Scott Fitzgerald once said to Hemingway “The rich are different from you and me.” To which the other author replied: “Yes, they have more money.”
True. But the more important question is: Why do they have more money?
The reason, I believe, is that the rich think differently.
I grew up wealthy. I’ve talked to thousands of affluent women. I’m not talking about highly paid celebrities that go bankrupt, but those who sustain their wealth over a long period.
One day, I made a list of things I consistently hear the affluent say, or imply. I came up with 9 common statements that seem to represent how they think.
- I am confident about my ability to create wealth. It’s part of my self-image
- I respect money and I value myself.
- I understand and follow the rules of money (spend less; save more; invest wisely).
- I see no obstacles. Only opportunities.
- I talk possibility. Not limitation.
- I’m willing to do the tough stuff (that scares everyone else…and also me!)
- I know how to use risk to amplify my wealth.
- I rely on a team to help me manage my money.
- I take responsibility…for everything.
If you can think of more, I’d love to hear them. Also, these 9 statements make great affirmations.
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