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If It’s Wealth You Desire

Money can’t buy happiness. Money is the root of all evil. Money doesn’t grow on trees. And on, and on, and still onward the “wacky wisdom” goes…

With all of this unconventional “enlightenment” floating around, is it any wonder that people are just a little confused when it comes to the subject of the almighty dollar?

Some time ago, I had the privilege of listening to David D’Arcangelo, a leading authority on money and wealth strategies. What surprised me about David’s presentation wasn’t his home-based business subject matter, or even his slant towards the rising popularity of Network Marketing—that’s a given. What I found so intriguing, were his opening remarks about, well, money…

According to David, “The three most important things we will ever learn in life are: 1) How to get a job; 2) How to communicate with the opposite sex; and, 3) How to handle our money.”

And then he added this secondary sobering statement:

“For the most part, we learn each of these critical life lessons by trial and error.”

“Imagine,” David boldly told his audience, “If doctors learned how to treat patients by trial and error—we would all be dead!” Now there’s an interesting point to ponder!

What’s going on here? Why are we as a society, so caught up with, and at the same time so downright confused by money, something we supposedly can’t live with, and seemingly can’t live without?

How about you? Do you have all this prosperity stuff figured out, or would we still find your financial house under construction?

Let’s face it, our answers to this question can be a bit unpleasant.

Many years ago, before studying the subject, I believed the best solution to having more money was simply making more money. Today, having refined my thinking process, I now understand that “more” isn’t usually what is needed… What is needed, is a better plan for earning, and then holding on to a portion of all we create.

Jim Rohn, one of Tony Robbins’ mentors, echoed the point: Student, “If I had more money, I would have a better plan.” To which the teacher responded, “I would suggest that if you had a better plan, you would have more money.”

Apparently, it’s not the money that you count first; it’s the plan—because it’s the plan that enables you to count the money. Interesting…

So what about you? Do you have a plan?

My plan was discovered on a dusty old bookshelf, in an almost forgotten thrift store, a long, long time ago. Paid a quarter for it… A little booklet—containing the wisdom of Solomon—entitled, Seven Cures for a Lean Purse, by George S. Clason.

If the question inscribed on the cover, If It’s Wealth You Desire? wasn’t enough to grab my attention, certainly the words printed on the third page were:

“A message of vital importance to every man and woman with financial ambitions to accomplish and high ideals to uphold.”

Didn’t realize it at the time, but that masterpiece had already become a book by the same author, which to this day continues to be one of the best-selling written works of all time…

The Richest Man In Babylon.

Therefore, if it’s wealth you desire… Acquire The Richest Man In Babylon for your library. Read it. And then apply it in your life. The strategies are as timeless as they are brilliant, and now they’re even printed on recycled paper.

All the best,



Posted in Articles by Michael S. Clouse on April 27, 2014 by admin.

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