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Money Making Tips: The Science of Getting Rich

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2011, but it has remained one of our most popular posts six years later. That’s why we’ve decided to update it and republish it, adding relevant quotes from Danny Iny, Mirasee’s founder and CEO.

This proves that the basic principles of true wealth and business success are timeless. They withstand the coming and going of time, trends, and techniques. We hope this post becomes even more valuable to you in its refreshed state. ~ Lexi Rodrigo

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No. I’m not going to tell you how to get rich overnight… sorry. I don’t have any home study course on internet marketing to sell either… not gonna happen.

Today I wanted to share some money making tips, something that will forever change the way you, an entrepreneur, look at money and wealth: The Science of Getting Rich.

The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by Wallace D. Wattles in the year 1910. Let me say that again… In 1910, which means it’s more than 100 years old. And there wouldn’t be anything strange about it, if we were talking about a novel, or a collection of poems, or a play, but in this case we’re talking about a book, which gives some practical advice on how to seek wealth.

How come this book still remains valid while economy keeps changing so fast? Because it’s not the field of your business itself that will make you rich, but your mindset and maturity in business.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in pastures, refineries, restaurants, film production, selling fresh fruit on the market, or selling information products on the internet.

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Business is business.

But who am I to teach you such stuff? So let me just say that (and I’m sure you’ll agree) in every possible field or type of business, there are people who have made insane amounts of money. Which means you can get rich in every one of these fields. If I would like to drag this conclusion further, I could even say this is proof that the field itself is actually irrelevant.

So if not the field then what?

Ourselves, and the people in our environment.

As the author said himself…

I don’t really want to sound like I’m promoting this book (since it’s in public domain now, so I won’t even make any money), so I’ll just quote the author:

This book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

Is there anything else that can be said to convince you it’s a must-read?

Anyways.

While reading this book I’ve jotted down 7 key points, which I think are worth remembering, and I keep getting back to them every now and then.

Money Making Tips: The Science of Getting Rich in a 7-Step Nutshell

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1. A thought gives birth to the thing that is imaged by the thought.

Everything that surrounds us had its beginning in someone’s thought. For example, one day somebody invented the structure of the computer and after some time the first copy was built, so now, after a number of years, you can use it to play Modern Warfare 2.

Remember, if you want something to appear in your life, it has to appear in your thoughts first.

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Danny Iny’s Take:

Put yourself in a growth mindset: Recognize that there’s an opportunity for growth in this upsetting situation, and find it…. Rewrite your story, so you’re a leader instead of a victim. (Source)

2. Be creative not competitive.

Don’t compete with other people in your field. Don’t create a “me-too-business,” and don’t sell what everybody else is already selling. Create something that will give much more value to your clients. Be creative. Being in the market is not about competing but working together for common good and benefit. Thomas Edison didn’t compete with candle manufacturers, he invented the light bulb instead.

Danny Iny’s Take:

It’s not enough to be different. Neither is it enough to be useful. You have to be “remarkably useful.” You have to be different in a way that serves your audience. (Source)

3. Have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, and be constantly grateful that this wish comes true.

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When you’re creating something, you have to have the vision of the result you want to accomplish in your head all the time. When an architect is designing a house, he sees the final image of the house all the time. And if he hadn’t remembered about every important detail, then probably someone would have gotten hurt. Building your wealth is somewhat similar… you have to keep your eyes on the prize and be happy.

Danny Iny’s Take:

Make time and space early in your day to reflect on your priorities and set your intentions for the day. This is useful on two levels. First, even a few minutes spent shutting out distractions and concentrating on only one thing exercises your attention “muscle.” And just like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. Second, this gives you the chance to begin the day with purpose. (Source)

4. Have faith in what you want to accomplish

This is one of the points that amuses many people, but the truth is that if it wasn’t for faith, then we would accomplish literally nothing in our lives. We wouldn’t pass any exam, we wouldn’t have the courage to approach that beautiful woman (for the first time) who would later become our wife, we wouldn’t send our resume to the employer of our dreams.

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Danny Iny’s Take:

Failure is failure only if it happens in the last chapter. Otherwise, it’s a plot twist.

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5. Do everything that can be done each day and do it in an efficient manner.

This is one of the most important points. You really have to do everything that can be done each day to help you reach your goals. But you have to do it in an efficient manner, be productive. Sitting 3 hours at your desk just thinking about your future riches is not enough. You have to take action.

Danny Iny’s Take:

Is all this hard work?

You betcha! Which is another reason you’ll be one of the few left standing: you’re willing to do the work, while others are still looking for the easy way out.

And you will do the work, because you know in your heart that there’s an impact you need to make in the world. And the people who need it are waiting. (Source)

6. Give your clients bigger use-value than the money-value you receive from them.

The perfect sale is not about pressing someone on some product, and then immediately leaving the country. The perfect sale is when your client feels that he has just made a deal of his life–receiving something of great value to him for a fraction of the price. This point strongly relates to point #2 (being creative, not competitive).

Danny Iny’s Take:

You have to wow your audience, not just after the sale, but also at every step before, during, and after the sale. (Source)

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7. What you receive will be proportional to your input in the previous points.

