Let me give you some quick background info on how I got to be where I am in life. I didn’t come from nothing, and I didn’t do this all myself, but here’s my life’s journey to self-made millionaire in a nutshell:

I was born in Canada in 1975. We have a very healthy social safety net, free education up to the age of 18, modestly expensive universities, and tons of opportunity to WORK. I took advantage of all of it

Most importantly, I had loving parents that worked me hard and taught me a lot of the tricks and tips in today’s list.

  • Even though my parents didn’t make much money…
  • Even though they had a bad relationship that caused stress and anxiet
  • Even though I went to school with patches on my pants and was embarrassed
  • Even though my father was a 3-decade alcoholic and got into trouble with the law
  • Even though my parents fought all the time…

They pushed. They taught me hard work. They helped with homework.

They got me my first job at age 13 digging ditches and doing manual labor for $3.10 an hour (which I kind of loved).

And even though I made a lot of mistakes and nearly through all of these gifts away, I ended up a millionaire around age 30.

The 10 Secrets of Self Made Millionaires: Part 1

  1. Singularity of Focus
  2. Turns Flaws into Strengths
  3. Creates Solutions for BIG Problems
  4. Learn to Sell

Tune in next Monday, March 11th, to learn the rest of the 10 Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires.

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com

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