Be Prepared...

I saw Takers on opening weekend. It was good... but after the mid point of the film I couldn't help but start thinking "What can I do to get a substantial amount of clean money, legally and relatively fast?" These fellas were robbing people and it was made to look extremely glamorous, to say the least. Money, guns, expensive suits and casual clothes, luxurious condos, beautiful women and cars; all the tangible pleasures a grown man could ask for, but it was all off of dirty money... which I cant be a part of.

More and more the statement that "a person will never become wealthy by working for someone else" becomes evident; as I watch my people and I work our jobs week in and week out for a pay check that allows us to "get by". All week we wait for Friday... and on Friday we begin dreading Monday; basically only living on weekends.

Today, I came across an article the frugal lifestyles of a few billionaires and I couldn't help but notice, with the exception of having a 10 year old car, I do ALL of this and then some... and yet, they are living quite a bit more comfortably than I am. And so I've come to the conclusion that success in life is all about "preparedness"; being in the right place, at the right time, with the right people, with the right tools at your disposal and the know how to use them efficiently. Whether it be robbing banks like the "Takers", developing real estate, acting, inventing, singing, dancing, etc; it doesn't matter. Warren Buffett HAD to have money or, at a minimum, good credit to get started with his real estate. Imagine if he had no start up money and was trying to get started in today's economy where, upon purchasing real estate, you may be asked for 10% or so as a down payment. On a $100,000 home he would need to have $10,000 in hand... and that's just to get started. Without some "favors" from friends or a literal blessing from God, an ill prepared Warren Buffett may have been in a very different place in society.

At any rate, the point I'm trying to make is that, regardless of how small your idea or dream may be, work at it. Work at it hard. Research every aspect of it. One day you may get introduced to somebody or have opportunity knock at your door and you need to be ready to take advantage of it to begin your journey towards the best and most lucrative time of your life.

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