In T. Harv Ekers book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, he gives 17 tips comparing the difference between how a millionaire thinks and how poor people think. We’ll take a look at some of these and apply them to building your blog or website so it can grow to the level you desire. These tips are also good for freelance writers or anyone who wants to create success.
Success is often a result of how you think. This concept has been covered in The Secret, and by people like Napoleon Hill and James Allen.
Eker went a bit further in defining the difference in thought patterns–even by the way a person has been raised or conditioned to think. You can change your thought patterns–it just takes time and a positive attitude.
For now, let’s relate some of Eker’s points to blogging.
1. Rich people believe they create their own lives. Poor people believe that life happens to them.
This is a very good point for bloggers. You’re already aware that you need to create and build a blog to see success. Having that mindset will help you reach out each day and network with others to get your venture off the ground. You already know it won’t just happen–you have to create the success of it.
2. Rich people are committed to being rich while poor people want to be rich.
If you’re a blogger, writer or entrepreneur you know you must commit yourself to your chosen field. If you want to build a successful blog, you have to be committed to its success. Many bloggers want their blog to be a success, but they do nothing to promote its success.
3. Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
This is another great tip that can be related to blogging. If you want your blog to be a success, you need to associate with those who’ve already made theirs a success. Stop associating with naysayers and people who will bring you down. If you’re associating with people who don’t support you whole heartedly, you need to take a good look at those people and decide if you’re going to the top or if you’re going to accept hanging around at the bottom with them.
4. Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
Okay, you’re going to run into problems, things will go wrong. Decide right now if you’re going to let those problems stop you or help you grow as a blogger. Unsuccessful people simply give up. Your current project may not get off the ground, that doesn’t mean the next project won’t. If you stick to finding something that will be successful, you’ve won half the battle. Give your projects time to develop, if they don’t–move on to the next. Never give up.
5. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
As a blogger you know it’s scary out there trying to build something great. Many people are actually afraid of success even though they desire it. When you fear you’re in over your head or that you don’t belong on the A-List–that’s when you need to push forward. Work through the fear and get past it.
6. Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.
To be a successful blogger you must constantly study the craft so you can learn and grow with the business. Never start thinking that you know everything about it, or that learning is too hard. Doing so will keep you at the level you’re at.
Remember, success doesn’t happen over night. It takes dedication and a lot of hard work. Think like a rich person and make it happen.