Dear Beloved Reader,
At the risk of causing great offence I thought I would share with you a home truth. Making money is a serious business!
When I started my career n network marketing, thirty years ago, I was fortunate to meet a man called James Rohn. Jim made a statement that “rarely does income exceed personal development” and went onto explain why. Rather than go into deep explanations let me say this. We have all seen or heard of people inheriting or winning fantastic wealth and in a relative short period of time ending up where they started from. The reason, I beleive, is that they lacked the skills to be wealthy. From my own personal experience, when I was just thirty years of age I had engaged in an enterprise and made serious money. Then, I’m ashamed to say, with a few simple errors of judgement I lost the money and ended up in debt.
Mr. Rohn started me on the course of personal development and looking back on my career I can honestly say that being a student of personal development, coupled with high activity has made me and my family wealthy.
This then begs the question, why do some people become finacially successful and others don’t? In my opinion there are a variety of reasons why people do not fulfil their true potential. Too many to discuss in this short blog. Some, fail to invest in their own future by spending time filling their minds with useless clutter or worse, material of an unsavoury nature. We nourish the body by giving it good food, plenty of water to stay hydrated but the mind needs food as well. So, let me ask you some questions:
- What are you reading at the moment that will help in your quest for fulfilment?
- What are you listening to that will satisfy your soul?
- Who are you spending time with and listening to? The Law of Association is one of natures most powerful laws.
If you’re in with the party crowd all the time, chances are you’re having a good time right now but where are your plans for your future?
Making money is a serious business. Mr. Rohn compared it to beng a farmer. You prepare the soil. You plant the seed. You defend the newborn plants against the noxious weeds and finally you reap the harvest.
So, dear reader, best get good at planting or be ready to make excuses at harvest time!
Until my next post……….Toodleoo!
2 thoughts on “Are you worth the money?”
Thank you Clive, you are right, feeding the mind is so important, I have been on goal setting, and picked up a tip, a high earner in my business was kicking his heels a bit until he read The Slight Edge, so I have started to read it today, reading your blog in conjunction with this tells me right place right time…….
Sound advice as ever Clive.