Start Thy Purse to Fattening
Missing me already? I know, I know... in my last post 3 days ago I promised to talk about what happened when I checked my bank account. Well, I'll tell you about it later on.
Where the heck was I?
I have 2 beautiful kids: a 2-year old son and a 2-months old baby girl. They needed some special care these days, so I had to take care of them. But as I was doing so, I read "The Richest Man in Babylon", I'm sure some of you read it already, Great Book! As a matter of fact the title of my blog today is "the first cure to a lean purse" in the book: Start thy purse to fattening.
What's the Book about?
The book was written by George S. Clason from Louisiana, Missouri, born in 1874. This book belongs to a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success written in 1926, using parables set in ancient Babylon. To summarize, the book is dealing with the quintessential question how to get rich. The richest man in Babylon is then sharing his precious knowledge on how he achieved this with others. The book might have been written back in 1929 but it's still accurate for today's context.
Pay yourself first
For those who have read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" you've heard it all before. When you get your salary pay yourself first. The richest man in Babylon, Arkad is his name, says to take 10% from your income and to keep it. This is what he means when he says to "start thy purse to fattening". He actually advises to do it for 12 months. Simple words, profound meaning. This "cure" involves a lot of discipline and helps in personal development. Just imagine a tenth of your income twelve months later, the feeling knowing you got a certain amount of money and it's yours, yours to do whatever pleases you. Well, the best you could do is to invest it in something that will pay back. Nevertheless, after going through 12 months of not touching what you paid yourself and learning how to live on the remaining 90% is a great achievement. What do you think?
Money is a flow
It flows from one person to another more or less. We just want to have a greater flow of money. So how to do that? Start thy purse to fattening. And guess what? the money flow starts to increase and opportunities start showing up :) :) Proven principle, it works all the time!!!
Cure #2 is up tomorrow. Don't worry I won't let you down on this one. I'll be there :)
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To your Great Success,
The Network Dragon
PS: A nice surprise is coming up, so stay tuned!