Dedicated to my four beloved children
– Christina, Michael,
David and Catherine
– My most important reason for recognizing
and applying these ideas.
I wish each of you in the coming months
and years to be rich in your own way.
“You’re looking for a golden opportunity.
It’s not in your situation;
it’s not in your luck
or your destiny
or with the help of others;
it’s in you. “.
Orison Swett Marden
Immigrants to America used
to think that the streets of America were paved with gold.
They believe that fame and wealth can come to everyone.
In the end, experience has taught them the truth that this is not the case in America.
But what has turned out
to be true is that wealth comes to those who know how to find it.
Brian Tracy is one of you who knows where to look for that.
By applying the fundamentals he will share with you in this book,
starting from a salesman Brian Tracy tried
to become a millionaire and his time trying
to get rich didn’t come for 10 years.
Brian has helped hundreds of businesses and thousands
of individuals achieve financial success beyond their expectations.
He continuously travels from place
to place around the world giving seminars on business, management,
entrepreneurship, business development and personal success.
He is the president of a human resources company and the author
or speaker of more than 300 best-selling audio and video tapes.
He is the author of 35 books that have been translated into 25 languages.
In Get Rich Your Way,
Brian Tracy tells you how to become rich in the future,
whoever you are and wherever you start.
You’ll discover the 5 key starting points of self-made millionaires and the 18 principles,
ideas, and concepts you need to program your mind for to achieve total success.
You will learn 5 principles to start building your career successfully.
You’ll learn how to get the capital you need along
with 10 principles for successful investing.
You’ll learn tried-and-true methods that have been proven time and time again
by the wealthy for a generation.
By learning how Brian Tracy and many others have done it,
you will also learn how to get rich your way,
the way that works best for you,
with your talents and abilities.
You will find that there are really no limits.
“You’re not kidding, are you?
Take this right now
– Whatever you can do or what you can dream,
let’s start it.
Boldness has inspiration,
power and magic in it.
It’s best to take action and the will will be burned – Start,
and the work will be done!”.
– The opening paragraph of Goethe’s Faust,
translated by John Anster
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE
Thank you for reading this book.
The main difference between successful people
and unsuccessful people is not difficult to understand:
in each area successful people are people who aim to do it,
while losers are people who just talk.
High achievers are those who “do it!”
and those who live with hopes,
and regrets are those who achieve only insignificant results.
By opening this book,
you have stepped into the ranks of some people
who know what to do in the current situation,
instead of the majority of people waiting for their time.
This book is written in an American style,
and statistics from the United States,
but the principles presented in the book are general.
They can be applied with little modification in any country with a market economy.
Today the United States has the freest economic system and the most opportunities
for people who want to become rich than any other country in the world.
In 2004, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation
and Development in Paris,
19 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 54 were planning a new start-up,
the highest percentage in the world.
Thanks to this entrepreneurial environment,
there are more self-made millionaires
and billionaires in America than in any other country.
So we’ll start from this country.
STARTING WITH WHITE HAND
When I was growing up,
my family didn’t have much money.
My father does not have a stable job,
and my mother with housework
only knows how to prepare meals for the four of us.
We grew up on macaroni and cheese,
wearing charities and military relief clothes.
Since the age of 10,
I have been able to earn my own money
by gardening and doing odd jobs
for neighboring restaurants.
When I was 15 years old,
I started learning the so-called secrets of financial success.
Like many young people,
my goal is to become a millionaire before I turn 30.
However, although I have succeeded a couple of times, at that time
I was past 30 and almost went bankrupt when I was 20.
I haven’t even graduated from high school,
besides being able to trade,
I don’t have any practical skills.
It was around that time that I started thinking seriously about my situation
and how to make a small improvement in the next 10 years.
Many of my friends are doing pretty well,
getting married with kids,
living in nice houses and making money.
I’m getting nowhere.
Worrying about money for the first time really got me into a mess.
After trying all sorts of ways to get rich quick,
I finally calmed down
and came up with a realistic plan to get rich,
and it worked.
Countless times I fell behind
and suffered temporary setbacks,
I learned many valuable lessons over the next seven years,
but I overcame the other milestone with a net worth of over a year,
millions of dollars.
what I have done,
you can also do.
YOU CAN GET RICH
The purpose of writing this book is
to convince you that no matter what your financial situation is right now,
you can become rich through the work of your life.
