I read a great deal and I’ve seen many, many people that have started with noting or in debt to go on to be millionaires and billionaires.
Take A.T Stewart who was a poor boy from New York, he started with a $1.50, lost over half of him money in a business attempt, learned his lesson, then took the remaining .63 cents and grew that into a $40,000,000 empire.
John Jacob Astor (of the famous Astors) came to America in debt owing the money for his fair to cross the Atlantic only to create the fortune that the Astor family enjoys today.
Yet another person was a poor man that was living in Hingham, Massachusetts who was out of work and no money to his name, the only thing he has was some firewood and a pen knife and a skill to carve.
At the urging of a friend he began to carve toys and sold them through a boot and the shoe store next to his house. He went on to become the richest man in Massachusetts with a worth over 100 million dollars.
A woman in New Britain, Connecticut was tired of buttons, and after some thought she went on to invent the snap that we find on the cloths we wear today. She went on to be worth many millions of dollars.
There is also the well know Andrew Carnegie who came to America from Scotland without a penny to his name only to become one of the richest men in America.
So the next time someone tries to tell you that the only way to become wealthy is to have money do not believe them for one second. Don’t waste your time trying to convince them otherwise because they will hold onto that excuse with their lives. If they were to agree that it wasn’t true they would have to face the fact that they were not wealthy because it was their own fault.
Once you have money you can multiple it faster, but you do not need money to become wealthy. Look at what you have, what resources do you possess, what do you love to do, and see who is looking for your service or the products you are capable of making.
Read the classic books on success and the newer ones and you will see the common factors through all. Find your Burning Desire and then make it happen. Never give up, read, study, ask others and if you fall and fail, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on the path to your goal.
James Darren Davis
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