Our core belief is that money, if used wisely, is the perfect tool to create the life you want.
Anything that you are passionate about requires money to have or accomplish. It can be tangible items like a home, a car, a boat, or a variety of awesome “toys.” It can be great experiences like vacations, restaurants, concerts and entertainment, courses you want to take, or a variety of incredible adventures available today to us all. It can purchase books and education. It can do wonders in showing love to others by spoiling them with gifts and surprises.
Money is the starting point to anything you wish to have and experience. There is nothing wrong with money itself – the way you allocate it is like a window into your soul. It shows what is truly important to you.
There are only 5 choices on how to use your money. One can either:
By understanding that how one uses money is an expression of their soul, we begin to realize how to earn more ourselves. By developing skills THAT OTHERS appreciate, one can — either as an employee, a tradesman, or as a business owner — flourish by being unselfish. Why unselfish? BECAUSE YOU MAKE AN EFFORT TO DEVELOP SKILLS THAT THE MARKET WANTS. This is the great truth of the big picture. Some people get to actually develop skills they absolutely love, like professional basketball players, and some develop skills because they see the financial rewards that are possible for them at the end of the day. Thus, many of us don’t get to be professional surfers, since not all people appreciate surfing and most won’t pay to watch you surf. On the other end, people eat daily, so big salaries go to CEOs of companies that produce, organize, and distribute food products to the masses. Imagine what would happen if those CEOs didn’t perform exceptionally every day… and that’s why they earn what they do.
We don’t live in this world for ourselves alone – we are part of a grand economic society, and the more we can find ways to contribute, the better for everyone. One of the best and most rewarding ways has always been the ability to organize people around a specific goal, with enthusiasm in the spirit of teamwork. In other words, leading an organization to profitability.
Another highly sought-after skill is allocating capital wisely – think hedge fund investors. It’s the market that is made up of people like us that determines what’s valuable, and since the participants can change their minds often, the best thing to do is develop skills that are always in high demand, are constantly of immense value, and, most importantly, are rare to find in others. What are these skills?
Before sharing with you the skills that are your ticket to riches, you need to make a decision. It’s one decision that only a minority ever consciously make. A decision, by the way, is a commitment and comes from Latin, originally meaning, if translated to our modern way of speaking, “No plan B.” A real decision, like the one I am urging you to make NOW, is one where you burn the bridges and never look back.
The way I made this decision a while ago was by coming to the conclusion that no matter how smart I thought I was, there is always something THAT GOES WRONG for me, and I realized it’s because I haven’t made the decision I am about to share with you yet.
Once you have made a decision to be wealthy, there is no going back. It’s a life-long commitment to develop yourself daily without fail, and thus anything that happens is an opportunity to conquer your old self and act wealthy.
Now, the question of your life should be “How does a wealthy person act?”
- Definiteness of a major goal: focus your life on one grand achievement at all times.
- Patience: be flexible with people, even if you have to suffer for it. The reward is certain.
- Positive mental attitude: live life without getting provoked by anything.
- Sincerity: love truth alone and make no compromises on this.
- Humility: live without bragging. Without a desire for fame or recognition.
- Unselfishness: look for win-win only.
- Courtesy: always keep your composure. Never act out of character.
- Generosity: the power to not be envious. A quality to be glad about the success of others.
- Kindness: find ways to give pleasure to others. To surprise in little and big things.
- Honesty: your manner should be straightforward, simple and direct. Don’t be tempted towards crooked ways. Stay clean.