Looking for a Job? Why?
What’s the point of having a Job? Why do you even have a job? Why was your job created? Was it made for you? Does your job exist to make you wealthy? is that what it was designed for? When your company created your job did they really have your best interests in mind or did they just need someone to do a task? Let me ask you this. If you went to your job tomorrow and asked for a pay cut would your boss love you for it? Think about it… A company’s main objective is to pay its employees the least amount possible yet at the same time get maximum production out of them.
The Rich Don’t Look for a Job
When I realized some of the core secrets of the rich I also discovered that there are a good number of people don’t have the entrepreneurial spirit. Having the entrepreneurial spirit is a lot like taking the red pill, but instead of seeing the Matrix we see opportunity. One thing people should understand is that THEY are the asset, and that it’s more about the skills they acquire than the JOB itself. For me work has always found me and I haven’t looked for a “regular job” for over 6 years. Making your own schedule and taking back a portion of your life is a great feeling but even with more time flexibility you’re still violating one of the core principals of the rich.
There are 2 essential wealth principals and they kind of go hand in hand. The first rule of wealth is that you have to stop trading your time for money. Wealthy people leverage systems, that’s why a lot of rich people own real-estate because housing is a self-contained system. Having assets that have a positive cashflow is one of the stepping stones of the wealthy. True entrepreneurs buy assets or create them and they leverage systems.
Don’t Look for a Job… Own one instead
The second “secret” of the wealthy is ownership. This is why people make a ton of money in the stock market. Essentially what someone is doing when they buy a stock is buying ownership of the company (even if it is just one share). Having assets you’ve personally created is great too. Just imagine if you wrote a song or made and album or maybe you wrote a best-selling book. Now you have assets that can pay you for many years to come.
You see it’s not really about having super awesome abilities and massive amounts of talent and savvy. What it’s really about is creating an asset you can leverage and the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t take a best-selling novel to make something a good asset. What if you wrote an article about something you could make money from like a home based business or maybe just a product, and what if what you wrote ended up on the first page of Google? Would that be a good asset? What if you had 50 articles on the first page?
Look for Opportunity Not a Job!
Personally it’s easy for me to disconnect myself from the average mindset of go to school get a good job with benefits and retire at 60. I am a risk taker and I’m not afraid to fail. You know I actually feel sorry for people who don’t have the ability to dream. It almost seems like they can’t visualize. There are certain scenarios that can’t play out in their lives because they can’t see opportunity. It was once said that if you want to increase your success rate then you have to double your rate of failure. This concept is right in front of us all the time but I think that we as humans stop trying because we’re afraid of falling and making a mistake. The reality is that learning from our failures is how all humans are wired. We fail we learn, but if you fail and don’t learn you’ve missed the gold nugget. Truthfully I say that if you failed in the past then be ready for the success around the corner.