10 Signs You’re On Your Way To Becoming A Billionaire
According to Forbes magazine, there are 492 billionaires in America as of 2014. This is fifty more than the year before that. Indeed, the number of billionaires in the country is increasing at an extraordinary rate. You should ignore all the talk about how the rich are being put upon by regulations and high taxes. It has never been a better time to be a billionaire in America, and never a better time to strive for that goal.
The billionaire is to the 21st century what the millionaire was to the 20th. The markets are bigger, which means that profits are larger. No matter what business you get in, you will have the opportunity to make a lot of money. However, attitude is everything. What you think of yourself and how you view and interact with the world will make a big difference as to whether you actually make your billion.
Money magazine has a great article on this topic. The 10 signs you’re on your way to becoming a billionaire includes the following:
- You think big
- You always maintain an open mind
- You enjoy setting and reaching goals
- You remain optimistic in the face of adversity
- You are aware of what’s going on in the world
The full list can be seen here. Knowing what’s going on in the world is something that is especially worth stressing. As is mentioned in the article, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett begin their mornings by reading the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Too many aspiring entrepreneurs believe they can get on with their careers by just reading their favorite blogs. Of course, it is important to keep up with what’s going on in the blogosphere. However, you should also read publications which give insight into larger business, economic, and financial trends.
In addition to the two papers mentioned above, I recommend reading The Economist and The Times. These are British papers that are read and respected by most high-power executives and successful, billionaire entrepreneurs. They can both be accessed online.
Becoming a billionaire need not remain a mere fantasy. The fact that the number of billionaires continues to increase substantially proves that it can be done. Developing the right habits will set you on course for achieving this goal.
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About Christopher Reid Chris was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in Britain. He works as a blogger, essayist, and novelist. His first book, Tea with Maureen, has just been published.