In my journey to becoming a self-made millionaire I learned many invaluable lessons along the way, but most importantly, I discovered that virtually anybody can become wired for wealth—and then achieve it– regardless of their circumstances. If you really desire, dream and are determined to become wealthy, you can. But, first you must become hard wired for wealth in order to achieve it.

Becoming hard wired for success is 100% achievable and it’s free, requires no special circumstances or education. However, it is absolutely necessary if you are going to attain, retain and sustain wealth. We’ve all heard stories of people who inherit wealth and lose it or who receive a windfall through whatever means such as the lottery and as fast as they get it lose it. Why? Because they weren’t wired for wealth.

What is wired for wealth? Wired for wealth is becoming inside rich first and foremost so that you’ve instilled the internal vigor, stamina, mind-set and habits that will provide you the core strength to become a master maker of riches. Without the internal wealth factor, the external wealth factor either won’t ever take root or if any wealth is created, is at risk of either temporary or permanent loss.

Here are the Six Key Strategies for getting Inside Rich and Wired for Wealth:

  1. Get and Stay Humble No Matter What. Humility is the major driver of keeping an open mind. It allows you to continue to learn and grow and prevents the ego from stepping in leading to bad decision making.
  2. Practice Patience Daily. Having patience and the ability to delay gratification requires great internal strength; the kind of strength you’ll need to become a builder of wealth. It allows you to wait for the right opportunity without panicking, act vs react, and maintain emotional control. No patience, no self-control or stamina to stay the course.
  3. Know Your Values. Your values are your personal short cut to success. They become your quick guide to decision making allowing you to cut through the clutter, avoid mistakes and losses. Write them down on a card and put them in your wallet. Losing sight of or knowingly neglecting your values to attain wealth—won’t net any positive outcomes.
  4. Know Not Just How Much You Want but Why. Without the why of wealth, the goal of it becomes vague, ambiguous and not attached to any plan. Defining the why of wealth– how you intend to use it, what service you intend to provide in return for receiving it and how you intend to give back in return for being graced with the wealth you will achieve sets you up to attract a wealth of opportunities to attain it.
  5. Align Thoughts, Words, Actions to Reflect Objective Truth. Lying to ourselves or others in thoughts and words leads to misdeeds. Deception is illusion and wealth cannot be built within a field of non-reality.
  6. Keep the Faith. Our biggest enemy is becoming immobilized by fear or irrationally overreacting to it. A conscious contact with a higher power dispels fear, illuminates the right next positive action step and provides the strength and courage to execute it. The desire to give up in times of struggle resides in all of us. Faith moves us beyond fear into fearlessness to act in ways that achieve extraordinary outcomes.

If you are ready and willing to become inside rich you can and will become wired for wealth and the “impossible dream” can become your reality.

In closing, my shocking confession: The truth is that fear and insecurity has reared its head in my life regardless of how much or how little was parked in my bank account. I’ve had no money, a little money and a whole lot of money. The ONLY tool that consistently works to keep me feeling positive, confident, secure and moving forward, no matter what is happening or not happening, is practicing faith. The further I distance myself from practicing faith the more fear, the closer the contact, the more courage and confidence. Ironically, during the most stressful times in my life—where great losses were imminent, were the times I felt the most peace because I was practicing faith daily rather than sporadically.