So you’ve got your business up and running, and maybe it’s not perfect but you’re working hard on improvements to your products, services, and strategies. If you’ve been at this for a while (or even if you’re just starting out), you’re probably wondering if you’re ever going to be someone who hits the high six to seven digits in revenue. I see this all the time with my clients.

In fact, turning a healthy profit month after month is their biggest worry.

That’ why today I want to talk about the three main things rainmakers like the Marie Forleos of the world have that the average business doesn’t. And they have nothing to do with expensive software or taking another online course that promises the world.

In fact, there are just three steps to a million-dollar mindset:

1) Self-Confidence

To make the kind of money you want to be making with your baby (that would be your business, not one of your children), you have to be confident that you’re already worth millions.

Your unique combination of skills and talents has the kind of value no one else has. You have to believe in yourself – and whatever it is that you’re offering to the world – your message,  your advice, your voice, your idea, your product – truly is valuable.

The mindset that millionaires have before they become millionaires is the belief that they have knowledge and wisdom that people will pay for.

Even if you’re starting small now, never let yourself think small. Despite anything that has happened in the past, you’ve got to see yourself as big-time. Success means taking the plunge, with passion, and, having the willingness to fail.

2) Discipline

You know this better than anyone, it takes a lot of dedication to succeed. You have to work at getting disciplined as though your livelihood depends on it. And part of this is letting go of the idea of getting rich quick – I’m not saying that it won’t happen – but it’ll come from a good work ethic and willingness to put the time in.

3) Doing It For the Right Reasons

No matter what your business is, you’ve got to be doing it for the right reasons – which at the end of the day boils down to putting something valuable out into the world. Your audience will know whether you genuinely care about their journey and success.

The people who become the top names in their space are those who are leading and living through their heart. It’s not the people who are doing what they do to get rich quick. It’s the ones who do it from passion.

Surround Yourself With Supportive Advocates

You know that even the most successful of us need people who help us thrive. So build a small but supportive team of professionals. A good professional is much more than a service provider – they should double as someone who you can call for guidance, who can help you stay motivated, and who can steer you in the right direction when you’re faced with important business decisions. I learned early on in my business that having a dedicated professional who has your back is so important to succeeding.

To wrap up:

  • Be confident that you’re worth millions
  • Be okay with making mistakes along the way
  • Have the discipline to put in the work
  • Do it all for the right reasons

And that’s the million-dollar mindset in a nutshell. Remember, even the most successful millionaires had a professional team backing them up before they were millionaires. If you’re working with a lawyer, an accountant, or a marketing/creative professional, make sure that person really understands your vision and personal goals.