By James A. Gage
Is There Any Such Thing As Getting Rich
A wise man once said, I got rich quick
once and it only took me 80 years to get there!
Getting Rich Quick, thatís what we hear
all the time. The newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio
espouse the idea constantly. One guy got rich in his
underwear, another did it by being lazy. Itís taught through
seminars, infomercials, books, and tapes. One infomercial
Guru loves to parade several very nice looking folks holding
up big checks. You see them sitting under palm trees by the
pool, holding drinks with little umbrellas, smiling, and
laughing. Meanwhile youíre at home wondering if you have
enough credit left on your charge card to pay for your kidís
birthday party at the Chucky Cheeses Pizza joint.
At one time or another we have all
fantasized that it could be us winning the lottery or having
the Publisher Clearinghouse Van & cameras come to our front
door during the super bowl. Itís tantalizing imagining
yourself on your Tom Vu yacht in the Caribbean or driving
the new deluxe Hummer model while others slave away at jobs
The question remains, is it possible that
wealth is just around the corner ? Do people really get rich
quick in real estate or anything else for that matter ?
I found my financial freedom by learning
and implementing the techniques of Lease Purchasing. It was
not get rich quick, but rather a slow and steady get rich
slow formula. It doesnít have to take you a lifetime to
accumulate or achieve fiscal solvency and security, but you
do have to follow some basic common sense rules.
1. Do something you are passionate about:
The greatest tragedy in the world is for people to spend
their lives working at a job they hate or to work for a
company where management doesnít appreciate them. I was
fortunate. I discovered creative real estate at an early age
and I loved it. This is what I wanted to do.
2. Obtain Specialized Knowledge: If you
think books, tapes, and seminars are expensive then try
ignorance. Become a learning sponge. If youíre on a tight
budget, go to the library, log onto the Internet, join your
local investor club. Work with or for a Successful Investor.
All successful people have one thing in common, they are
aware that they donít know everything and they must
constantly learn to stay on top of their field.
3. Make a Plan: I know the sneaker
commercial says Ďjust do ití, but how about putting some
thoughts on paper first. Throw out the day planner and get a
simple calendar book. Make a list of things to do, jot down
your thoughts, take notes, make appointments and phone
calls, and WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN and how you will implement
4. Discipline: Success takes lots of
discipline. You must be consistent in working your plan
every day - consistency equals success in what ever you do.
5. Work Smart: Always ask yourself the
question, am I really making money doing this or just
spinning my wheels? Is there a cheaper, quicker or just
better way to accomplish what I want? You can never make
more time, but you can use your existing time more
Example: I used to spend hours at the copy
store. I found a great printer who not only picks up and
delivers, but one who charges me a lower price than the
local copy store.
6. Be Financially Aware: Create multiple
avenues of cash flow. I learned that Lease Purchasing (AKA
Rent to Own) was just the way to achieve many avenues of
income from a one niche concept.
Sorry, but getting rich quick for the most
part is a tempting delusion. It could happen, but itís not
very likely. However, having said that, GETTING RICH SLOW is
a realistic way to really become financially free.
Moral of The Story: Itís ok to want to
become rich, just be willing to pay the price and be
"You are who you are and where you are because of what you
have put into your mind."
For more information or pricing please do not hesitate to
call or e-mail. I can be reached at (508) 595-9567.