Your Survival Guy’s way to wealth is about winning the slow and steady race. It’s about showing up. It’s about doing your job. It’s about saving ’til it hurts and working as long as you can. And then—after a lifetime of work, saving, and investing (not speculating)—you can stop and think for a second and ask yourself: “How in the heck did I save all this money?”
Columnist Andy Kessler writes an outstanding (depressing) piece in The Wall Street Journal, “The Decline of Work.” He writes about the value of work and refers to Mike Rowe—of Dirty Jobs fame—about the value of getting a job and working. It doesn’t matter what you do, just work.
Advice from Mike Rowe: “Stop looking for the ‘right’ career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable.” He’s right—and build human capital. A job already has a purpose. And please don’t ask for pet-bereavement benefits.
Action Line: Compounding work experiences is your key to incremental growth. Some might call it on-the-job training. Let’s go.
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