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Wealth secrets that often forgotten – 3

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As I was writing on my newest book this morning on Wealth and Abundance I was thinking about something interesting one of my mentors told me once. I said to him, “I wanna be rich one day.” He said, “Thinking like that you’ll never get there.” I was really surprised I thought what I said was correct. He said, “It’s not committed enough try again.”

I then said, ” I am Going to be rich. And I am willing to do whatever it takes.”
Again he shook his head, “Not committed enough.” Frustrated I said, “Okay what’s better than that.”

He said, “I am rich and this is what I am doing right now.”

It was a profound lesson for me. True story.

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douglas-vermeeren-600Douglas Vermeeren is the CEO of the Millionaire Training Systems. He teaches wealth strategies and mindset. Unlike most wealth coaches and teachers in the market today Douglas Vermeeren actually makes money in the real world and not just through the sale of seminars or personal improvement products. He is the author of the book Guerrilla Millionaire, Millionaire wisdom and several other books on money strategies that build wealth in today’s marketplace. He is also known for his extensive research into the lives of many of the elite and wealthy of today. http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

10 Great thoughts on money from Douglas Vermeeren

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  1. Millionaire in 2011

    Millionaire in 2017

     

1.Do you have a plan on how you will create more abundance in your life? Most people do not. In other words they are expecting wealth, abundance and prosperity to all happen by accident.

 

2. You can’t create what you don’t identify. Get specific on what your financial goals are.

3. Money is not logic. If you try to make money using only logic you will fail. Money comes through exchange. And that is based in emotion. People buy emotionally and they back it up logically.

4. Broke people wait for others to help them. Wealthy people bet on themselves.

5. Money has no opinion, emotions or motives. It gets it’s meaning from the meaning we give it.

6. Income is not an accident. Income follows the systems and strategies you set up in your life. Most people are broke because they’ve never built these things.

7. Fear is the most powerful emotion and keeps most people from ever experiencing wealth, abundance and prosperity.

8. If you are having trouble shifting your money mindset and your prosperity habits make a commitment to start by doing one small thing everyday. Your habits will build as you begin to experience results.

9. Begin by being part of the money conversation. Read books about growing money, watch videos about wealth building strategies, follow the markets, read articles on real estate, attend investment seminars, talk to your banker. All these things put money on your awareness and it needs to be there first before it arrives in real life.

10. Money follows habit.

 

douglas-vermeeren-600Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of Millionaire Training Systems and several books on wealth creation. He is different than the majority of wealth trainers in the world today in that he actually made the foundation of his wealth and continues to do so NOT in selling seminars but in real world business, trading and real estate techniques. http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

1 simple step that will put you on the road to financial freedom

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What does your financial freedom look like to you?

I often ask this question at my seminars and the responses I get are often as follows:

“I’d like spend more time on vacation.”

“I’d like to live in the house of my dreams and drive the vehicle of my choice.”

“I’d like to quit my job and spend more time with family.”

Although these answers are nice – they are not correct.

Financial freedom is not about what experiences you will have and how you think you will spend your day to day life.

Financial freedom is an exact number. How much exactly do you need to meet your obligations each month.

When you passively achieve the exact amount of income you need so that all your obligations and expenses are met you are financially free. Does this make sense? That monthly amount is your obligation or prison. So once you have attained it passively it’s no longer your prison. It’s satisfied without you.

The problem for most people is that they can tell you what they want (The experience) but they can’t tell you what it takes to make it happen.(The exact number) If your goals are specific and clear they are attainable and near. So if you want to be financially free how much money exactly do you need to have coming in passively each month.

Here’s an example:

If your monthly bills are as follows: (I know this is not a reflection of most peoples bills. But its an oversimplified example)

Mortgage $1250

Utilities $239

Groceries $250

Car payment $249

Gas $100

Total monthly Commitment: $2,088

So your financial freedom is actually $2,088. If you can build a passive income stream that replaces whatever you a re doing to get to $2,088 then you have achieved your financial freedom.

Naturally this is oversimplified. And of course, your financial freedom number will change based on your needs and situation. Once you have achieved a passive income that covers your necessary obligations you are financially free. The next step is to move onwards up to financial abundance which is something that is rarely discussed. Financial freedom is important – but financial abundance is where life really begins to change.

More on this later…

By the way, knowing your financial freedom number is just the beginning. Knowing how to get there is where things really get interesting. If you’d like to come out to one of our events near you go to http://www.MillionaireTrainingSystems.com

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Millionaire Training Systems coming To Calgary and Vancouver

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Millionaire Training Systems coming to Calgary August 27

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Millionaire Training Systems coming to Vancouver August 26th.

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Things I learned from a Billionaire that made me Rich

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How are you Spending your money?

