The Truth About Becoming Rich

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Here's the bottom line. The only way to get rich in this world is to do what you love. Whether its cooking, cleaning homes, running a website, juggling, doing magic tricks, or writing. Whatever you love to do is the only thing that will make you rich. I know someone who went to a college to learn how to make deserts and in 2 years, she became a head desert maker for a few restaurants and now makes 55k a year. Not bad but she will continue to rise over the years and make more money.

All those morons who ever tell you that you CAN'T make money doing what you love are all wrong. The only truth is that if you become a doctor or lawyer, for example, but hate your job, then you may not do so well. This goes for anything. But if you love your practice, you will be rich. I know an artist who just graduated and won't work for any less than $250 a day (good money). He's only like 23 years old so its not bad.

Its very practical thinking. If you love what you do, you will be great at it. I did what I loved and am doing pretty well now. The twist here is that I love IM but there are many people who just want to work from home so they try IM out and end up not liking it. Every job has a dark side and the for those who love IM, the dark side is worth it. I personally have suffered many ups and downs but since I went through it with a motivation to succeed in mind, I made it. I am also a military vet, so motivation comes natural to me (they teach people to be motivated in the military on a daily basis).

Trust me, if you want to be a plumber, a janitor, a doctor, or a lawyer, you WILL succeed. You HAVE to do what you love most.

The ONLY hard part in this is being honest with yourself. Do you like helping people? Do you like technical work? Do you like playing with toys? Do you like advising others? Do you like painting? Do you like watching TV more than anything else? Do you like exercise? You must run this through you mind. What do you like doing more than anything else? Then, grab that idea and work it to the bone.

Let's just throw an example out there. Say you like drinking fine wine more than anything on earth? How can you make money through drinking fine wine? Well, you go to one of those 6-18 month schools that teach people how to be a wine taster. You then become a wine taster and enroll in a company that makes money through wine. You might join a company who tastes wine and gives reviews. You might join a company that creates wine from scratch and sells it to the market. Or, you might start a company of your own. Whatever it is... You will love, think about, and excel in your work. Every job is good IF you love what your doing.

Here's another example. Some people want to be smarter than everyone so they get a PhD in some subject and become professors. Professors work harder and longer than most any other job for a meager salary. What the successful professors do is use that knowledge to create a book that helps many readers. They make money for every book sale and become rich.

No matter what it is, the secret to success is absolutely loving what you do.

That's it. Everything else will take care of itself. I did what I loved and I am going to college about a subject that I love. I can't wait to graduate and explode but my KEY SECRET is that I am doing what I love.

This is the bottom line and it works for everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    1. How much do YOU make?

    2. 1m a year isn't rich. It is affluent but not really upper class.

    3. Love what you do and you will do it better is equally apt.

    4. You may not love something initially but with time it may become the sole thing in your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
    Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

    .... The only way to get rich in this world is to do what you love. ....
    I know lots and lots of millionaires who would disagree with you. You can get plenty rich doing work you dislike. You can also die penniless doing work you love. There is no connection between doing work you love and becoming rich.

    Now, if you mean rich in non-monetary means, then there is more validity to that, but even that is still pushing the boundary....
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  • Profile picture of the author kingofthesouth
    You can become rich by doing things rich and wealthy people do.
    Study the wealthy. They put themselves in front of money.
    They own stores, restaurant chains, gas stations, etc.
    They invest in gold, forex, platform trading.
    They are many ways to become rich and no you don't have to love
    what you do to become wealthy. It's great if you do love what you do though!
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    • Profile picture of the author chukster
      Originally Posted by kingofthesouth View Post

      You can become rich by doing things rich and wealthy people do.
      Study the wealthy. They put themselves in front of money.
      They own stores, restaurant chains, gas stations, etc.
      They invest in gold, forex, platform trading.
      They are many ways to become rich and no you don't have to love
      what you do to become wealthy. It's great if you do love what you do though!
      you don't have to love what you do but it does help considering you will spend most of your time building your business
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Well said, OP! I hope that you are right!
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Well said. Anyone can learn how to make their passions monetizable.
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  • Same with the principle of Pierre Morad Omidyar. Whatever he is now, that's because he love what he do.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertoslaw
    Nice share albert. I want to become reach and this post of yours is a quickstart guide.
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  • Profile picture of the author HolyWarrior
    What you're talking about is becoming the "New Rich."

