Article Title: How to Make a Million - THINK like a Millionaire (Part One)
Submitted by: Craig Lock Category (key words): Success, Self Help, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Attitude, Wealth, Money, Million. Web Sites: Craig’s various Articles are available at: and
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, 'spiritual writings' (how 'airey-fairey'), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig!)
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"Money can't buy you happiness. But it helps you to be miserable in comfort."
This article incorporates thoughts and extracts from Craig's three money books, THE MAD MONEY BOOK, HOW TO MAKE A MILLION and STEPS TO SUCCESS, PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS.
Becoming a millionaire starts with one word... DESIRE. You have to REALLY want wealth and prosperity... for whatever end (reason) YOU want.
Then you have to really BELIEVE that you can achieve it one day... no matter how deep in the "brown stuff" you may be!
Here are a few misconceptions about millionaires:
Myth Number 1: Millionaires work 10 times as hard as the ordinary man in the street.
Myth Number 2: Millionaires are more intelligent and better educated than you and me.
Myth Number 3: Honest people don't get rich.
Myth Number 4: You need money to make money.
You may be surprised to learn that most millionaires have "begged and borrowed" to get started. Some have even been bankrupt and fired (there's a glimmer of hope for me then!)
Financial prosperity and a fulfilling, well-lived life are goals we can all achieve -- if we understand the principles of success.
The main attraction of money is the FREEDOM to choose your desired lifestyle. Earning a great deal of money should not be for it's own sake. I really believe that most people are too busy earning a living to stop and think about how they could get rich and solve their money problems... and that is the reason haven't been able to do so.
Have you ever stopped to think through your particular situation? Here are some ideas to help you get started on the road to TRUE financial freedom. Look at each one and apply them to your individual situation.
Thinking is the hardest work one can do... which is why so few people do it!
Millionaires love their occupations. Work is leisure, a hobby. Most millionaires continue working long after they become wealthy.
First, find an idea or concept (one that leads to the birth of a PRODUCT) - one that people really want and that can help make their lives easier in some way. (I provide information about how to better manage your money and I love helping people.)
Don't give yourself a choice, an exit. Put your "back to the wall" and "burn the bridges behind you." (I didn't have many other options here in "Sleepy Hollow," so I used the powers of my creative imagination to the absolute fullest.)
Your seemingly insurmountable problem can become the greatest opportunity for your achievement. Make the most of it!
Ordiniary people, who find themselves in extraordinary situations and who possess extra-ordinary (enough "ordinaries and extra-ordinaries there in that sentence, now Craig) amounts of determination can achieve wonders. I truly believe people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their entire dream with enough faith and commitment...after finding and following his dream for many years (at least he thinks so!). * ACQUIRE THE MENTALITY, the MINDSET OF A MILLIONAIRE
Most people don't believe there are secrets to wealth -- they believe rich people are just "lucky." Most people don't believe they can ever become rich.
It all starts with DESIRE.. DESIRE to be financially independant and perhaps even wealthy. I believe having substantial amounts of money gives one choices and I would like to use it one day for good to HELP other needy people, like "promising aspiring" writers.
Here's a joke or two about writers...
What's the difference between a writer and a family pizza? A: The pizza can feed a family of four!
What's the definition of an aspiring author? A waiter!
Sorry waiters!
"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
- Pamela Vaull Starr
"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true."
- Richard Bach
Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")
About the author: In his "work" of studying the workings of the infinite dimensions of the human mind, Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials.
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at


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"Writers should also be business-people, but then any business-person would have the good sense not to become a writer."

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

End of Part One


Author's Bio: 

Craig Lock was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He and his New Zealand wife, Marie are inveterate world travellers, which is why their housekeeping budget is always blown (and their twin boys have no shoes). They are presently living in beautiful New Zealand in the 'slow lane'. Craig was a life assurance man all his life (and proud of it), but not having made it to even the middle of the "business pyramid", he changed direction in life...drastically. As he climbed up the corporate ladder, he found it got narrower and narrower... until he fell off. Also finding himself at middle age in a small town at the bottom of the world with nothing to do and no prospects, he took up writing. This is his third book with many more in the pipeline. He loves writing and is absolutely sure that he has found his niche in life. Anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?

Craig's various books (Amazon) on money and money management arec available at

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