This blog post is about how to get rich quickly and painlessly. Everybody wants to be rich. However most people, especially in western culture, only see a limited path to this goal.
A wise man once said there were two ways to get rich: one is to figure out how to make enough money to pay for the luxuries you want. The other method is to be content with what you already have.
The latter method only sounds defeatist to a materialist. To someone who isn’t fulfilled by materialistic goals it actually sounds like heaven on earth. It is also in line with Native American or Minimalist philosophy.
It’s not hard to get rich the first way either. If you really focus on something long enough you will eventually attract it ways to get it. This is known as the Law of Attraction.
To sum it up, you only get out of life what you truly want to have. If you feel unable to achieve a goal then maybe it is because you don’t really want it for yourself. Or maybe you are seeking what someone else wants for you, even though it may never make you happy.
The Bible doesn’t condemn or condone wealth. It is pretty much tied to an individual’s work ethic and life goals. True wealth radiates from the inside out as you come to know your Creator.
Someone else also was quoted as saying that the real secret to getting rich is to realize that you already are. It doesn’t matter how mainstream media tries to convince you how poor you are. That is all propaganda to serve an agenda.
“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”-Steven Wright
What is happiness and love going for on the open market these days? Granted these are freely given by the Divine, but if man could find a way to sell it. . .
Actually man can sell the illusion of love. This is called porn.
Someone once said that in the new age, love will be the new currency. The first thing that jumped to my mind was that the last time I tried to purchase anything with love I ended up in jail. (jk)
They say if you do what you love the money will follow. Although it seems like the most service oriented jobs don’t pay a lot. Jesus said you can’t serve God and mammon. You can make money by serving others, and get rich if you add enough value, but if it’s true service then money can’t be your end goal; if it is then we are just doing business.
If you make a living with you passion, you might end up hating it if you have to produce too much. This is why many people keep their passion as their hobbies.
Lastly, I saw a few fast food franchises that are paying $12-15 an hour. And that’s in places where the minimum wage is low. One is In-N-Out burger, but this could be because they are in California where the minimum wage is high anyway.
In-N-Out burger? Why does that name sound so dirty? Figures with a name like that you would come from California.
Maybe I should pursue a career flipping burgers. Any job can be a career if you enjoy it and have the resources to live on it. I would get to work behind a mic.
is an old saying that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. As hard
as it is to save money, I believe that I have found a way to spend money
and still save money on top of that. All with the help of my bank.
My bank introduced a Savings
account last summer that I immediately enrolled in. The way it works is
that 1.5% of my purchases is automatically transferred to my savings
honestly makes me feel kind of lazy that I didn’t practice the
discipline myself of saving. On the other hand, there is no better
feeling than checking your account balance and actually believing that
you are out of money, only to find a sizable sum of money tucked into
your savings account. Provided you can at least practice the discipline
of not transferring it back to your checking account.
to sum it up, I am basically saving money by spending money. Something
about this sounds so in line with Keynesian economics. Of course in all
actuality, you never really save money. You are always saving for
something; whether it be a down payment on a house or a car. At least
try and save for something that is more of an investment, such as building equity in a piece of real estate.
Now that I have simplified my life over the last six years, I am discovering that part of the secret to making money is solving complex problems. Man has a tendency to complicate things and this is actually where the money is at. The simple life may be the good life but it is not where the money is.
Being a minimalist is good. To a point, that is. But becoming a minimalist is not about the lack of ambition that many people think it is. Even the folks over at The Minimalist website (the Beckers in Arizona) consider themselves a middle class family. Minimalism is all about prioritizing what you want in life and making balance.
It is all about knowing yourself and what you truly want out of life. Essentially you minimize the clutter and maximize your potential elsewhere.
As someone on my social media feed said, the best way to find your calling in life is to ask yourself what problem you would like to solve.
The best way to market yourself is to make the problem sound as complicated as possible and then in the interview you go and make yourself sound like you are the only one who is able to solve said problem.
Play the game. Or white man’s game, or whatever you call it. Although it is not really just the white man’s game anymore.
My ability to simplify as a freelance writer resulted in getting paid less for jobs. When you get paid by the word, it is not a good idea to simplify content into less words. I read somewhere that even in novels, the authors have to insert fluff. The result is a 500 page novel may in all actuality just be a 100+ page short story.
Factor in that every time the author mentions a name brand product that the advertiser pays a bonus to the publisher and then subsequently to the author.
So basically, the secret to making money is to overthink and overcomplicate. Then proceed to solve the problem by creating another problem. Or maybe two or three more. Why not be an overachiever? Keep doing this for four or five decades until you can retire.