Millionaires see things differently from what others see. They see opportunities in all areas of life when others see only problems. A millionaire stumbling upon a pile of scrap metals could see the making of wonderful sculptures for the collectors market. For every problem, there could be abundant opportunities present.
The following story best illustrates this point…
A shoe factory owner sent his two sons, John and Paul to a faraway land to explore the market potential for shoes. After a few weeks, both sons returned and reported their observations to their father. John said: “Father, it’s impossible to market our shoes in that land because those people walk bare-footed and I don’t think anyone is going to buy our shoes!” On the contrary, Paul got very excited and exclaimed: “Dad, it’s a gold mine that I’ve found! Since none of them wear shoes, everyone living there could be our potential customer!”
The optimism displayed by Paul in the story deserves our attention. We need to be more optimistic and learn to see things from a different perspective. See opportunities during times of crisis. See the positives in the negatives. See the future in the present. Find a way to take advantage of a situation instead of being hampered by it!
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Kelvin Wong is a millionaire investor, author, and landlord in 3 countries. He currently owns a multi-million dollar property portfolio in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. With his assets generating multiple streams of income to sustain his desired lifestyle, Kelvin became financially free at 39. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Dean's List) degree and a Diploma in Business Management. Kelvin writes about building wealth and achieving financial freedom in his free time.
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