Every day I get to meet new people, either online or during some trip with my family, who still believe the only way to live life is to do what everybody else is doing. Giving away 40 hours a week to some company in exchange for a pre-determined amount of money referred as a pay check.
Unfortunately, for 99% of the people I meet this is there only option.
But let’s look at this again, what are the 1% doing differently?
- Are they doing something so special that “regular” people can’t do?
- Are they born into money and by default get to live a life of total freedom?
- Are they geniuses who learned the inner workings of society and are now profiting from it?
The good news is that new Millionaires are created every single day and in most cases it’s not related to any of the 3 suggestions above.
Myself, I’ve been part of the 99% for most of my life.
I was born in a blue collar family, raised to believe that only hard work could ever bring me the financial freedom that everyone dreams of. What my parents didn’t teach me was the importance of planning for this freedom, so I pretty much spent most of my income on things I used to believe would bring me freedom and happiness.
I actually believed that money would always keep coming in and that having the things I wanted was just a matter of time. I mean, I was making 6-figures and my wife was making a very decent income too. By the time I was 26 years old I had a beautiful wife, a 2 years old son, had just purchased a quarter million dollar home and a 2nd baby on the way. Life couldn’t get any better.
Well, let’s forward a few years…
The economy pretty much tanked, my company decided to centralize a lot of their operations and I was finding myself with a pretty decent bonus and farewell package. But I was still out of a job and knew that finding one that would pay as much would not be easy.
At that point, I was left with a few options… look for a new job, or take the time to invest in myself and start my own business.
What happened next is I started reading a lot, trying to figure out how I would start my own business and find success. This was not easy, especially since I knew I didn’t want to go back to working for someone else and eventually run into the same fate I did before.
After discovering the potential the internet had to produce very large amounts of money, I had to crack the code and start creating a salary I would be happy with. But what I didn’t know is I would fail so many time, because I believed I didn’t have the tools or the knowledge just yet to generate some sales.
I actually spent countless hours learning how to build a website, how to setup shopping carts and bought countless “easy-button” softwares that would send traffic to my website.
None of them worked and I was quickly spending all the money I had left from my generous severance package. I could have simply told myself I would quit and go back job hunting before it was too late.
That’s where I believe each of us have a Very Powerful Asset…
Our inner drive to succeed, to become someone who will not take no for an answer and will simply try again and again until we can feel we are making progress and our actions are not to be wasted.
Quitting is so easy, going back to a 9-5 job and earning what we believe is a secured income is what a lesser mind would think of itself. Becoming a slave to society by exchanging 40% of our time for a pre-determined amount of money so we can have 2-3 weeks of vacation to enjoy with our families, that is the mindset of the 99%.
Even if you are still in the 99%, but your belief is that you are destined for something greater in life where you have a burning desire to create a life of freedom for yourself and those around you that you love. Then you are much closer to becoming part of the 1% then you already know.
This is where the wealthy are different from everybody else, they have a belief that life as a common worker is not for them, they solely focus on actions that will bring them money and happiness and help people around them to do the same.
The first thing you can do today to change your belief is to start doing something every single day that will move you closer to your goals of living the life you visualize for yourself.
By simply blogging / writing everyday and posting it online I’ve been able to help other people realize how easy it is to leverage the power of many people focusing on the same belief and creating amazing results for themselves and those who want to work with them.
If your interested in learning more about me and how I’ve used the internet to create financial freedom, simply send me a quick email or find me on facebook.
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