|This page may be headed Wealth...
But let's start at the other end of the scale:-
Ken Rowland (a leading but very reserved 'Tahitian
Noni' distributor ), says - "Yes, I've become a
multi-millionaire, but let me impress on you that for me whilst wealth
creation may be a great motivator, there is no greater motivator than the
fear of poverty!".
What is wealth?
"Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains
that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No one can rise to his greatest
possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty
of money, for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless
he has money to buy them with.
A person develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that we must have money in
order to become the possessors of things. Therefore, the basis of all advancement must be the science of getting rich.
The object of all life is development, and everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of
A person’s right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his
fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich."
- Wallace D. Wattles inspirational book
'The Science of Getting Rich' is here as a free eBook,
courtesy of Rebecca Fine
Robert Kiyosaki defines wealth as "the number of days that you can survive if you stop work tomorrow".
How many days could you survive if you stopped working tomorrow?
The Statistics show that most of the Great British workforce would be unable to 'exist'
beyond four weeks ! Do you have month left over at the end on the money?
The overall picture is that by age 65...
36% of the people will be dead
54% will need to depend on others to survive
5% still have to work for a living
Just 4% may be financially independent, and
Only 1% will be wealthy.
Where do you fit in the scale and is that different to where you'd
like to be? If you are, or would choose to be in the top 5%,
do you have to trade your life or principals to get there?
Leaving out the illegal and immoral ways of acquiring money and
for the moment, assuming you weren't born wealthy - you've had to
earn it. But some people earn a lot and are still poor,
whilst others have only ever drawn modest wages but are well off:
What have they done differently?
TIME is the one fixed finite and most precious resource! If you
have to trade all of yours to survive - that's no way to
live. Alternatively, as Randy Gage says - You may be doing
well, winning the rat-race... but living like a rat.
Robert Kiyosaki's Cashflow quadrant breaks down earnings by their source:-
(E)mployment - Essentially limited linear income from labour.
(S)elf employment - Subject to time and resources.
(B)usiness - Building wealth from other peoples labour.
(I)nvestments) - Income, regardless of whether you 'Work'.
You can have a base in more than one sector, but wealth almost
invariably reflects which quadrant/s most of the revenue is coming from.
Someone stuck in the Employment sector and just getting by, can't
leap into Investments, can't suddenly find the funds to buy a
significant share of a large company, nor risk quitting the job
for full time self-employment -
But anyone can start an extra income stream...
Consider that, in the past 7 years 64,000 millionaires in the USA achieved their fortune through Network Marketing!
"The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty."
- Napoleon Hill
(see... Think and Grow Rich )
Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune. - Jim Rohn
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. - Jim Rohn
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
- Andrew Carnegie
Why are so many of my successful friends (and others I know) moving out ?
Sure, they're buying beautiful homes, enjoying more sunshine and
wonderful views or peace and tranquility... But, the driving force
is at least as much - dissatisfaction - with what's
happening 'at home': Too much government, excessive taxes, loss of
freedom and liberty, inappropriately high immigration and
disproportionate benefits seemingly going to just about anyone
except the indigenous, hard working and enterprising 'middle
England' ordinary people.
I'm referring to the UK, but the same is true across much of 'the west'...
Thought provoking news and views on Freedom, Liberty, Privacy,
Government et al, and why 'one in five' Americans consider leaving
the place where historically much of the world wanted to emigrate
TO, much of which involves or is relevant to us:-
See - The Expatriate.