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Vital Lessons From Books That Can Help Millionaires Stay Successful

Becoming a millionaire may seem like an impossible feat, but it’s not unachievable. The millionaire population all around America has drastically risen since the pandemic and is expected to increase even more in the next three years.

Balancing out your finance books, budgeting, and proper money handling can surely make you rich. Still, knowledge and a motivated mindset are the key elements that keep pushing you towards your goal. Millionaires and billionaires, especially self-made ones, are generally well-read people. They all have learned about new ways through books and explored different avenues to invest wisely, save, manage money, and embrace their new life mentally and physically.

It is improbable for you to have a conversation with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates personally, so we have managed to scavenge some of their secret elements and advice that helped them become what they are today. Below are some lessons from bestseller financial advice books that have helped millionaires achieve success: 

Pursue simplicity to achieve luxury

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Many years ago, when Steve Jobs was working on the first Apple computer, one would often find him hunched over a macintosh in the engineering department, brushing shoulders with the employees. Instead, Steve was always found in a black T-shirt and jeans, even when introducing his greatest invention, the iPhone. In general, Steve’s simplicity for life caught immediate attention by onlookers who usually associated millionaires with luxury and wealth.

The culture of simplicity has caught on in the past decade or so. Warren Buffet was once quoted saying that he still prefers to eat out at McDonald’s now and then. In most company meetings, you’ll find Mark Zuckerburg in the black T-shirt and khaki trousers. Hardly anyone has ever seen him racing down the streets in expensive cars or spending millions on needless luxuries. The concept behind the need for simplicity is simple. Once you start realizing that less is more, your focus will shift on wealth creation rather than wealth consumption.

One could argue that the very purpose of owning all that wealth is to use it, but that’s precisely what authors like Thomas J. Stanley, in his book The Millionaire Next Door, warn us not to do. Even if you’re a millionaire, you should still maintain a lifestyle that ensures your expenditures are far below your net income. A simple lifestyle ensures that you can still save enough wealth to reinvest or pay off your debts when things aren’t going very well for you. The harsh truth of the business world is that it has constant ups and downs.

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Working smart is just as important as working hard

We all know that getting rich is no easy feat, and it gets especially tough when everyone is striving to achieve that very goal. Only a handful of people can beat the odds and become successful. The rest have to wait for their turns or wonder what went wrong. The book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter offers a fantastic lesson for all the aspiring millionaires out there.

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Most often, what goes wrong is that the people who are working tooth and nail to try to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals are becoming victims of tunnel vision. They’re too focused on working hard and fail to realize that their opponents are also using clever tricks to gain an edge over them. By the time the hard-workers are done with their tasks, their competitors are already two steps ahead of them, despite putting in half the effort!

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