App Trillionaires: How To Become An App Developer: Enjoy Life, Make Money, and Live Your Dreams! (2013)
16. THE MILLIONAIRE MINDSET
I personally decided to write this book because I wanted to help people who share the same vision of not only helping themselves and their families, but also giving back to their local communities. I wrote this book to help build RESPONSIBLE wealthy and successful people.
When you grow larger I would love to see you give to those who are less fortunate. If someone has lost a job and is NOT qualified, be charitable if you have the resources and pay for that person’s education and HIRE THEM in your business! You would have helped not just one person, but possibly an entire family keep a house and not go bankrupt (like what happened to me). Help out your local communities, schools, hospitals. Be responsible with the money and abundance you have been blessed with!
That is my mission with this book. If you follow what I have outlined here, you should most likely become quite wealthy financially.
In order to really grow this business and keep at it when times get tough, you require a top notch positive mindset. Getting this mindset can be a challenge, but I’ve laid out some steps you can take right now to help you on the path of creating that abundant mindset that will help you succeed!
So lets start off by asking yourself this important question:
WHY ARE YOU HERE?
Have you figured out WHY you are doing this?
STEP 1 - DEFINE YOUR VISION
If you want to become a millionaire to pay bills, then you’re in the “Get Rich Quick” mentality. You’ll be focusing on your debt and trust me, that will NOT get you rich at all, not even close!
In fact most people who have become millionaires (and I’m not talking about the lottery wins or those who got it from inheritance) are the ones who had a great VISION! Their vision was SO large that it was all that they could see.
What is your great vision? Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? 10 years? 50 years? What do you believe your purpose is here?
I truly believe we all have a reason to be here, a powerful purpose, a vision! Maybe one of you could end up curing aids, another person could help out little children, some one else could focus on creating beautiful music that could help heal the soul of millions!
Come up with a powerful vision and let that help MOTIVATE YOU whenever you ask yourself “Why Am I doing this?”
I was there many times as well and asked that same question, but because I had a MASSIVE VISION for my life, I was always able to keep on keeping on!
STEP 2 - DEFINE YOUR THOUGHTS
Thoughts are THINGS! You may have heard this very statement several times in various places. It is very true! What you think about is what you have the potential of creating. Whatever you think about the most is what tends to happen.
You may think this is all nonsense, but it is true. If every day you surround yourself with negative thoughts and negative people, you are going to most likely get negative results.
Change that and start surrounding yourself with positive thoughts and positive people and your results will end up being positive!
Unless you can change your mentality, it will be very hard to hit success AT ALL!
Focusing on what you want rather than what you don’t want is the key to watching your thoughts! Go to “HAPPY” places that you know will put a smile on your face and will allow you to change your thoughts to those of “I CAN” and “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”.
STEP 3 - INCORPORATE THE FOUR KEYS TO SUCCESS
Faith, Belief, Positive Mindset and Persistence!
These four keys to becoming successful are important, and in my opinion, a requirement to success.
In my life I went through many of these phases where I would have either Belief in myself, but none of the other qualities. Or I would persist only to be miserable (This is the whole “JOB” example, where you are constantly persistently going to work, but you don’t like it).
You need to have all FOUR items to truly start seeing success! In order to make your vision of your future real, you need to BELIEVE that it is possible. You need to have a POSITIVE MINDSET about it. You need to PERSISTat making it a reality AND during times of falling down (always remember persistence means you get back up again), having FAITH in a higher power (in my case I prayed to God all the time) will be the glue to make everything connect, especially during times when things may seem impossible!
STEP 4 - DEFINE YOUR BUBBLES
So what is holding you back? Usually it’s your own self in most cases, and a large contributing factor to this is the concept of BUBBLES! We live in various bubbles, some big, some small, but each bubble is a specific group of people. This could be a bubble of people who all earn 40-50k. It could be a bubble of factory workers, or a bubble of family, etc. We have several bubbles that we are a part of on a daily basis, and this group tends to help mold our thoughts and ways of life.
The reason I have given it the term “bubble” is because until we STEP OUTSIDE of this bubble, we don’t realize what is TRULY POSSIBLE!
Take for example a bubble consisting of friends who all make 40k-50k per year and all own a house and have families. Ask any of them to go out for a $100/person dinner, and you’ll have them flinch at the price! Take the next bubble of friends who are all DOCTORS, and you will have them not even think twice about the price.
In most cases we are stuck in various bubbles due to our families. These are the more challenging bubbles to be stuck in and it can be quite hard to “look outside” the bubble to see what is possible.
If your bubble consists of people who have NEVER thought of millions or could NEVER imagine themselves even making millions, they will think you are crazy! Ironically the methods they follow do NOT attract millions of dollars, nor do their lifestyles show that they are living like millionaires. So chances are, if you are “NOT” with them and copying them and living in their lifestyle, you are “NOT” the same and they cannot “RELATE” to you. HENCE you cannot build a lasting “RELATIONSHIP” and that’s where friendships die off.
