When you can master your life 100%, you get to call the shots. You decide where you want to work, how you want to work, how much money you want to make and without limits, where you want to live, how you want to live and what you want to me. When you are your own master, nobody can dictate any of the above. It is entirely up to you.
It sounds great! Doesn’t it?
But Wait!!! There’s one thing. Have your learned to master yourself?
If I were to make a guess, I would say “not quite”. If I’m wrong, you need not read any further, but if you are like 99% of the people, you can do better with this.
Until you learn to master yourself, you cannot master your life and becoming financially free will be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
What does it mean to master oneself? More importantly How?
To master yourself, you need to first break bad and non-productive habits. If you are addicted to drugs, including alcohol, you will first need to overcome these habits. They not only waste time and money. They waste your mind and they sap motivation. Show me someone who is hung-over or high, I guaran-damn-tee you that they are not doing anything that will make them rich. You will see these people call into work sick, or worse, show-up drunk and completely screw something up.
Overcoming such habits as drugs or alcohol is not easy. To overcome them quickly and more easily, it is advisable to seek professional help. You will usually have a team of psychologists and psychiatrists who know the ins and outs of breaking habits and who serve as friends and cheerleaders for you throughout your process of breaking habits.
After you have gotten rid of the bad habits, you need to replace them with good and productive habits. If you want to be rich, you need to start implementing the same habits rich people have.
Consider this the HOW:
Below are some habits that rich people have that you can implement in your life starting now:
- Start reading books on a consistent basis. If you read my article on how reading can help you be rich, you will see that wealthy people read an average over 60 books per year. That may seem like a lot, so you can start out a little less. Perhaps you can read 30 books per year or you may even be able to read a book a week. If you don’t feel you have time to read, think of all the things you do to waste time. How many hours do you watch TV per week? Can you limit that? If you truly do not have time to read, you may want to invest in some audio books or sign up with Audible and listen to books while driving to work or while exercising. It is recommended that you read books on success, leadership, business, wealth, although you can read some fiction too. Not only does reading books teach you new skills, it will make you more of a master of yourself. Remember? If you master yourself, you master your life. Reading books is a great start!
- Start getting up early. Did you know that the majority of wealthy people get up between 4 and 5 in the morning? The saying “the early bird gets the worm” really means something. I would say “The early human gets the cash”. We tend to waste a lot of time during the evenings and stay up way too late, so we have trouble getting up early, if we get up early, we tend to get the day started early and get a lot more done. When evening comes around, you will find that you will be too tired to stay up late and will find it easy to get to bed. This transition is not easy, but it will payoff and in more ways than just being able to get more done. You also learn to master yourself even further, and remember, if you master yourself, you master your life.
- Take 15 minutes each day to relax, meditate, and think. When your mind is in a relaxed state of mind, ideas will more easily flow to you. Sometimes these ideas will be money making ideas.
- Start a side business. I am saying this assuming you work a regular 9 to 5 job since that is what most people do. Most wealthy people earn their big money from businesses, not from a job. Don’t quit your day job, continue working hard at it, but when you return home, you spend at least 5 to 10 hours per week working your side business. Once you earn enough money from your business to cover your expenses plus some, then you can quit your day job. MLM and affiliate marketing are great ways to start. My Affiliate Marketing business is Wealthy Affiliate and with this you have the potential to replace your full time income.
There are more habits that you will need to build to fully master your life, but these are a great start. Remember, master yourself, and master your life. See you at the top!