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The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup

The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup

Jaime Tardy, Dan Miller (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-67474-1 January 2014 272 Pages




Become a millionaire by learning from millionaires

An Eventual Millionaire is someone who knows they will be a millionaire, eventually. But they want to do it on their own terms—with an enjoyable life and an enjoyable business. Eventual Millionaires are everywhere, from the airplane pilot looking to start his own business for more freedom and money to a student looking to start her life on the right foot to a successful business owner needing inspiration and wondering how to take her business to the next level.

There are many ways to become a millionaire, but research has often shown that creating your own business is one of the best ways to build wealth. The Eventual Millionaire will lay the foundation for those looking to start their own business and work their way toward financial independence and a fulfilled life.

  • Contains the insights of more than 100 millionaires and their various experiences
  • Written by Jaime Tardy, founder of and a business coach for entrepreneurs
  • A companion website includes an "Eventual Millionaire Starter Kit" with worksheets, business plan documents, and much more

We all want to be successful and enjoy financial security, but we might not know how or don’t think we can do it. The Eventual Millionaire will show you what it takes.

Foreword by Dan Miller xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: First Things First 1

How This Book Came to Be 1

What Is a Millionaire? 2

You Don’t Need Money to Find Meaning 2

Removing My Goal 3

Chapter 1: Are You an Eventual Millionaire? 5

Are You an Eventual Millionaire? 6

Having Happiness and Wealth Is Possible 7

The Journey Is the Fun Part 8

Love the Process from Thousandaire to Millionaire 9

It’s Okay to Love Money 9

Money Does Not Make You Rich 11

The Most Common Way People

Become Millionaires 14

Now You Start 15

Let’s Get Started! 15

Chapter 2: Start Working with the Money You Have Now 17

Facing Debt Head-On 18

The Debt-Free Rules 23

Money Beliefs 36

From Now Onward 38

Debt-Free Rules Summary 38

Action Item Review 38

Chapter 3: Millionaires Have Fears, Make Excuses, and Have Confidence Issues 41

What Fear Is 42

Science of the Brain 42

Your Business May Fail If You Do Not Work on Your Fears 43

What Millionaires Think of Fear 44

Risk 46

Confidence 47

Getting Past Excuses and Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone 49

Millionaires and Their No-Excuses Approach 49

Moving Past Your Fear 54

Passive versus Active Actions 60

Tools to Get Past Your Fear 62

What If You Let It Stop You? 66

Action Item Review 67

Chapter 4: Finding and Evaluating Your Ideas for Your New Business 71

How Millionaires Found Their Ideas 72

How to Generate Business Ideas 74

The “Find Your Passion” Myth 74

Don’t Be a Donkey 78

The Time Factor 79

All of this starts with an idea 80

How Millionaires Evaluate Ideas 82

What about Networking Marketing? 94

Choosing the Right Idea 95

Action Item Review 99

Chapter 5: Mentors, Masterminds, and Networking 103

Millionaires Have Help! 104

Mentors versus Coaches versus Mastermind Groups 105

Mastermind Groups 106

Mentors 111

Networking 121

Action Item Review 124

Chapter 6: Long Business Plans Are for Banks 127

The Square Business Plan 130

A Millionaire’s First Month in Business 137

Marketing versus Sales 140

Selling That Works 140

The Sales Pitch 141

Marketing 144

Square Business Plan Done 151

Action Item Review 152

Chapter 7: Your Success Is a Series of Small Wins 155

Why Visioning Is Important to Millionaires 156

How Millionaires Set and Attain Their Goals 161

Creating Your Action Plan 172

Achieving Goals 178

Action Item Review 179

Chapter 8: Continuous Forward Motion 181

Millionaires in Forward Motion 182

Focus, Patience, and Routine 183

The Power of Patience 189

The Power of Your Millionaire Routine 193

Taking Care of Business 197

Millionaire Routines 198

Continuous Forward Motion 202

Action Item Review 202

Chapter 9: Stories of Millionaires before They Were Millionaires 205

Brad Deal 206

Briana Borten 208

Kane Minkus 212

Lewis Howes 214

Marissa Levin 216

Ryan Eldridge 218

Sue Ismiel 220

Chapter 10: What You Can Do Now to Start Your Millionaire Journey 225

Figure Out How to Save Money 225

Find a Problem to Solve 226

Differentiate Yourself from Your Competition 228

Create a Mastermind Group 228

Find a mentor 230

Keep Learning 230

Focus! 231

Create, Write, and Be Accountable to Your Goals 233

It’s All about Sales 234

Execute! Take Action! Just Do It! 236

Closing Thoughts 238

About the Author 241

About the Companion Website 243

Index 245