RULE 41: Don’t Be Too Busy Earning A Living To Make Some Money

Kike Ajibade, Boss, AnnMarie Wine Brand
It’s easily
done. You needed a job because we all do, in order to live. Then you get into
working for a living and it takes up such a huge amount of your time and
energies that there’s none left over to spend thinking about what you could be
doing differently, extra or smarter in order to make more money. How many of us
are guilty of letting our financial affairs slide because quite frankly we feel
there are better things to do with our precious free time than get to grips
with our finances or plan a long overdue life/career change?

Sometimes we’re
so busy doing our jobs; we forget the end goal – making some real money. Well,
to become wealthy, you absolutely have to remember to lift your head above the
parapet of your 9 to 5 (or 8 to 8 or whatever hours you work) and give yourself
a chance to think about the bigger picture – and take action. 


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“If you are unhappy with your pay and/or hate your
job then you have to question why you’re still doing it and what else you could
do. The worst possible scenario is that you don’t feel fulfilled or rewarded in
your job but you are so busy doing it that you don’t have time to create a plan
that will bring you greater prosperity and happiness”.

Lots and lots of
people work to live – and without them the rich couldn’t get richer. And this
doesn’t mean the workers are being exploited or used. Just that if people
choose to be drudges and invest all their time and energy in working for wages,
then there will always be other people who will be quick to see an opportunity
and become prosperous, simply because they had their heads up and could see
further.
If you do work
for a living and you don’t confidently expect that job to make you rich; then
you must be doing it for love, mustn’t you? No, this isn’t a trick question. It
is about prioritizing our ambitions. If we go to work solely for money it makes
sense to earn as much as we can, as we want.
If you love what
you do then if the money doesn’t come with it, you need to create a strategy
for wealth creation that doesn’t rely on the ‘day job’ income. It’s great that
you love what you do, but if you also want wealth you need to make sure you
aren’t so busy doing it that you forget to work out how you’re going to get
wealthy doing it, or what other actions or strategies you need to create a
second income or alternative revenue generator.
If you are unhappy with your pay and/or hate your
job then you have to question why you’re still doing it and what else you could
do. The worst possible scenario is that you don’t feel fulfilled or rewarded in
your job but you are so busy doing it that you don’t have time to create a plan
that will bring you greater prosperity and happiness. While you’ve got your
head down earning a living a million and one opportunities to become prosperous
have just passed over your head and you didn’t see them. Imagine waking up in
ten years’ time and realizing that’s what you’d done. If this is your situation
then do something now. Change your perspective and seize the day.
From The Book; The Rules of Wealth by
Richard Templar
(Read Rule
42
of Rule of Wealth tomorrow on Asabeafrika)


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