When I was in Russia last week, someone commented on how fortunate I am to live in the United States, with all of the economic opportunities there. I agreed and told her that you really had to work hard to stay broke in the U.S.
Think about that a minute...
Do you realize just HOW HARD you have to work to stay poor in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, and so many other countries? I mean to stay broke, you have to walk by at least three or four great opportunities a week! And of course the really interesting thing is that in places like Russia, there are even better opportunities to create wealth!
The amount of money in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the other emerging republics there and elsewhere in the world is almost mind-boggling. Wherever there is financial hardship, there is a corresponding opportunity for prosperity. To stay poor in today’s world takes a lot of effort.
Now if you’re still poor, how does that make you feel?
Do you think I’m being insensitive, uncaring, and forgot where I came from? Do you believe I’m not taking into account your special circumstances that have prevented you from becoming wealthy?
See what I mean? Look at how hard you just stretched to justify staying broke! Give that some serious thought. And next post I’ll share some of the specific ways people work to stay broke.