    Tim Ferriss - in his book, The 4-Hour Work Week - explains that he met a man who had incredible amounts of wealth, even spending 6 figures at a casino like it was nothing. He was very financially affluent, certainly, but when Tim asked him if he loved his work, the man responded by explaining how much he HATED running his business.

    He was a rich man, financially, but he was miserable in what he did. He was "rich", but he was not part of the "new rich" that Tim talks about.

    The new rich are those who are genuinely wealthy, who love what they do for a living (Even if it means earning less money than doing something more fiscally rewarding) and are able to live a happy and fulfilled life each and every day.

    Knowing this, I believe in what you're saying, as you're supporting the life of the new rich, where wealth is strongly rooted in financial abundance, but involves more than just that.
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  • Profile picture of the author chukster
    You post is very inspiration to help me what I want to money goals in life
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

    Here's the bottom line. The only way to get rich in this world is to do what you love.

    All those morons who ever tell you that you CAN'T make money doing what you love are all wrong.
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    Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

    This is the bottom line and it works for everyone.
    The truth is that it works for very few.

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    Good stuff man!
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  • Profile picture of the author impro42
    You get rich at doing what your GOOD at not necessarily what you love. Many people avoid making their hobbies into work for a reason...
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  • Profile picture of the author andywestfall
    The truth about becoming rich is contentment.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    I do believe on it ,
    to get success it is essential , for core success it very important to love your job .
    I love my job my job is designing and I do it always by my heart .my love respect and all hearty method goes to my job,my designing is my child I love it more than my self.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradx
    Agreed - you do not need to love what you do to get rich, HOWEVER, it is a huge advantage to those who have passion in their word because they have the natural drive that sets these people apart.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    Yeah you're beginning comment is a matter of opinion. You can get rich doing many things that you don't love to do. If you're taking out the simple, lotto winner or inheritance or stock spitting folks that get rich, then yeah it helps to get rich, and is much better getting rich, while doing something you love.

    But there are plenty of things people love to do and have passions for that won't make them a nickel. So just blindly following and working at something you love doesn't mean you're gonna get rich. Far from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author albert12
    Let me rephrase that. You have a better chance in becoming great at what you do if you love it. Being great at something improves the odds that one will make more money.

    I personally think about what we study in school all the time because it fascinates me. I then think of new ideas and ways to improve on what I have learned. This should essentially make me better at my job. Once I graduate, I hope to be one of the best in my job which should bring in more money. Right now, I'm doing IM and love it. Its only been a few years but I not only enjoy it, I also think about it round the clock. It really is a fun job for me and I am not rich per-say but I am doing better than most.

    My 2 cents. Hope it helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
      Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

      Let me rephrase that. You have a better chance in becoming great at what you do if you love it. Being great at something improves the odds that one will make more money.
      ...
      Sorry, still disagree with you - on your second point. Yes, you have a better chance at becoming great at what you do if you love it, if for no other reason than you will devote more time to it. But no, being great at something does not change the odds that you will make more money.

      Now if you mean more money than the average person who is doing the exact same work, then that might be true. But we all know lots of people at various places of work who earn more at a job than someone else who is actually better at the job.

      My two pennies back for yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeakConfidence
    Awesome post and yes is a matter of perspective but I have a view

    If you follow your heart, and love what you do, youll always be rich as the payoff you get will keep you getting back up when life kick the s**t out of you (and it will) wealth takes foundations and foundations take discipline, life will test you and if your not secure in your faithof what you follow to create wealth then youll give up, as money isnt the core, happiness is.

    Iv been doing what i do for 20 years and the first 15 i was called a failure im not mege financially rich at the moment, but that will come, but i am abundant! Through it i nearly lost my lidfe three times, friends, health and happiness all taken at some points, but my passion in what i wanted to achieve carried me through to get back on my feet and grow.
    So what is wealth? welath is having more money than your lifestyle needs - fear NEEDS big material wealth, a healthy mind wants what is wants but dosent NEED (except the obv like food house etc...)

