At last count, there were nearly 10.4 million millionaires living here in the United States.
And 1,700 folks join that club as new members every single day.
Economic experts refer to those achievers as “Thrivers.”
Unfortunately, about 75% of Americans live and work and dream in a category that the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has dubbed “The Strugglers.”
Thrivers are able to save, invest and muscle their way to bigger and bigger piles of wealth (the group will get another 3.1 million members between now and decade’s end, says the Boston Consulting Group).
But strugglers – while no doubt dreaming of better things – scuffle and scrape and barely have enough to get by.
As maudlin as it may sound, that breaks my heart.
There isn’t a person in America who wouldn’t rather be a “Thriver” than a “Struggler.”
But in my three decades as a trader, hedge-fund guy, author and an expert on wealth, I’ve come to a stunning realization – one that I want to share with you here.
The reason more people don’t make that leap, don’t become “Thrivers,” don’t become millionaires – is that they stop themselves from doing so.
You heard me correctly: They talk themselves out of becoming wealthy.
Today I’m going to show you how to wipe away that obstacle – forever.
Let’s take a look…
Why Not You?
I’ve always liked the best-seller The Millionaire Next Door.
Not as much for the book itself as for the message it conveys.
It’s a hopeful message.
It’s a message that anybody – and I mean anybody – can become a millionaire.
As long as they’re willing to make it a goal – and then work that goal.
That’s the problem: People actually talk themselves out of getting wealthy.
Let me share a little bit of insight – and see if you can’t relate to it.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Doubting Thomas” – a term that’s become a euphemism for a skeptic or even a cynic.
We all have “Doubting Thomases” in our lives. Maybe it’s a spouse … or a close friend … or our broker … or accountant … or a co-worker, or even our boss.
Healthy skepticism can be constructive. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m picturing the folks all of us have in our lives whose personal mission is to put the kibosh on anything that promises change, or that threatens our “status quo.” (A close friend of mine refers to them as “Debbie Downers” – a reference to the now-famous Saturday Night Live skit.)
You talk about going back to school to improve yourself – and they tell you that you won’t have the time, and won’t derive the career payoff you seek.
You see a job that would open a new career path with promotion possibilities – and they tell you not to go for it for risk of angering your current boss … and warn you that the selection process is probably rigged.
Let’s say you decide you’ve had it with the whole “Struggler” lifestyle. You’re done with scuffling along, barely making ends meet, knowing full well that you’re one problem – a blown transmission, a big medical bill, a car accident, a major home repair – away from financial disaster. So you resolve to get bold, to get aggressive, to change your financial status – maybe even to become wealthy.
And then the “Doubting Thomas” or “Debbie Downer” in your life shoots you down. Almost before you realize it, you find that you’re agreeing with him/her.
And you give up.
You don’t transform your dream of wealth into an actual goal. You don’t craft a “plan of action” to make it happen.
You accept your lot in life as a “Struggler.”
Don’t let that happen to you.
In fact, please allow me to help keep that from happening.
By sharing a little secret I’ve learned during my 30 years in this business.
Time to Take Control
When “Doubting Thomas” starts to tell you why you can’t become wealthy, chances are pretty doggone good that he’ll use one or more of about a dozen different arguments.
Today, I’m going to share a few of the most common ones you’ll encounter- so you recognize what’s transpiring when “Thomas” starts to work you over, even if they believe they have your best interest at heart. Or especially if they think they have your best interest at heart…
And that’s not all – with each argument, I’m also going to give you the “” to employ to blunt his possibly well-meaning but decidedly “gloom-and-doom” message.
Argument No. 1: “Becoming a Millionaire is a Nice Dream, But it Only Happens to Other People“
The argument here is that becoming wealthy only happens to those “lucky” enough to inherit money, or hit the Lotto, or to be born into wealth.
It’s a “pure dumb luck” kind of thing … and a spouse, friend or co-worker will say: “It’ll never happen to you.” Or a financial advisor will tell you “if you start young, and you save your pennies, you could become ‘comfortable’ in 30, 40 or 50 years.
Your Response: Becoming a millionaire isn’t a “dream” – it’s a goal.
