Have you ever given some thought to how differently people speak and the words they use? If not then it might be time to start giving it a bit more attention because it has been proven that your vocabulary has an effect on your life and that applies to your financial situation as well.
In the post about stopping your excuses we looked at bit out how words and in particular questions are an important part of becoming rich. If you ask good questions it will work for you but if you ask lousy questions it can hurt you.
In a study done by some social behavior experts they proved that people that are put in prison have a very limited vocabulary compared to the average person. Often a limited vocabulary would make the person more violent, which I believe makes sense when you think of it. If you can’t win an argument verbally then physical force is your only alternative.
Making Money Is A Skill That Can Be Learned
If you’re in a situation where you don’t make a lot of money or you would want to make more that you’re currently making then what would be the best way to do it? Should you ask the guy down at the pub always complaining how hard life is and how it is the government’s fault?
Or what about your neighbor that has just lost her job and are struggling paying the bills? Is she the one that you should talk financial planning with and hear her opinion on the stock market and how she believes the house prices are going to change?
I’m sure you get that my point is that it is definitely not the way to go and you might even agree with me. But why is it that most people are taking advice from these very people? The guy working the same job as you, the girl in the supermarket or the mailman… Listening and taking advice from people that obviously don’t know is not a good plan.
Instead what you want to do is look at people that have actually accomplished what it is that you want to accomplish. If you want to become rich having an affiliate website, then find someone that has a successful affiliate website. If you want to make money in real estate then find someone that has proven success of how to do just that.
And when you find that “role model” then the thing to do is to do just that: Model Them!
If you copy people that are successful, then you will become successful and that is why that I say that making money is a skill that can be learned. If you do what they do, you will get the same results. It might sound simplistic but it doesn’t have to be complex to work.
The hard part comes in actually doing the copying because we’re not just talking a small part of it. Most things work in a combination and that means that it applies to all that they do. We’re talking things like:
Reading the same newspapers, magazines and books
They are probably not reading the gossip pages and all the sensational newspapers but rather some factual information that can be useful to them.
Exercising in the same way
Maybe they are playing golf and have become friends with a lot of likeminded people at the country club. Business relationships can be vital.
Attending the same seminars
The habit of constantly learning and realizing that the world is not standing still and if you don’t keep up you’ll be left behind might be one of the keys to their success. And not only that, but you’ll probably learn a lot from the knowledge and the people attending.
Talking like they talk
Learn to use the words that they use because by doing so you will not only attract a totally different kind of people but you will also start focusing on things that are different from what you’re currently focusing on. To use e.g. financial terms or SEO terms in a sentence you will need to know what they mean in order to make sense to the people you talk to.
You Can’t Do Exactly The Same Thing
Now since you are YOU and not THEM you can’t copy everything EXACTLY like they do it. You might not be able to get into the same country club and you might not be able to afford the same seminar that they attend but that is not the point. The point is to change what you are currently doing because it has brought you to where you’re currently at and instead try to do what successful people do to bring you to where they are currently at.
Just like they have started their journey somewhere and in some way, you can do the same. The best way would naturally be to have them mentor you (if that is an option) but if not you can still find out a lot of what you will need by being awake and alert. The only thing holding you back is faith and action.
To Your Success,