What is the currency of Luxury?
Deal with it.
Everybody wants to lead a hedonistic lifestyle.Everybody desires to have luxury and a life full of all that is good-the mansion,the shining Lamborghini and a lot of time to travel and enjoy.
You want it all.
Answer me then,why don’t you have it?
Don’t you want it all?
Everyday you see advertisements flashing the best of the world on your face,yet you don’t grab it.
Do you lack the desire to have it?
The world has abundance of every luxury you wish you owned.
What is holding you back from having it all?
Think about it…I will wait.
Ah yes! The money!
The huge cash that is required to have it all eludes you.
The green paper necessary to own the luxury….you don’t own enough of the green paper itself.
Ever thought why?
Because you have excuses.
People who have excuses don’t have wealth.Period.
You either got excuses or you got cash.No in-betweens.
Let’s analyse some of the excuses about why you are not in the millionaire or about-to-be millionaire list.
By the way,Wikitionary defines ‘Excuse‘ as follows:
“An explanation designed to avoid or alleviate guilt or negative judgment.”
It’s an explaination designed by you to alleviate guilt of not having whatever you want.
Okay,let’s hear your excuses…
EXCUSE 1– You were born in penury.
Reasonable enough.You were born poor having little to no cash.You can’t undo where you were born, so your point has some substance to it.
But,you should realise that leaving a small percentage of people out of the equation, everybody starts with little to no cash.
Having minimal financial resource is no excuse to start your entrepreneurial venture.Some of the biggest businesses today,were small time companies in their starting phase.You evolve as your business grows.But again,your business will only grow if you actually HAVE a business.
Everything starts small.Its the natural law. You weren’t born an adult.Huge tress covering the sky were small plants once.
Once you get big,you will become strong and you will dominate the scene.
No mercy for the excusers.
Bill Gates put it best when he said:
“If you are born poor its not your mistake, But if you die poor its your mistake.”
Gates is one of the richest man on Earth,I think you should listen to him.
EXCUSE 2– Not enough opportunities.
Maybe you inhabited in a locality or society where the opportunities were really slim and your natural flair were either supressed or not recognised.
In any case,you weren’t able to project your talents which could otherwise earn you a lot of cash.
If this reasonates with you,I recommend you to keep polishing the strengths you possess.
It’s only stupid to let yourself get rusty and devoid of your innate abilities.You have had enough time enjoying with your buddies.
Start working on yourself.Right this very moment.Your dreams are yours to fulfill.They are your responsibility.Accept them and work to get to them.
EXCUSE 3– You don’t have any talent at all!
That is crap! I have never been introduced to a person who didn’t possess any innate talent.
Having ‘No talent’ is a myth.Period!
This will be described in detail in a future post.
EXCUSE 4– You think you have enough.
You settled for less.
You don’t think you want the luxuries of the world.You are content with what you have.Which COULD BE TRUE and fine.
I want everything.You can drive your economy car,and be happy about it while I speed up my Jaguar and and leave you to dust.
I don’t care.
All depends on what you want.
Any more excuses there?
But that’s not where it ends.
There are also some illogical notions relating to wealth which have been polluting our society.These notions are perpetuated in the society by different sources and media,but at the end,the only thing they do is harm us.
Now let me bust some of the notions I have observed.
NOTION 1– Having luxury is ‘bad’ or ‘evil’.
For some strange reason,people have a tendency to believe that the people living in the posh areas, having everything they want are,in some way,bad or evil.
The major factor promoting this notion is the Hollywood.I remember a scene in the movie “Spiderman” where one of the character,Uncle Ben,exclaims:
“We might be poor but at least we are honest.”
Movie Titanic depicts the wealthy people as morons while the poverty-stricken Jack Dorsan was blessed with the good spirits.And in the movie “Fight Club” you see how materialism is evil.
I can recall hundreds of instances where I caught the ‘money-is-evil’ mentality in Hollywood and other movies.They tend to glorify indigence to appeal to the masses because 90% of people lack the wealth they desire.
Realistically though,the luxury or money is no evil.
There is nothing bad about having money.You don’t have to be dishonest to have a lot of cash,if you believe otherwise.Truth is, those who have bundles of cash up their sleeves are the smard (smart+hard) workers.They spent their days and nights working to get what they want.They weren’t browsing Facebook,or reading some useless Hollywood gossip on the internet.They knew better.
NOTION 2– To earn millions,you must work all your life.
That used to be true 30 years ago.
The technological advancements in the last decade has proved to be the fertile ground for the budding businesses.Guys in their 30s are millionaires and growing faster than ever.
Would it have been possible 30 years ago?
Technology and internet are now the two most important ammunition in any business endeavor. It takes a person maximum 5-7 years of smard work to take his business from scratch to fame.
Just 5 years.
Now,can’t you put 5 years of sweat to live the rest of your life your way? Think about it.
You are never too young or too old to possess wealth.
NOTION 3– Spending money for personal wants is ‘selfish‘.
Spending money on oneself is in no way selfish.It is the stupidest of the beliefs I have encountered.
Blowing all the cash on oneself is as noble as giving it away to charity.
Remember,you had put the hard work to get there,to have that cash,so you can spend it the way you want.You are,in no way bound to help anyone but yourself.
Serving yourself is the MOST noble cause you can ever strive for.
People who say otherwise are the people who aren’t going to be rich until they have this realization.Work hard for yourself first,then you can focus about giving it to others.
NOTION 4– Investing money in stocks or penny trading is the way to earn cash.
Another misconception that people hold-Investing money in stocks is for the people who are already loaded.If you are pinching pennies,it’s not the way to go.Investing in stocks is gambling, and in your ripe years you must avoid gamble like a plague.
Saving money is going to prove a lot more effective way to have greater returns in future.Save money and you will have a secured financial future.
No risk and assured safety is the way to go.
NOTION 5– Money will bring you happiness.
That’s the absolute truth.The old cliche has some substance to it.Money can never buy you happiness.It can give you a lot of material possession,and everything to INCREASE happiness and NOT make you happy if you are constantly down.
As already stated, money isn’t needed to be happy,but money elevates the amount of happiness within you.
It makes you feel more exuberant,more alive and frankly,like a king.
Money also gives you more control over your life.You can satiate all your needs and wants without giving it a second thought.When something catches your fancy,you go get it.That’s the power money gives.Now,if you don’t crave that power,something is wrong with you.
WHAT ATTRACTS THE MONEY?
So,what do you need to do in order to have a lot of money?
What is the key to having it all?
Ready for it?
You must put effort into obtaining a lot of cash.
The real currency of luxury is,in fact,effort.The more effort you put in,the more loaded with bundles of cash you are going to own.
The amount of effort you put into creating a business, is directly proportional to the amount of wealth you are going to own.
Start putting effort.The younger you start,the younger you finish.Simple equation.Yes of course,you might be losing some leisure time with your buddies.Explain them what you want.They will understand.If they don’t,well,then you know that you have surrounded yourself with the incapables and you should get rid of them immediately.Remember, it’s not going to take decades before you enjoy cash with freedom.The freedom and cash is the best thing in the world.And the reality of the world is:
“The more cash you have,the more friends will surround you.”
Believe it or not,that’s the truth.
On one hand,you have got a mediocre lifestyle,a cheap fixed car,a small house to squeeze yourself in.
On the other hand you got the lifestyle other people covet at;the cars they keep looking at stunned;and the mansions they want and the freedom that others won’t have.
Both are available to you.
Take what you want.
The exchange currency is effort.
Make Your Choice.
Until Next Time,