How To Prosper In Today’s Golden Age
We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years, but since it’s here, we pretty well take it for granted. We in America are particular fortunate to live in the richest land that ever existed on the face of the earth…a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.
However, if you take 100 individuals who start at age 25, do you have any idea what will happen to those men and women by the time they’re 65?
Studies found that by the time they’re 65; out of 100, one will be rich…four will be financially independent…five will still be working…and fifty-four will be broke.
Why is there such a large disparity between what these people intended to do and what they actually accomplished?
Let’s analyze shall we?
Few people reach this level of investment excellence. In America, less than one person in a hundred is a true capitalist. A capitalist’s purpose is to make more money by synergistically orchestrating other people’s money, other people’s talents, and other people’s time. Often they are the movers and shakers that allow America and other great countries to become great financial powers. These are the Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Fords. It is the capitalists that provide the money that create the jobs, businesses, and the goods that make a country prosper.
“True capitalists, on the other hand, create investments for themselves and others by using the talents and finances of other people.”
Sophisticated investors generally create investments only for their portfolio using their own money. True capitalists, on the other hand, create investments for themselves and others by using the talents and finances of other people. True capitalists create investments and sell them to the market. True capitalists do not need money to make money simply because they know how to use other people’s money and other people’s time.
They often make other people rich, create jobs, and make things happen. In good economic times, true capitalists do well. In bad economic times, true capitalists get even richer. Capitalists know that economic chaos means new opportunities. They are most often involved early in a prospect, product, company, or country years before the masses find it popular. When you read in the paper about a country in trouble or in war or a disaster, you can be assured that a true capitalist is going in soon, or may already be there. A true capitalist is going in while most people are saying, “Stay away. That country, or that business, is in turmoil. It’s too risky.”
Returns of 100 percent to infinity are expected. That’s because they know how to manage risk and how to make money without money. They can do this- WHY? Because they know that money is not a thing, but merely an idea created in their head.
While these people have the same fears as everyone else, they use that fear and turn it into excitement. They convert fear into new knowledge and new wealth. Their game in life is the game of money making money.
Steward of Your Money
Among these type of investor you often find they are generous to their friends, family, churches, and to education. Look at some of the famous people who founded their well known institutions of learning. Rockefeller helped create the University of Chicago, and J.P. Morgan influenced Harvard with more than money. Other capitalists who gave their names to the institutions they helped found include Vanderbilt, Duke, and Stanford. So contrary to what many of the intellectual cynics and critics in our schools, government, and media may say, true capitalists have contributed in more ways than just being captains of industry, providing jobs and making a lot of money. To create a better world, we need more capitalists, not fewer, as many cynics would have you believe.
In reality, there are many more cynics than capitalists. Cynics, who make more noise and keep millions of people in fear, seeking security instead of freedom.
It’s so easy to make a living today. It takes no particular brains or talent to make a living and support a family. So we have a plateau of so called “security”, if that’s what a person is looking for. But we do have to decide how high above this plateau we want to aim!
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