I will start this article off by saying in no way am I a financial expert, or advisor. I am simply a young man who has spent many hours studying crypto, investing, and wealth in general and I would like to share my thoughts and findings with you. I have read multiple books around wealth including “The Richest Man In Babylon” and “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. I have also spent time studying family members who are successful, and who are not.
The first thing that sticks out to me about poor people is, they are afraid to take risks. I first began thinking about this topic while I was reading “The Richest Man in Babylon”. One of the lessons in the book was to be ready for opportunities and take them when they present themselves. Many people fail to prepare or are simply too afraid to act on the opportunities presented in their lives. Both are detrimental to their financial success, and can ultimately lead them to continue their poor mindset. I have also seen this in my life as well, with family members telling me stories of opportunities they missed, whether that be stocks they wanted to buy at bargain prices or prime real estate they passed on. Their reasoning behind each mistake was actually being afraid to make a mistake. When I see people who have generated great wealth, they talk about opportunities they took and ran with. The funny thing is many people did not see the opportunities back then or believed they were poor or would ultimately fail. However, the select few of those who took the opportunities used them to generate great wealth and prosper. Also, another important point to mention around the topic of risk, is these are calculated risks they are not “shots in the dark.” The successful people take time to prepare and understand the risk-reward ratio for each opportunity.
Do you work for money, or does money work for you? If you cannot answer this question or you would have to admit that you work for money, then ultimately your mindset is poor. This is the greatest way to generate wealth, in turn, it is also the most difficult thing to actually accomplish. What I mean by working for money is that you wake up every morning head to a job where you work for a set amount of hours, get paid a set amount of money, but ultimately you are working to make someone else rich. You are making your boss’s pockets bigger as well as the government’s. On the other side of things, if money works for you, your the one who is truly generating wealth. This can be a number of things, whether it be owning your own business, setting up a corporation (a great “hack” for the wealthy), or investing. Each of these vessels is a great way to reach your wealth creation goals, and ultimately you have to practice and learn about each to be able to take advantage of them. This is a really interesting topic, and one I plan on going deeper into it soon in another article!
Assets, assets, and more assets. Building on the previous idea of making money work for you buying assets is the best way to do this. To understand assets you must first know the difference between a liability and an asset. A liability is something that takes money out of your pocket, while an asset is something that puts money in your pocket. This is a very simple but effective definition of the two. An example of a liability would be your personal home or car. Both require you to pay money on a monthly basis, and the occasional fix for each. But on the other hand, an asset, like real estate, or stocks with dividends pay you on a monthly basis. Now obviously this is much easier said than done, real estate and investment are very trick, and require years of learning and experience to master, but if you know how to generate wealth you are a lot closer to actually doing it! Your own business is another example of an asset. A sort’ve secret “hack” the rich take advantage of is creating corporations. This is because corporations receive government tax breaks, and also take some of the risks of being sued for your assets away. Many people don’t understand a corporation does not require an office or a set number of people working for you. You simply need to pay a small fee and report certain financial documents to the government.
The last point of this article is maybe the most important. Poor people simply don’t take the time to educate themselves financially. The rich spend much more time educating themselves, than worrying about what other people are doing. They educate themselves on taxes, income, markets, and more. And due to their education, they realize they need to hire people to help them with managing their wealth, this includes lawyers accountants, assistants, and more. Again this is another example of making your money work for you. You are paying them to save you money, and generate income for you. It’s a very simple idea, but it is often times overlooked. They also understand ways to generate income, and ways to get around paying more taxes. Take the time to educate yourself financially, and see the impact it has on your wealth generation!
I hope this article helped you learn, and also take a look at how you are currently operating. Are you making money work for you? Are you scared to take calculated risks? I would love to hear your comments below! I would greatly appreciate if you upvote this article, resteem it, and follow me!
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