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5 Common Mistakes That Prevent People From Becoming Millionaires

5 Common Mistakes That Prevent People From Becoming Millionaires

It is wishful thinking when you want something and you are not willing to make any sacrifice for it. Wealth is wanted by many people but they keep taking the fruitless route in getting it. it is good to study what defines the success of the wealthy before you setting out on your journey to become a millionaire. It will not simply help you to become wealthy but also to stay wealthy. Try and avoid these popular mistakes that could hurt your chances of becoming a millionaire.

They are not trying

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” –Donald Trump

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It takes effort and lots of hard work to become successful. Most time people work hard not to become wealthy but simply to pay the bills. It all depends on the mindset we use to approach wealth because this can have a direct effect on how much money you make. Rather than focus on just working, you need to start trying to become a millionaire. Make sure it is a goal rather than just working to “get by.”

They don’t believe

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” – Warren Buffet

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A lot of people adore the wealthy but they can’t ‘see’ themselves becoming one. They think that the rich must have done something crooked and evil to become wealthy. They would rather envy the wealthy and blame this or that for their inability to become wealthy. All millionaires see money as something they are entitled to have. You have to develop your positive thinking to make sure you attain wealth. Don’t make that mistake that wealth belongs to a certain few and you cannot be among that few.

They don’t trust in their guts

“Screw it, Let’s do it!” –Richard Branson

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If you want to be wealthy you have to stop listening to what other people say about you. You don’t need to look down at yourself or what you can do with the resources you have at your disposal. Being a millionaire is an energetic journey that can only be taken by you. And you have to let your instincts direct you at certain times on what smart decisions you have to take.

They procrastinate

“While the masses are waiting to pick the right [lotto] numbers and praying for prosperity, the great ones are solving problems.” – Steve Siebold

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A lot of people tend to wait when they need to be taking action. A lot of people wait for the right time, the right amount of money or a better opportunity before they take action. You can’t afford to wait for success, you have to go out to meet it. No one is going to fix your problems except you. Procrastination is a thief of time and all that waiting will stop you from achieving what you really want and becoming the person you can be. You can’t leave your pursuit of wealth to chance or allow external factors to determine what you can become.

They have a terrible relationship with money

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” – Robert Kiyosaki

To be successful you have to treat money the same way a jealous lover treats his/her partner. You have to improve your relationship with money to become a millionaire. Having a healthy relationship with money means you are responsible, respectful and do honorable things with money. Learn to see money as a tool to becoming what you want to be. Once you start seeing money as a liberator rather than a necessary evil, you will be able to purchase a financial peace of mind and attract more opportunities.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with hundreds of emails all vying for our attention.

Our phones are beeping and pinging with new alerts to messages, likes and comments and our colleagues are complaining about the latest company initiative is designed to get us to do more work and spend less time at home.

All these distractions result in us multitasking where our attention is switching between one crisis and the next.

Multitasking is a problem. But how to stop multitasking?

How bad really is multitasking?

It dilutes your focus and attention so even the easiest of tasks become much harder and take longer to complete.

Studies have shown that while you think you are multitasking, you are in fact task switching, which means your attention is switching between two or more pieces of work and that depletes the energy resources you have to do your work.

This is why, even though you may have done little to no physical activity, you arrive home at the end of the day feeling exhausted and not in the mood to do anything.

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We know it is not a good way to get quality work done, but the demands for out attention persist and rather than reduce, are likely to increase as the years go by.

So what to do about it?

Ways to stop multitasking and increase productivity

Now, forget about how to multitask!

Here are a few strategies on how to stop multitasking so you can get better quality and more work done in the time you have each working day:

1. Get enough rest

When you are tired, your brain has less strength to resist even the tiniest attention seeker. This is why when you find your mind wandering, it is a sign your brain is tired and time to take a break.

This does not just mean taking breaks throughout the day, it also means making sure you get enough sleep every day.

When you are well rested and take short regular breaks throughout the day your brain is fully refuelled and ready to focus in on the work that is important.

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2. Plan your day

When you don’t have a plan for the day, the day will create a plan for you. When you allow outside influences to take control of your day, it is very hard not to be dragged off in all directions.

When you have a plan for the day, when you arrive at work your brain knows exactly what it is you want to accomplish and will subconsciously have prepared itself for a sustained period of focused work.

Your resistance to distractions and other work will be high and you will focus much better on the work that needs doing.

3. Remove everything from your desk and screen except for the work you are doing

I learned this one a long time ago. In my previous work, I worked in a law office and I had case files to deal with. If I had more than one case file on my desk at any one time, I would find my eyes wandering over the other case files on my desk when I had something difficult to do.

I was looking for something easier. This meant often I was working on three or four cases at one time and that always led to mistakes and slower completion.

Now when I am working on something, I am in full-screen mode where all I can see is the work I am working on right now.

4. When at your desk, do work

We are creatures of habit. If we do our online shopping and news reading at our desks as well as our work, we will always have the temptation to be doing stuff that we should not be doing at that moment.

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Do your online shopping from another place—your home or from your phone when you are having a break—and only do your work when at your desk. This conditions your brain to focus in on your work and not other distractions.

5. Learn to say no

Whenever you hear the phrase “learn to say no,” it does not mean going about being rude to everyone. What it does mean is delay saying yes.

Most problems occur when we say “yes” immediately. We then have to spend an inordinate amount of energy thinking of ways to get ourselves out of the commitment we made.

By saying “let me think about it” or “can I let you know later” gives you time to evaluate the offer and allows you to get back to what you were doing quicker.

6. Turn off notifications on your computer

For most of us, we still use computers to do our work. When you have email alert pop-ups and other notifications turned on, they will distract you no matter how strong you feel.

Turn them off and schedule email reviewing for times between doing your focused work. Doing this will give you a lot of time back because you will be able to remain focused on the work in front of you.

7. Find a quiet place to do your most important work

Most workplaces have meeting rooms that are vacant. If you do have important work to get done, ask if you can use one of those rooms and do your work there.

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You can close the door, put on your headphones and just focus on what is important. This is a great way to remove all the other, non-important, tasks demanding your attention and just focus on one piece of work.

The bottom line

Focusing on one piece of work at a time can be hard but the benefits to the amount of work you get done are worth it. You will make fewer mistakes, you will get more done and will feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.

Make a list of the four or five things you want to get done the next day before you finish your work for the day and when you start the day, begin at the top of the list with the first item.

Don’t start anything else until you have finished the first one and then move on to the second one. This one trick will help you to become way more productive.

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