If you've read and understand the contents of this website, you certainly recognize the need to ensure your financial security. The most important things you can do to solidify your financial future are to 1) eliminate debt and 2) create multiple streams of income. What happens if you lose your job tomorrow, or if the economy continues failing because of ongoing war? What happens if your government seizes your assets (like in Cyprus) or limits your access to them (like in Greece). Western democracies, once thought to be the bastions for economic freedom, have reverted to the centuries old and once dead practice of instituting "capital controls". If you think it can't happen in your country, you are simply wrong. The opportunities I recommend here will help ensure your financial independence by changing your mindset on finances and helping you develop additional streams of income.
Before you can begin accumulating wealth, you need to understand the negative impact debt has on your wealth-creation ability. Throughout time, the world's smartest people have provided many warnings about debt. Here are a few:
Eliminating destructive debt needs to be your first priority. If you owe $250,000 on a home, $30,000 on a car, and $100,000 in student debt, then you are likely paying close to $20,000 alone in interest payments per year (even at historically low interest rates). Before taxes, that could amount to almost $30,000 of salary - all just to pay interest! Debt is paralyzing and excessive debt will not permit you to accumulate wealth in a meaningful way (unless you learn how to wisely use leverage - a very difficult task).
If you owe over $20,000 in debt, or just want extra guidance on eliminating debt, visit our how to eliminate debt page
If you have never thought of running your own business, or are already running a small business and struggling, then here's a little golden nugget of advice:
DROP EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING AND TAKE A LONG LOOK AT SELLING A PRODUCT ON THE INTERNET
One of the simplest and most lucrative ways of earning a second income is through Internet Marketing. I've laid out a number of easy options here: Internet Marketing.
You might also be interested in the discussion of Leverage in relation to your Wealth Creation abilities and your time. The best example is a rock or pop star who records an album once and continues earning royalties forever after. This is impossible to achieve while earning a
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The Secrets of Creating Wealth: Did you know that it is your birthright to experience financial abundance? Everyone has already been given the ability to create wealth, but over generations we've been conditioned to believe that "it takes money to make money" and "the rich get richer while the poor get poorer". This is simply not true, and once you understand the Secrets of Creating Wealth, you too need never worry about money again. I know it sounds a little cheesey, but you really DO have what it takes to become a millionaire. You've just been programmed not to think you do. Click here for more details: Millionaire Blueprint.
The Science of Getting Rich
The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich. Those who do not do things in this certain way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor. Download a free copy of the 1910 classic 'The Science of Getting Rich' by Wallace D. Wattles.
Integrated Thinking: The Essence of Power and Wealth
Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, stated,
"There is no limit to the extent a person will go to avoid hard thinking. In business, a person will attempt to fill his schedule with details in order to avoid hard thinking."
What Firestone implied by "hard thinking" is integrated thinking. Integrated thinking is required for all money-making actions.
Integrated thinking requires DTC (Discipline, Thought, and Control). The DTC method was first developed by Frank R. Wallace in his book 'The Advanced Concepts of Poker.' To perform actions that increase the bottom line, an intense focusing of one's brain is required. Money-making essence actions by their nature are self-initiated actions. Thus, such actions can only be orchestrated by an individual's own thinking. No one else can tell that individual what to do. One must break out of a following mode and think on his own. Yet, most employees have been in a following mode all their working lives. They report to work and do what they are told. They perform pre-set responsibilities. They do not create new, money-making work for themselves.
For most people, the inherently independent and creative nature of integrated thinking is a difficult, new way of thinking. The integrated thinking necessary to enact money-making actions requires constantly reviewing and integrating situations throughout the day and into the night as new pieces of information become available, as feedback is obtained through a constant testing of ideas. Unlike most business activities, there is no pre-set format or routine to follow with integrated thinking. Correct, brain-sweating thought must constantly be exerted by that individual alone." -- Integrated Thinking: The Essence of Power and Wealth.
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