One thing is worth realizing. The person who we are today is just a result of our previous actions… So what can be said is that your present situation is not really your present situation (sounds strange but it’s true), but a result of your past.

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Danny Iny’s Take:

“Why am I doing all this?”

Entrepreneurs don’t explore that nearly as much as they should; we may have a sense of what we want to achieve when we get started, but the funny thing about business is that it can have a life of its own, and if you don’t check in on a regular basis, you’ll find yourself further and further off-course. (Source)

In this moment the person in the mirror is not who you are, it’s who you were. That’s why it’s never too late for change and growth.

Vision.

Perseverance.

Value.

Hard work.

The keys to a rich life don’t change. They survive economic downturns, political upheavals, and technological revolutions.

Looking back on the 7 steps above, where do you need to do better? What help do you need?

About Karol K

Karol K. (@carlosinho) is a freelance blogger and writer, published author, and online business figure-outer. His work has been featured all over the web, on sites like: NewInternetOrder.com, MarketingProfs.com, Smashing Magazine. Feel free to contact him to find out how he can help your business grow by writing unique and engaging content for your blog or website.

16 comments

  1. Wow. This was helpful, indeed.
    I loved #1, because of being sure to find the growth opportunity instead of being a victim. A lot of unexpected things not going my way lately, but unscheduled good coming with it. I seriously need to capitalize on that (not monetarily, but mentally.)
    Also, #2, because I find that I am creative and not competitive, but did not know that until I read it here, spelled out. I so needed that. What a difference to see one’s self that way!
    LOVE #3. It is such a great idea, but I think I’ll have to take a few minutes each HOUR. (because a lot not going my way, but… this is doable!)
    And I could go on, but no need to rewrite the whole aricle here. Haha! In need to rewrite it on my mirror, where I see who I was. (I SO love that, too.)
    Thanks so much!

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  3. Enjoyed the post! It reminded me of the “The Secret”, which is really based on the law of attraction. #7 is a good point – who you are today is just a result of your previous actions. So changing outcomes really is in our own hands if we want it badly enough. And the whole concept of visualization first – I totally agree! 🙂

    Thanks for the post and these great reminders.

    1. Thanks, Allison. I’m actually not a big fan of “The Secret” – I think it oversimplifies some things in a pretty bad way…

      I think it’s not so much a “law of attraction”, as a “law of noticing”. I call it the “red Honda effect”; if you’re thinking about buying a red Honda, suddenly you notice all of the red Hondas on the road. They were always there, you just didn’t see them before, because you weren’t paying attention to it.

      I think that’s what is meant by the “law of attraction” – that when you know what you want, you do a better job of paying attention to the ways to get there.

      That being said, I don’t think intentions are enough – it’s all about hard work, and not just thinking positive – that’s where I think “The Secret” might be a tad bit irresponsible in their messaging.

      But the key principle that you cited – what you are today is a result of your previous *actions* – is exactly right, and to change where you are tomorrow, you have to change your actions today.

      Thanks for stopping by, Allison!

      1. The basis of “The Secret” , “The Science of Getting Rich”, “Think and Grow Rich” , “The Kybalion” is Metaphysics. Metaphysics claims the outrageous concept that EVERYTHING, absolutely everything is thoughts, vibrating thoughts and that thoughts cause more thoughts that group together (Law of Attraction manages that) and eventually all those clumps of thoughts become perceptible to our senses. Light is energy that our eyes translate into what we call light, sound is energy that our ears translate into what we call sound, touch is energy (vibrating energy), electromagnetic fields of the thing that reacts or pushes against the electromagnetic field of the atoms that makeup our skin and we translate that to “hey man this is solid” (electromagnetic fields are also energy). All energy is just coalesced thoughts. Thoughts are things and Things are solidified thoughts. All this sounds pure fantasy, even more outrageous that the most farfetched film from Walt Disney, and that is why almost everybody just reject this as BS. One thing is accepted: you can work hard, very very hard or you can work intelligently. All progress is based on obseving and coming up with ideas that will allow us to achieve something with less pain, with less physical effort. Most people agree that ideas are thoughts and hence thoughts become eventually solid things if you work and act. That is our current belief. As Henry Ford said: “If you think this is impossible, you are right. If you think this is possible, you are right”.

      2. Interesting point. I have to agree with you, Danny. However, thinking about something sets your mind in the right track, so you can “attract” more opportunities as they become clearly visible.

        1. Yup, I agree with you 100% – just so long as people take action!

          Thanks again for your guest post, Karol, it’s a great contribution to our blog and community. 🙂

  4. Great post! The more things change, the more they stay the same…. there’s nothing new under the sun… OK enough of that 🙂 Came to you from ProBlogger and will be back!

    1. Welcome, Mark – we’re glad to have you hear, and looking forward to seeing you again. 🙂

      And yes, you’re right – nothing new under the sun, just stuff that we forget on a regular basis, and need to be reminded of. 😉

  5. Excellent stuff Danny. Came her via Marlee’s blog.

    I especially like #6 — “Give your clients bigger use-value than the money-value you receive from them.”

    Spot on!

  6. I read Think and Grow Rich, but not this book. Thank you! I’ll get to it asap and apply its principles as much as I can. I will also share this to my facebook.

    Have a good day,

    Matt

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