How to be Rich

Okay so I know i'm not rich - yet.

But I wanted to write this post because I believe your mind-set is everything. People think things are impossible and talk about the insanity of "dreaming too big" - let me say it's better to aim high, then settle for less because you don't think you can do it.
One of my ex boyfriends used to say to me i'm crazy, "I set my standards too high and think too much of myself", (you can read about this bad relationship in my "what goes on behind closed doors post" HERE). People will always judge and call you crazy, but your doing it for yourself - not them. 
This was when I finished University. I  was working at Thorpe Park, struggling to get a graduate job. Not only did I hate the job, but people there were horrible to me, and I would get upset everyday. But it didn't stop me - I was money motivated and had friends that see why I shouldn't give up, when I wanted too.

My aim in the summer of 2015 was to have:
- A job in marketing
- A new car
- A decent salary

A year later I achieved it. I wouldn't say i'm on the pay I'd like to be on right now, but it's decent for my age especially when so many other graduates haven't found their career job yet - it's hard.

I was a graduate, on a marketing internship, on an undergraduate salary. My internship was meant to be for 6 months. I made a portfolio of work to show why they should keep me. They said they didn't have any roles. A higher role came up and I asked to be put forward. They said I wasn't experienced enough. 2 weeks before my contract ended, they said they wanted to keep me - one of the reasons was because they saw my passion.

Of course I had to ask for a changed job title and a salary to reflect this ;) ....  if you don't ask, you don't get.

None of this would of happened if I didn't go after what I set my mind to. And with that, I bought myself a new car (a white Audi A1, wahoo!).

I know i'm not rich yet, but.....



1. Know yourself where you want to be - set your goals, aim high and vision it - you can do it if you tell yourself you are and will achieve it.

2. Have friends that are just as motivated as you - a shared vision helps encourage you to achieve it, you become like the people you hang around with.

3. Make sure your in a job you like - we all want to be rich, but if you don't enjoy what you do, you won't be motivated to be the best you can be.

4. Don't focus only on spending, save! Even if it's £50 a month, you can open accounts you can't touch for say a year and also gain interest from it.

5. Save first, invest later. Don't put all your money in investments at a young age.

6. Making money doesn't happen overnight - I need to keep telling myself this. I feel like I'm in such a rush to get to the point where i'm balling, but you need to get/do better to get to that - experience and improving your skills is important.

What are your views on making money for the future? Do you have any tips?

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16 comments

  1. Loved reading this, you're totally right it's all about your mind set! It's great to see how far you have come and you deserve your success! xx

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  2. I saw your friend share this post at the right time I needed to read it. I'm at university now, doing a placement year and I'm finding it so so so hard to find motivation to make money and I know I need to snap out of it PRONTO otherwise I won't be happy. Well done for your strength and motivation and going for what you want!! You will succeed for sure <3 angelikablogs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww don't worry uni and student life is so hard and you always go through up and down moments, you just need to think of the end result and how much you will be making in the future - this is only the start :) thank you, S x

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  3. Having goals is so helpful because then we know what we are aiming for. Plus it is also easier to save when we know what for. Temptations are not as big when there is a bigger thing at the end of the journey just waiting. Best wishes, Iga www.igaberry.com

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  4. Nice blog post to read!
    I'm currently looking for an internship, but it's not easy to find a job that I like (and to get a decent amount of money for the work you're doing...). ;)

    Laura | https://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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    1. That's true, I had the same problem but sometimes you have to accept something with a lower pay to get the experience and trust me it will pay off in the future :) S x

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  5. This is a really nice post! I'm definitely trying to save lately and I hope it pays off :) x

    eleanorclaudie.com

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  6. Great tips and congrats on the job! Hard work pays off :)

    I recently started blogging and would love for you to check it out:
    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com

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    1. Thank you I will check out your blog :) S x

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  7. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest post on Halloween outfit ideas!

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  8. Nice advice :-)
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love how you follow your dreams no matter what anyone else says. Me and my friends are both set on our goals for the future... even though we have some other friends who think our aims are a little too high!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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  10. Those are really helpful tips! I try to save from my school allowance weekly. It's a great investment in the future and it'll surely help a lot :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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