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Money should never be an end in itself. But until you are financially self-reliant, you are not truly free.
I am going to show you how to think like an entrepreneur
Self-made is about having a dream, and the desire and discipline to work toward that dream.
I have to tell you: One of my favorite words is “sacrifice.”
Self-made is a state of mind, and it’s about thinking even bigger than getting a good job.
When you embrace the self-made mindset, you will not feel victimized or disappointed, because you’re taking power into your own hands, and you understand that no one else can do it for you.
I finally saw it for myself. I’d been looking for fulfillment in the wrong place. I didn’t need anybody to rescue me. I was my own Prince Charming.


Foreword

She understands that only you can save yourself. She understands that it’s up to you to value yourself—I say, “Don’t put yourself on sale!” She says, “Choose yourself!”
I say, “Say your name!” Nely says, “Declare yourself!”

Remember to muster up your courage and silence your fear.
Remember to keep your eye on the goal, on what you really want to accomplish, no matter what anyone says or does to deter you. Just keep moving ahead.
Remember to stay involved with your money, to nurture a healthy relationship with it, for what happens to your money affects the quality of your life and the lives of all those you love.
Remember always to do what is right rather than what is easy, and never put yourself on sale, because you deserve better than that.
Last but not least, I ask you to look everyone you meet straight in the eye and with the force and power of all the women in the world behind you, within you, and in front of you, SAY YOUR NAME.

Suze

Introduction

I am self-made. What a powerful thing to be able to say.
I am an ordinary woman who has had an extraordinary life, not because I went to the right schools or had connections, but because I took success and happiness into my own hands and became financially self-reliant by thinking like an entrepreneur.
Never before in history has living an entrepreneurial life been more attainable for all of us. The digital age has revolutionized our ability to get started; you don’t need much more than a smart phone or a computer. You can start a business from your home, in your pajamas.

Here is my wish for you: I want you to live a rich life in every way. Rich in money, rich in family, rich in love, rich in time—abundant! It’s not just about having money, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode.
It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. In time, it means being able to work because you want to and not because you have to.
Money should never be an end in itself. But until you are financially self-reliant, you are not truly free.
I am going to show you how to think like an entrepreneur

Self-made is about having a dream, and the desire and discipline to work toward that dream.
I have to tell you: One of my favorite words is “sacrifice.”

Self-made

Self-made is a state of mind, and it’s about thinking even bigger than getting a good job.
When you embrace the self-made mindset, you will not feel victimized or disappointed, because you’re taking power into your own hands, and you understand that no one else can do it for you.
You are the captain of your ship. You make your own success. You determine your own value, not a man, or a boss, or a corporation.
I’ve learned in my life that the only person you can change is yourself.
And when you change yourself and are fully in your power, people around you change, a secure aura emanates from you, without the need to say anything.
You send a message that says, I am complete. I am not going to allow you to treat me in a way that I don’t deserve.

In this book, I want to teach you everything I wish I had known when I was younger.
The scholar Joseph Campbell wrote about “the hero’s journey”—a classic storyline in which the hero embarks on an adventure, faces trials and adversity, triumphs over them, and returns home transformed.
Because one of the greatest rewards of a self-made life is seeing how the sparks from your personal revolution can light a fire in others.

1 - MY STORY. YOUR STORY. OUR STORY

With hard work and sacrifice, we could build a better life, as generations of immigrants did before us.

SELF-MADE IS THE NEW TICKING CLOCK

It’s not about whether you’re going to become self-made; it’s about when you’re going to become self-made.


2 - IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW…WAIT! I DO KNOW NOW! LESSONS I’VE LEARNED ON THE WAY TO BECOMING SELF-MADE

There Is No Prince Charming

Maybe Prince Charming is a man who solves all your problems. But maybe Prince Charming is a dream job or a great boss who—finally!—recognizes your star potential.
When we rely on someone else to make our dreams come true, we actually give up our dreams. By holding out for some other person, or some situation, or some external thing to make you happy and deliver you to the life you want, you give up your personal power. You will be waiting and waiting, living out this pattern again and again in all its various forms.

When we rely on someone else to make our dreams come true, we actually give up our dreams

Have you ever met a person who is waiting for a big inheritance? Or someone who is convinced she’ll get rich by playing the lottery every week? Are these people happy? Are they accomplishing great things? It’s very unlikely. Because when you live this way, you are living day by day in a holding pattern, waiting for someone else to hand you your life’s work on a platter instead of doing it yourself.

WE HAVE TO KILL PRINCE CHARMING. WE HAVE TO KILL THE FANTASY BECAUSE IT KEEPS US SMALL.

I finally saw it for myself. I’d been looking for fulfillment in the wrong place. I didn’t need anybody to rescue me. I was my own Prince Charming. This realization was a life-changing moment for me. It forced me to look within, to see all that I had created and had yet to create simply by virtue of my strength, my skills, my energy and determination.

DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH A COMPANY

I am just asking you to cultivate owning something for yourself.

DON’T MAKE YOUR CHILD YOUR PRINCE OR PRINCESS

Then parents expect their kids to stick around and take care of them, whether emotionally or physically, instead of living their own lives. When you put this kind of burden on your children, you are not allowing them to fully blossom, and you will eventually create so much guilt that their love turns into duty.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

When you free yourself from the notion of needing someone else to make everything right, you will become everything that you ever want from someone else.

Once you’ve shifted your thinking and embraced the self-made mindset, the next stop is money. Not because money is the be-all and end-all in life, but because financial empowerment and self-reliance ground you and set the tone for how you will allow yourself to be treated, for how you walk in the world

Think Like an Immigrant

Did you know that most entrepreneurs in America are immigrants or first generation? In 2010, more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or by the children of immigrants.
They understand the self-made mindset out of necessity;

That’s why I say you have to stop thinking in survival mode. Survival mode means you are living paycheck to paycheck or, even worse, living off someone else’s paycheck.

BOOTSTRAP YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS