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Get Rich Your Own Way

“If you are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life … your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.” – George Bernard Shaw

Good news!  It doesn’t have to be your money or your life.  Read on.

“A study of business school graduates tracked the careers of 1,500 people from 1960 to 1980.

From the beginning, the graduates were grouped into two categories.

Category A (“money makers”) consisted of people who said they wanted to make money first so they could do what they really wanted to do later after they took care of their financial concerns.

Those in category B (“risk takers”) pursued their interests first, sure that the money eventually would follow.

What percentage fell into each category?

Of the 1,500 graduates in the survey, the money-now category A’s (“money makers”) comprised 83% or 1,245 people.

Category B (“risk takers”) made up 17 percent, 255 graduates.

After 20 years, there were 101 millionaires in the group.

Only 1 came from category A, 100 from category B.

Researcher Srully Blotnick concluded the study by saying, “The overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing.  Their ‘luck’ arose from the accidental dedication they had to an area they enjoyed.”

quoted from from Making a Life, Making a Living by Mark Albion 


About Dr. Duff Watkins [www.execsearch.com.au]

international executive search consultant / author-- dispensing career advice about how the job market really works


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