#2 Know that any type of work or business can make you rich if it has a market.
#3 Make some money by doing something you like to do.
#4 Enter the field you want to be in and find out what’s marketable about it.
#5 Help yourself succeed with the following traits:
positive mindset, can-do attitude, willingness to learn, knowledgeability, persistence, determination, passion and being action-oriented.
#6 Be willing to make sacrifices and to reset priorities.
#7 Don’t buy into the belief that you can get rich overnight.
The only way you can do so is by being lucky. You can have a windfall fall on your lap tomorrow, but that would be lady fortune smiling upon you — a chance event. Lotteries and casinos are obvious crap shoots. If someone offers you the formula to get rich tomorrow with very little work all for a “small” fee, run away. It’s a scam.
#8 Learn all you can about finance.
Don’t invest blindly. Read up on it, learn how other successful people have made it and do the research via books, the web, workshops, classes or seminars.
#9 Learn all you can about business, if you want to become an entrepreneur.
#10 Know the rest of the wealth formula, realizing that making money is just the first step to success.
Make money: this is obvious. You have to start somewhere, after all.
Grow your money: Your money has to work for you as well. So learn how to make it grow.
Preserve it, keep it, protect it: this is one element often overlooked in conventional financial advice because it’s not as exciting as the “making” and “growing” steps. But this is a whole realm of finance you’ll want to keep abreast of to be able to grasp the big picture. Some topics on this cover trusts, estate planning, asset protection, insurance and other wealth preservation strategies.