If It's Wealth You Desire.....
If It's Wealth You Desire
by Michael S. Clouse
Money can't buy happiness. Money is the root of all evil. Money doesn't
grow on trees. And on, and on, and still onward the "wisdom" goes...
With all of this conventional enlightenment floating around, is it any
wonder that people are just a little confused when it comes to the
subject of the almighty dollar?
Some time ago, I had the privilege of listening to David D'Arcangelo, a
leading authority on money and wealth strategies. What surprised me
about David's presentation wasn't his home-based business subject
matter, or even his slant towards the rising popularity of Network
Marketing—that's a given. What I found so intriguing, were his opening
remarks about, well, money...
According to David, "The three most important things we will ever learn
in life are: 1) How to get a job; 2) How to communicate with the
opposite sex; and, 3) How to handle our money."
And then he added this secondary sobering statement:
"For the most part, we learn each of these critical life lessons by
trial and error."
"Imagine," David boldly told his audience, "If we taught pilots to fly
commercial jets by trial and error—we would all be dead!" Now there's a
paradoxical point to ponder!
What's going on here? Why are we as a society, so caught up with—and at
the same time so downright confused by—something we supposedly can't
live with, and seemingly can't live without?
How about you? Do you have all this prosperity stuff figured out, or
would we still find your financial house under construction?
Let's face it, our answers to this question can be a bit unpleasant.
Many years ago, before studying the subject, I believed the best
solution was to simply make more money. Today, having revised that
thinking process, I now understand "more" isn't usually what is
needed... What is needed, is a better plan for earning, and then holding
on to a portion of all that we create.
Jim Rohn, one of Tony Robbins mentors, echoed the point: Student, "If I
had more money, I would have a better plan." To which the teacher
responded, "I would suggest that if you had a better plan, you would
have more money."
Apparently, it's not the money that you count first; it's the
plan—because it's the plan that enables you to count the money.
Interesting... So what about you? Do you have a plan?
My plan was discovered on a dusty old bookshelf, in an almost forgotten
thrift store, a long, long time ago. Paid a quarter for it... A little
booklet—containing the wisdom of Solomon—entitled, Seven Cures for a
Lean Purse, by George S. Clason.
If the question inscribed on the cover, "If It's Wealth You Desire?"
wasn't enough to grab your attention, certainly the words printed on the
third page were:
"A message of vital importance to every man and woman with financial
ambitions to accomplish and high ideals to uphold."
Didn't realize it at the time, but that masterpiece had already become a
book by the same author, which to this day continues to be one of the
best-selling written works of all time...
The Richest Man In Babylon.
If it's wealth you desire... Acquire it for your library. Absorb it into
your mind. And then apply it into your life. The strategies are as
timeless as they are brilliant, and now they're even printed on recycled
All the best,
Copyright 2002 by Michael S. Clouse.
Michael S. Clouse
Editor-in-Chief, Nexera e-News™.
Former Editor-in-Chief, Upline® Journal.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Certified Network Marketing Professional.
Author of Future Choice, Building Your Empire,
Seven Prospecting Secrets, Business Is Booming!
Prospecting 101, and The TeleCoaching Workshop.
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