Finding the Right Place

Authored by Rickey Combs


I’ve been using my satellite star internet to hunt for properties the last two years and I finally found the place I think I’m going to call home. It needs a lot of work but I think I can do it since I worked in construction in college and I’ve got a lot of experience with things like tiling and painting and stuff like that. Any of the more challenging stuff I’m going to have to farm out but I don’t mind since I’m really looking at this place like an investment. It’s on the market for an incredible price and all that’s left to do is have a home inspection so I guess I’ll find out next Tuesday if there really is a reason it’s so cheap. I’m crossing my fingers because I’ve heard this is where most purchases fall through and that’s the last thing I want to happen now that I’ve found the house of my dreams. Hopefully in a few months I’ll be moving into my brand new house on Main Street!






Divorce Your Fears and Marry Your Dreams


“Some people were never meant to walk with you into destiny, but to the door of destiny. Be okay with people who can't "go on through."
  
I was listening to a friend today tell me that she hadn’t achieved the level of success she wanted because she was trying to get all her friends and family to come along with her.  She remarked and I quote:  “I don’t want to be rich by myself!” Seriously, are you kidding me?  Believe me, if it’s one thing I know it’s that if you’re rich you won’t be by yourself.  You will find a litany of friends, family and others who will come out of the wood work to “befriend” you.
But all joking aside, it got me to thinking how many of us are putting destiny on hold waiting on others to get motivated?  This is an issue for a lot of folks especially if they are the first in their circle of friends and family to obtain success. They fear their success will ruin friendships or beget them envy. They also believe they owe it to others to help them be successful so they dim their light to help others shine. But honestly, what I think when I hear others say that is fear talking. It’s not the fear of leaving others behind but the fear of moving ahead or on so they don’t want to take the journey by themselves because they don’t know what to expect. 
Whenever I have fear or doubt, I remember these wise words from one of my favorite movies, The Notebook: “if you’re ever going to be successful, you have to cheat on your fears, break up with your doubts, get engage to your faith and marry your dreams.” After all, marrying your dreams is the ultimate end game and if you’re ever going to walk through the door of destiny to marry your dreams, it may mean you have to be ok walking through the door alone and being ok with those who choose not to.”
Ever have this fear of walking alone? What have you done to push yourself through the door of destiny?
Kim Crouch is one of the founders of The Millionaire Journey and author of Mother to Son.

Are You Thinking Big Enough to be Rich?

"You will not achieve wealth without a wealth consciousness."

Good morning future millionaires. Today, ask yourself are you living a wealth conscious life? Before you answer “yes” too quickly, I want you to read this post, keep an open mind and then ask yourself are you really living a wealth conscious life.

Over the last several years, we’ve heard a lot about the Law of Attraction. In fact, the Law of Attraction has become widely accepted and really is not doubted. However, at the core of the Law of Attraction is whether or not you are wealth conscious. What’s wealth consciousness? It means having a mindset that allows you to attract rather than repel wealth.

So many of us think we’re attracting wealth when in fact we’re repealing wealth because we don’t know our true thoughts about wealth. Many of those thoughts stem from childhood or from what we’ve seen. Without becoming too much of a psychologist, it’s important to understand what you really are thinking about wealth. For example, do you always live in fear of money? Do you think no matter how much money you have you’re still poor or do you have negative thoughts about wealth? If so, you have a poverty conscious.

People who have a wealth conscious feel good about money and seldom worry about it because they have the confidence in their ability to attract money to them. Understanding your mind set and whether you have a positive wealth conscious is a good way to start to make sure that your consciousness and your desires are in alignment otherwise your thoughts could be sabotaging you.

Here are some good ways to make sure you stay wealth conscious:

  1. Affirmations. Affirmations are a good way to train your mind and preempt any negative thoughts about money. I use affirmations throughout the day to help me as negative thoughts crept in. I have the all over my house and in my car. They are everywhere.
  2. Generating Ideas. Every day I try to generate at least 20 income earning or money making ideas. They don’t have to be million dollar ideas. They are merely ideas to train my mind so that it looks at new ways of making money. Each day I try to get more creative with my ideas. This has been one of the best wealth consciousness exercises. The first few days are the hardest but after a few days you will be amazed with the ways you’ve trained your mind to see wealth in places and ideas that you hadn’t seen before.
  3. Vision Board. I love Vision Boards. I have them for everything: what I want my life to look like, my relationships, my family life, my house and my business. Vision Boards are great visual reminders of what you’re working for and they allow you to remain passionate about your goals.
  4. Accountability Partner. Not everyone likes the concept of an accountability partner but if you get the right one, he or she can do a lot to help you stay on track. They are great to bounce ideas off on, to brainstorm with and someone who is also like minded. A critical part of any success is surrounding yourself with the right people and person number one outside your life mate is the accountability partner and your circle of friends.
So do you think you’re living a wealth conscious life? What do you do to make sure you’re staying the course toward your goals?

