We think that if we could just get a better job, we
would be rich. What is funny is that if Trump lost his money,
I guarantee that finding a great job would not be his
priority. Trump would be looking for an investment.
The rich believe that your money should work
for you. We believe that we should work for
our money. We budget around our stuff .
“Oh, if I just had a better job. If I could just get that
promotion, I would be rich.”
No, you would make more money, but you would
not be rich. I know people who make six figure salaries
who, if they sold everything they have, would have a net
worth under a few hundred thousand dollars. Yes, they
have the big house, the big car, all the perks of life. Yet
they are not wealthy. I have seen it happen so many times
where a person making $200,000 a year loses the job and
loses everything. Sports stars, making millions a year,
end their careers and fi le bankruptcy. I have heard that
nearly 75% of all NFL football players claim bankruptcy
after they stop playing.
The wealthy saw their jobs as a tool to get money
to invest. We see our jobs as a tool to get money for
stuff. Think about it. You probably make $20,000 to
$30,000 more a year than you did ten years ago. Where
is the money? What did you do with last year’s $5,000
raise? Bigger TV? A boat? A car? Maybe you don’t
even know. Ten years ago, at the end of the month, after
paying all the bills, you had $37 left over. Today, when
you are making nearly twice as much, you have $37 left
over. Unless you change your thinking, ten years from
now, you will have $37 left over.
Unless we change our thinking, it will not
matter how much money we make. We will
never become wealthy.