When starting out as an entrepreneur or as a career, we have the tendency to place our focus on money. Money becomes the basis of our motivation or the lack of it becomes our own limitation.
We all know the value of having plenty of money, especially as entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, we also know there are people who started enterprises with no money, who went on to make fortunes. So how did they do it?
Time is a treasure. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. The time you set aside to be invested in something that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit, that is capital time.
How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune; time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles. So invest yours.
Faith is an investment that cannot be matched. Money can't touch it. What if you had a million and no faith? You would be poor. You would not be rich.
If you only have as little as 1000frs and a lot of courage, you have a good future ahead of you. Because humans can do the most incredible things no matter what happens—courage in spite of, not because of, circumstances.
Probably up until now, you've put about 1/10 of your brainpower to work. What if you employed the other 9/10? You cannot believe what can happen. Humans can come up with the most intriguing things to do.
What's ingenuity worth? A fortune. All you need is a little money and plenty of ingenuity. Figuring out a way to make it work, make it work, make it work.
Heart and Soul
Heart and soul is like the unseen magic that moves people, moves people to make decisions, moves people to act, moves people to respond.
What is a substitute for heart and soul? It is not money, because heart and soul is more valuable than a million. A million without heart and soul? You have no life. You are ineffective.
Desperation can be a powerful incentive when you say I must. You work at whatever you can possibly get when you get hungry. You go to work somewhere, it does not matter where.
You have plenty of personality. You just have to spruce up and sharpen up it, develop it to where it is effective every day, at home anywhere, no matter who you talk to—whether it is a child or a businessperson, a rich person or a poor person. It makes no difference to you who is rich or who is poor. It is about the chance to have a unique relationship with whomever. Have the kind of personality that is comfortable, the kind of personality that is never bent out of shape. Move with ease, with charisma and sophistication and humility.