What Does It Take To Make $1M

Having a “million-dollar idea” may not have quite the punch it had in decades passed, but that million-dollar milestone is alive and well. I mean, seven figures is a champagne-worthy occasion for most of us (the kind with a real cork), but realistically, how many of us can actually get there? What does it take to make a million bucks? That's what I'm talking about in this week's episode.

Here's the nutshell version: Decide what you want your life to be, structure your business around THAT (doing it in reverse, building your life around your job, will likely yield unwanted results.) Once you have a clear vision, select a mentor that can get you there. For the record, yes, I am one such mentor, but there are many. Choose someone whose style resonates with your vision…but choose someone. Could I have made it without a mentor? Maybe…But I know my revenue would be nowhere near what it is today had I skimped on that part of the equation. Mentors provide speed, accuracy, and safety. A good one will lead you down the path that they themselves have already blazed…Avoiding costly pitfalls along the way.


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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.