Zig Ziglar – “money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen”
Zig has the right idea, but I have to admit that wealth hasn’t always been a priority for me.
That’s because the secret ingredient you need to have wealth is simply to realize that you are already wealthy.
Hard to accept, but true …
Most people will never have all the money they want.
Think Bill Gates has all the money he wants? Bill had to tap into Warren Buffet to fight the battle against AIDS.
Think Donald Trump has all the money he wants?
What about you … is there NOTHING else that you would want to do if only you had the money? For yourself? How about for someone else.
It’s an endless chase, so resolve to yourself right now …
You are already wealthy.
Start thinking about what you have instead of what you don’t have.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have financial wealth.
I want good people with good hearts to have money to do good things, so let’s talk about the money and how it works in the real world.
There are four distinct stages to financial wealth …
- Financially insecure
- Financially secure
- Financially independent
- Financially free
Maybe you feel financially insecure — worried about how you will pay the bills.
Or maybe financially secure — not worried about whether you will be able to make the bills.
Maybe you’re financially independent — already set financially if you never work again.
Or financially free — able to do anything you want financially.
But what I’m really interested in is how does that relate to your actual income.
I’m guessing that my audience has people in all of those financial situations, and I’m curious to see how direct the correlation is between what we perceive our financial situation to be and what our actual income level is, so I put up a survey here:
Here are some early results
So how do you move up a notch?
That’s easy to say and not so easy to do.
New wealth is created by spending less than you make and then investing the difference in a way that compounds the growth of your money.
Sounds too simple to be true, but the truth is often simple at the core.
All the best,