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Instant Wealth Wake Up Rich!: Discover The Secret of The New Entrepreneurial Mind by Christopher Howard

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Chapter 7. The Unusual Wealth Secret that Works Faster than Anything Else You've Ever Been Told

Warren Buffett was once asked, "What does somebody have to do to be really rich?" He answered, "Invest in your own education, number one." Time and time again, hugely successful people are those who have done exactly that. It doesn't have to be traditional education. In fact, in the 2008 Forbes list of billionaires, 73 of them had not completed traditional schooling. Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong's richest person (worth over $26 billion today) dropped out of school at age 12, and began selling plastic flowers. And as is well known, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard to launch Microsoft.

There are three things you can do with your time. You can waste it. You can sell it. Or (by far the best choice) you can invest your time, and that means you never take a job just for the pay. Work because you have a dream, and because you're committed to your dream. Or take a job because it adds to your skills. One way or another, work should be an investment in yourself.

Most successful entrepreneurs don't come from inherited wealth. Most don't come from poverty either. They usually came from middle-class families and build on the work of previous generations. Most of them, however, deeply believe in educating themselves in a variety of ways. Hugely successful people enhance their ability to succeed by getting out there and just start doing. But they're rapidly learning at the same time, by seeking out mentors, ...

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