“Wealth is not about having a lot of money. It is about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock
Most of us fall and accept a cycle that’s been passed on to us. It might go something like this. If we work hard in school, we’ll be able to get good grades. These grades will help us get accepted into a great college or university. We have to follow a course that we are passionate about and finish that within X amount of years. After that, we have to land a dream job that is in line with our course or degree. We are expected to stay with that company for many years until we get promoted to the highest position. This job needs to compensate us with desirable monetary compensation. This will allow us to buy the things that we want. What’s are other signs of success? Purchasing a car and property of your dreams. We’ll need to get loans for those two. Before you know it, you’ve fallen into a cycle where you might be living paycheck to paycheck. You are making enough to make it through the month. Savings? You might even if be broke. But no one needs to know about that. This is what the older generations perceived as an achievement or success.
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Roth
We can get lost or feel frustrated if we stick to this kind of mentality. What other people think of us. How others define success. What they don’t tell you that not everyone is born to be a follower. We don’t have to listen to the people around us. We want to create our paths for ourselves. What if you weren’t the kind of person who would stick to an 8-5 job bound to the walls of an office? If you find it difficult to be in this kind of situation, then why are you putting it up with it? Is it because the company that you’re working for is popular? Or is it because it pays well? What if you can make more money doing what you love? There isn’t a clear-cut solution for everyone. What may work for one person may not work for another. That’s why you need to know more about yourself and what your strengths and weaknesses are. At this point, you’ll need to identify the goals. These are long-term or short-term that you intend to achieve. You’ll need to put in more work and effort on how to achieve them.
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” – Henry David Thoreau
Here are some hard facts about these successful figures we’ve heard of. These are some things that you have not heard of before. Right at this moment, you need to change the way you see things. Take these things into account and start building your wealth today!
1. You Are Self-Made
The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, even for one minute, been money.”– Oprah Winfrey
- Warren Buffet – CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
- Howard Schultz – Previous CEO of Starbucks
- Oprah Winfrey – Media executive, presenter, producer
- Jeff Bezos – CEO of Amazon
- Elon Musk – CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, +
- Sara Blakely – Founder of Spanx
2. You are a Problem Solver
“Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it.” – Travis Kalanick
How did these people do it? Look at Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. They are earning millions while they sleep! It’s because they were the first ones to come up with solutions that solved problems. Once they were able to do it, people started buying into their products and services. It’s simple as that. If you can solve a million-dollar question, you will be rewarded with millions! If you are a person with good analytical skills, you will be able to look for problems. If you can do that, it’s better if you can solve them. Once you can do this, you can build your business around this problem. This will separate you from the rest. You will be one step ahead of your competitors. Most of them are looking left and right and copying their competition. You know better now.
3. You Will be Rewarded
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become of it.” – John Ruskin
4. You Will Achieve Financial Freedom
“The financial goal that wealthy-minded persons pursue is freedom, not riches!” – Felicia Woodside
Money only has value when it’s based on certain beliefs. It comes with the perception when it comes to it. Once it loses its value, it isn’t worth anything anymore. Money is transportation worked on to achieve closer to our goals. It could be paying off the mortgage on a piece of property or your dream car. You will set those wheels into motion by establishing a successful business. This will lead you to achieve financial freedom. You will have more options than before. You will be able to afford things without having to worry whether you can afford them or not.
5. Your Most Precious Asset is Time
“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” – Margaret Bonnano
“The greatest thing money can buy is financial freedom.” – Damien Thomas
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