    Have you seen the story of Stallone and the rocky story

    watch it its mint

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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
    Bull... the secret to riches is offering to do for others what they are unable or not willing to do for themselves and charging for it. Then hire those to lazy to think for themselves to do the work for you. You don't have to love it.... you just have to do it.

    But it helps if you love what you do.

    Most guys love having sex with beautiful women but not many can be porn stars and will starve to death if they try because there is no shortage of men who will render that service for free.

    However.... Making plain Jane's look and feel better about themselves by creating and selling fantasy portraits to them is fun and highly profitable for those who are not to lazy to just do it.

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author albert12
    Well being a porn star is an extreme example but I know a girl who went to college to learn how to make deserts (8 month college). Within 2 years, she's up to 55,000 a year which isn't all that bad. But lets use general cooking as an example. Imagine living and thinking all day about cooking. If someone loves cooking that much, they will figure out sexy techniques on how to cook better. They will experiment and think of it all day. All this thinking leads to creativity. On top of that, say they are smart enough to go to some college to learn all aspects of cooking. Now they know what the top pros know plus all they think about is how to cook the perfect (this or that). They blow up the kitchen and get positive feedback left and right. This furthers motivation to further improve. After 10 years (according to psychology) they are considered an expert. In psychology, 10 years of practive (4 hours or more per day) turns people into experts in the field. Next thing you know the cook starts becoming famous in the field since he or she has their whole heart into making good food. Then, an idea spurs to write a cook book and BOOM! Riches.

    I hated being a tanker in the military but I was good at being a soldier and so I was promoted quickly. I dropped it after my 3 year contract was up. I really wanted to be military intelligence. I would probably still be in the army with as a high ranking soldier at this point. On the other hand, I love IM and I love psychology. I'm a master at psychology and have odd abilities most people don't have since I think about it all day. So I went and got a degree in psychology and am in a masters program for industrial/organizational psychology. I plan on opening up a business on the subject and I know I will excel without a doubt. But my general psychology program was based mostly on social and cognitive psychology and I sit here and email the white house with ideas non-stop only because I'm into it. I also love IM and in my 3rd year now, I am doing pretty well but not a millionaire just yet... But I think I will be one day BUT I LOVE IM. I really enjoy it whole heartedly. I think about it all day when I'm not working and this is a super competitive job. I could have gone to MED school and became a doctor but biology is not my thing at all. I'd probably be at 80k a year with that job which isn't bad but I think doctors who love being doctors are the successful ones. Its all relative.

    Doctor who LOVES being a doctor = Easy millionare

    Artist who LOVES being an Artist = Hard to achieve, but eventually will be a millionair

    Writer, cook, business analyst, actor, plumber = Hard to achieve, but if they truly love it, they will be a millionaire.

    I think anyone can be a millionaire once they hone in on what they love and grind it out to their millions. Its those that jump into law or a medical career who end up mediocre in their field since they are ONLY doing it for the money. But, in acting, it is hard as hell to make a living but if someone loves acting, hey.... He will make the audience believe he is a cowboy or whatever since he is having fun in front of the camera. Its not work if he loves it. Its paid entertainment.

    IM is paid entertainment for me. Even in the first few months when I ate all kinds of crap, I enjoyed dodging bullets and progressing. Dodging bullets came with the territory. Its all part of the job in IM. Just like the possibility of getting sued as a doctor is high, true doctors will anticipate the possibilities, ect..

    I know some may disagree, but loving what someone does is 75% of the battle. In essence, doing what you love will bring you 75% closer to your goals. I will have to review scientific journals to see if this is a scientific fact or not, but I'm pretty sure its a fact.

    If someone makes millions doing what they hate, they should look at the top dogs of the industry. Many lawyers are millionaires but the top lawyers are mulch-millionares. IMO.
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    • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
      Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

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      I know some may disagree, but loving what someone does is 75% of the battle. In essence, doing what you love will bring you 75% closer to your goals. I will have to review scientific journals to see if this is a scientific fact or not, but I'm pretty sure its a fact.

      ....
      You don't need to go searching out any journals, look at the last few hundred or so years of history.... loving what you do does not equate to monetary wealth. Loving what you do can impact health, can impact life, can impact happiness, and so on, but there isn't this correlation you are trying to create between loving what you do and having any greater wealth than a person in the same career who doesn't love what they do.

