Being rich is not about money, or fame, or material possessions.
Below are 7 steps you can take that will help you become rich:
1. Find and develop your gifts and your purpose. Figure out the unique thing you do better than most people, and then become the best at it. This is your gift. This is the thing you do with ease that most people can’t do. It’s the thing you enjoy doing and get massive amounts of energy while doing it. Whatever this purpose, or gift, is, find a way to serve it to the world. Monetize it by doing the following 5 things from Genesis 1:28:
Be fruitful - Produce it. Do your purpose. Poverty tends to persist in a non-producing environment.
Multiply - Reproduce whatever you produce. Figure out a way to scale up.
Replenish - Distribute it. Don't be afraid to pass it out. Use it to restore and recharge those who need it the most.
Subdue – Become the best. Control your purpose/gift by conciously taking command of your craft.
Dominate – Have dominion by becoming an influencer, being the go-to person, and a leader.
2. Live below your means. When you live below your means, you can pay yourself first and invest in appreciating assets (i.e. stocks, bonds, index and mutual funds, real estate, etc.). You have to get to the point where you no longer care what people think, and be content in living a lifestyle you can actually afford. This means controlling your expenses and controlling your consumption.
3. Love people. Have compassion for people and show incredible amounts of value in other human beings. Give people the honor of being treated the way youd would want them to treat your mother. This means helping those less fortunate than you and giving people the grace to be human through empathy, sympathy, and grace. This includes loving and honoring your family and those that are closest to you.