In the last post How Much Money Can I Make, I discussed your ability to make as much money as you want.
Of course, this is true, to a certain extent.
There are always limitations, sometimes these limitations are not set by you, but by those around you and the situations you find yourself under.
Think of it like you are building a house, imagine you found a land that isn’t owned by anybody, so you don’t have to pay any anyone for the land, and all the resources you need are available, because you are in nature, theres trees (wood) and for illustration that all you need is there.
You decide, before you start (that’s usually the best case scenario- that you decide what you want before you start- such as how big the house is, how many rooms etc.)
What comes next, is another difficult part; the building process, now the bigger you have set your house to be (the more money you want) the longer it will take to build it. Now, depending on many factors, how hard it will be for you to do it and how much time it will take.
This is when an adjustment in your desire takes place, and this is when most people decide to “go easy” on what they want, because some people have not realized their potential.
When you have a desire, especially if it is a desire that many people have but do not act upon them (hint: this is a secret that is seldom mentioned in self-help books, or movies like The Secret) which is pretty obvious if you think about it. (Most things are obvious if you think about them, most of the time we just need to be reminded of them).
So here I am reminding you of that desire you once had, but you didn’t get yet, or you didn’t do yet because perhaps somebody told you that you couldn’t do it or you found the work too hard so you decided to stop working at it.
In all cases, in talking money and material possessions here are some resources to remind you of what you can do. If the last post interested you and you would like to find ways to increase your residual income and you would like to learn more about making as much money as you desire:
Think and Grow Rich -Napolean Hill
Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want. Jim Murray (sportswriter) wrote that Think and Grow Rich was credited for Ken Norton’s boxing upset of Muhammad Ali in 1973. The Reverend Charles Stanley writes, “I began to apply the principles of (Think and Grow Rich) to my endeavors as a pastor, and I discovered they worked!” The book was first published during the Great Depression. At the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 20 million copies and by 2011 over 70 million copies had been sold worldwide. It remains the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill’s books.
The Millionaire Next Door -Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko
The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.
The 4-Hour Work Week -Tim Ferris
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
•How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
•How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
•How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
•How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
•How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
•More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
•Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
•How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
•The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
Interviews with leading authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of the Law of Attraction. The audience is shown how they can learn and use ‘The Secret’ in their everyday lives.
Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.
In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
There are many insights into attaining the life that you desire, and you can learn from all these resources, however, you will always find that there are missing links.
Most people end up living just reading these books, because there are tons of them, just trying to figure out what’s missing however, one must always remember a very valuable saying “less knowledge that is acted upon is more valuable than much knowledge that stays idle”.
Wishing you the best of luck always on your journey, and remember to leave a comment below.