One Pipeline Is Worth A Thousand Paychecks
It is with great pleasure of having you here at this hour. Let me get it straight and be honest with you at the very outset. First of all, I'm not going to sell you anything here. And second of all, if you are hoping that you could learn some tricks to earn Quick easy Money, you are definitely in a wrong place.
What I'm offering you are some personal story and lesson which I hope you will find it useful and beneficial to your well-being - be it financially or spiritually. Below is an article which I wrote to an online magazine, some time ago. The response was phenomenal and overwhelming. I hope you will enjoy reading it.
The Power of Dream
Have you ever dreamed of being financially free seomeday ? Yes, let me repeat, FINANCIAL FREEDOM. I bet some of you do. However, I believe only a handful of you would actually commit yourselves into making your dream comes true. Instead of committing to pursue your dream, you would just sit back and do nothing about it. Am I right to say that most of you have no confidence of yourself , let alone your dream?
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Well, some people will doubt it and think that being financially free seems to be an impossible dream to attain. - Never ever doubt about yourself !- To have financial freedom is not impossible and is within your reach if you possess the fundamental understanding of how wealth is created and accumulated.
By the same token, the depth of your financial knowledge and planning will determine your financial future whether you will retire broke, debt-ridden or leave a huge amount of wealth for your dependence. The choice is yours because you are the navigator of your own destiny.
As Burke Hedges the author of the book The Parable of the Pipeline eloquently writes , " becoming a millionaire is a matter of choice, not chance ."
How to Be Financially Free
Most of you must have heard of people saying; you either be a professional or run your own business to earn BIG INCOME, right? It is true to a certain extent, however, a profession per se does not guarantee you a better financial future. Why? Because no matter how much you earn as an engineer, a manager, an accountant, an architect, etc. you will still depend on a paycheck or a fee for a living. Think about it, the moment when you stop working, your income will stop flowing in and the next thing you know, your bank-savings is drying up.
Thus, being a professional with a big income is never going to make you financially comfortable. You will never make your family safe and secure. Burke Hedges calls this group of people a "bucket carrier". He writes, "as long as you carry buckets, you have to show up and do the work in order to get paid."
Does it sound familiar to you? This is how the rat-race world works. Instead of working for the money as Robert T. Kiyosaki, the author of the best selling book Rich Dad and Poor Dad pointed out, "we should make the money work for us." What a brilliant saying!
So how do we get out of this rat-race world? The answer is we need to start thinking on how to make the money work for us. Have you ever heard of the concept of leverage? It is a concept that is widely applied in all fields of work including the financial world. So what is it all about?
What is leveraging?
Leverage is a phenomenal concept that has been known to people throughout the ages. The root of the word leverage, lever is originated from an old French word that means, "to make lighter." Say, if we want to move an object, which is many times heavier than us, what do we do? That's right. We place a rigid bar on a pivot to lever it and the object becomes so light that even a child can lift it easily.
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes
This is the power of leverage. In today's financial world, we apply the same principle of leverage to time and money, and the outcomes are exponential. Leverage allows people to work smarter, not harder, and it is the reason behind the creation of so many millionaires in the last century.
Leverage: The Source of Residual Income
Residual income, which is also known as passive or recurring income, is an income that will continuously generates inflow of money to us after the initial effort that we have put to work or money we have invested in an investment fund. Alternatively, if you are an inventor, your residual income will basically derived from the rights and patents of something you have invented and used by others. The same goes to an artist or a musician.
Two Types Of Leveraging
Have you heard of Warren Buffet? Yes, the second richest man in the world and a legendary figure in the stock market that earn his living by leveraging other people's money and as result he made himself and his investors rich in the course.
Check this out. One share of Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway stock was worth around $19 in the mid 60s and by the end of 1998, the value of that single share has shot up to $70,000. Say, if you have invested $ 10,000 back in 1965, your investment at the end of 1998 would have been worth a whopping $ 51 million. WOW ! That's unbelievable. The money was left to compound by itself as time went by. That's how money-leverager makes their millions.
Nevertheless, most of these 'money-leveragers' would only get to see their wealth touches the million-dollar mark only after they have reached their 50s or 60s. Though it's a long wait before they could see the result, it is worth the wait anyhow. Wouldn't it be great to be a money-leverager?
