Money is a good thing to have.
You already know that.
But what you might not know is that your relationship with the greens is probably working against you rather than for you. It is currently to your disadvantage. And that is not a good relationship to be in.
Because the best relationships are those in which both parties have a clear understanding of what to expect from each other, and both provide equal value.
The big problem with money is that we’ve been wired in a way that we spend exactly the amount of money we make even if we can be comfortable with less.
For example – if you were to make $4,000/month you’d spend more on rent, food and entertainment than if you were to make only $2,000/month.
This is the case even if you got by just fine with $2,000/month.
And this is a problem.
Simply because the more you spend, the less of an opportunity you have to multiply your money and make more of it in the long term.
Live With Less Than You Make
Whatever your salary is, it’s a smart idea to always live with less than you have. What this means is that if you make $3,000/month, then you need to live as if you make $2,000/month. It might not be easy at first, but it’ll be worth it in the long run. And what happens with the extra money?
You keep it hidden somewhere you won’t be able to touch any of it.
And every single month that passes, you’ll be a thousand dollars wealthier.
In 3 months you’ll be $3,000 richer than you ever were.
In 6 months you’ll be $6,000 richer than you ever were.
In 12 months you’ll be $12,000 richer than you ever were.
And then… when the time is right… and you’ve found the right people… you will invest that money for a second income stream.
And with that second income stream you repeat the exact same process… and with the third… and the fourth… until you have enough money to quit your job and focus on your investments full time.
For anyone who doesn’t have a lot of money and wants to attain wealth, this is the smartest way to make that happen. Sure, it is not an overnight thing… but as with everything… wealth and success never happens overnight.
Ask yourself these questions.
How much would you be able to save and what would you be able to accomplish if instead of spending the exact amount you make – you invested half? How long would it take to save enough money to work on your new venture? Would you then be able to make your money work for you?
You’re Already An Investor
But probably not a very good one.
Every day you spend money on coffee, clothes, music and other small luxuries.
And within seconds that money is transferred to the pockets of smarter people who use your money to make smart investments in order to make more money.
What if instead of spending ten dollars on a coffee, you were to ask yourself how you can invest your ten dollars in order to turn in into twenty?
And then from twenty to forty?
Now you can buy four coffees instead of one!
Think of it like this.
Think of a hundred dollar bill as one hundred tiny soldiers in green uniforms.
They are your own personal army and your soldiers are ready at your service.
But here’s the kicker:
Every time you spend a dollar one of them is killed in sacrifice for whatever you have spent your dollar on, be it a stick of gum or a donation to your favorite charity. Spend ten dollars on a coffee and ten of your soldiers will sacrifice themselves for you. But here’s where things get good.
The best part is that you can order your soldiers to find new recruits.
So instead of asking them to sacrifice their lives for your selfish needs, you can order them to bring back more tiny green soldiers. This is called investing.
And the more soldiers you have, the more powerful they will be in recruiting new members. The more money you have, the more you can make.
Just Get Started
Most people think that you need to have a lot of money saved up before you should even start to think of investing your money, or that you need to be a professional or seek professional advice – but that is simply not true.
In fact, most real experts would recommend you stay away from financial advisors simply because of the hefty fees and their own self interests.
Why pay someone to do what you can do on your own?
With a couple of taps on your smartphone, you could be investing in some of the worlds largest and fastest growing organizations – it really is that easy.
And even if you aren’t that sophisticated, you can always find a group of passionate individuals who are looking for some cash to get started on their venture. You can invest in them.
Or maybe you’d prefer to invest in things like land, property and gold.
It really is up to you.
The main point here is to make sure that you save a little money each month by sacrificing small luxuries and to put that money towards any type of investment. It will hurt at first. But in the long run you’ll be grateful you did.