What Changed?

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Here We Go!

I’m sure you remember growing up and hearing your mom and dad telling you that if you wanted to that you could become President!

“You can do anything that you set your mind to!” they said, all the time! “If you want to be a Doctor, Lawyer, Businessman/woman you can do it, you just have to work really hard and no matter what I’ll support you”

Remember That?

Now that we are adults lets look at whats going on now!  They tell us to better ourselves but honestly lets look at how we need to better ourselves…  If we don’t become the Doctor or Lawyer its not what we want, or should I say its not what they want! I know I have seen so many people who are looking to do there own thing! I heard a story of an entrepreneur the other day of a man who owned his own business earning a 6 figure income driving his dream car and living in his dream house… But! Mom wasn’t thinking it was a successful career because he didn’t have benefits!  How are you going to retire or see a doctor if you don’t have those benefits?

What Changed?

I’ve seen this personally in my life and in the lives of many others!!  We have been lied to our entire life and conditioned to believe that we cannot reach for success unless it is climbing up the corporate ladder… but, what happens when they downsize?  Are we still a success? NO!

We have made “College” a requirement for success!  I’m not saying that its not needed because we all know knowledge is power, right? But are we selling the wrong reason for why we need college?  Isn’t it Knowledge? The real reason why we should go to school?  Not so that we can get a good Job!  Or a career!

So why go to college to please your parents?

“I don’t know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.” Bill Cosby

and I have another quote for you!

I can’t quote it exactly but it went something like this

A success is someone who wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep at night and does what he/she wants to inbetween!

PERIOD

So I ask what changed!  Don’t look at success as being someone who makes someone else wealthy!  Teach your kids to be the wealthy!  I strongly suggest for everyone that is reading this to change how you look at life and in order to do that … Read one of the following books … They are all approved by me!! lol

1.  Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

2. Think and Grow Rich by Nepoleon Hill

3. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Now, once you have read these and yes I believe you should read ALL 3 Buy your kids this book (given there old enough to read)

Rich Dad’s Rich Kid, Smart Kid: Giving Your Children a Financial Headstart

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