Your life, up until now, is the sum of your habits. Agree? Hope so. ‘Cause it’s true. So like, if you’re a long way from seven figures, it’s time to adopt better habits. But how?
I’m glad you asked. Here are the seven science-based steps that are involved:
1) Understand: (a) you don’t get rid of bad habits; you simply replace them with good habits that offer a similar benefit; (b) high achievers aren’t perfect, but they get back on track faster; and (c) the key is to start small but dream big – tiny, repeatable routines are what turn lofty goals into reality.
2) You can create new, positive habits to replace old, negative habits with this formula:
- Use a current event as a reminder (upon your first sip of coffee in the morning, read 10-minutes of a business book).
- Make it stupid-easy so you can’t say no (hence, 10-minutes).
- Reward yourself with a treat (you can now finish that coffee).
This is just one example of a million dollar habit. You can add dozens of these into your day over time. Not sure what else millionaires do? No worries. That’s what this website is for. There are seven figure insights in every article. So read up. Better yet, make Millyuns a daily habit. Trade it for social media surfing when bored. (How ’bout dat?)
3) To make these new habits last, don’t rely on motivation. It won’t always be there when you need it. Instead, become the person you want to be. How? By collecting small, daily wins. Don’t break the streak. The more consistently you do the little things millionaires do, the more you take on the identify of a millionaire… and the more natural the process becomes.
4) Don’t worry about deadlines. Instead of saying: “I must be a millionaire by this date,” focus on committing to your new million dollar routine. And before you know it, you’ll be a seven-figure earner.
5) Reps before results. Dwelling on a massive monthly income won’t make you rich; doing the work every day, to the best of your ability, will. Again, less thinking, more doing.
6) Find the first few dominoes. Some habits, once done for the day, will set off a chain reaction… helping you knock out other helpful habits. That 10-minutes of reading, for example, could give you a quote to share on Twitter. Which might lead to a post on your Facebook fanpage. Which could spark a YouTube video. Which could culminate in a blog post. Now that’s a high leverage habit.
7) Get it straight. Becoming a millionaire isn’t about getting lucky or geeking out on goals or thinking happy thoughts; it’s about doing what millionaires do… day after day… until you become one yourself. That’s it. The end.