Looking back on my last 14 or so years, I can tell you that this really is the one sign that you will be rich (according to a guy who runs a successful startup):
Have you thought about what foreshadows who will become truly rich? It’s remarkable how clear the one sign really is when you think about it.
“There are many types of rich — and I am talking about both external and internal rewards. Being rich is about having an abundance of what matters to you most.”
Money and happiness, although complex, are linked says economist Justin Wolfers. Obviously, there are many ways to measure wealth — whether it’s having a $250,000+ salary, volunteering the most time at the local animal shelter, or having the most playtime with your children. Whatever you value, you are rich if you have an abundance of it.
Whilst I agree that ‘rich’ can be measured many different ways – not just in monetary terms – in this blog, I am ONLY talking about getting rich in traditional, monetary terms … in fact, this blog is about reaching at least $7million in 7 years.
So, what is the ONE, sure sign that you – or somebody you know – is likely to become $7million in 7 years kind of rich?
So, here is what I believe predicts who will be rich.
The one sign you will be rich is that you work harder than everyone else.
Whether your riches are measured in friendships, fitness, talent, or money, those who have an abundance, get it by working harder to secure it.
There is often a backlash against working hard to secure wealth — some may call you a workaholic or a perfectionist. Some may despise your inability to set “work/life” boundaries. And others may still wonder when you will take a “real” vacation. But there is no other way to be great and fully rewarded.
“Don’t let the skeptics fool you, winners just work harder than others think is possible (or want to themselves).”
But it’s not a winner-take-all equation — we all want different kinds of wealth. But those who do work harder are rewarded proportionally.
So, work harder, and enjoy your proportional benefits … after all, you will deserve it 🙂
Good to have you post again!
I could not agree more with Adrian here , I see so many who “want to be rich” but they don’t want to pay the price of hard work…. I have made 5 million in 10 years… not quite Adrian’s standard of 7 million in 7 years but I can tell you it was a LOT of work…. In the last year I have been trying to help a younger man in his late 20’s get out of the rat race as an auto mechanic… I made him a 50/50 partner and discussed with him a great concept that would make him a multimillionaire times over ( and I was willing to fully fund the business) IF he would invest the time and energy.. He was excited at first… but that faded… he made a few efforts but that faded.. It just seems indicative of many who have told me they want to be rich… Talk to anyone who is first generation rich with money and they will likely tell you its a LOT of hard work. I speak from experience on this one. The great news financial wealth CAN be yours, if you want it bad enough… Hard work is a big part of what it will takes to accomplish !!
Working harder than everybody else is key…. But we are leaving out 2 other fundamentals. U need to work smarter and u must also be willing to take more risk. I can show u many janitors who work very, very hard, but that just isn’t enough.
That’s why wealth eludes the 99%.
@jimbomillions – thanks for sharing. Great story. Great moral.
Hard work as in read up, get your finances in order, save for a down payment, defer purchases, contain entertainment costs, get past analysis paralyzes, delegate as needed, and finally keep family first…Yeah it’s hard work.