Like most people, I grew up with a negative view of the rich. It was a story by Robert Kiyosaki that changed my perception.
Both of his “dads” had large families.
His poor dad said, “Because of you kids, I’ll never be rich.”
His rich dad said, “Because of you kids, I have to be rich.”
That little story shifted my thinking completely. I looked at my own five kids and decided that I would become financially free.
But, what to do?
I wasn’t a very good student in school. I barely made it through high school, and a barely made it through college. My grades weren’t going to steer me toward any high-paying jobs. On top of that, I had made a terrible financial decision right after graduation. I had decided to become a teacher.
Fortunately, it’s not IQ that makes the difference.
In an article posted back in 2006 on LewRockwell.com, Dr. Gary North explains:
“In The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind, we learn that millionaires tend to be smart. They scored over 1,200 in the SATs. But they did not score 1500 to 1600. They were not always good students in high school, mostly because of boredom. They have a capacity for taking risks that others do not possess. They also work long hours for their own company.”
If you would like to read the entire article, go here: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2006/09/gary-north/why-i-love-holidays/