Ok, let's be honest to ourselves. Not everyone of us has the patience to wait, not to mention, some of us even find it hard to come up with the initial capital to invest. So, if we don't have the money, what do we have to leverage then? The answer is TIME !
A day has 24 hours and all of us regardless whether we are rich or poor, have that same amount of time in a day. Time helps us to level the playing field. We can no longer give ourselves excuses not to be rich. We have been given an equal opportunity in this era where every one of us can have easy access to information and knowledge on wealth building.
All we need to do is to leverage an iota of our leisure time and spend it wisely to build our pipeline that will continuously pay us day and night. Always remember - pipelines are no longer an affair of the rich. Pipeline belongs to people who believe they CAN do it.
Why Leveraging Time Not Money?
"Life is a waste of time; time is a waste of life; so why waste your time when you could be having the time of your life?" - Unknown
Why leveraging time not money? Well, if you were a money leverager, you wouldn't be reading this article in the first place. You would probably talking to your broker looking for stocks to invest or busy looking for real estate properties to add to your investment portfolio. Right? So I believe you are here because you do not have enough financial means to leverage money to build pipelines of ongoing residual income. ( Admit it, I won't tell anyone. )
Up to this point, I hope you understand the difference between leveraging time and money. Let us put aside the latter and pay more attention on the concept of leveraging time as we have mentioned earlier that building pipelines through leveraging time is within everyone reach.
In the next few years from now, believe it or not, many millionaires will be created through Internet marketing - either selling your own or other people's products. ( What if I could show you how to start an Internet Business in less than 24 hours, and see profits by next weekend - would you be excited? - keep reading if you want the answer) Internet marketing gives you the edge over other types of businesses because it is not limited by boundaries and physical limitations. It is accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Do you know that a recent report has shown that e-commerce revenue has trippled in the last 5 years ? And it has been forecasted that transaction from online buying would reach up to trillions dollars in the next 5 years.
Ok, so much of the hype and yet you're still not convinced that people do make money via internet. Would you believe if I tell you that I could earn U$ 2K-3K a month for having only to spend 30 minutes a day online? Well, the rest of the day I spend on reading and working - yes, I still work because I "want to work" and not I "have to work". There's a big difference here. With some extra cash in hand, I invest some in stocks and Real-Estate. Well, as the saying goes, "Never put all eggs in one basket."
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ArchiQuotes. Info was started as a hobby. Like you perhaps, I did not know how to create website at first - it's not hard to learn though. Anyway, there are ways to earn some extra cash through internet. You don't have to create a website on your own. I can assure you that Donald Trump of the Apprentice reality show, knows nothing about computer-aided drawing (CAD) software and yet, still able to build a business empire related to buildings. The reason being, he has MONEY! Like I said earlier, you need to find something - a tool - to make the wheel cart moving. Once you've got it moving, it'll be so much easier to keep it going. That's physics - the law of inertia. YOU have to start the initial drive!
What I'm going to share with you is something personal - You and Me. But first of all, I want to thank you so much for bothering to read so far. Words of Advice: if you are a type person who has no determination to succeed, please do not read further or attempt to try it. If you insist you want to try, good. Welcome to the BIG THINKER group. You will see result in less than a month provided that you put 101% effort in what you are doing.
To win a war, you need to have strategies in place - echoing the wisdom of ancient Chinese sage, Sun-Tzu. Likewise, if you want to succed online, you need strategies. There's an old saying that say,
"Don't Reinvent the Wheel."
That's right. You are lucky because you don't have to start from scratch. Corey Rudl has put in place all the strategies for everyone who wish to earn some extra cash or - let me be a little bolder - earn a six figure income! If you are serious about going online to make some extra cash, look no further. Corey Rudl's is a proven internet marketer - he earns U$ 7.8 million a year. Is that convincing enough for you to start an online business?
Perhaps, some of you will comprehend what I've written here and proceed to set your own financial goal. Others may just call it a quit before even trying it. Whichever path you decide, always bear in mind this saying by Napolean Hill, "winners never quit, and quitters never win." All success begin from a very small step of faith in yourself. Let me end by giving you an old chinese proverb,
"A journey of a thousand miles, start with one steps."
Believe me, one pipeline is worth a thousand paychecks. Start building one now.