If you start before it’s too late,
work pretty hard and do some of the things I recommend,
you could even become a millionaire.
and strategies have worked for me and countless others.
There’s no way you can’t achieve your American dream,
if you’re willing to spend time learning how to achieve it.
In 1900, there were about 5,000 millionaires in the United States,
and at that time a million dollars was worth much more than it is now.
In 1980, when I started researching this topic,
there were about 1.5 million millionaires.
In 2000, more than 7 million Americans had a net worth
of more than a million dollars.
today there are millionaires with tens,
hundreds of millions of dollars
and more than 300 billionaires.
These numbers are expected
to double in the following years.
Most of these millionaires
and even American billionaires are in the first generation.
They are the ones who set up their own careers
and all started from scratch.
Every coin they earn by using their own talents
and abilities to find an opportunity or create it.
It is estimated that every 4 minutes someone becomes a millionaire somewhere in America.
Your goal is to be one of those people.
Whatever these self-made millionaires have done,
you can too.
Believe that no one is better than you
and no one is smarter than you.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet many millionaires
and multi-million dollar rich people,
even some billionaires.
What’s remarkable about most of these people is
that they’re nothing out of the ordinary.
They are hard workers and are always honest,
appear to be proficient in their chosen fields
and do not give up when faced with a critical situation,
as it often happens.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RICH AND POVERTY
The rich are not very different from you and me.
It’s just that they use their God-given talents more
and do the job differently than most people.
The surprising finding was this:
If you do what other rich,
successful people do over and over again,
you’ll eventually get the same results.
Financial success is not a miracle,
nor is it based on luck.
It is simply an effect
according to the law of cause and effect.
If you start sowing, you will reap the fruit.
In this book,
you’ll learn how to get started wherever you are,
even deep in debt,
to achieve financial well-being.
Having worked with thousands of millionaires around the world,
I’m sure individuals really want to get rich through the work of their lives,
if they just keep doing the right things,
then it’s time for them to achieve the desired results.
A CONSULTANT IMPACT
A few years ago,
I had a very impressive experience.
I’m talking to about 1,200 people about success.
I tell them anyone can be successful
if they just insist on doing the job in a certain way.
During the break,
about 30 people,
both elegantly dressed men and women,
gathered around me asking questions
and sharing their personal stories.
At that moment,
a slow-minded young man sat in the audience,
making a quick turn through the crowd.
He said loudly,
“Mr. Tracy, Mr. Tracy, can I make it too?”
I stepped back a little and stood looking at him,
while all the people there listened to how I answered him.
I don’t know how to tell him.
My head is messed up.
My earlier beliefs
and words that “Anyone can succeed” are being tested.
Fortunately, he spoke again.
He said, “Mr. Tracy,
I live in a group home.
We repair furniture.
Every month I buy a one hundred dollar savings bond.
If I keep doing that,
will I be successful too?”
THE MAGIC OF DOUBLE FAULTS
I happened to be researching how much money
a person has to save in order to have enough money.
I know a man who saved $100 a month from age 21
until age 65 and his average return was 10% of his savings during that period,
by retirement he will have more than 10% of his savings a million dollars.
Suddenly I realized that this young man,
living in a group home,
with no advantage or opportunity,
could really get rich.
If he continues to save $100 a month,
he will be richer than 95 percent of the American population in retirement.
He will eventually outperform most doctors,
small business owners,
and entertainment business people.
The only thing he has to do is save $100 a month
and retire he won’t have to worry about money at all.
If he can force himself to save every month,
the power of compound interest will do the rest.
Anyone can do that.
YOU CAN LEARN WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN
Making money is a basic skill.
Knowledge and practice must be mastered,
but since over the years hundreds of thousands
and even millions of men and women have learned how to make money,
it is clear that one has
can learn that skill.
In fact, if you know how to drive a car,
use a mobile phone,
use a computer or do many other common tasks in daily life,
then you definitely have enough intelligence
and ability to earn the full amount you want.
In the following pages,
I will show you how to achieve financial well-being
and even become rich in various ways.
Then it’s up to you how you do it and keep doing it
until you get the results you want.
There are no limits except what you put into your creativity.
“See the things… you want as if they were yours.
Think of them as yours, as yours, as yours.”