We Get Paid For Bringing Value To The Marketplace
I heard Jim Rohn say this statement so many times, however, it took me years before I really understood what he meant by it.
Why Do We Get Paid
If you have been following some of my posts, you have seen my search for the true value of money verses “fiat currency“. It really had me thinking, “Why are some people so wealthy and abundant, while others struggle?”. This was a question I thought about a lot in 1995, when I decided to “take the leap” and learn to become an entrepreneur.
Changing Our Values & Beliefs
As an entrepreneur, I realized I had to be willing to change my values and beliefs if I wanted to master being an entrepreneur. This wasn’t always easy. It was simple, but not easy. For example, as an employee, we want to “fit in” not be the “odd ball” who “sticks out”, however, as an entrepreneur, you must be the “odd ball”, you must be willing to be “different” from everyone else. 😯 Another example is that I wanted to be financially independent and I wanted total freedom of my time. As an employee, I wasn’t financially free and I had no freedom of time, I had to work when my boss told me to work. These were totally opposite sets of values, therefore, if I wanted to be financially independent and have total freedom of time, I had to learn to “become valuable to the marketplace” without being dependent on a paycheck.
BEcoming Valuable To the Marketplace”
Fortunately, we were blessed because our network marketing company had the best mentor and World Renowned Philosopher, Jim Rohn. We had many opportunities to be trained by Jim Rohn and we have hours and hours of trainings with him. His words echo in my mind everyday of my life and I now understand when he said “We Get Paid For Bringing Value To The Marketplace“.
I recorded a video to explain what Jim Rohn meant by these words:
It totally makes sense doesn’t it? And that’s why wealthy and abundant people get paid so much, and the good news is that it has become an equal playing field. Today as information is accessible and free almost everywhere, it’s really up to each individual to decide how valuable we want to become, and how much we want to “give back”. We will then get paid for the value each of us bring to the marketplace. Pretty simple huh? 😛
Here’s some of my favorite Jim Rohn Quotes:
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”
“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”
“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begin”
“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.”
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