The 1% Versus You: You Versus The 1% And Money!

It is sad there is such disparity between the rich and the poor. Yet, typically the rich, did what others aren’t willing to do. I mean the good rich people, not corrupted rich and criminal rich. The good ones did things others, who aren’t rich, aren’t willing to do.

It’s true, there are some who have nothing, yet, work very hard. I don’t believe, most people want entitlements nor, are most people lazy. Most people want a good life. Most work hard to try to get it. The disparity between the wealthy and those not, is not laziness.

The wealthy worked hard to get ahead too. Instead of working jobs and living pay check to pay check they figured out ways to serve people by creating businesses. Many are smart enough to automate their business. Then, it can work, while they do other things.

Your Beliefs Create Your Reality – Mindset Determines Results

They created business, made investments and got  their money earning for them so they didn’t have to work a ‘job’. They created freedom. Whether they are in the office, playing golf, boating in the Bahamas or dining with celebrities, they are making money. 24/7

They learned not to trade their time for money, but to make their money work from them, so they had more free time. Many still work hard. It doesn’t mean they’re always out partying, but they enjoy the benefits of their money working for them. We should all  learn this.

Some inherited wealth from a person, or persons, who created it. Some had the advantage of growing up with a wealthy, ‘I can do anything’ mindset. If you and I did not, we can still cultivate that attitude and make it work for us, just as those who ‘lucked’ into it.

Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can’t You Are Right

Most of the wealthy spend time reading and improving themselves. Few watch more than 1 hour of television. They are driven by a larger purpose. Many work longer hours than their employees but don’t consider it work. They love doing what they are doing.

That makes a big difference! They love their ‘work’. Many created passion businesses or solved a need of people around them. They solved problems of the multitudes or delivered something people really needed and/or wanted.  The following are a few examples.

Amazon, Uber, AirB&B, toilet paper makers, doorknob and widget manufacturers, Apple, Microsoft, trash removal, name it. Someone has made a fortune helping others live better. That is an incredible key. Serve more people. Make more money. Get it? Serve others!

Even fast food, horrible as it is today, was designed to save people time and money. The poor laborer, or average worker, could do similarly, even in today’s world, but few will. They complain about the rich and sadly the rich complain about the poor.

If You Want Your Life To Change You Must Change Some Things

Today, some think, things are a little more stacked against the worker, trapped living paycheck to paycheck. I do believe some of this is accurate. It is also accurate that there are more opportunities, and in some ways, it’s easier than ever. Mindset makes a difference.

If you believe you can, you might. If you believe you can’t, you might not even try. It’s been said that when America was the land of opportunity and promise, poor immigrants came, worked hard, and became millionaires, because they believed in the promise.

More immigrants became millionaires than the people who lived here. Why? Because citizens felt the government, economic climate, and the wealthy stacked the deck against them. They didn’t try as much or as hard as the immigrant, who wanted to improve their life.

People Don’t Improve Because They Don’t Believe They Can

Attitude may not be everything. Positive thinking may not work miracles, but at least it helps you try to do things you might otherwise not. Mindset makes a difference. You can do the research if you want to learn more about the wealthy and the not wealthy

The rich 1% do not need any more advantages. Some want the wealthy to have more entitlements, more than the poor. This is wrong. They created theirs in numerous ways, even buying legislators. The wealthy can take care of themselves, and do.

The poor can use some help while they transition and learn the skills that can help them improve their lot. Still, many will never move beyond their limiting views of themselves and the world around them. If they did that number 1% would change to 2, 3, 5 or 10%

If You Can Conceive It And Believe It You Can Achieve It

Many of the vanishing middle class, even the upper middle class, won’t do anything either. They could but don’t, because they are comfortable. If you are comfortable you do little to change it. You take more action when things get uncomfortable.

Still, you must act smart. Napoleon Hill pointed out you could THINK and grow rich. That doesn’t mean, as some erroneously believe, that all they need do is think. It meant, you could learn to work smarter, instead of harder. Mindset can make a difference!

Still, many will never even bother to improve themselves. It isn’t a poor, middle class or wealthy issue, it is a personal issue. It is up to each of us, regardless of our lot in life. If you do nothing to change, nothing will change. To be different, you must become different.

Dare To Dream Dare To Dream Big Make Your Dreams Come True

There could be a power play to hold the poor down. I think it is even likely, obviously.  Yet, it is still possible to get ahead, even in today’s world. It is unrealistic to think no one could break through. However, if no one attempts it, no one will. What about you? Where are you?

Even if the is deck stacked, you can either complain about the stack, or attempt to do something about it. I prefer to do whatever I can, in spite of the odds. If you think you can’t do anything to improve yourself or your life, then it is as you say it is. You probably won’t.

Those who think they can, will do. Those who don’t, won’t. Stacked or not doesn’t make the difference.  Some people will triumph in spite of ridiculous odds. Some never try. It is a decision each of us makes. I refuse to let the 1% or reports determine my future.

You Live As Large Or As Small As You Accept – Mindset Matters

I do believe the 1% will do anything they can to hang onto their lion’s share; including, making it seem impossible you, or anyone, could do better or become one of them. They want limited membership. They will make it seem through the media, of all kinds, that you are stuck.

Don’t believe it. Believe in yourself! Nothing is impossible to those willing to attempt it. If they don’t make it as big as they hope, they still get further than if they never try. Mindset matters! Put your mindset to work for you. Get your money working for you. Develop yourself and your life. Learn how to celebrate everything! Rex Sikes


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