Secrets to Becoming a Millionaire- 12 from Brian Tracy

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My Mentor in my online business, Bo Tipton, encouraged our mastermind group to take a look at a video today, by Brian Tracy…wow, what great tips and fundamental secrets to becoming a millionaire he gives!

One thing Brian says is that the pace of new millionaires being made is increasing exponentially, day by day…it is possible for any of us, with the right mindset and actions.

12 Secrets to Becoming a Millionaire

I’m going to briefely give you the 14 I pulled from the video…and I encourage you to go to the video yourself, too.

I’m also goimg to tell you about a great course I’ve found from a self-made millionaire hypnotist that covers many of these same secrets, and helps to embed the millionaire mindset right in your brain to make taking action to become a millionaire that much easier.

Brian Tracy begins by saying that becoming a millionaire is within the reach of every singel person, if you will just do the things that millionaires do.

These secrets have been studied extensively over the past 50 years, and written about in many books.  Everything can be learned, he says…and that’s absolutely true I believe.

Getting the mind reset of the course I recommend will help make it easier sooner…

He says most of us are just one skill away from breaking into earning twice what we are now…we can all learn new skills…

Here are the secrets he outlines:

dreaming big is one of the secrets to becoming a millionaire
dreaming big is one of the secrets to becoming a millionaire

#1- Dream Big

Imagine specifically what you want 5 years from now.  Make a dream list, with no limitations.

#2- Do What You Love

People tend to be good at doing what they love…many very successful people don’t even consider what is making them money work because they enjoy what they are doing.

#3- Commit to Excellence

Aim to be in the top 10% of what you do.  Mediocrity is not an option.

Recognize that it takes 5-7 years to get to the top 10%…he says, if you think that’s too long, consider the alternative.  The 5-7 years are coming…what makes sense for you to work toward during them?

#4 – See Yourself as Self-Employed

It’s not a matter of who is writing your paycheck.  No matter who that is, you’re working for yourself.

Millionaires know they are responsible for their own lives, no one else!   They take charge of their lives.

#5- Have a Clear Sense of Direction

Be goal-oriented, he says.

Make a list of 10 goals…then select the one that would make the biggest difference for your life.

Make a specific plan of the steps you need to take to get to your goal.

Know that there is a price to pay to get what you want, so set your sights, be willing to pay the price, and take action every single day.

#6- Failure is Not a Possibility

It is the fear of failing that stops us.

In reality we each fail at things every single day.

The key in the secrets to becoming a millionaire is to look at a failure as feedback, leaving us free to take our next steps more intelligently, as Henry Ford said.

#7- Dedicated to LifeLong Learning

All knowledge is advancing so that half of what we know now will be obsolete in two years…continuing to learn is vital.

Brian Tracy recommends reading books in our field 30-60 minutes a day, taking courses from experts and listening to audio programs in the car.

#8- Develop a Workaholic Mentality

He recommends the 40 Plus hour workweek…the average millionaire works 59 hours each week, he says.

One caveat, is work when you work.  Don’t waste time socializing, and shuffling papers.  Play when worktime is over, not during your work hours,

#9- Surround Yourself With the Right People

You pick up habits and actions from the people you spend time with.  Make sure you are picking up winning habits.

millionaires solve problems, not get stopped by them
millionaires solve problems, not get stopped by them

#10- Be Prepared To Climb From Peak to Peak

Going straight up is not the real world.  There will be peaks and valleys.

It is the overall trend up that counts, and you need to be prepared for setbacks and problems…even crises,

It is how you handle them that matters…they will happen.

Developing Resilience and Bounce-Back is one of the secrets of becoming a millionaire.  Be solutions-oriented.

#11- Be an Unshakable Optimist

Optimists are people who look on the positive side of things…with the results that

  • they learn more
  • they try more
  • they don’t quit

#12 – Have Courage and Persistence

Having courage is the antidote to fear of failure, he says.

There are two kinds of courage he discusses:  the courage to begin without guarantees, and the courage to persist and never give up.

Our mentor Bo Tipton teaches these secrets
Our mentor Bo Tipton teaches these secrets

The Bonus Master Key

Brian Tracy cites Napoleon Hill for this one…the master key, the big secret, to becoming a millioniare is


How much our mentor has emphasized this point to us!

  • Laying out out workday, and sticking to it
  • Consistent application of what we have learned
  • Steady posting and editing
  • Social media interaction 3 times a day optimally
  • Commenting on blogs of others in our field with backlinks
  • Testing and honing and perfecting our work

In our mastermind group, we have been priviledged to learn from our mentor, and then to pass on what we are learning to our readers.   We are all lifelong learners together, yes?

I recommend your listening to the video attached above, and also taking a look at this easy to follow six steps to getting the mind of a millionaire downloaded to your brain, so you can more easily put these secrets of becoming a millionaire into practice in your life.

Please share your experiences…so I and others can learn from you.

Annie is a wife, Mom and Grannie, who has discovered and rediscovered creative art in her retirement. She has a lifelong commitment to learning and living creatively.

She has been a business owner, and enjoys the challenges and demands and creative hard work that entailed. Her entrepreneurial spirit and attitude still guide her volunteer work in her community school system.

She has a blog about creative lifelong learning and growing, to share what she has learned and is learning with others. Her blog is designed to help people find the best information, supplies, tips and training so her readers can maximize enjoyment in their lifetime.

She says, “I’ve been fortunate to have some great teachers and
mentors to help me out. Now I’m sharing some of the many tips and lessons I’ve picked
up along the way.

For me, it’s about having the highest possible life quality,
however you define that for yourself…”



4 thoughts on “Secrets to Becoming a Millionaire- 12 from Brian Tracy

  1. Hello Annie, I so did enjoy reading this post and watching the video. It gave me an ever clearer blueprint to what success looks like to me.
    And as our Bo says, we are on the NOW plan so off we go..yes?
    I know we have the most amazing capacity to be beyond what we think..and i am thinking.. we are pretty well on our way..yes?
    So many thanks for this
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

  2. Hello Annie,
    Great article. I love Brian Tracy. You wrote a beautiful synopsis and surely food for thought. Yes, it all begins in the mind and yes, we all have the potential to be and do things differently. Having a great mentor is also an excellent resource. I am grateful for a wonderful soul of a man that is the best mentor of the mastermind group of which I am a member. I am grateful for the wonderful minds of the mastermind group of which I am a part. Yes, as long as we take action, believe in ourselves, be consistent – the sky is the limit.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I really like the way you have “spelled” it out in 14 simple to follow and to understand steps – thank you for this Annie.

    Will mark them down and study them more in-depth. Also will finish seeing the video – saw the first 20 minutes of it…then had to sleep…it was late at night!!
    So off I go to get some discipline and more guidance to become another millionaire!….
    Wishing you the Best – Orion

  4. Great article Annie, yes this video is full of really good tips and guidance – consistency and persistence are paramount to any success!
    I have written down these points and will work on them….I must if I want to succeed!
    Cheers – Orion

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