Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way by Nely GalanFor readers of #GIRLBOSS and viewers of Shark Tank—a global revolution in entrepreneurship is under way, inspiring women to blaze a trail of financial self-reliance and become self-made. Featuring a foreword by Suze Orman.
What does it mean to be self-made? It’s not just about having money, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode, where you are one problem away from catastrophe. It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. It means being able to sleep at night without worry. It means being rich in every way: rich in money, rich in family, rich in love, rich in time—abundant!
For Nely Galán—entrepreneur, TV producer, and real estate mogul—helping women to become self-made is a movement and a mission. Galán pulls no punches. She is the straight-talking friend and mentor you’ve always wanted, and here she shares valuable, candid, no-nonsense lessons learned on her own path to becoming self-made (“There is no Prince Charming”; “Think like an immigrant”; “In your pain is your brand”; “Don’t buy shoes, buy buildings!”). You’ll read inspiring stories of women who started and grew businesses out of ingenuity, opportunity, and need. You’ll find exercises to help you identify your goals and your strengths. You’ll learn tips and tricks for saving money, making money, and finding “hidden money” that can help jump-start your self-made dreams.
When you become self-made, the change in you inspires change in those around you, because one of the greatest rewards of a self-made life is seeing how the sparks from your personal revolution can light a fire in others. So come, join the Self-Made movement. The revolution starts inside of you!
Praise for Self Made
“A much-needed and wise book that teaches women not to fear money but to see it as a means of reaching our dreams. Nely shows us how to become money courageous instead of finance fearful. I want to give this book to so many women (and men) I know. Thank you, Nely.”—Sandra Cisneros
“Nely Galán and I have traveled the country together helping women grow their businesses and live their dreams. I know firsthand that Nely is the ultimate self-made woman and your best girlfriend. Her generosity of spirit jumps off the page as she shares the secrets of her hard-won success and her contagious confidence.”—Nell Merlino, creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day and founder of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence
“Self Made teaches women to unleash their spark and hustle. Nely inspires readers to use what they have to get what they want on their path to becoming self-made.”—Tory Johnson, “Deals & Steals” contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Shift
“You are not truly complete as a woman until you feel confident and empowered to make decisions about your money. Throughout my career, I have seen how a woman who takes ownership of her financial life is transformed and liberated, and how that in turn has a tremendous impact on her children. This is my belief and my personal experience, and it’s why Self Made resonates so strongly with me.”—Maria Elena Lagomasino, CEO of WE Family Offices and member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Coca-Cola Company, and Avon Products, Inc.
Secrets Of Self Made Millionaires by Brian Tracy
The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire
It is possible, but it will take an awful lot of work. The first question you want to ask yourself is why this is important to you. Make to-do lists and complete them. Then make new ones. Reading is the number one thing you can do to boost your chances of success. Grow your knowledge and skill base as widely as possible.
So says Scott Galloway, a serial entrepreneur who sold his company L2, Inc. The definition of rich is having passive income that's greater than your burn," says Galloway, or spending less than you make. They are rich. Meanwhile, Galloway says people making millions can be "poor" if their expenses are high enough. The upshot: Bringing in a lot of money doesn't make you "rich" if you spend more than you earn and you depend on a salary. So advises Galloway, "Focus on your burn. And have an honest conversation with yourself around how do you get to a point of true wealth and being rich — and that is getting to a point where with passive income from rental properties from [stock] dividends from some sort of a pension from the money you make from stocks — that at some point that will be greater than your burn.
Most people give up along the way, becoming disenchanted when their business flatlines or disillusioned when they feel they have failed. To reach millionaire status, you must be driven to reach your dreams. You must be obsessed in order to be successful. These are the 10 obsessions every self-made millionaire has that give them an edge in creating success and wealth. Self-made millionaires have ambitions and are willing to take risks to make those happen. They are passionate and relentless in their mission to succeed.
Rule 1: Spend what’s left after investing
Being rich, in fact, is usually the dream of every person. Whilst we all aspire to be rich, but very few among us are really able to accumulate extraordinary wealth, and then we tend to believe that millionaires are born, not made. - In , Warren Buffett was managing about half a million dollars.
The world is full of people who complain just about everything but do nothing. Yet they wonder how to become a self-made millionaire with no money. The transformation happens on the inside first. And this responsibility thing will make all the difference. Next, average people think you need a million dollars to actually live like a millionaire.
Almost every entrepreneur I know wants to become a millionaire--like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg , Amazon's Jeff Bezos , and many others. They don't realize that achieving this dream involves far more than having a great idea and making it happen. In fact, much of the success will have nothing to do with money. In my experience, and the view of most experts, the journey has to begin with the right mindset, attitude, people skills, cash management, and other good habits. Maybe it's just me, but I seem to hear too many "great" ideas in the realm of finding the nearest bar via a smart-phone app, or a dating site for your pets. Self-made millionaires tend to start with a solution to a painful problem that can change the world, with a billion dollar opportunity. Force yourself to think bigger by scheduling some uninterrupted thinking time and overtly stepping outside your comfort zone to entertain the impossible.
A self-made man or woman is one who is able to rise above their humble origins to leave behind a lasting legacy. Through sheer determination, discipline, and strength of character, the self-made man or woman can overcome poverty or other hardships through education and hard work. Leave your mark in business, politics, or society by taking control of your life and becoming a self-made person. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Together, they cited information from 20 references. Categories: Success Self Fulfillment.