This is a very interesting question to think about. What is your answer to this question?
We were being taught in our traditional education system to study hard so that we can get a good job. Then, we will have money. We were being trained to work hard to get money. But, is that the correct way?
On the other hand, all of us want to work less. Very less people understand the way how to work less because this is not a conventional way. Why do I say so? How many of us can accept not working 9-5 or 5 days a week? Would you feel awkward if you are just sitting at home doing nothing? The first thing that comes to mind when we are resting – aiya, less productive today, less income. How many people dare to take 1 month off for holiday?
We have been programmed so hard that we have used to the conventional way to get money, this is why we are working so hard for money. Hence, regardless how much we want to work less, it just does not work because our subconscious mind does not think that way. The more we think of more money, the harder we work.
To change this, we first need to realize that we have been programmed in this way since young. Acknowledge the fact that if we work less than what we are supposed to, it is okay. In fact, when we are working 50% lesser, you will realize the income will not reduce 50%, it might be only 20% to 30% reduction. Don’t you realize the part timers are having higher hourly rate than the permanent staff?
Robert Kiyasaki said “My poor dad said he could not invest because he had no money. My rich dad said, “Invest your time when you have no money.”
In most crcumstances, people have no time to invest. Why? Because they think that working harder and longer will make them richer. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.”
Second, when you have your time off, this is when you will start to have more time focusing on your wealth, thinking about how to start accumulating more assets (properties, shares, bonds, previous metals, etc.), which can appreciate in long term or giving out income. Assets are the only way to make money work for us. It is often too busy into work and we forget things which are important to our life. Time is limited, when we have the money after working, are we making most out of it or we go back to earn more money, hoping one day, the money will be sufficient for our retirement?
In view of the current inflation rate, if we are not making money working harder, the value of money is shrinking. The harder we work, the faster the money shrink (no time to make the money works hard for us). Think about it and ensure you are constantly thinking how to make your money works for you!
When you are being asked the same question, ensure you answer “I got my money work hard for me!” This is because “the more your money works for you, the less you need to work for money!” Cheers!
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