Empowerment Toolset: Invest your time and money to empower yourself and others
The greatest thing that you can do with time, energy and resources is to use them to learn, to gain new skills, to empowering yourself and to help others people.
The quickest and most powerful way to achieving anything meaningful in life is to embark on a process of growth and contribution.
In case you haven’t read a few books on wealth accumulation, this is how people who actually get rich do it :
– Start out making $100.
– Invest that $100 in skills/training/assets that will eventually net you $1,000.
– Invest that $1000 in skills/training/assets that will eventually net you $10,000.
– Invest that $10,000 in skills/training/assets that will eventually net you $100,000.
– Invest that $100,000 until you’re balling on your yacht like a Russian mobster.
These are the two mindsets of building wealth. People who stay poor or middle class see money as something to be spent. People who become rich see money as something to be invested.Mark Manson
Robert Greene says that it is ALL about the learning, skills acquisition and growth journey.
In any event, the goal that you are after is learning and the acquisition of skills – not a fat paycheck.
Now, look at what happens to you as you adopt this very different, internally driven mindset.
Because you are headed in a direction that resonates with you personally and emotionally the hours of practice and study do not seem so burdensome.
You can sustain your attention and your interest for much longer periods of time.
What excites you is the learning process itself.Overcoming obstacles, increasing your skill level
You are immersed in the present instead of constantly obsessing over the future and so you pay greater attention to the work itself and to the people around you – developing patience and social intelligence
Without forcing the issue a point is reached in which you are thoroughly prepared from within.
The slightest opportunity that comes you way, you will now exploit.
In fact, you will draw opportunities to you because people will sense that you are ready.Robert Greene