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leverage their actions and ideas. The greatest fortunes are built through the collective mental and physical contributions of a world-class team. The rich see themselves as team leaders, whether their teams consist of employees, partners, or outsourced contractors. They assemble their team and carefully orchestrate each move the team makes according to a well-planned strategy. While the masses are interested in getting personal credit for the results they achieve, the great ones happily give the credit to their teams and prefer to trade personal recognition for profit. So as the middle class proudly displays their ribbons, trophies, and gold watches, the world class sees their reward as a growing net worth. One group is content to be comfortable, and the other is content to be rich. And one of the primary differences rests in the rich’s willingness and ability to build a team and share the credit. Since the masses don’t make much money, they crave recognition. The masses are more ego-focused than results-oriented. The great ones want to win and are more than willing to feed the egos of their teammates in exchange for profits.

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