If you aren’t paying attention to the lives and habits of self-made millionaires then you’ve got the wrong idols, bro. These are the people who have amassed fortunes out of nothing. Who worked their way up from the bottom into the 1%, America’s financial elite.
By studying the steps that self-made millionaires take on their paths towards success we can gain an understanding of what it takes to do it ourselves. Author Tom Corley spoke with Business Insider about the one thing most self-made millionaires do when they first wake up in the morning. Corley called it an ‘investment’ but that seems a little bit misleading here since we’re dancing around the topic of Finance. But the ‘investment’ he is referring to is something that almost every self-made millionaire does each morning to enrich his or her life. Here’s what he had to sya:
Here’s the transcript from Business Insider YouTube:
Tom Corley: What I found in my research is that in the morning, this is where self-made millionaires really create a lot of their wealth. They invest in themselves in the morning and what do they do? They do things like meditation. They do things like brainstorming — they’re brainstorming over obstacles, problems, issues that they are having either in pursuing their dreams or their goals or in their business or in their career.
They’re also reading what I call facts. They’re studying facts. And the reason to why they study the facts is they do this so that they can maintain their knowledge base and improve their knowledge base. They’re also trying to read uplifting, motivational, inspirational things to get them in the right mindset and this is so important. I’ve mentioned several times in my articles, if you have a positive mental outlook, then you have a greater chance of being successful in life and in order to get that positive mental outlook, sometimes you got to do certain things to put you over the top and one of them is meditation, the other one is reading inspirational, uplifting information. (via)
I recently downloaded the ‘Headspace’ app. It’s a meditation app which takes 3 minutes every day. Until I started using this app I always thought that meditation was VooDoo nonsense. That it was just a way for needy people to take a break each day. Now that I’m using Headspace I’m realizing that you actually gain a ton of clarity in your daily life when you are able to train your mind to shut out all the chatter for moments at a time. If you’re not using Headspace yet I’d encourage you to give a shot and then come back here to tell me what you think!