In fact, it’s a goal like any other: If you make it an objective, make it a priority and create a plan for “getting there,” it’s achievable like anything else. Like getting a new job, like getting a degree, like getting a new certification. Joining the “Millionaire’s Club” is a goal you can achieve.
And with the simple, easy-to-learn, time-efficient trading system we’re going to be sharing with you here, it’s a goal that anyone can achieve. You just have to say “I want to do this.” And get started.
Argument No. 2: “It’s Too Hard (Version A)“
Most investors believe the investing process is like some kind of foreign language that they don’t know, or a “secret code” that they lack the “key” to decipher.
Your Response: That’s just what Wall Street wants you to believe – and it does all it can to foster that sentiment. That way, you feel like you need Wall Street.
Let’s “bust that myth” right now.
Nobody knows what you need, or what you can do, better than you.
I’ve developed a trading system with true millionaire potential – and it’s so simple that you can launch, maintain and profit from it in as little as 10 minutes at a time.
Once you set it up, it runs in the background, putting together a list of stocks and options for you while you’re off working, playing with your kids, having a game of golf, or traveling with your family.
Argument No. 3: “It’s Too Hard (Version B)“
This objection is based around the feeling that “there’s no way I can decipher this myself.”
Your Response: You don’t have to.
Not only have I simplified my system, but I’ve also set up this “10-Minute Millionaire” service to let you capitalize. The system will do the work for you.
But I’ll also be your guide.
I’ll run the system for you.
I’ll “talk” with you several times a week – here via my newsletter, in the video updates I share and through frequent webinars and tutorials.
And you won’t just learn about my trading system: As part of these visits, I’ll also share what I know about the markets, about trading, about the best ways to profit – and the secrets for avoiding the losses that can skeletonize your savings. And you’ll get actual trades – profitable trades … wealth-building trades.
Argument No. 4: “It’s Too Hard (Version C)“
The argument against us here is that a spouse or friend will try to pour cold water on your new mindset by saying something like: “Oh sure, this another ‘flavor-of-the-month’ self-improvement push … you didn’t see those others through and you won’t see this one through, either.”
Your Response: Words like those from someone who’s supposedly “on your side” can be deflating, I know.
But you can’t let them deflate you.
Not with your push to switch from “Struggler” to “Thriver.”
Besides, the 10-Minute Millionaire simplifies this so much that it won’t feel intrusive, won’t take too much time, and won’t seem “too hard.” And you’ll have me here as a kind of “personal guide.”
In other words, this is one “I’m going to change” self-improvement project that you will stick with – because it isn’t hard, and because there’s a clear payoff.
Argument No. 5: “Change is Scary”
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
But taking that first step represents change … uncertainty … risk – and lots of folks will argue that it’s better to remain a “Struggler” because it’s what you know than to risk a possibly worse outcome by making a change.
Your Response: I will be quite candid in saying that I fully understand this.
Years ago, while working as an engineer starting up a new plant, I realized that I needed a change. It was daunting – even scary.
But that’s when I started working on the 10-Minute Millionaire system. It took a long time to perfect, and there were false-starts, dead ends and disappointments along the way. But if you take a dream – like becoming a millionaire – and make it a goal … and then turn that goal into a plan … you can achieve whatever you want.
Not long from now, when you’re a full-fledged “Thriver,” you’ll look back on your decision to change your life and embrace the 10-Minute Millionaire mindset as the turning point in your life.
You’ll view that decision point as a tiny risk – and one that was well-worth taking. You’ll suddenly feel a sense of self-worth – of personal pride – that wasn’t there before.
Part of that pride will be due to the money you’ve made, the security you’ve achieved and the good you’ve been able to do for others. But what you’ll really be proud of is the fact that you took control of your own destiny. You ended the days of believing Wall Street’s claptrap. And you decided to no longer allow “Doubting Thomas” and “Debbie Downer” to dictate your life path.
Maybe you made that decision today.
If so, I congratulate you.
And I welcome you aboard the 10-Minute Millionaire Express.
I look forward to an exciting, fulfilling and rewarding adventure – together with you.
D.R. Barton, Jr.