Almost everyone I’ve met who became self-made rich did it by applying effort consistently for a very long time with seemingly no reward — and then suddenly everything clicked and their net worth went up a lot.
There is absolutely a path to saving your salary into vehicles like stocks or real estate and building wealth, but for motivated people it’s worth thinking about how unconventional wealth is built.
Capitalists know that a good business often loses money or barely breaks even for a decade before it turns into something massive. Amazon and Tesla are good examples.
Self development is the same way. An investment of time or money in yourself can be scary. It can take a long time, and there is no chart or GAAP accounting that you can look at to see that your knowledge, social skills, friendships and self image are growing and will reward you over time.
But if you pay close attention to what works and what feels right, a stack of good investments in yourself has a fantastically higher ROI than anything else.
There’s a ton of self development options on the menu. I’m a big fan of books, YouTube, courses, and 1:1 coaching. I spend on these liberally as long as I can make a case for myself that if I do the work the investment will likely pay off 10x.
Self paced learning is great, but we all have far more books than we’ve read. There’s nothing like a bigger investment of time and money to encourage me to actually do the work.
Drop me a line if you want help with this.
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