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Make your own money

If you want to be wealthy, you have to be in control of your money.

That generally means that you need to be making your own money. Not relying on it from someone else in the form of a pay check.

When you rely on your money from someone else through a pay check, you’re taking a risk. You’re assuming that they’ll stay in business, that they’ll put your interests first, that you’ll get a fair and reasonable salary for your efforts into the job, and that your position is secure for the long term.

Rarely are all of those conditions met. And if they are, it’s generally only short term.

A company or whoever you work for is always going to put its interests first. If it’s a small business, the owner is always going to put themselves (and subsequently their family first) when making decisions.

Rather than helping someone else or a company reach their goals, focus on your goals. Do whatever you have to in order to make your own money.

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