Profits are better than “wages”. Are you looking for FREEDOM or just “security”?
This 4th of July we had the most amazing day with the kids! I’m so proud of them I just can’t even take it! They are soooo refreshingly well-mannered, that instead of demanding we buy them fireworks, they were willing to EARN money for their own fireworks if I doubled whatever they earned, selling water & Gatorade! End result: They were motivated as ever, earning more money in PART-TIME than most adults do in EIGHT hours at a FULL-TIME job! – (over SIXTY dollars profit, in less than 3 hours!) (although D’Angelo did have to pay his Graphic Designer ( his sister Sarynah at $10/hr!) and also outsource another employee (his friend Chris at $5/hr.!)
Amazing! He made a “full time” salary, with his “spare time”! So much for people complaining about “struggling times”, blaming a “bad economy”! A very important and valuable lesson here folks….
PROFITS are better than WAGES!
We bought the biggest bag of fireworks ever, and even got the best position for the big fireworks show in Denver!
So today I taught my kids some simple rules of the GAME of MONEY, and what real Freedom means, so they don’t struggle in so-called “bad economies”, like many (unconsciously) do, trading all of their time freedom for money! I mean, what are your chances of winning the game of money if you don’t know the RULES? My 12 year-old son already understands that it’s a choice if you want to struggle or not. He never has to just sit there and helplessly ask anybody or feel entitled to a free handout, because at any given moment, he can manifest whatever he could ever want and achieve any dream he ever had in life, INSTANTLY! It’s all in their hands, and the world is THEIRS!
Sadly, I see so many parents tell their kids things like “NO”, and “don’t do that”, and “that’ll never work”, as they crush their kids’ big dreams and true passions. (One study estimates that the average child hears the word no or don’t over 148,000 times while growing up, compared with just a few thousand yes messages). Then they push old ideas and information on them like, “just go to school”, “play it safe”, “don’t take risks”, and “get a stable secure job”, trading your time for money, being a slave, making somebody else rich your whole life! Work 40 hours/week for the next 40 years and retire at 65 (or 70) years old when your best years are over!
A very sad fact: Did you know that the average kid is baby sat and programmed by the TV, watching 20,000 hours of television before the age of 18 ?!?! The crazier fact is that it only takes 10,000 hours of practice and training in any given industry or profession to have “specialized skills”, and be a PROFESSIONAL, where you’re living your DREAM LIFE! Hmm.. something to think about!! … Time to get disciplined, taking ACTION for positive change!
So for an important holiday like today, the 4th of July, (American Independence and Freedom), I decided to teach my kids how to get whatever they want in life (which was a HUGE amount fireworks this week!) and the time freedom to DO what they want! This would be an amazing opportunity to teach my kids the value of a dollar, the rules of wealth, and some basic freedom principles. We learned the huge difference between Financial Independence (FREEDOM) and “job security”, or simply put, PROFITS instead of tiny “wages”. You see, America didn’t fight for “Security”. We fought for FREEDOM! But most of us have been sold on the idea of “job security” (and oxymoron) and “benefits” as the “American Dream”! In actuality it is the American Nightmare. I taught my amazing little information sponges how to manifest whatever they want in life, WHENEVER they want, instead of just “settling” for what life GIVES them or taking orders from someone. Hopefully nobody will ever be telling my kids how much they’re worth, or when they can’t go on vacation, or when they can’t be around their kids, or when they can eat lunch! How can we call ourselves FREE if someone tells us WHEN we can EAT LUNCH or go traveling?!! I taught them how easy it could be to have an extraordinary life instead of an ordinary life being “normal”, spending all their time chasing money 8-12 hours/day like “everybody else”. Many people think it’s fine to be normal – stressed, depressed, struggling month-to-month, trading precious time for money, just because everybody else does it! I am steady teaching my kids that they will never be victims of FEAR. The fear of rejection, the fear of failure, fear of loss, and O.P.O. (other people’s opinions), are some of the biggest enemies of success and joy, and why most people have been programmed to live a life of mediocrity. In the book “Think and Grow Rich” it says the biggest reasons for lack of success in business IS your FAMILY and FRIENDS, and their opinions! I wish I would have learned this stuff when I was younger, before I spent 14 years of my life making OTHER people rich, and building other people’s dreams and businesses instead of my own, only because I didn’t believe in myself, and “took people’s word for it”, doing what they told me! The moment I got open-minded, courageous, and financially educated, learning the rules of self-development, wealth, abundance, and happiness, focusing on helping OTHERS get what THEY want instead of only myself, my life was permanently changed forever. I became psychologically unemployable! I stopped taking advice from people that didn’t have the lifestyle that I wanted! Today my kids’ amazing attitudes astonished me as they built up their Abundance (everybody wins) Mentality and Financial IQ, which is not taught in our corrupt school systems! They learned so many lessons today: Rejection, numbers, value, systems, problem solving, gratitude, helping others, teamwork, FREEDOM, and giving back. They broke the chains of any limiting beliefs they had about creating wealth, knowing that they can manifest ANYTHING and get anything they want in this world with no thing and nobody in the way. They won’t let anybody talk them out of believing in themselves, installing limiting beliefs, fear, or an “I can’t” attitude into their heads! They will most likely be leaders, in a position to be ABLE to help others less fortunate, lifting people up, focusing on the positive, helping change the world, one by one, teaching others to succeed! I mean hopefully anyway! Thank you God, we had the best day ever! M!