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Most people say they want to become rich, but what they do about it in reality is different.

They keep working and complaining about their average job, comparing their life to the one of wealthy people, looking for easy ways to get more money fast.

In their free time, they do unproductive activities, spend time with other average people, and talk about events and random stuff instead of ideas.

Those who are on their way to becoming rich, however, are making the most of every minute of their day, noticing and grabbing opportunities and hustling on the side while keeping their long-term vision in mind.

You know which type of these you are. But whatever the situation, you can turn things around and start your journey to the dream life today. And that’s not only where the money is, but where true satisfaction, meaning and passion are hidden.

So here are the only things you need to know and do to become rich in the most respectful and enjoyable way:

The Best Ways to Become Rich

1. Change your attitude towards money.

The poor usually remain poor, while the rich are getting richer. The main difference is on the inside.

Wealth, in a nutshell, is choosing to develop a powerful mindset instead of being a part of the crowd.

First, keep in mind that money won’t bring you happiness. It will be the means to live a more luxurious life, to try anything possible, visit every place in the world and reach millions of people.

So you need to set super specific goals, and then go after the money that will make these goals possible.

Second, know that time is more important than money. Some people have millions of dollars in their bank account, but can’t spare a minute of their day, not to mention taking a spontaneous trip to another country. That means they don’t have it all. And that’s not the kind of rich you want to be.

Then, change your spending habits:

• stop buying and start selling;
• cut expenses to the bare minimum until you start making an income on the side;
• invest in your knowledge and skills, though – these are priceless and always pay off;
• money should only be spent if you have it – so no credits, loans, etc;
• spend only when there’s a reason, not just because you have money in your pocket;
• value your money and you’ll spend it on things you value too.

Related: Change Your Shopping Habits: How to Buy Less

2. Create.

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Be a creator, not a consumer.

If you’ve studied the life of successful millionaires, you probably know that they are all about producing things, instead of consuming (the average person is a consumer). So that must be another one of the top ways to become rich.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

“The overarching goal of a producer is not to eat, but to feed people. Obviously, producers must consume at some point, but it isn’t their primary goal. Instead of seeking their next meal, they’re more interested in providing the next meal for someone else, knowing that they will have the chance to eat in the process.
Whether these producers are providing heart surgeries, writing best-selling books, or building skyscrapers, they’ve learned how to create products and services to help those around them. “ (Source)

What’s more, a truly rich person knows these 2 things:
• the only thing in life you possess is what you yourself create;
• you should always be giving without expecting anything in return.

These statements may seem unbelievable to most people, but that’s why 99% of the population doesn’t have the money it desires.

So change your mindset, do work that matters, be a creator, and the money will follow.

3. Find what you’re good at and master it.

Speaking of creating stuff, it works best if it’s about a skill that already comes naturally to you and which you enjoy. That’s your so-called passion.

[tweetthis]Everyone is good at something. Experiment before you find that one thing you can do for hours without getting bored.[/tweetthis]

Then, whatever it is, be sure you can turn it into your career and find a way to make money from it.

According to Taylor Pearson, that’s the work only you can do and it’s your job to find it:

“Finding “the work only you can do” is the foundation of something which I’m inherently far more attracted to than a delusional conception of “passion” oversimplifying the complexities and nuances of entrepreneurship—and, frankly, reality:
The characteristics of high-margin, highly defensible monopolies in the post-internet era.”

In this post he offers four strategies on how to do that.

Related: The Passion Test: Have You Found Your True Calling Yet?

4. Leverage the power of the Internet.

Today is the best time to start making money with no initial capital and no support, and one of the easiest ways to become rich is through the Internet. You are, however, investing your time and focus. And these are powerful resources.

A simple way to get wealthier than you currently are is to make money online. There are plenty of options, depending on your interests, qualities and current skills. Here are 4 awesome and proven models you can start with right away.

In the beginning, you’ll be doing that on the side.
Then, when your online income is bigger than your current one, you’ll replace your regular job with your digital endeavors and take them to the next level.

As for how long that will take, it’s all about being strategic, super consistent, focused and productive.

5. Change your environment.

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Like-minded people are out there. Finding them and working together is one of the best ways to become rich too.

If you’re serious about becoming rich and living a better lifestyle soon, you’ll have to do a couple of things differently:

• stop spending time with poor people – they only talk about average stuff and that affects you more than you think;
• find passionate individuals who are visionaries, hustlers and risk takers;
• find mentors;
• don’t listen to the naysayers;
• don’t share your goals with people;
• don’t consume any information created for the masses, choose wisely what you put in your head and read what rich people read, for instance.

Related: Why Environment is Crucial for Success

6. Stop doing anything that doesn’t make you rich.

80/20 your life, but more strategically this time. Eliminate anything that doesn’t grow your income, help you form relationships with the right people or opens new doors for you. And do more of the 20% that takes you closer to your ultimate goal.

That will make taking daily decisions much easier. Before making a choice simply ask yourself ‘Will this help me become rich?’. And act according to the answer. That simplifies life, if you think about it, and this way you make sure you’re constantly moving forward.

7. Get up early every morning and work on your project.

Creating a powerful morning routine will guarantee you success in the near future.

Waking up earlier because of that is a huge sacrifice. And sacrifices are necessary on the way to becoming wealthy.

In the early hours of the day you can focus more easily and make sure no one bothers you. That’s great. It’s also when the daily problems can’t get to you as the day hasn’t started yet.

[tweetthis]You get what you focus on. So focus on what you want.[/tweetthis]

Dedicate every morning of each day to your passion project, and it will become reality sooner than you can imagine. Not to mention that this is one of the coolest ways to become rich.

8. Turn it into a business.

At some point you’ll be making a lot of money, hopefully online so that you can be location independent too. But you’ll only be earning when you’re on the computer. Which means that you’re directly giving your time. And it’s something you can’t take back.

But the big picture and the big money is all about taking yourself out of the business, and creating systems that work and produce income even when you’re not there. This means outsourcing all the work that can be done by someone else, and dedicating your days to work on the business instead (connections, growth, strategies, planning, etc.)

Related: 10 Ways to Start a Startup for Less Than $100

9. Keep working on yourself all the time.

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Keep learning, keep growing.

Becoming rich means learning and growing every day, defining what you want in life and going after it, hacking time management and productivity, mastering a skill, being consistent, keeping yourself motivated, reading, working, being up early, and much more.

All this is a result of personal development.

[tweetthis]Your level of success in life is closely related to how much you invest in your personal and spiritual growth. [/tweetthis]

So keep doing that, and the money will keep coming your way. That’s one of the best ways to become rich.

Related: 5 Areas of Personal Development That Will Augment Your Entrepreneurial Aspirations

10. Think in numbers.

You need to get good at planning too. This means setting strict deadlines for each of your goals – knowing how much money you should be making by which date.

Know how much your time is worth. Don’t undervalue it. This way you’ll protect it more and make sure it’s spent in the most useful way possible.

Track everything. Then, go back to the results and analyze them. See what works well and keep it. But do something about the rest.

Related: How to Be a Strategist in Daily Life

If you pay attention to the areas of life we just mentioned, constantly make changes and upgrade your approach, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial mindset. And you’ll be constantly on the grow, focused, with a vision and walking towards it step by step.

Eventually, you’ll become rich. And it will go together with having created things you care about and which help others somehow. That leads to satisfaction in life and peace of mind.

So follow the advice above and the money will follow.

What other ways to become rich do you know of?

Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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