Getting Rich in the Digital Economy
Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.
Man develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that man must have money in order to become the possessor of things; therefore, the basis of all advancement for man must be the science of getting rich.
The object of all life is development; and everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.
Man’s right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich.
From the Science of Getting Rich by WD Wattles published 1910
This book influenced Napoleon Hill, who wrote think and grow rich many years later. His book went on to sell over 10 million copies.
Many of the ideas contained in both books are still relevant today. These and other authors inspired me to write my own book, ‘Yes, money can buy happiness‘ and turn it into an online course.
This section on getting rich in the digital economy is taken from my book.
By the end of this, you will learn how the digital economy has changed everything and opened up more opportunities to get rich than at any other time in history.
We are living in the digital economy. The internet has changed everything and if you change, as Jim Rohn said, everything will change for you.
We can do things online right now, like trade shares or currencies in real time, that would have only been available to banks or trading houses a few years ago.
We can set up online stores using platforms like Amazon and eBay for a tiny fraction of the cost, and risk, of setting up a physical retail business.
There has never been a better time to earn money online and you don’t have to have a website or even invent your own products, and you definitely don’t have to be a technical IT expert.
More about this later. For now, keep in mind that you can take advantage of the new digital age economy, which gives the little guy a chance to compete with the big boys.
Sure, you can be happy as an employee or small business owner doing a job you love, but in most cases, this will not make you wealthy because there are only so many hours in a day and only so much energy you can give.
The fact that you’re reading this book or listening to my Money Tips podcasts probably means you are not happy with your current financial situation and you are searching for something more in your life? Maybe you once had hopes and dreams which have gradually been smothered by the daily grind of life? I want you to know that those dreams and ambitions are still alive inside you. They are waiting for you to take action by taking that first step.
It’s not your Ability, but your Mobility that will take you where you want to go.
There are more examples and practical steps to getting rich and being happy in my book, Yes, money can buy happiness, I cover the 3 R’s of Money Management, the Money B.E.L.I.E.F System and much more. Check it out on Amazon http://bit.ly/2MoneyBook.