Money isn’t everything!
There I said it and I totally believe it, but… becoming rich or raising your social status in life by working at it is bliss!
As a child I remember moving with my mom often, making friends for a few months, then moving onto the next house where I would sometimes stay in the basement until we could find another place to stay at. You see, for a long time, life was very hard for me and during that time, I learned to get along with what I had, expecting nothing good to happen.
When I grew up, I didn’t think I was college bound, that was for rich kids, not me. I expected to work at the same grocery store that my mom worked at until I retire and that was the way it would be… I didn’t really like school, nor did I even really put an effort into it, for me, it was just a formality before I would work at my job that my mom got me, in the grocery store that she worked at.
Becoming Rich, the Change
Then my mother got remarried and things changed… When one of my new aunts gave the family (and me) an intelligent test, I tested very high. Much higher than anyone expected considering my just mediocre performance in school. Things changed after that… More was expected of me from that point onward. It took me while to turn it on, but eventually I was getting almost straight A’s in high school.
The irony is that the test they gave me was mapped on a Bell curve, so thinking that the smart people would be at the highest tip of the curve (the median), and I was incredible close to the very bottom on the right side of the bell curve, I assumed I was stupid, and when the other told me that my score was very high, I just thought that they were trying to make me feel better (I was still young at the time, a definitely not a teenager…)
So I went to college, and I did okay, but the pressure to perform wasn’t there and I just drifted like I did in high school… Until I took an IQ test online (on a whim), and again my score was very high. Thinking it was a fluke, I took a few more official IQ tests, and received a score that was close to the first score that I took earlier online. This time I understood what being on the far right near the line meant on the IQ bell curve, and so I pushed myself this time, and started to get straight A’s in my senior classes.
Needless to say, I’m doing quite well now and half the excitement is the improvement in my life and my families. I’m making at least three or four times what I expected to make working in a grocery store, and people think I’m smart…
Ironically, I’ve learned that having a high IQ doesn’t really matter though, what matters is that you try and do so with intensity. If you want to become rich or improve your social status in life, it’s totally possible! But just being smart is a small part of the equation if you don’t believe!
If you don’t have a skill that’s needed to get wealth (after all most of us are one skill away from being wealthy), partner with someone how does have that skill, and them dominate your market! Go that extra mile, it matters!
Okay, now it’s time for a drink…