“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
Making millions and having everything in life you want is not about you, but what you can do for others. Your value is directly determined by the value you can give other people.
If you invest in growing your personal development and focus on providing maximum value for others, you’ll get the life you want and never have to worry about money again.
As Benjamin P. Hardy once wrote,
“When you create incredible value for others, you have the right to make as much money as you want.”
Here’s how it works:
Advice and Knowledge is More Valuable in the Marketplace than Physical Labor
“An hour of attention from someone who has really good advice to give is valued in the marketplace a lot more than an hour of someone who has elbow grease and “hard work” to give.” -Michael Ellsberg, The Education of Millionaires
To be totally transparent, I recently wrote an article that has paid me $265 to date. It took me a total of 4 hours to write which would work to be about $66.50 per hour.
In contrast, when I worked a job last summer that involved standing at a check out for 7 hours a day I made $16.50 per hour.
The obvious question would be:
Why is there a $50 difference between what I earned from scanning items behind a counter versus what I earned from sitting at a desk and writing words?
The difference is that anyone can show up to a workplace and do exactly what they are told do. And when anyone can do a job, whoever’s willing to do it for the cheapest will get hired.
While not everyone has devoted thousands of hours to reading, learning, and honing their craft to produce interesting and practical content that alters the course of people’s lives.
Secondly, when I worked a summer job, my work was largely only benefiting my employer. Whereas, my article has been read by 2,000 people. The more people you impact; the more value you spread, and ultimately the more wealth you create.
Hence why entrepreneur, Peter Diamandis once said,
“The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people.”
Think in terms of giving massive amounts of value to others through the exchange of practical advice, great ideas, and effective problem solving, and the receiving of wealth will largely take care of itself.
The More You Learn, the More You Earn
“Although the media often discuss the disparity between the rich and the poor, they frequently fail to cover the amount of time and energy the wealthy have committed to reading, studying, and educating themselves.” -Grant Cardone
Most people see the cost of book or seminar and immediately say, “no thanks.” They’re simply concerned about the investment cost, rather than acknowledging the potential returns it could yield.
I have no doubt that a $20 book has the potential to make you a millionaire. At a lower cost and risk, you can probably make more money from reading a lot of good books, than you can from investing in the stock market.
How does that work?
Well, as Michael Ellsberg points out in his book, The Education of Millionaires, there are 3 buckets in life that people most commonly worry about: money, relationships, and health.
The more you educate yourself in these areas, and the greater you’re able to solve these and other worries for people, then the more you earn.
Hence why author, Scott Adams has said,
“Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.”
When you full your cup up with knowledge and start pouring invaluable wisdom over others, you have the right to make as much money as you want.
This is the sort of economics you will not be taught in school. It’s what Seth Godin refers to as ‘the connection economy.’
In the connection economy, all value is created by making connections with others through the sharing of practical advice and knowledge, rather than spending your days from 9–5 slaving away for the industrialists.
As advice and knowledge are more valuable in the marketplace than physical labor, and the more you learn, the more you earn.
How can you turn your passions into something that benefits the lives of others?
How can you help more people get what they want?
Because you can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.