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Why Making Money In a Job is Hard

Some people wonder why it is so hard to make money in a job. They spend many hours doing the work, and try to give the best of themselves, but still they cannot go ahead. It seems like the more they work the less they get as a result.

Whenever this happens, you should understand that you are probably working against something that is holding you back. Either you are not working on things that you know and can handle, or you are being held by a situation that works against you.

In a job there are many such situations, and you need to identify them free yourself from these influences. You need to identify each problem that represents an obstacle in wealthy building.

Unfair Competition

First, let me ask you a question. Suppose you have a job at a company where you and the champion of NASCAR work at the same department. You both do the same work, with the same managers and colleagues. However, at the end of the year, the promotions are decided in the following way: everyone in the department is given an identical car and you have to race. The winner is given a promotion.

Now, tell me who do you think is going to win promotions and accolades at your company year after year? Unless you are a super start driver, I am pretty sure that it won’t be you! Not either one of your colleagues other than the race driver…

This example seem a little unreal, but if you check carefully it is not far from reality. Most promotions in the real world are given for abilities that have nothing to do if the job. It is either because the person has an easier personality, or better leadership skills, or knows more people than you. All of these have nothing to do with how much effort you’re really making in the job.

If you lack the ability that is considered important to get a promotion, you are in a big disadvantage. Can you compete with the NASCAR champion? Well, you may try. With a huge amount of training you can get even close. However, there is no question that the driver has natural abilities that will take very long to master. Why playing the same game, to begin with?

Getting to the Top in Your Own Terms

It is true that some people will get to the top of an organization and become CEOs, making millions on the way. However, this is mostly at the expenses of people that have no such abilities such as social connections and extraordinary communication skills.

Even if you cannot compete on these skills, you can still make a fortune by avoid the direct competition. Instead, be the owner of the business, and have such people working for you. If you really want to become rich, you have to learn to go around obstacles, not trying to remove the obstacles by force. You should use the easiest method to achieve your goals, because this is the most natural one.

Instead of forcing yourself to make money on a job, you can instead get in the flow of having money coming to you.

In a company, you have a group of people that competing with you, and in a sense working against you. In your own company, you are selecting a group of people that will work for you. What do you think is the most desirable situation? Instead of convincing somebody else to give you a raise, you can define your own raise. This is a much more powerful situation.

 

Why a Job is the Hardest Place to Make Money

Most people would like to become millionaires. They dreams of making this money at the lottery, for example, and being able to afford everything that they ever wanted. However, when it comes to do something about making money, these same people are very much going in the wrong track every day.

The wrong track is called job. Based on advice given in national TV and in books, some people believe that working hard is the key to make millions. Then, they start saving money on 401ks and other instruments, and believe that this will be enough.

The simple truth about money is that a job is the worst, most difficult place to get rich. First consider your options: be come rich in a company there are only two ways: first, join a startup at a very early phase and pray for it to become huge like Google. Second, work hard for many years to become a CEO in a large corporation.

Just looking at the odds of one of the things happening you how difficult it is to happen. In the first case, you have to be in one of the few companies that really become big, among the thousands of others that go nowhere. Moreover, working in a startup brings a bigger risk of unemployment in case the company doesn’t survive.

Making Money on a Big Company

In the second case, the odds are even less in your favor. Big companies have thousands of talented employees, and everyone knows that it is not enough to be talented. You need to know the right people and influence them to become a top executive. The CEO job is the most difficult to get, and it is the one that will pay the huge salary that you need to become rich.

To summarize the situation, the main problem with being a employee is that you have no leverage. You are at the mercy or several people, from your direct boss up to the company CEO, to be able to make any money. If one of them doesn’t want you to be successful, you’re in a bad situation.

The true ticket to become wealthy is to work on your own company. It may be harder at the beginning, but you’ll see that in the long run it is much easier to achieve your financial goals and have money that is truly yours.

While in a company you will have to fight to have your own space and get a better salary, in your own business you decide how much you’ll make. It is an easier way to accumulate money, because you will be the owner of all the money in the company.

Controlling your Destiny

Control is an important issue when you want to make money. If you don’t have control, it is hard to put money in your pocket. Moreover, anyone can take from you the money you’re receiving — such as when a worker is laid off. This doesn’t happen when you have a company, because you decide what will happen next. This large control allows you to decide how much money will be making and who is going to get it.

That is why you shouldn’t listen to financial gurus that say you can become a millionaire just working in a job. While it may be possible, it is very hard and not even as lucrative as if you were making the decisions yourself. If you want a true path for wealth, you should start building your own business, one that you can control and use to create greater wealth.

Defining Success in Your Own Way

Achieving success is the dream of every new entrepreneur. Be it defined in terms of money generated, employees, or fancy cars in the garage, the desire for success is a constant among human beings. Everyone want to be recognized and viewed as somebody that deserves admiration.

While this is a mentality that, in excess, can sometimes be a problem to overcome, the desire for success is a very common and is a powerful force in progress. A lot of good work is done by ambitious people that want to get all success and recognition they deserve.

Success, however, needs to be checked agains other values in order to avoid problem. Like the desire of having money, the idea of being successful has turned people into the wrong goals. Therefore, such ideas may be unproductive and even hinder your future development.

Success According to Media

The most important thing is learning to view success according to your own standard. The media has as its main priority to present a version of success that is difficult to achieve unless you have access to media outlets. For example, young actresses and models are presented as successful people, when in reality they are not rich or even smart. Jut because they appear on front of cameras, people are lead to believe that they are successful. It is sometimes this divergence that makes famous people so unhappy: they know that they are not even close to what the media wants to sell.

On the other hand, the world is full of truly successful people that have never appeared on TV or newspapers. However, they have everything they want, be it money, influence, or even a profession that they love. However, we are not told that we would like to be like that, simply because their lives may be too common to impress the media.

The best way to overcome this type of biased view is to use your own definition of success. Before embarking in a business journey, ask yourself what you consider to be successful. Usually this will involve money, but maybe not.

It is possible that for your success is to be able to control your own time. Or maybe, it is to stay more time with your wife and kids. It may be something as simple as being recognized by your community for doing a good job.

Using Your Own Standards

Whatever your definition of success, that is what really matters. A lot of people work like crazy to make a million dollars and become rich before their 40s. On the other hand, they miss a lot of good opportunities that may be even more interesting to their lives.

As a result, some people lose interest in business. In fact, thy are mistaken about the idea of business. The whole goal is to achieve what you want from it. That is why you are the owner of the business. If your desire is just to work 4 hours per week, that is definitely a valuable goal. Working like crazy will just reduce the value of the business for you.

Defining success in your own way is a great way to have success in business and really enjoy it. Instead of becoming a burden, working on a business becomes something interesting, which you do become it satisfy your success goals.

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