Chances are great we are living in a rat race, on the treadmill of mediocrity. Heaven forbid we get so used to this that we never change.
Ask just one simple question to the person in your mirror, “Am I an example or a warning?”
The catalyst for change almost always comes from someone who is gentle, generous, and direct (and won’t tolerate any excuses).
Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Here is the life-changing take-away:
When you work for someone else, you:
- Pay Taxes
When you work for yourself, you:
- Pay Taxes
I ain’t the brightest bulb in the box, but I get this. It took a lifetime, and a great book, but I get it now.
Of course, not knowing this most basic of economic structure is very embarrassing.
My Dad had two side businesses. My Grandfather had one too. My wife’s Grammy ran a one-room grocery store for 45 years.
What did they teach me?
How is that possible?
There is no good or decent answer, except to say, “That’s just the way it was back then.”
What a shame. But it is what it is. No bitterness. Lost opportunity to be sure. But no bitterness.
Now, only hope, determination and of course, indomitable will. Like the early pioneers.