Things I learned from a Billionaire that made me rich (Part 1)
By Douglas Vermeeren

Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to spend time with several millionaires and billionaires. As I made the movies The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment, The Treasure Map or doing research for some of my books I have had the opportunity to extensively grill these financial superstars about how they got to their financial independence. I have learned a lot. In fact, as I have applied many of the lessons that they have shared I have been able to create abundance and financial freedom in my own life.

Several of these lessons have made it into the projects as described above but of course how can you possibly share everything in one project? It’s impossible. Probably the most comprehensive outline of what I have learned so far was published in my book with Jay Conrad Levinson, Guerrilla Millionaire – Unlock the secrets of the self-made millionaire or in my Dummies book – Self-Made Millionaires for Dummies. However even those books are incomplete as there are many things which I learned and continue to learn from these mentors that shape my financial life regularly.

I guess that would be the one thing that we could talk about in this article: The importance of continual learning.

What you learn will always determine what you earn. The bottom line is that if you don’t understand principles about how to use and grow your money you can’t use that principle. I remember sitting once with Frank Maguire, who was one of the co-founders of FEDEX, in a shopping mall having an Orange Julius. As we sat there having a conversation he asked me an interesting question. His question: “What is the most expensive thing in the world?”

HIs answer, “Ignorance. Ignorance is the most expensive thing in the world. Because it costs you money, keeps you from making money and costs you time which is the most expensive thing because once its gone you can never get it back.”

If there is one thing that I have observed more than any other attribute among the wealthy is that it their desire to understand and learn everything they can about the issues they are involved in.

I once sat in Bill Farley’s living room and observed this situation first hand. For those who don’t know Bill he was the former CEO of Fruit of the Loom and at one time an owner of several other companies and brands that most people would know. Brands like Anaheim Citrus, Acme Boot Co., and at one time was a partial owner of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. So we were spending some time in his living room when his assistant along with a few team members came in to discuss a few pressing business issues.

They asked him a few questions which most people would have simply answered and moved on. But that’s not what he did. He took a moment and talked with the group gathering their thoughts, expertise and opinions. Now armed with all the facts and possible solutions which they had brought forward he rendered a decision.

That day I understood that the best way to create wealth in a company was to be sure to use your assets which included the brains of those around you.

In my personal business dealings with him I found that he always operated in a similar way. He would always have other experts involved in gaining answers to areas where his experience was limited. Every effort was focused on gathering insights before an action or decision was taken. But having said this I want it also to be clear that in no way did he, or anyone else I observed doing this, ever take a long time to make a decision. They never became victims of analysis paralysis or over analytical processes. They quickly gathered what they needed to know and then pulled the trigger and got it done.

Surrounding yourself with the right people is a powerful way to learn. Naturally this can be done by attending classes, seminars, networking events, charity events, fund raisers and gala events where you have access to new mentors or coaches. These kinds of activities or events are also brilliant locations to meet people who are interested in creating the same financial situations that you crave.

It may be tempting to say that you a re broke and that you can’t afford a ticket to attend such events. However, I have found if you only stick to the least expensive events you will only be connecting with others who are broke. In order to make friends and form relationships with those who you can learn from, you have to go where they go. And a $10 breakfast meeting generally won’t do it.

Not too long ago I had lunch with Bill Bartmann. You may know Bill, he was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 1997 as one of the 400 richest men in North America. At the time Forbes estimated his wealth to be between 2.4 and 3.5 billion dollars. As we sat down he simply ordered a burger, fries and a coke. One of the best lessons that he shared with me over our lunch was to always invest a portion of my income back into developing myself and learning as much as I could about my industry and business.

Money comes to those who understand it and value it most. Innovators become wealthy. But you can only improve on what you already understand. It’s like learning how to play basketball. You can’t do a trick shot until you’ve learned to dribble. Basics come first. And one of the reasons so many people are broke is that they haven’t even gotten a grasp of the basics.

So get learning! Learn everywhere you can and from everyone you can! Put a plan in place to start dedication a portion of your income to growing yourself and your bank account. The more you learn the more you will truly be able to learn!
About Douglas Vermeeren
Is there a pattern that rich people understand?

Are there clues that they leave behind that anyone can apply to become financially free?

Douglas Vermeeren thinks so. Over the last decade he has conducted research into wealth creation, financial freedom and the lives of top achievers in this area. He believes that there are a handful of hidden keys and concepts that are keeping people everywhere from creating untold wealth and abundance in their lives. Without these missing elements, no matter how hard they work, or how valuable their business ideas are or even how much they save for the future MOST PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE RICH!

Douglas Vermeeren is the author of Self-made Millionaires for Dummies, Guerrilla Millionaire, Millionaire Wisdom and The Millionaire Frequency. He is regularly featured on CNN, FOX, FOX BUSINESS, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC and Create Wealth Today. He is the movie maker behind The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment and the new film on Wealth Creation, The Treasure Map. http://www.MillionaireTrainingSystems.com