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Mark O. Haroldsen - Investing In Real Estate

One of Mark's long held principles in accumulating personal wealth is real estate investment. His book, "Waking Up The Financial Genius Inside You", takes you through the steps, in detail, using real estate investing as an example, to create your own blueprint for financial success.

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The Difference Between Being Wealthy or Not

July 18, 2014 by   • Filed under blog

Last week I said basically that having a ton of money does not make for a perfect life and I’m pretty sure that most of my readers would agree with that. However there are lots of great things and big benefits that large amounts of money can do for you and those around you.  If that’s the case why don’t more people have more money and why are so few people super wealthy?

I’m pretty darn sure I know the answer to that question and it’s not the answer most people think. It’s not …

1. Having a very high IQ.

2. A college degree from a top school

3. Winning the lottery

4. A stunning new invention

5. Working 100 times harder and longer.

6. A big inheritance

Okay, if it’s not any of those things what the heck is it, you ask? It’s actually several things, but the biggest factor is following or using a proven formula or plan.  And believe it or not, it’s pretty darn simple.  I didn’t say easy–you really have to work hard and it does take time.  Yes, there are a lucky few that make fortunes almost overnight–with an inheritance, new invention or winning the lottery but those cases are very, very rare indeed.  Most fortunes are made over many, many years by following a solid and time tested and proven financial formula.

It’s rather sad that so many people still think and dream of the day they are going to suddenly “strike it rich” and of course that myth is constantly fed by the rare occasions when someone does strike it rich and it’s all over the news.  Those very exceptional cases are magnified and perpetuated by the media and it keeps people keep holding on to “the dream”.

Many years ago after hitting my first million dollar net worth goal, I wrote a book about it. The sub headline that I used in my advertisements was possibly that best and most accurate part of the ad–an actual fact that I’ve proved over and over again: “Millionaires are NOT 10, 50 or 100 smarter than you.” Nor, I might add, do they work 10, 50, or 100 times harder than you but they do know and follow a simple and proven financial formula.

Stop and think about the 10, 50 and 100 times smarter and harder statement. You know that it’s impossible for anyone to be that much smarter or work that much harder than you! And yet, they do have 10, 50 or 100 times more money. That doesn’t seem right, does it?

So exactly what is that “financial formula” and how does it work?

Next week I am going to lay out exactly what that formula is and how you can follow it, step by step, to make millions.  You can use this wealth for yourself and those you love, and for those deserving worthy causes you may want to support.

For many of my readers this formula is already known and is being used. For others, it’s known and it will be a good review and or act as a motivator to begin or continue.  For still others it’s a formula that they’ll want to pass on to their kids and grandkids so they can build their own fortunes in the years to come. It’s an example of that old wise saying, “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime”. Let’s get you feed for life.

  Previously on Mark O. Haroldsen's Blog
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