With These Mindset Principles, I Increased My Ownership Value
It’s been years, but it’s still so surreal that I have a seven-figure net worth.
Do you know how long I’ve craved this feeling? How long I’ve waited to see these figures in my bank account? Here’s the answer: FOREVER.
As I sit back and think of my dad, as well as all the people, experiences and guidance I’ve encountered along my journey, I can’t help but feel immense gratitude. Gratitude for the life I can now afford, but most of all, gratitude for the mindset I’ve developed over time. As “The Wealthy Dreamer” shows, my dad is my greatest inspiration. I owe A LOT of my success to his teachings and his love, but I don’t know if I’d be where I am without the principles I’ve had to develop on my own.
Mindset is crucial when you’re working toward achieving a goal. Your mindset keeps you on track and helps you remain faithful to your journey. Your mindset directly affects your drive, and it helps you navigate through inevitable adversity. My road to a million was bumpy at times, but I can honestly say ‘I made it’ because I’ve held these two principles close to my heart and cemented in my mind:
Always seek knowledge
If you don’t like reading, try audiobooks. The point is to find a way to educate yourself and to acquire knowledge. Many times, education is the only bridge that exists between the life you live and the life you want to live. I didn’t go to school for finance. And yes, my dad served as my financial advisor, but guess what? He didn’t either. Yet, we both built an empire.
How? Self education. What we didn’t know, we’d find out. With Google, social media (especially YouTube) and audiobook companies such as Audible, information is everywhere. All it takes is consistent time and effort. Even if all you have is 10 extra minutes a day, invest eight of those minutes into feeding your mind, and the remaining two to learn how to apply the knowledge.
Hold on to the people who challenge you
I time traveled a few times in “The Wealthy Dreamer” to give you instances of when I had a plan in mind, but my father had one completely different for me. I could’ve given him 100 excuses as to why I couldn’t do things his way, and he’d come back with 200 solid counterarguments. In retrospect, I understand exactly what he was doing. He intentionally challenged me. He wanted me to understand that excuses can lead to complacency if I overuse them. To earn a solid net worth, I HAD to nix the excuses.
Years after his death, I still cherish this quality of my relationship with my dad, and I apply it to other relationships in my life. The people in my tribe have to not only inspire me, but I need to be challenged because I sometimes lose momentum. Hold on to the people who love you and who will hold you accountable for your actions. Embrace their knowledge.
With mindset mastery, the right tribe and solid knowledge, you are well on your way to making that thing you can’t stop thinking about, a reality. Trust me. I know this because the one thing I couldn’t stop thinking about is now my reality. In “The Wealthy Dreamer,” I paint this picture.
#ADGNF (A Daddy’s Girl Never Forgets)