Imagine two paths in life…
John and Michael work together as construction workers in their early twenties. Both come from poor families. Neither went to college. Both have a strong work ethic and put in eight hours of solid work every day.
When John gets off work, he stops by the bar to hang out with a few high school friends. He then goes home, spends time with his family, and watches a few hours of football until he goes to sleep. The next day, he puts in another eight hours of hard, honest work at his job.
When Michael gets off work, he listens to audiobooks on self-development, business, and personal finance on the drive home. Once home, spends time with his family too. Then, he spends another few hours reading books and taking online courses to learn new skills, including marketing and management for small businesses.
After ten years, John has moved up to a mid-level management position at the same construction company while many of his coworkers have quit or been fired over the years. He’s provided for his family and his income is now $70,000 per year. Not bad for a guy who came from a poor family and no college education.
After the same ten years, Michael owns his own company. He quit his construction job after only two years because his side business was generating enough money to support his family. He kept learning day and night. Today he’s worth over two million dollars. Michael’s family is set for life and he doesn’t have to work anymore if he doesn’t want to.
What’s the difference between John and Michael? Both were good, hard working people. Both took care of their families. However, Michael was a learning machine. He spent day and night improving his skills and knowledge.
That makes all the difference in the world.
Hard work is important, but the right kind of hard work matters more. In today’s world, huge value is created through ideas and creativity, not physical strength.
If you want to build massive wealth, you must build a habit of constant learning. I’ve read thousands of books and currently read 100 pages per day on average.
If you keep learning about making money, you won’t be able to help but to become wealthy. I guarantee it.