Going From Poor to Rich
During my encounters with highly wealthy and successful people, the number that have gone from poor to rich is overwhelming. What’s even more amazing is their personal stories, what they went through, and how they became what they are today.
Some remain very humble and by looking at them you would never imagine they are as wealthy as they really are. They still wear their old, beat up shoes, a dirty pair of jeans, and a rusty old pickup truck. Others, on the other hand, emanate success and you would be shocked to hear that just a few years prior their lives were anything but full luxury and freedom.
What’s incredible is that it seems those who go from poor to rich so to speak have many of the same qualities:
- They have an undeniable desire to succeed
- They do not accept failure as failure, and try again
- They cannot be told “it can’t be done”
- They take incredible risk
Sounds strange, but those who have nothing to lose have an advantage. A middle class person with an income that supports their family can’t really afford to take major risks in their lives, such as quitting their job to start their own business. Those who have no other option but to succeed, however, have a level of determination that can’t be measured.
Not so coincidentally, I’ve found that those who do take that giant leap of faith, quit their jobs and put their heart into their wealth building business have enormous success. It creates a “do or die” mentality that is needed to learn quickly and earn faster.
This makes an interesting dilemma. Any small business coach would highly recommend that you do not quit your job and that you focus onbuilding your business slowly. Once your business is capable of producing an adequate, sustained income that can support your lifestyle and then some, only then should you consider going “full-time.”
But, oddly enough, it seems that those people who have the inarguable certainty that they will succeed have a tendency to succeed. They see no other end result and they cannot afford to do anything but succeed.