Thursday, October 04, 2007

All the Money in the World

Dear Friends,

I was reading a book recently called "All the Money in the World"which is all about successful and wealthy people on the Forbes 400 list. To even be eligible to be on the list, you have to have a net worth of at least 1 billion dollars.

The book basically tells the story of how these super successful people made, spent, lost, invested, grew or inherited theirfortunes. As you can imagine, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet,Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, Donald Trump can be found all over this book.

You can also find people that you may never have heard of as well.
But here's the thing, all of them (with the exception of the heirs -who only account for a small percentage of the people on the list) are self made billionaires.

They reached the ultimate height of success through sharp methods of investing, aggressively building businesses and solving problems. They are super powerful entrepreneurs. And any
entrepreneur will tell you that to be successful, you have to either come up with a new idea on how to improve or change something.

To do this, one essential element is needed. It's called creative thinking. Creative thinking is that platform which seats the level to which successful people - such as those named above - build their achievements on.

How else would Donald Trump have known to decide to invest in New York real estate when everyone else was running from it? How else would Steve Jobs have been able to bring Apple back to life through the Ipod? How else would Sergey Brin and Larry Page have known that
they could create the most powerful and successful search engine in the world?

They did it all through creative thinking. They looked at a situation that others considered problematic or sub-par and began to figure out how they can improve upon it.

That's one of the things that truly separate successful people from those who fail. Successful people can constantly think of ways to create new answers to problems. And as they encounter more problems on their journeys, guess what? Instead of getting frustrated and giving up like most people do, they creatively think of new ways to keep on going.

The fact of the matter is this; if you really want to achieve a goal, you need to be able to think creatively. For that is what will separate you from anyone else who tried and failed....including yourself.

Thanks for spending 3 minutes with me...
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Jeffrey Stanton

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