The Million Dollar Environment
Thinking like a millionaire, having the millionaire mentality, and acting like a millionaire is an inside-out process. This means that when you get it right inside yourself; your being, then the outside world will reflect who you are.
This is considered a new way of thinking, and now that we are inrapidly changing times we need everything that we can get to support our new ways of thinking. There is one, important, golden way of support to our new ways of thinking-----Having a supporting environment.
Having an environment that supports your vision and lifestyle is a sure way to accelerate who you want to become in life. I have researched and found 3 key environmental factors that you can practice and take inventory of to help support your millionaire lifestyle. They are-----
Physical (material possessions)
Who are you hanging out with on a continual basis? Are your family, friends, mentors, business partners, employer, pets, and colleagues supporting your vision and where you want to go? Or, do they drag you down?
I have found “Relationships” the most challenging environmental factor to practice. I have family and friends who would absolutely poison my mind and suck the life right out of me. You know who these people are---they are the dooms day people, “Life sucks, You can't do that, Follow the crowd, This sucks, That sucks, Blah, Blah, Blah.” Get over it man! :)
Well, cutting them totally out of my life just didn't work for me. I mean, these guys are my family and I place high value on my relationships. Perhaps you are in the same situation? What I found that works is not to spend a high quantity amount of time with the people who bring you down. This doesn’t mean I still don’t love them; I just choose not to hang out with these people and get sucked into their drama on a high quantity basis.
A lot of times, people will bring you down because they are scared and afraid. To them, you represent the courage they don't have and the only way to express their feelings is to drag you down to their level.
Let this not be you! The key is to not spend high quantity time with the people that don't support your values and vision.
What you want to do is surround yourself with like thinkers, achievers, and millionaire mindset people. It is more likely that you will become the person who you hang out with the most. This is why it's vitally important to surround yourself with family, friends, pets, and colleagues who support you and your vision. Start going to the clubs, churches, events, restaurants, hotels, and programs where these millionaire mentality people hang out.
I once heard that you can measure the quality of your life by the quality of relationships you have with others. Having relationships that support you is probably the biggest key in becoming that grand person you envision to become. Begin now, to attract new relationships in your life and spend less time with the “life sucks” crowd. I guarantee it will change the quality of your life.
Part of the millionaire lifestyle is the material possessions you have and the environment of your home. Are you continually buying the cheapest items? Is your home a mess with clutter and debris? How about your yard? The music you listen to, is it empowering or disempowering? I want you to understand that to become the best person you can be, you must immerse yourself in that which provides you value; and avoid everything else at all cost.
Is your home supporting you in living that millionaire lifestyle? You don't have to go out and buy expensive things, but there are some things you can do to start living the millionaire way.
Keep your home clean and organized. I once heard that cleanliness is next to Godliness. I don't know if that's true, but being clean and organized has helped me with peace of mind and clarity.
Buy artwork and hang it on your walls when you can. Art can be beautiful and be a good reminder of the wealth you already have. Make it a point to buy art work, not posters, and place it strategically around the house.
Buy quality, rather than quantity. Buy things that make you feel good and look good on you. If you have the decision to buy three pair of shoes from Wal-mart for $150 or a pair of Kenneth Cole for $150, buy the Kenneth Cole. Those shoes are better, they look better, and are made with high quality materials. Therefore, you will feel more wealthy wearing high quality material.
The biggest possession I speculate buying is music and movies. Why? Well, because what you listen to and watch on a continual basis is sending messages and feeding your mind. Are you listening to gangster rap about murder and rape? Or are you listening to U2 and the Beatles? Which music do you think multi millionaires listen to? Constantly feed your mind with empowering materials. It will start to support your thinking in new ways beyond measure.
The personal environmental factor is about how you take care of yourself. What shape is your body in? How well kept is your hair? Your facial hair? Leg hair (for women)? How about your diet and exercise program? I suggest you pick a role model, a person that you desire to become and start dressing and acting like him or her. Look like what a million dollar person would look like in that industry. People respond better to well groomed, healthy and fit, and nicely hygienic appearances.
Not too long ago, I would shave my face every 2 days. I realized that I wasn't looking my best and sharpest. It gave the impression that I didn't care and just rolled out of bed. Now, I shave everyday and I feel and look 10 times better. Your physical appearance does count for something; please make good use of it! I’m sure you have heard this expression before----First impressions say everything.
To wrap this article up, the millionaire lifestyle consist of thinking and acting like a millionaire, making decisions from the millionaire mentality, and surrounding yourself in an empowering environment. There is a lot of information to digest from this article. What’s important is to take action everyday, small or large, in living that millionaire lifestyle. Even if you don’t want to be a million dollar income earner, the millionaire lifestyle can be for your health, relationships, mental wealth, and/or spiritual wealth. I want to caution you though; there is always a price for the prize. Nothing is for free. However, with enough effort, focus, and determination that prize will become a reality and it will be well worth the price!