January 3rd 2005
As we start a new year of wealth creation, I am reminded about ‘Think and Grow Rich’, which was, and still is, one of the most powerful books written about wealth creation. In it there is a poem which I will include in full:
“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty score.
For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”
This always has a profound effect on me and I hope it has stirred something for you too- because we are limited only by our own beliefs of what we are worth. If you are working for a ‘menial’s hire’, ask yourself why and consider setting your worth a lot higher.
If you are the type of person that sets financial new years resolutions, then please just increase your worth, or your charges, or your fees, to a much higher level- just for me- and concentrate on how you will achieve it and not on whether you will achieve it at all.