Creating Wealth – The Possibilities Are in Your Mind
You have probably read or heard about various wealth
building techniques. These are the truths that are valid
only for certain cases, but not in general, surrounding
wealth and wealthy people, all of which hinder your quest
for financial independence. Here are the most common and
¡è How much you earn depends on how hard you work If this
were true, then the physical, blue collar workers, who have
been working hard for years, would have been the wealthiest
people on earth. Of course, this isn’t true. They form most
of the workforce and the vast majority of the middle class.
If you witnessed your parents coming home tired from a long
day’s work in your youth, you probably learned that money
wasn’t a sufficient reward for all that effort. People who
work just for the money often have debts because they
comfort themselves with whatever they can buy, beautiful
things they lack when working.
¡è Being paid for something you enjoy isn’t work and you
shouldn’t ask for money for doing something that is
enjoyable. Check this with millionaires. They all have so
much money that they don’t need to work anymore.
Nevertheless, they work for other reasons, challenge,
satisfaction, fullness of life, activity, fun, and all are
connected to a love for their work.
If there was no joy in doing a certain task, they would do
something else that would make them much happier and that
enables them to realize their dreams. In fact, if you don’t
enjoy your work, you will never become wealthy doing it.
However, just because you enjoy your work doesn’t mean you
shouldn’t get paid for it – in fact, that is the ultimate
goal, to get paid for what you already enjoy so it never
feels like you are at work.
¡è You need to be in the right line of business to amass
wealth. This must mean that all the people who are involved
in the same business are millionaires. Of course, this
isn’t true. In each business there are winners and losers;
winners abound, even in businesses that consist of
distasteful, to most or impossible work like sweeping the
streets, collecting the trash, working in a factory,
pumping gas, selling newspapers, etc. On the other hand,
there are just as many losers in businesses like management
or being a stockbroker.
¡è You need the right education to make a fortune Are the
most educated people really the wealthiest? Not at all. In
this case, university professors would be the wealthiest
people on earth. Ask them about their salaries, if you get
the opportunity. The truth is vastly different. The
wealthiest people are those who can convert their
knowledge, or education into money, in the best possible
They can be highly educated people, like inventors,
scientists, etc.. or almost ignorant. Being formally
uneducated does not equate to poor performance on the job
or the inability to form a strong enough vision to carry a
person to success – they can easily be experts without
having a formal education.
¡è It used to be easier Statistics show an increase in the
number of millionaires in the world every year. Talking
about the “good old times” only offers comfort and a
convenient excuse. If you look around, you’ll see there are
people who behaved the same way in the “good old times” as
they do now, yet their success has been recent. With
technology and progress come new ideas, desires and needs
and there are more business opportunities appearing daily
to serve them.
¡è I’m too old or young. If you research the life stories of
some of the most successful people, you’ll see that this
isn’t true at all. Some became wealthy early in their
lives, perhaps from the stock market, while others found
their fortune in their old age. Ray Kroc, was more than
fifty years old when he bought and made the first
¡è I don’t have enough money to start. You have to spend
money to make money. This is no different from any other
excuse like the others, it’s obvious this one isn’t true
either. Many have made their fortunes starting from
scratch, living in an apartment or working out of their
garage and yet, they developed business empires that are
worth billions of dollars today. The other elements of
success are far more important than having seed money to
start a business. But yes, often money helps and it
certainly doesn’t hurt.
¡è I’ll begin when I know everything. Do you believe that
you will know everything someday? Or even that you’ll know
enough to ever be really prepared now? The more you learn,
the more you see what you still need to learn. Success and
obtaining wealth is a dynamic process. Even if you could
come out of the gate knowing everything there is to know,
some of those elements will change immediately and many
will change rapidly.
If you don’t decide now, nothing will happen. Live and
learn. Some millionaires have even allowed themselves to go
bankrupt and then, even faster recreated their wealth,
sometimes even greater than before. Money itself isn’t the
obstacle that is keeping you from being wealthy. If you’re
really good in your business, don’t worry, because someone
that will offer you money, a bank or business partner will
appear who will appreciate your talent knowing you are a
very good investment opportunity.
But you can’t sit around waiting for this – make it happen.
Exercise, and take action as much as you can. Make your
workplace better or more efficient. After all, even if
someone else signs your paycheck, you really work for you.
Even if you are an employee in a large corporation – it
isn’t your corporation, but it is the only corporation
through which you can prove what you are capable of right
All of us have what it takes to become a millionaire. Born
winners, yet few of us know how to take advantage of and
cultivate the possibilities hidden inside our own mind. No
one can ever grant you greater potential than your heart
already holds. You need only discover its contents to find
the one true path to your success in life. Born with the
seeds to our success, the greatest decisions must always
come from the inside. You will discover a new, deep well of
fortune – yourself.