I had no idea.
According to my results I still have no idea.
To become wealthy you need your own business. It’s an axiom.
Wages are my hobby. In my country only 2% of the population earns more than $3k per month. And they are almost exclusively managers and business owners. There are very, very few specialists among those 2% and most of them earn just a little above $3k. The higher you go on the wages ladder, the fewer managers you can find and the more entrepreneurs there are. And at some high enough point there are no specialists.
In the USA the level of “no specialists” point is higher, but the rule is the same – if you want to get big bucks you need to own a business.
I have no idea how to launch a successful business. I’m a lifelong employee. My grandparents were farmers. My mom is a housewife and my dad is a lifelong employee, too. He started his own business twice and failed twice.
The most successful entrepreneur I know is my uncle. His company survived for about 20 years. He has a dozen employees, a flat, a house, a few cars and was forced to get $30k credit to maintain financial liquidity last year.
So I don’t know what it takes to succeed in business.
What is more, my mindset is an employee’s mindset. I don’t BELIEVE I can earn more than 4$k a month in the same way I don’t believe I can fly to the moon. It’s NOT possible!
There were people who started where I did and achieved an enormous success.
Jim Rohn at the age of 25 was employed and broken. At the age of 31 he was a millionaire.
Bob Proctor was a broken employee at the age of 24. He set himself a goal to earn a $4k next year and he earned $170k.
And there are more of such cases. It’s possible to get rich. If they could do it, then there is some way I can do it too. A way you can do it.
The formulas for getting rich are different for each person, there is no sure way to success or most of us would already be wealthy and happy.
But there are some common traits.
One of them is Faith.
Some says you have to believe in yourself, but that’s not true. At least it isn’t true in every case. Jim Rohn had little to none self doubts. But Bob Proctor says he didn’t believe he could earn those $4k, he only believed that his mentor certainly believed that it’s possible. So Proctor believed in his mentor’s faith.
Wallace D. Wattles, a New Age author, recommended believing that the universe is build from the basic thinking substance, which is friendly to any progress and which you can influence by a power of thought. If you think that’s preposterous – think again. At least a few modern millionaires credit part of their success to his book – The Science of Getting Rich.
Blessed Jan Beyzym didn’t believe in himself at all. He knew he was nothing more than one of the worst sinners on Earth. But he believed he is a tool in God’s hand. He was able to achieve worldly success basing on this faith.
So Faith is one of elements of success. Vision is another one.
If you have heard about a man or woman who claims that dreams, goals and visualization was not necessary to reach their successes, please refer me to them. It will be the first such testimonial I encountered.
Jim Rohn was one of the most down to earth persons in the world. He mocked the idea of personal affirmation more than once. But when it went to goals he had always been advising to see and feel the results in your mind when setting them.
Wallace D. Wattles set personal vision as the first and central element of getting rich process.
Jan Beyzym wrote in his letters, that closing the eyes he can see the hospital for the lepers he wanted to build, clearly in his mind.
Work is another component.
It hasn’t to be hard work. It hasn’t to be a grand one. It has to be incessant.
Jim Rohn said he became a millionaire in 6 years, because he consistently did easy things. His definition of easy: something you can do.
Wallace D. Wattles went even further with his mystical inclinations – he advised just to work with your vision in mind. No matter what you do, you will reach its realization one day, if you work every day having your dream in mind. Once again – don’t ridicule him, some millionaires claim it works.
Jan Beyzym did something similar in fact. He tirelessly worked on making the life of his lepers more bearable, he fed them, he medicated them, he tended their wounds, he prayed for them and with them. And between those mundane tasks he had been writing hundreds of letters to donors. He appealed to the government for resources and did a bunch of other things to make his dream come true.
Faith, Vision and Work.
The ratios of each may be different for you, but all of them are essential. So I urge you to formulate your dream, to find a faith in something inflexible, whatever is inflexible for you – God, yourself, your spouse, your friends, your mentor – and to lay down a way to work on your dream every single day.
In my modest opinion this is the way to get the results.