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Recently I completed writing another book with the title, Attitudes of the Wealthy.
This week I want to address one of the most important attitudes that will lead you to wealth, abundance, and the opportunity to donate to the causes that touch your heart.
And that attitude is summed up in my quote:
Wealth is a Team Sport, Not a Solo Sport
At the end of many of my musings, like this one, I will ask you a question that hopefully will lead you to action, or at least thinking in a new way. These are questions that give you an opportunity to grow your skills in handling money and move toward a place of wealth, abundance, and fulfilling relationships.
Here is what I believe is the first and most important attitude. It’s one of the things I say over and over again, “Wealth is a team sport, not a solo sport.”. If you look at the wealthiest people in this country, whether past or present, they did not create massive wealth by themselves. The concept of the self-made millionaire is a fantasy and people who say they are a self-made millionaire are both deluding themselves and full of themselves.
Every successful company has at least a visionary and an execution master. Steve Jobs did not design or make Apple computers. Howard Hughes did not build the Spruce Goose or any of his companies or casinos by himself.
J. Paul Getty did not become a billionaire by himself. One of the things he said in the book he wrote was that he would rather have 1% of the efforts of 100 people than 100% of his own efforts.
When you create your team, it should contain people with different skill sets. If you, your partner, and all the other founders of a company are great salespeople, it will likely fail. There needs to be a balance of skills from sales to design, or implementation to accounting.
In my real estate business, we had one person who found the properties and had the imagination on how to remodel them. I had the management skills and oversaw the remodeling work. Also, I found qualified tenants and took care of them. After all, it was their rent that was buying real estate for us.
Our assistant took take of all of the bookkeeping, rent reconciliation, and payments. We had subcontractors that were skilled and performed the physical work. This is what built a multi-million dollar business.
Look at how you are building your career or business, both internally and externally. Your partners or co-owners are your internal team. Your external team contains the people you can hire.
And here is your Opportunity to Grow: Ask yourself, “What attitudes am I operating by? Am I taking a team approach or a solo approach?”
The attitude above about team is only one of 32 attitudes I discovered on my path to wealth. If you would like to read about the other 31 attitudes, please buy a copy of my newest book, Attitudes of the Wealthy, and 100% of the profits will be donated to the charity Shelter To Soldier.
Each attitude only takes about three minutes to read.
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To Your Prosperity,