I am sharing with you six timeless lessons that you can learn to master your money, build wealth, and ultimately retire comfortably at the age of..your choice.
Here they are:
1) “It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.”
Most of us learn how to make money – how to get a job and work hard – yet we don’t learn how to manage it, the important part. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone!
2) “The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.”
There is a difference between how rich people and average people choose to get paid. Average people choose to get paid based on time – on a steady salary or hourly rate – while rich people generally own their own businesses, work on commission, or choose stock options and profit sharing over higher salaries.
If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If money works for you, you keep the power and control it.
Working for money is the easier path – it’s what we’re taught in school (how to write a résumé, get a job, and work hard). Having your money work for you – by starting a company, being your own boss, or investing – requires calculated risk and a level of comfort with uncertainty.
3) “It’s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold.”
In the real world outside of academics, something more than just grades is required, I have heard it called many things: guts, chutzpah, balls, audacity, bravado, cunning, daring, tenacity, and brilliance. This factor, whatever it is labeled, ultimately decides one’s future much more than school grades do.
Rich people play to win, which, much like having your money work for you, requires an element of risk-taking and comfort with uncertainty.
As important as it is to take risks to accumulate wealth, it’s equally important to be smart about risk-taking. Blind risk won’t get you anywhere, but intelligent risk – in your which education and experience play a key role – is the mother of reward.
The key to intelligent risk is developing financial intelligence, it is financial intelligence that improves the odds. Reading up on accounting, investing, and the markets to start becoming more financially intelligent.
Your financial genius requires both technical knowledge as well as courage.
4) “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth.”
Rich people find creative solutions to money problems. They take whatever happens and make it better using their financial intelligence.
Financial intelligence is simply having more options. If the opportunities aren’t coming your way, what else can you do to improve your financial position? If an opportunity lands in your lap and you have no money and the bank won’t talk to you, what else can you do to get the opportunity to work in your favor?..It is not so much what happens, but how many different financial solutions you can think of to turn a lemon into millions.
5) “The rich focus on their asset columns while everyone else focuses on their income statements.”
While average people are busy concerning themselves with their hourly pay, rich people are focusing on their assets and net worth.
Start acquiring assets – things that put money in your pocket – rather than liabilities, things that take money out of your pocket. Assets are things like stocks, bonds, your own company, and intellectual property, while liabilities include mortgages, consumer loans, and credit cards.
6) “People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
Most people never win because they’re afraid of losing, or failing.
Yet if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk. The same is true for learning to ride a bike..The same is true for getting rich..Failure is part of the process of success.
Sent with Love