The Four Types Of People

wealthymattersJ. Paul Getty categorized people into one of four general categories, as follows:

  1. Firstly, there are those who work best when they are working for themselves. They don’t want to be employed by anyone. They want complete independence. They don’t care for “job security”. Instead, they want to create their own security. They want to control their own future. In short, they want to be their own bosses, and take the associated responsibilities and risks, as well as the rewards of their running their own show.
  2. Secondly, there are those who, for whatever reason, don’t want to go into business for themselves, but work best when they are employed by others and share in the profits of the business. In this category you’ll find the top-flight salespeople, who like to earn a commission for everything they sell.  Read more of this post

Chinese Proverbs For Entrepreneurs

wealthymatters1. “In every crisis, there is opportunity.”

Most entrepreneurial ventures arise from a solving a problem. If you are faced with a problem, craft a solution and sell that solution to others.

2. “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

Entrepreneurship starts with an idea and ends with a destiny. You craft your destiny with your actions, habits and character. You make your destiny, it doesn’t make you.

3. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Aside from 20 years ago, there is no better time to start a business than today.

4. “If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.”

The goal of every entrepreneur should be to start a business and find capable people to run the business so that they don’t have to. Read more of this post

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