A few days ago, my computer suddenly broke down. I immediately contacted a friend who understands electronics but is a student in a completely different field. My friend solved the problem in minutes with a video call. Listening to the sound of the case was enough for him to understand the problem. I was shocked.
The world is full of awake, resourceful, educated, and gifted people. We come face to face with them every day. On the road, in the market, in the movie theater, in the stadium… They are around us.
I am always surprised how little talented people earn. I recently heard that the proportion of Americans making $ 100,000 annually is less than 5 percent. I know smart, highly educated people whose annual income is less than 20 thousand dollars.
Someone who specializes in buying and selling medical supplies told me that doctors, dentists and physical therapists are facing financial difficulties. He said: “They are one step away from great wealth.”
Most people can manage to increase their income substantially if they add another to their skills: Financial intelligence is the synergy of accounting, investment, marketing and law. Making money is easier if you combine these four technical skills.
If my friend who helped me fix my computer had learned sales and marketing skills, his income would have grown tremendously. If I were him, I would research how I could do this business online and develop it. At the same time, I would improve myself in public relations. I would learn to reach the masses with free publicity. Ultimately, I would have more opportunity to profit from my own skills. In a short time, I would be one of the “best” in this area of expertise.
I suggest you look for jobs that will help you improve yourself. Before you decide on a particular profession and become a prisoner in a rat race, you have to decide what skills you want to learn.
Once a person gets caught up in a bill-paying cycle, they’re just like little mice spinning small metal wheels. They always run, but never go forward.
There is a lot of big talk in Jerry Maguire, in which Tom Cruise stars. Perhaps the most memorable line is: “Show me the money.” But there is another line that seems most realistic to me. The sentence Tom Cruise said when he left the company. He was fired and asked all the company members: “Who wants to come with me?”. But everyone is silent, almost frozen. A woman speaks only, “I’d love to come, but I’ll be promoted in up to three months.” she says.
Perhaps this is the most striking phrase spoken from the beginning to the end of the movie. It’s the kind of word used by people working to cover their bills. We all have someone around who studied for years and then got a job with an average salary. These people look forward to the hike they will receive each year, and they are disappointed each year.
I often ask everyone: “Where is this daily activity taking you?” I wonder if they too are looking where this hard work is taking them. What awaits them in the future?
I ask you too, do you think about your future or are you looking forward to the next paycheck without questioning where you are going?
Please let me know your situation and your thoughts below.
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