The recurring themes in Thomas J. Stanley�s book, The Millionaire
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like
You must learn how to motivate yourself; to counter fear with
Making critical decisions about business, investments, and your
career conjures up fear � fear that is part of the process of
becoming a financial success.
Academic achievement was not an important factor. Millionaires had a
solid but hardly spectacular under-graduate point average of 2.9 on
a 4.0 scale.
Getting along with people is more important than graduating at the
top of your class.
Stanley says if you are creative enough to select the ideal
vocation, you can win big time. �The really brilliant millionaires
are those who selected a vocation that they love. One that has few
competitors, but generates high profits.� Not surprisingly, business
owners and entrepreneurs made up the biggest group of top wealth
accumulators � about 32% of the millionaires surveyed by Stanley.
(Another 16% were senior corporate executives.)