When You’ve Made the First Million: Millionaire Lifestyle Habits

What’s the first thing you do when you set a new goal in life? That’s right, you do your research and prepare, you don’t just jump in. Becoming a millionaire is a pretty big goal, but it’s definitely not impossible, especially if you take a calculated and strategic approach, and follow in the footsteps of those who have already made it. After all, if you want to make great things happen, then you have to know how others have achieved the same goals.

Given the fact that money makes the world go round, it’s no surprise that becoming a millionaire is one of your top priorities in life. You want better things, more freedom, and more financial stability for the long haul, and now’s the time to start working towards becoming a self-made millionaire. Here are some of the habits you should adopt to make your dream a reality.

It all starts with high goals

As you probably already know, you have to dream big to make it big, so setting the bar high enough is a must. Your goal is to become a millionaire, but that doesn’t mean having a million dollars in your bank account. Remember, having a million dollars doesn’t make you a millionaire.

A millionaire is a man who has many millions of dollars in his account(s), so make that your primary, long-term goal. Next, create a SMART goal to put this objective into a realistic perspective.

A SMART goal is:

  • Specific.
  • Measurable.
  • Attainable.
  • Relevant.
  • Time-bound.

Putting your goal of becoming a millionaire in these parameters will allow you to set a clear timeframe, define your strategy and tactics, and choose the best path forward.

Make wise and prudent investments

To become a millionaire, you have to invest. There are many investment lanes you can take, ranging from real estate investments to stocks, all the way to your own business venture and beyond. The key is to invest in an opportunity with a high ROI potential, which usually comes as a high-risk, high-reward type of deal.

This means that there is little room for mistakes, which is why it’s usually a good idea to work with a professional investment advisor. This is a person who can spot the best investment opportunities for you, advise you on how to manage and allocate your resources, and create a long-term plan to reach your goals.

Learn from inspirational self-made millionaires

As we mentioned earlier, to become a millionaire yourself, you need to research other self-made millionaires and reverse engineer their path. After all, if you want to be able to afford luxury crewed yacht charters in a few years and travel the world in style, then you have to make all the right steps. Because there is little room for mistakes, it’s important to do your research and follow the right advice.

Luckily, nowadays you can find many self-made millionaires online along with their tutorials, videos, and books on how to achieve this goal without running into the same roadblocks. Be sure to differentiate between the real self-made millionaires and those who are just trying to sell you something, in order to get credible and actionable info.

Save money whenever you can

It might not look like it on the outside, but millionaires are, or at least they used to be, very frugal in certain areas. If you want to become a millionaire, you can’t splurge before you’re ready, instead, you need to optimize your spending, manage your money wisely, and create a robust savings plan.

It’s important that you start saving right away, so that you can reinvest that money into your business or other investments down the road. To do this, you should make a detailed list of all your expenses, plan for more revenue streams, and cut extraneous expenditure across the board.

Surround yourself with wealthy people

Last but not least, aim to surround yourself with some of these wealthy people. Why? Because befriending and knowing a millionaire can give you the drive and tools you need to achieve your goal much faster. They might not give you any of their money, but they will give you some invaluable advice, connect you to the right professionals to aid your goals, and guide you on the path to success.

You can attend online and offline networking events to meet wealthy individuals, go to their book signings and speaking engagements, and try to bring value to the relationship. Remember, everyone has a problem they’re preoccupied with, so do your research and find what that person needs, which can help you get on their radar.

Becoming a millionaire is not an easy task, but it’s far from impossible. Use these tips to create a concrete plan and take the right steps on your way to success and affluence.

About Peter Minkoff

Peter is a men's lifestyle writer at The Beard Mag (http://www.thebeardmag.com/) and Men-Ual magazine (http://www.men-ual.eu/) from the UK. Besides writing he worked as a men's grooming consultant for many fashion events. Follow Peter on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MinkoffPeter) for more tips.