How to think like a millionaire

That was the suggestion from Dean Graziosi. He was on TV every day for 17 years straight because his infomercials around real estate training were that successful and popular. He is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the top real estate trainer in the world and is friends with the best of the best. But, like many other greats, he didn’t start with much.

Dyslexic, broke, coming from a family who always struggled with money, just trying to figure life out, Graziosi is an incredible example of the power of turning your story around because you chose to. We met years ago through a mutual friend, but this is the first time we were able to sit down and dive into his brilliant mind and how he has created what he has created.

We covered his top habits for millionaire-level success, and he told me some stories that made me tear up. He reiterated what rings true to me as well: that the more success you have, the more you realize that the shifts you need to make to become successful are actually smaller than people would expect.

1. Be true to yourself.

Make sure you are happy with the person you see in the mirror, with the person you are “being” every day. Are you the partner you want to be, the friend you want to be, the parent you want to be? When you are in alignment with who you want to be, you are true to yourself.

2. Set your day up for success with a morning routine.

We all suffer. We have moments of suffering, sometimes short, sometimes long. If you can limit your suffering, you can more easily focus on solutions and move forward. A morning routine can help you set your day up for the least amount of suffering and create a foundation of focus.

3. Practice gratitude.

Find gratitude at the very base level. See the beauty and blessings of every moment. In simply waking up alive, breathing. In the sheets on your bed. The bed itself. Graziosi says to bring your gratitude back to the basics in life, not the big things.