WAYSAS is one of the few books about money that does not tell you how to make it. What you will learn, is how to understand it! Then you will have as much of it as you want.
Anyone can write a book about how they made money in business, property or shares but the truth is, unless you understand money, these vehicles will never lead you to it. Reading books like this is akin to reading about how someone won the lotto. There are a 1000 ways to wealth and only a few will suit you. The chances of you finding a plan to wealth, that works for you in a book are slim. So better than a plan to make money, you need to understand money and that is what I will teach you.
Learn what Stops 98% of people succeeding at anything. Why two people with the same capital, idea and timing can go to the market and have very different outcomes. Why one man goes broke and why one retires rich!.
The fact is, making money is easy, You don’t need a magic formula, lots of capital, great intelligence, beauty or even more time. What you do need is enough Faith to start playing the wealthy peoples game. Faith to play a game by rules you don’t understand, on a field you have never been on, when you can not even see the goal posts. Just knowing the rules to that game won’t help you, unless you start playing by them and so you will need faith.
You think you need to understand them to play BUT that is why your Poor!. You just have to play the money game by the rules until you start to profit, only then will you understand.
Turning the steering wheel of the car will not change its direction until the car starts moving. Just knowing the right way to go will not help and so this book is not about that, Its about how to get the car started and get your life moving in the right direction!
I have always been driven to succeed and I am not sure why because it is not an aspiration that my parents had. I used to sell everything as a kid, I mean I sold my finger painting from pre school, One day my teacher broke a bow and arrow that i had made and so I hounded him that he broke it and so should pay for it, until he paid me the $3.5 i was asking. I found out years later that my dad, who was also a teacher at the school gave him the money.
When people asked what i wanted to do when i grow up, i said property tycoon or wealth business man but when i got to high school they were not in the careers guide books and nor was business entrepreneur? but priest was? So you can make a living out of renouncing money but not making it?
I was always good at communicating verbally and my child hood is filled with great adventures of selling this or that. One time I remember crying when i came home from school because they would not let me take home more than 15 boxes of chocolates to sell over the holidays. I did sell 46 boxes of chocolate that year for the school and single handedly won the class prize and a TV for the most personal sales. The next year i consigned $5000 dollars worth of chocolate in my own name to raise $2500 for the bible society of QLD and rode my bike sum 2000 km as part of the bike for bibles fund raiser.
I failed year 10 english and dropped out at the end of year 11 to go and work with my dad. Now I was not dumb, I just can’t read and no one bothered to teach me at school. I returned to school and repeated year 11 but this time i had the money to buy a computer from working for dad. So I did get good marks on assignments and passed year 12 english. Thanks to the VHS book reviews and the spell checker on my new computer.
But i had a problem, you see I really could not read at school and by the time I was in year 10 of my state funded day care and brain washing. I still could not read a page out of a book aloud and have anyone understand what i said!! I was so illiterate at 15 that I remember asking my mate why their was computer parking at the train station! He laughed and it was years before I found out that it was Commuter parking.
i have always had a passion and when i was 18yo i realized that i needed something more and the only place i might find it was in a book!.
The first book out of school that i read was think and grow rich, I forced myself through one page every night for the year that it took me to read it. That was 15min to read the page and 15 min to look up all the words in the dictionary. I still could not say most of the words but I read them in my head the same way and I knew what they meant. Now I still can not read aloud very well but I am very good at remembering what I have read. When you spend so much time reading something, you make sure you remember it.
At the same time i started my first business that got a contact promoting domino’s pizza stores in Brisbane. This business was a success and i decided then to take $200 a week of my turnover and spend it on my education. As it took so long to read a book i was careful which ones i started to read and i did a book review on each one. I also committed on faith to do at least one thing out of each book. Now because reading was so slow i went to a lot of seminars, at least 2 fee ones a week and some paid ones. If i did not have the money for the seminar i would sell something i owned or put it on my visa but i knew i had to get the information fast.
Thing were a bit slow when i was 23 and nothing big had happened yet, i had read the books but something was missing. I got one of the best financial planners in Brisbane to come a talk to me ($500 per hour, so I thought he would be good) and see if he could steer me in the right direction. Well the first thing he did was ask when I wanted to retire and i very quickly replied 25yo. As this had been my goal since 18yo and it was still looking doubtful which is why i had called him. He asked how old i was now and then proceeded to tell me that he could not make that plan for me and why! I did it anyway! and He never billed me for the lack of advise.
So by 23 i still had not done much i was onto my second business and sure it was the largest insulation contracting business in Brisbane but i still had not been able to buy a house?? and so had no wealth. Then i chanced on a seminar that showed me how to borrow and after that i brought my first house. Then i brought my second house at 24 and my 3rd 6months later and my 4th at 25yo. Now i had just made 1000 000 dollars in real-estate in 2 years, so i retired. Not from life but from working for money. People say why didn’t you keep making money but all i thought at the time was that my parents were retiring and they had less money than me, so that’s what I did!.
Now i used to think that anyone could do what i had done and so i would tell them what i did but after some of my best friends tried to do what i had done and failed i realized that my inability to read had become my strength Because i had just studied far more about real-estate then my friends did and so they kept doing things that i would not do and it was costing them money. After that the only advise i would give people is to take 10% of their current net worth and spend it on their wealth creation education. Then be a student and not a follower and take massive action!! on what you learn.
Since then i have done some fantastic things that most people only ever dream of and life has been fun. I have stopped making the big money and focused on more personal rewards within my family. Now even my boys have their own business and at 11 years old my oldest has $2000 capital that he manages and has dreams to retire like dad at 18yo, which i think he will do.