Here’s Tommy and John,
他们情况相似 同龄 在同样周边环境长大
they are the same age and grew up in the same neighborhood under similar circumstances.
Neither have any special athletic abilities and they both have average IQ levels.
托米经济拮据 工作很难保持积极 付账困难
Tommy struggles financially and is finding it hard to keep himself motivated to work and pay the bills,
while John is financially independent and is truly enjoying his life.
But what really separates these two?
And why are their life so different?
In this video I’m gonna try to cut through the bullshit
and truthfully explain the traits and characteristics
that has made John succeed and put Tommy in a struggle.
Tommy is the happiest when his paycheck arrives
because then he can finally get a hoverboard, a new pair of sneakers, and hit the bars
to celebrate that he’s been able to plow through the week.
He wakes up the next morning feeling like absolute shit,
while also realizing he’s about to go broke again.
He’s got no money saved
but at least he had a sick hoverboard.
John is also happy when he gets paid,
but before he pays everyone else and buys useless shit,
he pays himself first.
Once he has invested at least 10% of his earnings
that’s when John can comfortably spend it on other things.
So TRAIT 1, the rich pay themselves first.
When Tommy drives home after work he makes a quick stop
to get a frosted doughnut and an energy drink.
Once he’s by the register,
He also decides to get a lottery ticket for the chance of hitting the jackpot
and live his dream life to quit his job,
get free from duties and responsibilities,
and shucks Mexican bears on the beach for the rest of his days.
John on the other hand stopped buying lottery tickets
when he realized it’s simply a tax on the poor.
And the vast majority of lottery winners go broke just as quick,
because they haven’t learned the skill to manage money.
John’s dream is not in activity and to chill on the beach
but to actively do what excites him every single day.
他选择积极工作 采取长期的办法 靠近梦想
He chooses to actively work towards his visions with a long-term approach,
来提高自己 使自己更有价值 最终赚更多钱
and to improve himself to become more valuable and consequently earned more.
TRAIT 2, the rich base their decisions on long term rewards rather than instant gratification.
Tommy got a decent paying job after graduating and he gets a paycheck coming in regularly,
providing he physically shows up and exchanges his time for money.
He knows that if he gets sick or simply wants a longer vacation.
His income will decrease drastically which is very stressful.
John relies on several different streams and sources of income,
which are mostly passive,
meaning he earns money all hours around the clock, seven days a week
without having to physically be somewhere to exchange his time for money.
And even if one of these income streams gets shut down,
he still have other sources rolling in, taking a lot of stress of him.
So TRAIT 3, rich people have several sources of income.
When Tommy graduated from school,
he could finally make a bonfire with all the books he bought over these years
and celebrate that he’s now qualified for a real job.
The learning is officially over
and reading business and self-help books to improve is no longer needed.
Instead of spending money to improve, he spent it to take a loan for an overpriced home
and a car with more buttons than his last one.
When John graduated, he started to listen and read more books on topics that actually interested him
rather than to learn about the cells of a fucking leaf
which he was forced to learn in school.
He knows that investing in himself is the greatest investment of all,
because even if he loses all his money from a bad business idea or investment,
he’s got the confidence and ability to earn it all back again
while making sure to not repeat the same mistake again.
TRAIT 4, rich people continuously invest in themselves.
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Tommy has worked several years in the same position
with his income only increasing in the same rate as inflation
and it’s becoming aggravated with not getting a raise.
He doesn’t think he makes any mistakes
and he surely knows how things should be operated
and how to properly manage people without having any training or experience with it.
He blames his boss and a poor management at work
as well as the current political party for not earning more money.
John doesn’t give a fuck what political party is in charge
but instead focuses his energy on what he can control
to somehow benefit from the situation.
If he has not earned more money this year than the previous one,
he knows it his own fault and that in order to have more he has to become more.
特征五 富人从不责怪他人 但会为自己的失败负全责
TRAIT 5, the rich never blames, but take full responsibility for their failures.
周末终于来时 托米关掉闹钟 想睡多久就睡多久
When the weekend finally comes around, Tommy turns his alarm off to sleep in for as long as he can.
This is the fruit of his hard work,
to be able to do absolutely nothing for an extended period of time.
And he sees sleep as a pleasure that he has earned.
He doesn’t find fulfillment with what he does
and his only purpose to get out of bed and work is to pay the bills.
另一方面 约翰如果他想晚起 就晚起
John, on the other hand, could very well wake up late if he wanted to,
but he chooses not to spend his time sleeping in
and instead wakes up just as early as he usually does,
because he’s more excited to be productive and make progress than to sleep.
So TRAIT 6, the rich don’t sleep in.
And when Tommy finally steps out of bed,
he drags himself to the couch and puts on Netflix serial
to entertain himself until it’s time to sleep again.
When he’s not mindlessly entertaining himself he’s clueless on what to make of his time,
and going to the bar seems like a good option no matter what day of the week it is.
John wakes up and don’t care to sleep longer
because he’s got a major purpose that he pursues with an intensity and without quitting.
He doesn’t see the work and effort he puts into it as a sacrifice,
but he’s become addicted to the sensation of making progress
and getting closer to his vision every day.
So TRAIT 7, the rich have a clear vision or purpose.
Tommy realizes that the most productive thing he has done this week
was to level up two times on GTA while finishing four bags up to read those in one sitting.
And in the back of his head he knows that he should probably get a few things done before going to bed,
but he keeps telling himself there’s always a tomorrow.
John has a checklist of things he needs to get done
which he wrote down the night before.
Some tasks are incredibly small while others are bigger,
but it creates a path which he can follow and complete to make him progress.
But once he’s completed that list of tasks,
he watches some Netflix before heading out to the bars to get absolutely fucking slambangled.
TRAIT 8, the rich make progress before entertainment.
So there you have it guys, a few of the traits and characteristics
that makes it possible for John to smoke Tommy in the financial game.
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