I came across an excellent passage from “The Millionaire Next Door", by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko recently:
"Most people have it all wrong about wealth. . . Wealth is not the same as income. If you make a good income each year and spend it all, you are not getting wealthier. You are just living high. Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend. "
How do you become wealthy?
"Here, too, most people have it wrong. It is seldom luck or inheritance or advance degrees or even intelligence that enables people to amass fortunes. Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most of all, self-discipline. "
"How come I am not wealthy?" pp.1-2
As you continue to read “The Millionaire Next Door", you learn many surprising secrets about how American millionaires have achieved their status.
One of the so-called “secrets” is that many of these successful people have arrived because they left the comfort of a “JOB” and struck out on their own in their own businesses.
These people achieve wealth and financial freedom because they understand that working for someone else keeps you in “slave” status. No matter how wonderful and generous your boss may be, you can never achieve what he has until you repeat what he has done.
You must build your dream, not work inside your boss’s dream!
If your dream is to become wealthy, you need to find a way to build your own business. It’s as simple as that. If you’re not working each day toward leaving your job, you’ll never become wealthy and independent.
So, how can you build your own business?
There are many ways. You could invest in real estate. You could trade stocks. You could buy a laundromat.
These all take money to start, though. Since we live in the 21st century, there’s a newer and simpler way to achieve your own business… Build your own websites.
Yes, you can sit in the comfort of your own home and build an online empire. You don’t have to fight traffic and you can do it part-time to start. You don’t have to even quit your job. Build your website in the evenings and on weekends.
The other great thing is you get to decide the subject. We all have passions. You can take one of your passions and build a website all around it.
Not only are you having a ball building your business, but eventually, that Internet business will bring you enough income where you can QUIT YOUR JOB!
Then, you can live the remainder of your days setting your own schedule and increasing your income on a daily basis. You start part-time and begin with $200/$500/$1000/month extra coming in. Then you go full-time and grow your website as big as you want to.
I suggest you take this idea seriously. Your life, happiness, and abundance depend on it.
If you're at a loss for how to start your online empire, go to the Struggling to Become Wealthy post on my blog and then follow the three helpful links you find there.
Matt Zavadil is a former Internet dummy who has found success online by building Achieving-Life-Abundance.com
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