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follow. Getting rich in a free-market economy is simply a matter of trading solutions for money. The bigger the solution, the bigger the paycheck. It’s that simple. The masses have always thought rich people are smarter, luckier, or more educated. Of course, none of these things are true. The rich see making money through the eyes of endless possibilities and aren’t afraid to stake their claim. No matter how often they fail, they persist until they succeed. Their mind-set is rooted in the abundant potential every new idea presents, and they live in a consciousness full of excitement and grand anticipation. So while the middle class approaches money with the mind of an overanalytical academic, the world class approaches money like a child who doesn’t understand limitation and honestly believes he can do anything. One group is satisfied with the statistical improbabilities of getting wealthy and resigns to be happy settling for less, and the other ignores the statistics and conquers the world. Making money may not be easy, but it is simple. There is no mystery to getting rich, but this limiting belief stops most people from ever trying. Has it ever stopped you? Is it stopping you now?

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