      The argument is sound that the person who loves what they do will most likely make a bit more than the average income for that vocation, but that's about as far of a connection as could be made.
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      • Profile picture of the author nipsyr
        The truth is you can make tons of money from something you are good at but hate.

        There is a misconception that good at something and like something goes hand in hand. It doesn't.

        I used to love what I did and then after a few years I began to hate it. I was trapped at that point making too much money to quit.

        I started my own business doing that same thing and even though i am in charge of my time now, I still hate what I do.

        I promised myself I would see this project out and save up and then do something I would actually like to do for a change.
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
      Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

      Artist who LOVES being an Artist = Hard to achieve, but eventually will be a millionaire
      Sorry, but the world is full of very talented Artists and Photographers who love what they do but they are still starving because they are not willing to learn how to market their talents. I'm not a great photographer. I was attracted to it because I figured if I could learn how to take a decent picture, I'd always have something I could make for pennies and sell for lots of dollars. The money alone motivated me and I do pretty good without any natural talent.

      My best friend from my high school years 40 years ago is an excellent, talented artist, musician and singer. Devoted his whole lie to it and still plays in low brow bars every weekend to this day and has to work a day job to keep going.

      Talent and passion are tremendous assets but they alone may not make you a lot of money.

      However, true riches is far more than just money. The girl in your example who earns $55,000 per year doing what she loves is far richer than someone earning twice as much but hates what they are doing.

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  • Profile picture of the author albert12
    Ok, I found a research study that states:

    "job satisfaction was positively related to both income and quality of life"

    This means that job satisfaction is correlated with income and quality of life. As job satisfaction rises, income rises as well. (and quality of life of course).

    The research also found that love of money was negatively correlated job satisfaction meaning the more people love money, the more they are dissatisfied with their jobs. I'm sure most people like money but some people worship it I suppose.

    It also found that full-time working, high-income males quality of life lessened as they got richer. I wonder if this has to do with some people going haywire after they get rich? Imo

    It also found that income was unrelated to quality of life for medium to low income males.

    Here is the entire abstract which is a summary of the entire research project:

    ABSTRACT. This paper examines a model of income
    and quality of life that controls the love of money, job
    satisfaction, gender, and marital status and treats
    employment status (full-time versus part-time), income
    level, and gender as moderators. For the whole sample,
    income was not significantly related to quality of life
    when this path was examined alone. When all variables
    were controlled, income was negatively related to quality
    of life. When (1) the love of money was negatively correlated
    to job satisfaction and (2) job satisfaction was
    positively related to both income and quality of life,
    income was negatively related to quality of life for fulltime,
    high-income, and male employees. When these two
    conditions failed to exist, income was not related to
    quality of life for part-time, median- or low-income, and
    female employees. This model provides new insights
    regarding the impact of the love of money and job satisfaction
    on the income–quality of life relationship.

    Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 72, Number 4 - SpringerLink
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
      Originally Posted by WarrenPeterson View Post

      I know lots and lots of millionaires who would disagree with you. You can get plenty rich doing work you dislike. You can also die penniless doing work you love. There is no connection between doing work you love and becoming rich.

      Now, if you mean rich in non-monetary means, then there is more validity to that, but even that is still pushing the boundary....
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      The truth is that it works for very few.

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      Sorry OP but I also have to disagree with your premise.

      One of the fastest ways to turn something you love into something you hate is to try to make money doing it. It will become a chore and you will soon start to regret the loss of your love.

      Do what you have to do to make money so you can THEN take the time to enjoy doing what you love. I believe very strongly in the separation of money making, hobbies and passions. If you accidentally make money from your hobbies or passions that's fine but be very careful because once you start to compromise your love for money you will build contempt.

      Find a great and efficient way to make money then spend the time you bought on doing what you love. It keeps it pure and preserves your love.
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    • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
      Originally Posted by albert12 View Post

      ...
      "job satisfaction was positively related to both income and quality of life"

      This means that job satisfaction is correlated with income and quality of life. As job satisfaction rises, income rises as well. (and quality of life of course).

      The research also found that love of money was negatively correlated job satisfaction meaning the more people love money, the more they are dissatisfied with their jobs. I'm sure most people like money but some people worship it I suppose.

