Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have it all – both time and financial freedom? Well if you have, you are on the same track as I was when I first started my journey.
If you want to change your outcome and make it different from everyone else, you need to change the way you think about time and money. For me, everything began to change when I stopped complaining about not having enough money and began to explore why I was always broke despite working long hours every week.
Instead of making excuses, I started asking myself some disturbing yet thought provoking questions such as:
• Why do some people have more time and financial freedom than others?
• Can I ever attain my time and financial freedom goals by working for someone else?
• Does the conventional advice about going to school, getting good grades, a good job with good benefits, and investing for the long term really work?
• If it doesn’t, why do so many people follow it?
As I began to pursue these questions, the answers I found were quite disturbing. When asking my friends for their opinion, they had no better alternative and seemed willing to accept the traditional ‘rat race’ way of life – that of exchanging their time for money without ever getting ahead.
This created a disturbing paradigm for me. Why do so many people work so hard to get ahead with a financial vehicle that they know doesn’t work? Perhaps, it’s because we have been trained to believe what we are being taught without questioning whether or not it’s true.
I learned that the General Education Board, founded in 1902 by John D. Rockefeller and Frederick T. Gates was not designed to teach us to thrive, but simply survive…in the founder’s own words, “In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have an ample supply…The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are.”
Could it be that our own education system had a reason for spending $180 million (an extremely large sum of money at the time) to teach us to live “perfectly ideal lives just where we are?”
Was this system even designed to prepare us to be financially free or was it created to lead us into indentured servitude as employees building the dreams of the men who created it?
As I discovered more, I found it apparent that their dream had become a reality. I realized, no one was actually willing to admit the truth that surrounds them. I learned that the rich, those who created this system, educate their young differently than those who are subject to the current public education system.
As a result, I continued my research – finding the answers to the questions that seemed too onerous for those around me. Many of the secrets of creating time and financial freedom are prevalent in the books and audios written and recorded by those who have discovered the system. If you would like to learn more, visit the resources found here.
If you would like to learn the secrets of finding time and financial freedom for your own life, please don’t make the assumption that you will learn it in school or by those around you. I would encourage you to start seeking out the sage counsel of those who have achieved it and draw from their experience and knowledge.
If you choose to pursue this research as I have, let me leave you with a word of caution. What you are likely to find as a result of your study is that you are capable of much more than you have been lead to believe. What you learn will likely cause you to get discouraged, upset or even angry as you discover the system that has been created to keep you on the losing side of time and financial freedom.
Here are some questions that I would like for you to consider…and even comment on…
- How many people do you know who have become financially free by working for someone else?
- Has your investment portfolio grown as consistently as the companies you have been investing in?
- Who do you know who has achieved time and financial freedom? How have they done it?