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Millionaire Mindset for Entrepreneurs

By  Danielle Miura

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So you wish to become a millionaire entrepreneur. You are not alone. 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021. Many with the dream to become their boss and enjoy the advantages of a versatile and prosperous business. There’s a big difference between entrepreneurs who dream of becoming millionaires and others who make it happen. The difference all trickles down to your mindset. If you don’t develop the right mindset, you may drive in the right direction, but never get anywhere. 

Here are seven things to keep in mind to cultivate your millionaire mindset. 

Have a Vision

If you want to become a millionaire entrepreneur, you have to know what you want. Through my early 20s, I was making money just to pay my bills. I didn’t have a direct purpose or vision of what I wanted that money to become. Instead of living for the paycheck, think beyond money and consider what the money can do for you. You want to be clear about your vision so that when times get tough, you are motivated to keep going. 

For some entrepreneurs, a vision means deciding how your unique service or product improves your community. The greater you connect to the impact you make, the more likely you will have a “do it now” mentality rather than pushing things off.

Here are some questions to ask yourself: 

  • Why do you want to become a millionaire?
  • What impact will you have on others? 
  • What type of legacy do you want to build? 

Learn Everything Possible

A successful entrepreneur obtains wealth by learning. If you are not actively learning about new ideas the potential of your business will decrease. Entrepreneurs that are serious about becoming millionaires must be willing to become lifelong learners. 

When you are learning, it is important to have an open mind. If an idea comes up in your mind, be intentional about following through with the idea, and don’t dismiss it. Part of learning is going to events, reading articles, and attending a class. Developing your knowledge will help renew your thinking, help form your ideas, and bring out your creativity.     

There is a tool to solve all of your needs. Evaluate what you can do to make your business more focused on tasks and up to date on business activities. Listening to others in your profession and observing your business, will help you solve questions regarding your business efficiency.   

Be intentional about learning something new every day. Here are some ideas:

  • Attend free courses online
  • Take advantage of your local library resources
  • Try a new sport or leisure activity
  • Read a blog or watch a youtube video 

Be Solution-Oriented

Being solution-focused means that you find solutions where others see problems. Many entrepreneurs expect things to run smoothly when they open their business. As soon as their journey gets tough, their instinct is to close their businesses. However, the millionaire mindset understands that there is always a solution; you just need to find it. A problem is not a setback; it is an opportunity to learn and develop as a person. 

When we focus on solutions, we see the benefits of a problem rather than see it as a negative thing. This positive mindset will less likely derail you from your mission when events happen without your control.   

Keep in mind: Most millionaire entrepreneurs earned their wealth by embracing each challenge along their journey, not by being obstacles free. 

Believe in Yourself

There are about 32.5 million small businesses in the US. What do all these businesses have in common? No matter how big or small, these businesses found a way to create a space for their expertise. 

The objective of a business is not to repeat the wheel, but to recreate it. As stated previously, a successful business needs to find a problem to solve and create a solution for its consumers. Make it your mission to find a product or niched topic that you can master. You are unique. Discover something that nobody else can do but you. As you are forming your community, focus on how you can best serve your community and help them solve their issues. 

Thoughtful note: No one else can benefit your tribe more than you. Focus less on what other entrepreneurs are doing and more on refining your craft. 

Love What You Do

When you enjoy what your doing, the easier it will be. If you want to become a millionaire, you will have to work long hours and overcome obstacles. Only people who love what they do will be willing to put time and effort into growing their business. When you are doing work that brings you joy, you are more likely to have a higher level of energy and commitment to your practice. If you are just living day by day collecting your profits, you may be hurting your business by being less engaged and motivated.

Reminder: Not every day in business will be joyful. However, if you are finding that you are enjoying your business less frequently, switch things up or find other avenues for your business to grow. Do not be afraid to try new things if it will make your life more enjoyable.  

Pursue Personal Growth

The only way for your business to grow is if you grow. Instead of focusing on the competition around you, focus on what you can do to improve. Every entrepreneur has their weaknesses, and those that rise above their weakness work gradually to improve them. 

Ideas to help improve yourself for your business: 

  • Cultivate stronger business relationships
  • Develop your company culture
  • Improve your efficiency and productivity

If you are unsure about where to start or how to improve, get a business coach. A business coach will be able to see your business from an outside perspective that you cannot. The more willing you are to accept feedback, the faster your business will grow. 

Know You Can Succeed

A lot of entrepreneurs are paralyzed by the fear of failure. What your brain is trying to do is protect you from change. Your brain enjoys repeated patterns that do not involve going off course. As mentioned in step 3, an entrepreneurial mindset has to embrace change to survive. If you can embrace failure, you can tackle anything that comes your way.  

If you are afraid of failure, understand that failure doesn’t indicate your self-worth, value, or success. Failure is quite the opposite. Failure means you dare to try something out of your comfort zone. Instead of thinking of failure as a bad thing, consider it to be a stepping stone to your success. If you never fail, you and your business will continue to stay stagnant. When failure happens, embrace these difficulties instead of pushing them aside. 

The Bottom Line

To become a millionaire entrepreneur, you need to develop your mindset. Here are seven steps you can apply to cultivate this way of thinking. Even though most of these steps are focused on having a positive mindset, the most crucial step is having a business that brings you passion and joy. 

This article reflects the insights and opinions of its author and is not a recommendation or endorsement of their views or services.

Danielle Miura

About the Author

Danielle Miura, CFP®

Danielle Miura is a Fee-Only, Advice-Only Certified Financial Planner and Sandwich Generation Specialist. She is the founder of Spark Financials, a life and financial planning firm specializing in helping Sandwich Generation families. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, she specializes in comprehensive financial plan development, financial education, and financial research.

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