Dreams of a Job Zombie
Unfortunately, most people go through life thinking they’ll have to work at a job they don’t like until they’re able to retire. They don’t realize that they’re not minding their own business. Going to work for someone else is minding someone else’s business, and it’s up to the individual to mind their own business and build a future for themselves. Robert Kyosaki is a financial guru who wrote “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. Robert says that if you want to become rich you have to have ownership in something. Ownership is a key component in building wealth, but you have to own the correct things. Owning things that depreciate like boats and cars and off-road toys will not help you build wealth. However owning assets like real estate or building a business can make you very rich.
A lot of people assume starting their own business is a lot like opening up a franchise. They usually envision something that requires an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars and ton of man hours before they even make their first dollar. They think that when you start a business you have to devote every waking moment to building it up. Don’t get me wrong, starting a business will take time and money, but there are businesses that have a fantastic return without a huge investment of time and money. Risk is another reason people don’t start their own business. People don’t want to invest all their time and money into something that runs the risk of failing. So for most people putting forth the extra effort to build something that could leave them homeless and bankrupt isn’t the most appealing avenue to building wealth.
Personally I can’t go back to being a job zombie. I know a few things that most people don’t know and that makes giving up on my dreams almost impossible. Well, maybe they know them but they just don’t understand how to make use of that knowledge. You see, society leads people to believe that you should all find a steady job going to work for someone else, and trade your time for money. Then after 40 years of climbing “the ladder of success” and your company profiting off of your work, you retire. Then someone else gets the chance to “climb the ladder of success” and the cycle starts all over again. Here’s one of the things I’ve learned about building wealth that has helped me to recognize unique opportunities that don’t require me to trade my time for money: “Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living, but profits make you a fortune.”
What most people fail to recognize is that there are businesses all around them that can make them a profit. Most of these businesses require a very minimal start-up cost and they don’t require more man hours than a typical part time job. The greatest advantage to most of these businesses is that they have a huge profit potential. Our mainstream culture doesn’t encourage people to seek these opportunities out though. That’s why you always hear about the entrepreneur who came to America from some far off land with nothing in their pockets, and three years later they’re a self-made millionaire. These people understand leverage and the power of compounding. They realize that money isn’t the only thing that can be used as leverage. They know something that escapes the masses. Most people think that money makes you rich but these entrepreneurs know that it’s not the money that makes you rich, it’s other people that make you rich. These are the people who utilized whatever resources were available to them. They established relationships with other people, which in turn, made them millionaires because they also know that the path to riches is the service of many.
Eric & Lauren Kalberer
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