Kim Crouch is one of the founders of The Millionaire Journey and author of Mother to Son.

How to Write and Produce a Screenplay

Do you consider yourself the next Steven Spielberg or Tyler Perry? Do you have a great idea for a movie, but need help putting it on paper?

The Millionaire Journey Radio Show is kicking off the new year with screenwriter and executive producer Tyeastia "Tye" Green. She is a dynamic artist whose talents as a writer have taken her from private journal writer to a self-published producer of three spoken word CDs, author of two award winning screenplays, creator of TH3M! and executive producer/writer of PreDestined.

Tye will walk us step-by-step through the screenwriting process. So be sure to tune in to The Millionaire Journey Radio Show this Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 7pm EST/4pm CST, to get your questions answered. You can join us live in the chat room: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/millionairejourney/2011/01/17/how-to-write-and-produce-a-screenplay, or listen live on the phone by dialing 646-595-2996 (press "1" on your keypad if you'd like to ask a question).

Lisa Maria Carroll is a social media maven who teaches wealth strategies through the Millionaire Journey, tweets motivational tips on Twitter, quips about the latest relationship dramedy on The Relationship Buzz BTR show, and mentors single moms through her blogs. To learn more about Millionaire Journey, go to http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com/ or join us on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/yhdwa78

OPERATION MOTIVATION: Position Yourself to Receive by Giving


'Twas the week after Christmas, and the complaints were rolling in. While some people were complaining about what they got, others were griping about what they didn't: I can't believe that's all they got me or I can't believe they didn't get me anything (whoever "they" are). And the end result is that we're deleting them from our social networking sites, writing them out of our will, and vowing to never attend another family reunion, right?

Does any of this sound familiar? Is it you?

Although Christmas is supposed to be a time for giving, it can bring about hurt feelings and resentment when someone doesn't live up to another person's expectations in the giving department. Secretaries resent executives when they don't get the $1,000 bonus and Employee of the Month parking space they were expecting this year. Grown children stop speaking to parents (until next Christmas) when they don't receive everything they asked Santa to bring. And extended family vow to never come to another family holiday party until Aunt Suzie learns how to coordinate a gift drive to cover the things they don't get from all the social services agencies they signed up with.

These scenarios may sound extreme, but familiar at the same time. And far too often, the people who complain the most about what they don't receive are the ones who give the least. The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like. So even if you're a giver who finds yourself wanting to receive more, take a minute to check your giving. Maybe you're not giving enough of what you want to receive. If you want love, give it. If you want better friendships, be a better friend. If you want others to support your business, support theirs.

As you continue to accumulate wealth to grow and live your millionaire lifestyles, position yourself to receive by giving. Stay motivated for the task at hand. It may not be returned from the person or in the same way that you expect it to, but it does come back.

Happy Holidays

On behalf of the Millionaire Journey, we would like to wish you a holiday season filled with peace and love.

Enjoy the season, and thank you for being our partners in success.

Kim and Lisa

The Warren Buffets Next Door




The holiday season is upon us! As always, I believe the best gifts you can give is the gift of wisdom, education and financial knowledge. Consistent with that, I will soon start letting you know about great deals as well as posting about what I think are great gifts. As a prelude to that, here's a great book (The Warren Buffets Next Door) is a recently released book that I've come across that would be good for anyone interested in becoming more financially savvy.
 
While many of us have heard of great investors like Warren Buffett, George Soros, etc., this book reveals how 10 ordinary people consistently achieve extraordinary returns on their investments (and how you can, too). The book takes you inside their investment strategies. However, one thing I would caution about this book is that even though this book highlights 10 ordinary people who've done it, one shouldn't assume that it's a easy as pie to do the same. After all, good investing and success come with spending time, learning the craft but this book is a good start  and it's a good book for anyone who may be interested in investing.

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