Suppose you sold all your possessions and sailed around the world for the next year or two.
When you returned, how much of your accumulated knowledge would still be relevant? Would you be able to justify receiving the same salary you were paid before you left? Probably 30 to 50 percent of your knowledge would be outdated. You might even have to start over completely.
Laws and technology change. One major event can so rattle popular opinion that you might think you’re in a different age. Think 9-11.
The future truly belongs to the competent.
Life pits those who want to be lucky against those who are prepared. The future does not belong to the well meaning, the sincere… even the ambitious.
It belongs to those who excel at what they do. Those who gain the critical knowledge that gets results… and those who conscientiously add to their skill and knowledge base every single day.
People love to gripe that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”
But it’s not about that. That’s not where you start. It’s a competition between those who “know less” and those who “know more.”
The vast income difference in America today are due to the fact that some people constantly upgrade their personal knowledge and skill set, and some do not.
Remember this simple axiom, “To earn more, you must learn more.”
There’s one reason and one reason only that you hit income ceilings. In reality, the only “glass ceiling” is the one of your own making.
If you want to boost your income and earning ability, you must learn new information and ideas that’ll help you add value to your company, clients, and customers. You must invest in reading, coaching, and mastermind groups. That’s one of the big secrets of the wealthy that the poor never understand. Or perhaps don’t want to.
To unlimited business growth,