You may have heard many people say, “Oh money changed them, they no longer are friends with me”. In most cases the irony is that in order to MAKE MONEY you need to change the bubble that you are a part of, and people in your original bubble will NOT understand that. Because you will be more focused on doing things the people in the abundant bubbles do, your original friends from your original bubble will think that you’ve changed or that “money” changed you. It is actually quite far from the truth, and in actuality you could not have changed until you stepped outside the bubble and looked at what was possible.
Even till today I have many friends/family who just don’t understand why I don’t have a “JOB”. Until I stepped outside of that “bubble” I didn’t know that you don’t have to have a job, but could actually love what you do and live a life that is EXTRAORDINARY! I now have a Career, I really don’t work, I love what I do and enjoy it! This is something that my original “bubble” of friends and family just do not understand. They call it weird and every time I meet these same people from that bubble, they always try and find some way to “RELATE” to me and always try and get me to either get a “JOB” or do things that they can “RELATE” to because they have never stepped outside the bubble and just want you to be a part of their bubble.
I actually had one person get so upset at me because I was “SMILING” about life.
“HOW CAN YOU BE HAPPY? YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB! AREN’T YOU MISERABLE?”
The irony was, they were miserable and I was happy, and that was what got them even more upset, they wanted me to be miserable with them so that they didn’t feel that they were crazy and the “only one” who was miserable!
If you can’t smile in life, quite frankly you’re wasting your time doing the wrong things. And I’m not talking about waiting for the RIGHT TIME to be happy and grateful. You should be able to be happy and grateful about life at MOST times (Obviously I’m not saying go to a funeral and start dancing and laughing, that’s not what I mean by this). But for most times in your life, you should be able to really enjoy and smile about it and say, “WOW this is amazing! I can’t believe I GET to do this!”
As you become an app developer, and start going outside of your bubble, expect to meet many from your original bubble who just don’t understand or relate to you. That’s because you are stepping outside of your original bubble to see what else is possible, and I can assure you here and now that ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO AND BELIEVE WITH FAITH AND A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE IS FULLY POSSIBLE!
STEP 5 - VISUALIZATION
Ok so now onto some visualization tools and exercises. So how do you visualize abundance? Lets start at the root of it, which is MONEY.
Here is a great website that provides a tool that you can use to gain the MENTALITY of abundance. It is called UnlimitedUniversalBank.com by Megan Jenifer. You simply put your email address in, and every few days to every week, you get a VIRTUAL DEPOSIT of $1000 into a virtual bank account.
If you treat it like a real bank account that you never can take money out of, you will start to notice that as it accumulates, your EMOTIONS of abundance start to grow. THAT IS THE KEY!
You want to build an emotional feeling of abundance, and soon enough this emotion will allow you to start focusing on the things that WILL gain you even more abundance. Pushing your vision forward, you’ll be able to achieve great things using this simple technique.
The second tool is known as a VISION BOARD. A Vision Board simply put is a board that you put ANYTHING you would like to have in your life on. Imagine if there were no limits and no restrictions on time, money or resources. If you could have anything, what would you get? Place this on your Vision Board, and then every day come and take a look at it when you wake up and before you go to sleep. For example you may take the body of a physically “sexy” person that you may want to have a body like and cut out your head and paste it on top.
You may take a photo of the car you want to drive and then take a photo of you and paste it on top in such a way that you are sitting inside the car. The more you can be a part of ALL of these images, the more real it will feel and hence the emotions will grow and you will really start to feel that you HAVE these things.
After doing this exercise daily for years, I was able to obtain things that I simply put inside of my own vision board. Around 2007 I created a vision board, and one of the things on the Vision Board was, “I will only work on my Dreams and Goals and have only myself and God as my boss”. Here I am now in 2013 and I am LIVING THAT!
Here I am writing a book and I’ve already created a Video Game Business and I plan on taking the money I earn to not only help myself and my family but also create a Charity one day giving back to the world.
Because my vision has been so large, whenever I felt like giving up or whenever I felt that I was not going to make it, I looked back at my great vision and said, “I have to make it, there are people who need me, I must keep on moving forward, keep persisting!”
Have a large VISION and use these tools of Abundance and Visualization to help in creating that great vision!
STEP 6 - RECOMMENDED READING
These are the books that I have personally read (Except a few of the holy books) and can HIGHLY recommend. They helped change me (For Better!) and put me in a mind and state of success and abundance and also helped me to see outside of my own bubble.
Over the past 10 years I have amassed a great library which I believe is even more important than money because it helps me get in the mindset to generate abundance and create an abundant lifestyle. (A Small list of the over 100 Books that I have personally read!)
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude Napolean Hill and W. Clement Stone
The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Get The Edge PROGRAM by Anthony (Tony) Robbins
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
Your Holy Book (For whatever your Spiritual Beliefs Are) à Bible, Quran, Torah, Gita, etc.
“Often family and friends give up on YOUR dreams & goals, because they are YOUR dreams & goals. Believe in yourself, even when no one else can!”
— Abhinav Gupta