      It also found that full-time working, high-income males quality of life lessened as they got richer. I wonder if this has to do with some people going haywire after they get rich? Imo

      It also found that income was unrelated to quality of life for medium to low income males.
      ...
      That is very far from where you started with this thread. Quality of life, job satisfaction, and the love of money are not correlated with 'the only way to get rich in this world is to do what you love'.

      You are making an association which simply does not exist. Even the study you linked to has nothing to support that association.
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      • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
        Here's the bottom line. The only way to get rich in this world is to do what you love
        'Nuff said . Seriously though, you only have to look at anyone successful to see the trend. I always used to wonder 'if they're so rich why do they still work all the time' but now of course I realize it because they love what they do and wouldn't want to be doing anything else!
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        • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
          Originally Posted by JoeUK View Post

          'Nuff said . Seriously though, you only have to look at anyone successful to see the trend. I always used to wonder 'if they're so rich why do they still work all the time' but now of course I realize it because they love what they do and wouldn't want to be doing anything else!
          Again, I would have to disagree with this often perpetuated and persistent myth. For the greatest part, the only reason that "rich" people still go to "work" is that if they stopped going to "work" their income would stop and most "rich" people need as much money as they can get to maintain their "rich" lifestyle. I use inverted commas because you're not really that "rich" if you have to keep doing something you don't want to do week in, week out (in my opinion anyway).

          If they make a million a month and spend a million month you can place a winning bet that they'll be dragging their arses back to work on Monday just like everyone else who "needs" money. Sure there are some who go just for the "pure joy" of what they do but they are in a small minority. Most people (I've interviewed on this) would rather be doing lots of things than going back to work on Monday morning.

          It's one of the first questions I ask actually. "Why do you keep going in to work? You seem to have a lot of money". They (almost always) say something like "Bill, if I didn't nothing would get done and this lifestyle isn't cheap. I NEED to go to work just like everyone else to maintain my lifestyle." The exceptions typically are people like musicians, artists, (some!) doctors and the odd politician.

          I apply a very simple test of "love for the job". I ask "If you didn't need the money would you still go to "work"?" I haven't done the exact numbers but my anecdotal evidence is loudly that the vast majority of people say "NO WAY! - Are you crazy?!"

          If anything, I'd concede that most of these people (defined as "rich") don't mind going in but to say they "love it" would not be congruent with my research and experience. Almost 100% of people questioned say they would much rather be indulging their hobbies or pursuing their passions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Coe
    Thanks for post, really great examples. Only millionaires out their who become rich without doing what they love is lottery winners, and "people with dumb luck.

    I throw my 2 cents in as well. There a family of rednecks from Louisiana who love hunting ducks. And they made millions off a selling their family made duck calls, you may have seen them on A and E. To me most of the things that they do are pretty stupid but they have fun doing it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
      Originally Posted by Isaiah Coe View Post

      ... Only millionaires out their who become rich without doing what they love is lottery winners, and "people with dumb luck.
      ...
      This could not be more untrue! The overwhelming and vast majority of people who are rich do NOT love what they do to make money. They do what they do to make money because it makes money and spend their evenings, weekends and/or free time doing what they love. Ask anyone who's in business if they'd stop running their businesses if they could keep the money their business made for them and they would walk out instantly and go do what they truly love doing. Some poeple love what they do that made them "rich" (musicians, artists, sports stars and the like) but most do not and would stop doing it in a heartbeat if they could keep the money. I've interviewed many "rich" people and they all say the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    I like your post. It's inspiring and great. However, people are not the same, the path to wealth is not just one. In the end, what we do and how we think and feel will be factors that will determine if we will be rich or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author copystud
    I would disagree about needing to love what you do to get rich too. There are plenty of millionaires and billionaires who simply love money and will do anything to get it. You can't possibly say that they love everything, or even anything they do to make money -- they just get up out of bed every morning and do what it takes whether they like it or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    The truth for me is there is no limit of becoming rich. If you be more rich you want to be more than more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
      Originally Posted by ianhickson34 View Post

      I do agree that doing what you love will give you riches...
      Sadly this almost never occurs.

