I attended a seminar the other night, and in the middle of the session, they played a portion of the video’ Chicken Run’.
Here’s the section that they played. To put it in context, Ginger the chicken has time and time again endeavored to organize a mass escape from the chicken farm without any success.
One of the chickens, who had failed to produce eggs, has just been executed by the farmer, and so a meeting has been called by Ginger with all the chickens in attendance.
Here is part of their conversation…
‘Then laying eggs all your life and then getting plucked, stuffed, and roasted is good enough for you, is it?
It’s a living.
Do you know what the problem is? The fences aren’t just around the farm. They’re up here in your heads. There’s a better place out there. Somewhere beyond that hill has wide-open spaces with lots of trees and grass. Can you imagine that? Cool green grass.
Who feeds us?
We feed ourselves.
Where’s the farm?
There is no farm.
Then where does the farmer live?
There is no farmer Babs.
Is he on holiday?
He isn’t anywhere. Don’t you get it? There’s no morning headcount, no farmers, no dogs and coups and keys, and no fences.
In all my life, I’ve never heard such a fantastic LOAD OF TRIPE. Oh, face the facts, ducks, the chances of us getting out of here is a million to one.
Then there’s still a chance.’
How do you know that you’re wealthy?
When you’re able to do what you want when you want, with whom you want, wherever you want, and as much as you want as soon as you want.
How do you really know that you’re wealthy?
When you’re able to choose whether you work or not. When you’re able to pursue work that excites you. When you’re able to spend quality time with your family and friends. When you have an affluent lifestyle that includes a wonderful home, cars, clothes, travel, and furniture. When you’re able to live a life with no stress and have no limits and to basically live an extraordinary life.
However, for the vast majority of us, our conventional school education never prepared us for such a lifestyle.
In school, we are told to work hard to get good grades so that we can get a good job and work hard the rest of our life and pay taxes.
Does school ever teach you how to make money?
Does the school teach you how to pay fewer taxes?
Does the school teach you to copy successful people?
No, it teaches us to be on time, takes work home, doesn’t talk back, keep working, and don’t question what we’re doing.
However, just like the chicken farm, this type of education is setting up most people for a life of failure and misery.
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE ‘HOW’ UNTIL YOU HAVE WORKED OUT THE ‘WHY’
So how do you break out of this cycle of despair?
Well, first, let’s look at some statistics. Even though these are Australian statistics, they are transferrable to other countries around the world.
Most Australians at the age of 65 end up either dead or broke.
What does broke mean? They rely on others’ support, handouts, pensions, donations, family, and friends, and/or superannuation.
81% of Australians, who make it to 65 years of age, live on less than $450 a week. They are dependent on the pension. Only 1.2% of Australians that make it to 65 earn $1000 a week or more.
Why do 95% of Australians aged 65 retire broke? Poor wealth psychology never started to invest, too much money spent on bad debt, too lazy or too busy to invest, or too afraid to invest in their own education.
THE FIRST AND BEST INVESTMENT IS IN YOUR OWN EDUCATION
So how do most people make decisions? Advice from others.
But how do professionals make decisions? They get an education, and they follow a system.
What is a system? It is a set of rules that you abide by and never breaks.
Successful people invest both time and money in their own education and never rely on anyone else to invest their money. They make all the decisions.
And when it comes to a system, there are two ways to do this. You can spend hours and hours trying to make one, or else find someone who is successful and copy them.
So what is my challenge to you?
Attend investment seminars. Every Saturday in our local newspaper, there is always an abundance of FREE introductory seminars that one can attend. I attended three just this past week. From those, choose the ones that will benefit you most and then spend the money and invest in your ongoing education. Once you learn it, then apply it. There is power in applied knowledge.
And if there is a million to one chance that you could take your life and suddenly transform it, then I dare you to take it.
Motivational Quote: The best form of real estate to invest in is found between your ears.