RUle 17: Don’t Envy What Others Have


Alero Fafowora, Accomplished Designer

We all set our
own objectives. We all have individual ambitions. We all work out how much work
we are prepared to put into this business of becoming wealthy. We all set our
own limits and know what we are prepared to do or not do. So what is the point
of envying what anyone else has? Not unless you know what their agenda was and
is. Not unless you know how much work they were prepared to put in. Not unless
you know what they were prepared to sacrifice.

Of course you
can cast an envious glance at the easy three-lottery, inherited, married (or
divorced!) into – we all do. But money earned is entirely the business of the
person earning it. They did the work. They had the idea or entrepreneurial
spirit. They got up earlier than us. They were driven or fired up by what they
wanted to achieve. Envying them is pointless; learning from them is invaluable.


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And learning
from them is the greatest gift they can give us. Ideally you need a money
mentor. Someone you look up to who has made a lot of money and in the right way-
legally, enjoyably and nicely – who will give you the odd tip, tuck you under
their wing, set you on the right path. And refuse to lend you any money of
course. Not that you’d ask. 
“They did the work. They had the idea or
entrepreneurial spirit. They got up earlier than us. They were driven or fired
up by what they wanted to achieve. Envying them is pointless; learning from
them is invaluable”.
If I come across
someone extremely rich, i immediately try to work out how they did it and if
that route would suit me. What bits of information could i glean to help me get
to that position, bearing in mind i only want to do it right -legally and
enjoyably?
I think 90 per
cent of getting these Rules right is to approach getting wealthy as sympathetic
magic – do as they do and you’ll end up as them. I have my money mentor and i
hang on to his every word when it comes to money as he’s living on the interest
on the interest on his money – and that’s the place I’m heading for.
Use other people
as a source of inspiration. Besides, envy is not a characteristic of a Rules
Player – that’s you now, by the way.
From The Book; The Rules of Wealth by
Richard Templar
(Read Rule 18
of Rule of Wealth tomorrow on Asabeafrika)

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