In Enterpreneurship by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 04th, September, 2017

100 Reasons To Be Rich

More Than 100 Reasons To Be Rich

  1. I don’t want to be poor.
  2. Your parents may need support when they are older, just as you needed it when you were younger. Who else would provide that support?
  3. Social Security goes belly-up in 2030. On what am I going to retire?
  4. You only live once. There’s no second chance.
  5. Good intentions mean nothing without something (money) to back them.
  6. I want to be a leading voice for free markets, free thought, and free people by the time I’m 50. How else am I going to get there?
  7. I will want my children to have the best medical care, best education, and best memories of childhood possible. Those things don’t come cheap.
  8. Fathers-in-law want reassurance that their daughters will never want.
  9. Gainfully employed? What’s more gainful than self-employment?
  10. Entrepreneurs are rewarded for efficiently allocating capital. A little efficiency helps everyone.
  11. The poor stay poor until they get jobs. Who creates jobs? The rich.
  12. Education is a good and goods cost money. If I want more education, I’ll need more money.
  13. Money buys freedom.
  14. I don’t like rules. The rich write their own rules.
  15. “Hide not your talents. For use they were made.
    For what’s a sundial in the shade.” – Benjamin Franklin
  16. No one would have listened to Ross Perot if he were poor.
  17. Wealth means making money even when you’re not working. I’d rather be not working.
  18. Wealth is a reward for having a better idea than had been had before.
  19. More wealth means less time worrying and more time to spend with family and friends.
  20. What if my grandmother or my brother needed surgery and their insurance wouldn’t pay for it?
  21. Charitable giving sets standards and agendas.
  22. The Church needs money in the collection basket.
  23. On April 15th, I want my first reaction to be “Wow. Look how much I made,” not “Wow. Look how much I have to pay.”
  24. “Why would someone spend his whole life doing something he can’t wait to get away from?” – George Carlin
  25. If I have wealth, I can have access to the media. Access to the media means power to set agendas.
  26. Who really has more power: George W. Bush or Alan Greenspan. Go back. Answer that question again.
  27. Carnegie Libraries were built by whom?
  28. “Entrepreneurs with new concepts or products can thrive during economic downturns.” – Victor Kiam
  29. Some people are good at teaching children. Some people are good at painting canvases. Some people are good at making money.
  30. In which car do you want your children riding: A Yugo or a Buick?
  31. “Being liked was not much of a reward for being poor and disrespected.” – Robert J. Ringer
  32. What if a friend falls on hard times? Who else is going to help?
  33. Who ever wants to worry about falling on hard times?
  34. “Be a little greedy. It’s the best cure for laziness.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  35. A free economy helps more people live better than any other system. A free economy needs heroes to make people want to keep it around.
  36. Socialists are organized. They are everywhere. They hurt people and don’t even realize it. Make people realize what good capitalism does for them.
  37. Capital begets capital.
  38. “Turning $100 into $110 is work. Turning $100 million into $110 million is inevitable.”
  39. Who would you rather work for: Yourself or someone else?
  40. Who would you want your friends working for: You or someone else?
  41. “George Patton did not take his tanks wide. He focused them and blew through the weak spots in the German line. The French went wide with the Maginot Line, and you know what happened to them. If you have any desire of being rich, you must focus. Put a lot of your eggs in a few baskets.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  42. “For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance.” – Matthew 25:14
  43. Who really makes your decisions: Politicians or the $10,000-a-plate donors?
  44. “I got to raise $10,000 a day every day I’m in Washington. I ain’t gettin’ it in South Central — I’m gettin’ it in Beverly Hills!” – Bulworth
  45. Who pays lobbyists?
  46. “Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” – Robert Orben
  47. Without wealth, when will I have time to write?
  48. Money talks.
  49. “I realized how much I had missed the low pay, the pressure, the insecurity, the mentally unstable co-workers and the free t-shirts. So, I decided to use radio itself as my own fallback.” – Alan Peterson
  51. “You worry too much about your job. Stop it. You’re not paid enough to worry.”
  52. Atlas Shrugged
  53. How else am I going to pay for a trip to Ireland?
  55. Who would have the Good Samaritan been if he hadn’t had any money with which to help?
  56. Do more people listen to your bus driver or to Warren Buffett? That’s what I thought.
  57. The arts cost lots of money.
  58. Like it or not, the rich don’t go to jail. See O.J. Simpson.
  59. Employers set social agendas with benefits packages, hiring practices, and spending guidelines.
  60. Everyone wants everyone else to donate more money to “good works,” but no one wants to pay for them.
  61. “By their works you shall know them.”
  62. Live Free or Die.
  63. Retire at 64 or 46? You decide.
  64. It’s much easier to take a trip to Aruba when you have spending money.
  65. “I don’t throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought.”Wall Street
  66. How else could I buy a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal?
  67. Ferrari.
  68. Extra funds will help buy time to write books.
  69. Knowing you’ve arrived when you get lampooned on television.
  70. Alison Deans is rich. And young. And hot. To be two out of three could certainly leave a guy happy.
  71. Fifty thou a year will buy a lot of beer.
  72. Cooking takes too long. Let someone else do the job.
  73. Flying can be an expensive hobby.
  74. Financial security means a better night’s sleep. If nothing else, you can buy a better mattress.
  75. Good cruises are expensive
  77. Unlimited supplies of cherry sours.
  78. Air conditioning isn’t free. I don’t like to sweat.
  79. Better running shoes cost more.
  80. The Wall O’Firings
  81. Tithing
  82. “To invest properly, Buffett said on Sunday, people need to learn how to value businesses, pick stocks they understand, and forget market performance.”
  83. Endowed scholarships don’t happen without money. F. wants scholarships for Econ majors.
  84. “The probability of us achieving 15 percent growth in earnings over an extended period of years is so close to zero it’s not worth calculating” – Warren Buffett
  85. …but individuals and individual firms might, if run by people who really want it.
  86. “Foregoing salary, bonus and even options, Buffett, 70, one of the richest men in the world but almost insanely homespun, makes his money the same way his investors do–as an owner. He and they have done quite well.”
  87. News about Warren Buffett
  88. “Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.”Wall Street
  89. Brian Gongol, Media Entrepreneur. You said it. Now live up to it.
  90. Uncertainty abounds. Take the uncertainties you can control.
  91. $38,500
  92. $51,500
  93. Low inflation may not last forever.
  95. Donations to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  96. “If all you succeed in doing in life is getting rich by buying little pieces of paper, it’s a failed life. Life is more than being shrewd in passive wealth accumulation.” – Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
  97. More money => Better choice of neighborhood => Better choice of public schools
  98. Books
  99. The Economist
  100. “At the age of twelve, I began hustling newspapers like many other great Americans had done. The only difference was that they became great.” (Thanks for the clarification.) – Robert Half International Resume Bloopers
  101. Because I want to.
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