If your destination is undefined, undoubtedly you’ll never arrive and likely end in a place you don’t want to be.
Wealth is found with a road map, not a dartboard.
Self-made millionaires don’t become millionaires by stumbling into money, just as financial failures don’t become failures by stumbling into poorness. Both are the direct result of the financial road map chosen and the actions and beliefs that evolve from that road map.
Your financial road map is definitive to process, and it’s the first tool for your road trip to wealth.
Your current financial situation is a product of your existing road map, whether chosen or not. Your road map guides your actions, and the consequences of those actions have created your financial life.
How your life unfolds is determined by your choices, and these choices originate
from your belief systems, and those belief systems evolve from your predisposed road map.
If you want to change your life, change your choices.
To change your choices you must change your belief system. Your belief system is defined by your road map.
How do beliefs affect finances?
Beliefs preclude choices, which preclude action. For example, if you believe “rich people got rich investing in mutual funds” your actions will reflect that belief.
If some financial guru tells you to cancel your credit cards because “all debt is bad,” you do it.
If an author says, “$50 invested today will be worth $10 million in 40 years,” and you believe it, your actions reflect that belief.
Beliefs are powerful mechanisms that drive action, whether true or not.
Our parents said Santa Claus was real and we believed it. We left cookies, we looked out the window for the flying reindeer, and we wondered how he got his big butt down the chimney.
We believe what we’re taught until we gather evidence to the contrary.
Your belief system acts like a road map, a compass that, if errant, can lead you to a lifetime of detours.
Fictitious beliefs are lying road maps; they escort you down dead-end roads where “Wealth: Next Exit” never happens!