While thinking about getting rich will not get you there, certain attitudes (along with accompanying behaviors) can move you in that direction. In his book How Rich People Think, Steve Siebold makes these suggestions:
- Leverage, the use of other people’s money to make money, is the foundation. Look for investment opportunities that will grow your wealth faster than saving part of your wages as an employee. Look for methods to solve problems to make money. New products and services are created each day, and some will result in large fortunes.
- Avoid the lottery since only a very, very small number of people will retire using that financial planning path.
- Worrying about money is a waste of time. Concentrate on problem solving to make money. Even as an employee, your creativity and innovations can result in a higher salary.
- Emphasize investing instead of spending. This action will result in higher wealth.
- Use credit to your advantage, not for things you don’t need and can’t afford.
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- Have students talk to others to obtain additional suggestions for improving a person’s long-term financial security.
- Ask students to propose a product or service that solves a problem in our society and could result in future income.
- What are common barriers that people face when taking the actions suggested above?
- Describe additional actions that might be taken to create long-term wealth.
- What are some examples of problems to be solved in our society that could be the basis for future products or services?