Apart from a happy and fulfilled life full of peace, lifestyle wellness is also about wealth creation. If you want to become rich and achieve financial freedom, you need to change your current mindset and develop a millionaire mindset. Let me explain.
Our mindset is like a thermostat that controls temperature. If the temperature changes, the thermostat kicks in and returns the temperature of the room to the set point. Similarly, our mindset controls the new inputs in our mind system. If the new information does not match our belief system, our mindset (inner thermostat) kicks in and does not let that information in. For instance, if your mindset is “Rich people are not good people” or “Money doesn’t buy happiness” and then I tell you “Starting an online business can make you rich” your mindset controls this information, checks it against your money blueprint, and since it does not match, you reject what I suggest.
By changing your mindset about money and wealth, you accept new information and allow it to upgrade your money blueprint even though it might be discouraging at the beginning. When you upgrade your mindset and embrace elevated thoughts, you expand spiritually and grow. You will no longer be in bondage to your limiting beliefs and thoughts. And that is how blockages are removed and abundance flows in.
Now in order to develop a millionaire mindset, you need to think and act like rich people. The rich think and act differently. Their millionaire attitude sets them apart.
In his book, The Millionaire Fastlane, MJ DeMarco talks about three financial roadmaps to wealth: The Sidewalk roadmap, the Slowlane roadmap, and the Fastlane roadmap. Whichever financial roadmap you follow will predispose you to the destination inherent in the roadmap. According to MJ, following Sidewalk roadmap will likely lead you to poorness while following the Slowlane roadmap will likely guide you to mediocrity. However, following the Fastlane roadmap will make you wealthy.
“The Fastlane is a business and lifestyle strategy for creating an optimal environment for rapid wealth creation and extraordinary lifestyle. Following are the behavioral characteristics or mindset of Fastlane millionaires:
Debt Perception: Debt is useful if it allows me to build and grow my system.
Time Perception: Time is the most important asset I have, far exceeding money.
Education Perception: The moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing. Constant expansion of my knowledge and awareness is critical to my journey.
Money Perception: Money is everywhere, and it’s extremely abundant. Money is a reflection of how many lives I’ve touched. Money reflects that value I’ve created.
Primary Income Source: I earn income via my business systems and investments.
Primary Wealth Accelerator: I make something from nothing. I give birth to assets and make them valuable to the marketplace. Other times, I take existing assets and add value to them.
Wealth Perception: Build business systems for cash flow and asset valuation.
Wealth Equation: Wealth = Net Profit + Asset Value
Strategy: The more I help, the richer I become in time, money, and personal fulfillment.
Destination: Lifetime passive income, either through business or investment.
Responsibility & Control: Life is what I make it. My financial plan is entirely my responsibility and I choose how I react to my circumstances.
Life Perception: My dreams are worth pursuing no matter how outlandish, and I understand that it will take money to make some of those dreams real.”*
*From The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
If in your mind you are rejecting some of these perceptions, you are probably either a Slowlaner who has a 9 to 5 job/business who believes that your job is your sole source of income, money is scarce, and you must work hard, save a lot, and invest in mutual funds or similar for 40 years in order to have a happy retirement, or a Sidewalker who believes that time is abundant and money should be spent like there is no tomorrow and if you are not rich it is someone else’s fault.
In order to develop your millionaire mindset and switch your current roadmap with the Fastlane roadmap, remember the above mentioned Fastlane mindsets, internalize them, and act upon them. Remember that money buys freedom to:
Spend quality time with family and watch your kids grow up
Make a difference in the world
Build and strengthen relationships
Do what you are passionate about, with financial validation removed from the equation