Rich Vs Poor Mindset

The variables that come to the table between those sitting down on the wealthy side and those sitting down on the opposite side have less to do with opportunity and more to do with their mindset. This is an important thing to acknowledge. Our background, our educational status and so many other variables are less impactful than the mindset that we have during our day to day lives. The mindset we choose to have will change absolutely everything. The mindset of the poor is commonly directed towards what they cannot afford and the mindset of the wealthy is more directed to how they can work to afford the things that they want. 

Spending Habits

There are many differences between the spending habits of the wealthy and the spending habits of the poor. Those who are poor spend the money they make and then choose whether or not to invest what is left. Those who are on the wealthy side of the spectrum invest first and then spend when needed. The wealthy know that investing their money will result in long term cash flow while those on the poor end of the spectrum only care what the money they have can do for them in the here and now. 

LLC Benefits

The wealthy know that having an LLC will protect their assets. If they are in a position where they are being sued, the person is actually suing a corporation or a company. There are layers that they will have to pierce to actually sue them directly and this is a very difficult task. The LLC also gives them the ability to write off more taxes from their business investments as well. People on the other end of the wealth spectrum are more often than not working a w-2 job and not able to get any tax breaks. Moreover, this thought process usually does not occur to them at all. 

Investing

The wealthy and the poor handle their investments very differently. The wealthy are very active in their investments. They are aware of what is happening to their money on a regular basis. They find them personally, do extensive research, and understand the numbers and the fees involved in the investment. On the other hand, those on who are considered, “poor,” usually hand off their money to someone without any research involved. They hope for the best but are not truly aware of what is happening with their money at all. They do not fully take the time to understand the investment that they are making or have the knowledge to make the financial decision to invest at all. 

Conclusion

Mindset is an invaluable asset when it comes to wealth. Those who are wealthy have an abundant mindset. They are purposeful about their spending habits and knowledgeable about where their money is going. They are direct about their objectives and they are fruitful in their investments. Those who are poor do not keep track of where their money is coming from or where it is going to. They may invest on a whim and hope for the best but they do not plan and follow their investments through to the end. This all comes down to the mindset that someone has. There is a clear line that draws the differences between the mindset of the wealthy and the mindset of the poor. If you can take the time to change your mindset, you can change your life. 

ATTN: Baby Boomers

There are three very important things that baby boomers need to pay attention to when it comes to making plans for their retirements. Most individuals in this generation are not actively involved with where their money is. Either they have turned it over to family or a bank, trusting that they will handle it properly or they just do not keep track of their spending at all. Most individuals in this generation are not fully educated on asset retention and do not have a solid plan for their retirement. Understanding the three biggest mistakes that baby boomers make and having the knowledge on how to combat them can help create a more solid plan for retirement before it is too late. 

Turning Your Money Over

Not being active in your finances at all, nonetheless not being active in your investments is always a mistake. It may seem easier to hand your money over to a financial planner and hope for the best but this will not be fruitful in the long run. When you entrust a financial planner to handle all of your assets and investments, all the information you are given overtime is in projections that they give you in their reports. More often than not, these projections are not in layman’s terms and hard for the average person to understand completely. If you do not understand something, you cannot verify it. This opens the door to be easily tricked or lied to without the knowledge to know when it is happening. This is why it is important to be vigilant with what is happening to your money. 

Assets

Assets are an important part of planning for retirement. There are different types of assets that someone can have. If you buy depreciating assets instead of appreciating assets, you are hurting yourself in the long run. In the hunt to try to “keep up with the Jones’” you are hurting yourself more than you think. It may be nice at the time to live a life that looks valuable to those around you but those things that you spend all of your money on will lose value over time. It is more important to focus on appreciating assets that will build your initial investment in them over time. 

The Reality

Most baby boomers have less than ten thousand dollars in their bank accounts. This is not enough to plan a retirement around, especially if you have a future with foreseeable medical issues. If you do not take the time to be informed of your own investments and the status of your own investments, then you have no one to blame but yourself. You have to take the time to educate yourself on these matters so that you can make the decisions on your own without the opportunity to be taken advantage of.

Conclusion

Retirement is something that you need to plan ahead for. It is not something that can be left till the last minute. It takes planning, knowledge and the right investments and asset retention. When you understand what these common mistakes baby boomers are making for their retirement are, then you can understand how to plan to avoid them. It is less about “keeping up with the Jones’” and more about maintaining your lifestyle for longer without having to worry about depending on anyone else. Be active in your investing, educate yourself on the right assets you should have and retire in a place of comfort and safety.

6 Skills that Millionaires Master

There are six skills that every future millionaire must master. These six skills will put you in the millionaire mindset and prepare you to stay in that mindset throughout your life. When you build on the six skills; persuasion, reading people. Sharing the wealth, leverage, problem-solving and saying no, you set a foundation for the life that you want to have. They are skills that you have to hone and work on every day of your life and when you make them a priority, you will begin to master them.

Persuasion

Persuasion is the ability to convince someone to see things in the way that you want them to. You have to be able to persuade your family to support you when you start a business. You have to have the ability to persuade investors to invest in you and employees to work for you. You also have to be able to persuade yourself, that you can accomplish what you set out to do. You have to be able to persuade yourself to keep moving forward. Persuading is not a perversion of the truth, it is a form of selling. Therefore, if you are a good salesperson, you will be good at maintaining the skill of persuasion.

Reading People

Reading people is a very important skill. You need to be able to have good instincts about people and knowing who you can trust. You have to be able to know how to read your investors, your customers, and even your family. You need to be able to read the signals to know what your investors need to feel assured in their investment. You need to be preemptive about understanding your customer’s needs and being able to read your customers is a good way to give them what they want before they even have to ask for it. Behind ahead of the game is a great way to make sure that you never fall behind. 

Share the Wealth

You cannot be greedy when it comes to building your wealth. Sharing your wealth is a very important skill to maintain throughout your life. Ways that you can use this skill include; hosting charity events, gift cards, letting people test your product for free. You have to be willing to put some of the work in for free. You need to be willing to give things away in your business in order to help you build a reputation and referral source from clients. 

Leverage

Leverage is an important skill to hone. You have to be able to leverage people to see how they can benefit you in the most productive way. You have to be willing to leverage your contacts, your friends and even your family. Leverage is more than just about how they can help you, but also how you can help them. You cannot leverage on only one side of the playing field. You have to be willing to give as much as you get.

Problem Solving

You have to be able to solve problems rationally. You cannot let problems distract you from your end goal. You have to learn to calmly handle these problems as they come up. If you cannot learn to handle problems quietly and calmly, then over time they will start to have an effect on your business. This is why you have to be consistent with how you solve the problems and when possible, keep them at an arm’s length. 

Saying No

You have to be willing to say “no” more than you say “yes.” There is a guilt that can sometimes come up when we say no to things. You have to remember that your time is valuable and you need to give your time to the things that are consistently making you money. This is why it is an important skill to know when to say no and stick to that as your answer. 

Conclusion

These are six skills that all millionaires maintain. These skills are important to work on and hone over the years because they will make you more successful and better respected in your life. They work hand in hand to help you build your life without anything getting in your way. This is how you begin to set a foundation for the life that you want to have.