“The people who care less about what other people think about them tend to have a better life. It’s just liberating.” Gary Vaynerchuk
It isn’t a lifestyle I will ever forget; Mom worked 10 to 12 hour days while my brother and I would manage to get ourselves to school with the bikes we had built from scrap bicycles we foraged for.
We were considered “trailer trash,” living in an old trailer that was extremely hot in the summertime and like a Maytag freezer in the winter. I would often sit Indian style over the floor heater vent with a blanket wrapped around me, while watching my favorite cartoons.
“The best investment you will ever make is in yourself.” Grant Cardone
While I appreciated Mom and all she did, I longed for better. I learned ways to earn money at an early age:
- I mowed lawns,
- shoveled snow,
- trapped raccoon, muskrat, beaver and mink (which was quite profitable)
and as I got older, I even started selling a plant which was not a wise venture, and cost me more money than I made.
I longed to be a millionaire and be able to live the life of my dreams.
I am living the life of my dreams!
I have not yet become a millionaire, but many people think I am, because I live like a millionaire!
But how does a millionaire live?
“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.” Bill Gates
The answer is easy… However they want! There is no exact measurement. My definition of living like a millionaire is being happy and satisfied with the life you have. Yes, millionaires still dream, but they are not so preoccupied because they eat, drink and live life essentially free from the stresses that non-millionaires have.
So how is it I am living like a millionaire without being one? First, I heed what millionaires and billionaires share. I learn from them. So you will see multiple quotes throughout this post from millionaires to help you. Plus, I am going to share some tips.
Come and live like a millionaire without being one by following these tips.
“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.” Warren Buffett
Live Like A Millionaire Without Being One Tip #1: Be Frugal
Believe it or not, the majority of millionaires are frugal spenders. They are always looking for deals and many take advantage of coupons and rebates.
I met a man here in Puerto Rico who owns 6 high volume grocery stores as well as a lot of real estate. He is a multi-millionaire but he still shops at Dollar Store and will look for the lowest price gas.
It is frugality that has helped these people become millionaires.
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” Will Smith
Live Like A Millionaire Without Being One Tip #2: Manage Your Time
We can usually predict how a person is financially just by looking at how they manage their time. After all, time is money!
- Are you spending your time wisely?
- Do you tackle the important tasks first thing in the day?
- Are you spending time with your loved ones?
Just consider how you are managing your time and if your method is the most profitable for your health and wealth.
“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” Jim Rohn
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Live Like A Millionaire Without Being One Tip #3: Take Vacations
It doesn’t have to be an extravagant vacation to Prague, but you need to plan regular vacations if you want to live like a millionaire.
- Cruises are inexpensive
- Go camping in the Rockies
- How about a drive through the Heartland?
Plan a vacation on a timely basis and your neighbors will assume you are a millionaire.
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn
Live Like A Millionaire Without Being One Tip #4: Focus On You Instead Of Others
This is one of my key tips in today’s post…
It is easy to have an external focus instead of an internal one. That needs to change if you want to live like a millionaire. If you are always thinking that it is others fault or they are doing it this way, so I should, you are using an external focus.
The best mindset is internal… “I made a mistake and this is how I will make it better.” Or, “I want to achieve this, so I will do this to get it.”
“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” Warren Buffett
Live Like A Millionaire Without Being One Tip #5: Leverage Your Talents
There are many people who are doing things millionaires do through leverage.
Just as an example, let’s say you have a good blog about classic cars. So why not approach that classic car dealer with a proposal that you will write an excellent post that attracts people to their dealership. All you ask is that you get free use of that ultra cool 1961 Corvette for a weekend.
And what will Jim and Sally next door tell the rest of the neighbors when you pull up in that $400,000 Vette?
“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” Richard Branson
What are you doing to live like a millionaire?
For me, it is living and performing my freelance writing on this mountain in Puerto Rico. It is freely helping people when they need help. It is enjoying all that this life has to offer.
Maybe my bank accounts and cryptocurrency wallets don’t add up to a million yet, but when others see my lifestyle, I know they wonder how big my accounts are. And I let them wonder.
Now believe me, I will keep working at hitting the millionaire level and after I do, I won’t stop. So if you want to help, just comment and I will give you my Bitcoin address and you can donate to Greg living like a millionaire because he is one.
I want to wish all of you a great day, and tell us your comments below.
About The Author
Greg Boudonck is a freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He writes on many different topics, but business subjects are one of his primary areas of writing expertise. See Greg’s biography here.