Getting wealthy may not cure every problem, but it sure can cure a lot of them. When you secure the economy in your house, then you can go out to dinner more, you can get someone to pick up your dry cleaning, you can hire someone to clean your house, you can pay off debt, you can buy a new house, take vacations, and give to charity. You can also allow your spouse to retire, enabling another person to fill his/her job and gain the income you no longer need.
Most people who aren’t connected to their children and their spouse claim it’s because of a lack of money, time, or having jobs they hate. Have you ever stressed or worried about money? Of course you have. “Do I have enough? Am I enough?” Those questions can rattle anyone’s cage. Here’s what one of my mentors taught me: “If you can cut a check for a problem, you don’t have that problem.” Repeat it like a mantra. If you can cut a check for the problem, you don’t have that problem.
Have you ever wondered how two people could be brought up in similar environments, work in the same field, have similar jobs, and one of them is making twice as much as the other? Or one person excels at his job, and then leaves and does his own thing, while the other person says, “Oh, but the economy is bad and the President and the Congress and our boss is holding me back.” Two people, two completely different life results. The reason? The person who tookhis or her life to the next level had different daily habits than the one who sits and simply wishes and hopes for more. Throughout this book you’re going to see these habits and be excited about each and every one of them. And like I said earlier, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming from. It only matters where you want to go.