The Fourth Key to Lasting Prosperity:
"Use Your Talents"
Dear Wealth Creator,
Why aren't you a swimmer? Or a swimming teacher?
Say you're a cab driver but you're great at writing short stories.
Why aren't you a writer?
I know that society likes to make us think we can't pursue our passion - that there's no money in following our dreams, or that we should sublimate our talents in favor of 'paying the rent' - but is this a valid point of view?
Especially in the West where we can, in theory at least, have it all.
Look around you. There are people out there - thousands of them - following their hearts. They're just normal people - only different because they refused to compromise. They stuck at their passion, even when - especially when, most likely - the going got tough. They made it through and are reaping the rewards for their single-mindedness. And if it worked for them, why shouldn't it work for you?
What's to stop you making a living as anything you like?
So you may struggle for a while being a swimming teacher or writer, but at least you'd be doing what you love. Luck favors the brave. Providence shines on those that dare. And, as if you needed more convincing, what's worse than wishing you had once tried to succeed on your own terms - but had never gotten around to it?
Think of your talents as a resource. Think of your skills as things that can be bartered or sold. Lever your unique abilities into a position whereby you are paid to do what you love.
You'll get rich if you do.
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