      Originally Posted by eternalsongbird View Post

      The truth for me is there is no limit of becoming rich. If you be more rich you want to be more than more.
      Even sadder.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunray
    You forget that becoming a millionaire also means to have an ability to accumulate wealth. A successful lawyer who earns 500K a year,and spends 600K will never be a millionaire, he will be broke. For most people it is somewhat hard not to spend it all.
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  • Profile picture of the author flash3435
    I know a lady who worked at a day care and hated her job with passion. Then one day she had the opportunity to buy the day care from the owners, and suddenly she was the new owner.

    Now she LOVES going to work and is super passionate about it, because of all the money it makes her.

    So would this be a case of doing what you love?
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  • Profile picture of the author albert12
    "job satisfaction was positively related to both income and quality of life"

    That quote in itself is a scientifically stated quote with an experiment that proved job satisfaction contributes to income. How much does it contribute exactly? I don't know but it is a significant contributor to income. I'm not talking about love of money here. I'm talking about love of job. Loving a job will keep workers motivated and creative.

    "job satisfaction was positively related to both income and quality of life" speaks for itself.

    Of course not all rich people love their job. Some hate it. But by loving what you do, it enhances the possibilities to gain a higher income. With that being said, imagine someone was completely in love with his work.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I don't agree with you OP. How many lawyers or accountants really love their jobs? Surely you're not implying that all of them love their jobs?

    Well I'm a programmer and I do love my job. But my colleagues who hate programming earn the same as I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author esuresh
    I do not know what to say. I like to belive that we can be rich by doing what we love. Atleast that is what I belive now. May be because I do not have any other go. Hope it helps me.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    The best truth of becoming rich that you will have to respect money. Money comes slowly, but goes too fast. So, be careful while handling money.
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    "A man must learn to sail in all winds."
    Some may love their work and may be rich while others hate theirs and still get rich.
    But to be great and successful, you must know how to bend and stretch.
    Just be flexible and happiness, however small, will come.

    just my 2 cents.

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    The taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends. Chinese proverb
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  • Profile picture of the author successproducts
    Definition of rich is doing what you want to do at the time you want to do it. That's rich for me. Many rich people who are miserable and many poor people who are miserable. So its' all depends on you and what your definition is. I am grateful for all that I have at any moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author kungz13
    Making some money is thing we do when we get bored and become rich is a bonus
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  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    getting rich and happy is relative...
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  • Profile picture of the author JDIZM
    You become rich by associating yourself and networking with people above your level. Think big and grow rich guys. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author highrider21
    I disagree. Vincent Van Gogh loved what he did and was a great artist, but was poor his entire life and only sold one painting in his entire life. His brother supported him.
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    • Profile picture of the author ju113n
      Originally Posted by highrider21 View Post

      I disagree. Vincent Van Gogh loved what he did and was a great artist, but was poor his entire life and only sold one painting in his entire life. His brother supported him.
      Maybe he was a good painter but not a good businessman ...
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  • Profile picture of the author cwill184
    You definitely don't have to love what you do to get rich, infact many people who are rich don't love love what they do, it's just a means to an end.
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  • Profile picture of the author andywestfall
    The truth about becoming rich is that your not actually rich until you get contented on what you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
    After giving this question some more thought I have changed my opinion from my previous replies.

    It all depends on how you define "RICH".

    If you make millions doing something that you hate then you are not truly "Rich".

    If you have good health, lots of friends and family who love you and you work at something because you are passionate about it and you love life and are earning enough to live the lifestyle you want.... then you are richer than a multimillionaire who is miserable because he or she hates what they are doing.

    Money is very important but my definition of "Rich" is being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it and having enough money to do it. If you hate what you are doing and have no time/freedom... you may have a lot of money but you are not truly "Rich".

    Cheers,
    Steve
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  • The truth about becoming rich is not only working hard but working smart.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvawalter
    splendid opinions learn alot of point of view on how to be rich.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliveder
    I was always raised to get a good degree, get a good job that pays well, and do what I love to do on the side.

    I don't think anybody in this world does not want a comfortable lifestyle. If I was doing what I wanted to do and truly love, then I will be earning about 23k a year and living with my parents. With the potential of earning 40k a year at the height of my career ladder.

    I realized I would rather earn bucket loads of money, live comfortably, and give my money away to organizations that I know will fulfill my dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author mannyconrady
    THe truth about becoming rich is not true.
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