocurrency, and new ones appearing every day thanks to cryptocurrency startups. Where people are making a serious return on their investment is with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). This, however, is investment opportunity that may not be around forever.
It means you should never make statements that include assumptions about the motivations behind someone’s behavior. Instead, you should stay on your side of the net and talk only about what you’re observing and your own reactions and feelings. That way, it’s harder for people to get their back up because you’re not devising rationales to explain someone else’s behavior.
“M.R.I. means the ‘most respectful interpretation’ of what someone’s saying to you,” she said. “I don’t need everyone to be best friends, but I need to have a team with M.R.I. So you can say anything to anyone, as long as you say it the right way. Maybe you need to preface it with, ‘Can you help me understand why you don’t want to do this, or why you wanted to do this?’”
However, success with this company was not instant, taking up over 3 years of work with the business, he finally achieved the millionaire status. During that time he has learned many tips and tricks that he shares so that you can replicate success for yourself.
You must have heard of musicians who became instant millionaires, but simply releasing hit tracts that sold platinum and even double platinum within a year. A good example is Adele, who is currently trending for selling well over 2 million of her hit track.
Starting a construction company is yet another practical way to earn a million US dollars from the scratch in one year. Of course one of the most popular businesses to start in the construction industry is to register and start a construction company.
My wife and I have done fairly well with our finances, primarily because we spend less than we earn. Another, and perhaps better, way to look at this is to earn more than you spend. I am not implying you should deprive yourself from the things you enjoy or live a monk’s lifestyle.
So, why not get Amazon to do all the heavy lifting for you instead? The Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) e-commerce model means you ship your inventory to their fulfillment centers, and they manage everything else after that, including customer service queries.
In the online course Million Dollar Business Secrets you will learn to understand truly how the whole process works, so you can build your own successful business in a very short time, and not being a slave to your J.O.B.
Before deciding to purchase the product, I recommend trying the Zero to MultiMillionare Webinar first. Even though its only 1 hour long, it is very rich and content, and may open your eyes to new strategies that never even crossed your mind before.
Love the article Ryan. I love thinking about what my story is going to be. I always try to remind myself of why I want it, and that it has a time frame. All I need to do is decide how I’m going to do the next step towards getting there.
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