Working For Money For most of us “making money” is a topic of life-long struggle. We work ourselves silly for money for decades, and all the while the value of our money just gets eroded by inflation. We seem to never be able to get ahead. This is certainly no fun. But this should not necessarily be so. Life does not have to be a struggle. Making money is the principle thing. To deny that is to deny reality. The average person spends ridiculous amounts of time and energy trying to acquire the stuff. And in the process loses out on life-experiences; risks their health; and suffers damaged relationships.
It is said that the prominent cause for failure in marriage is lack of money. It’s tragic. Yet for something so important, why does it get practically no attention in the educational system? Well, the short answer is that is suites industry better to have a lot of employees available, as opposed to lots of entrepreneurs running around the place creating more competition. Companies need people skilled in specialised tasks, and who follow orders given by those in charge. And the educational system has catered to this need. And that’s why the government has taken over the task of mass education.
It’s also no coincidence that employees have the least amount of tax-breaks and pay the highest percentage in tax. Business owners experience the opposite. If you have ever had a job, you know very well that companies pay only enough just to keep you there. Their job is not to make you rich. It’s to make the owners rich. And there’s nothing wrong with that. You just need to understand the rules of the game.
And that comes back to the point I made earlier about the need to make money. The answer to this for you is not in working harder at your job, or getting better qualified to earn incrementally more money. The answer requires a complete change in the fundamental way you view the world of money. Then, and only then, are you in a better position to go about making money in a smarter and more leveraged way. Where you don’t have to trade you time for money, decade after decade, making shareholders, bankers, and the government rich.
Instead you can focus on making your family and yourself rich. You are allowed to do that you know. Creating abundance for those you love is certainly more virtuous and desirable than creating poverty and struggle. And since you’re putting in the time and effort to make someone else rich off your productive efforts — it may as well be you. Here’s a point worth making… Just now I alluded to a principle that separates the rich from the poor. It is the principle of leverage. Leverage is a principle of nature. It is all over the place and exists whether you utilize it or not. It provides you the ability to do (earn) more and more with less and less effort. The rich focus on using it for their benefit, and the poor and middle-class indifferently allow themselves to be someone else’s leverage. In other words, to be doing more and more, for less and less reward. Not that they’re stupid. They just aren’t aware of how the system works. They were never taught it in school. And this leads to the subject of education.
The Value of Good Education There is good education, and there is not-so-good education. It all depends on what you intend to do with your life. Education is the foundation for this. If you have always wanted to be a lawyer, irrespective of how long you’ll work and how much money you’ll make, then Law School is obviously the right choice for you. But if you’d rather spend more time with family while money is rolling in via a business, then Law School may not be the best choice. The point I’m trying to make is… There is a reality outside of the reality of “working hard for money.” And taking this into consideration before you chose your lifelong profession would be most beneficial. Now obviously most of us have already received most of our schooling before being made aware of this. However, there is nothing stopping us choosing the direction of future education.
I think it was Mark Twain who said, “I do not allow my schooling to get in the way of my education.” Your schooling is only a part of your education. Wealthy people have received an education in addition to that they received in school. It is often education that comes across the dining room table. Now, if you don’t have access to a “wealthy dining room table,” like I didn’t, then choose the next best thing… Buy and read good books on the subject of money. You don’t have to go ballistic. Just a choice few that you study will do. For starters, how about Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki? I have also found many of his other titles to be extremely useful. The value of getting into the mind of a rich person is invaluable. And it is so easy to do that with Robert Kiyosaki. His writing style is casual and easy for follow. So… In getting to the bottom of your “need to make money” and “solving the money problem,” there is nothing stopping you from learning all you need to know to free yourself from a world of drudgery. A world of slaving away for money all you life.
It is not difficult. But it may require some courage to not think like the masses. For example, you may have to miss a sports game or six. (And for those of you who really like sports, I’m not getting on your case. Just don’t make a religion of it though, and sacrifice your financial future on the altar of entertainment.) See, it all starts with how you think, and what you believe is important. Because that determines who are and what you do. And… “The more you do of what you’ve done, the more you’ll have of what you’ve got.” – Anonymous And it’s not a heavy burden. It’s just a different burden. You just have to take small steps in the right direction… but keep walking! Leverage takes all those small steps and turns them into significant results. Best wishes.
About the Author:
Tony Kennard is a work-at-home entrepreneur. He promotes the idea of Financial Freedom and Self-Autonomy through personal business ownership.
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