Wouldn’t you just love to be that person who attracts money?
To have money at your command?
To not worry about mundane matters such as bills and whether or not you can afford something?
To be a veritable “money magnet”?
5. You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities and propitious conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.
Look at that again.
How can you make money for other people?
Not your family.
How does that work?
It can entail producing something that makes money for other people, such as a successful product that is sold in stores. You make it; people buy it; and everyone in the distribution chain makes money.
Making money for other people can also entail doing something that saves a person time or effort.
Think about that.
Why do you buy what you buy?
Go where you go?
You pay a grocer money to buy fruits and vegetables because it’s better — saves you time and money –than growing your own.
You pay people a lot of money to buy and own a car because that car saves you time by transporting you places quicker than your feet can.
In other words, time truly is money.
An employer hires someone to make money for him by saving him the time and effort it would take to do the task.
Mr. Haanel includes a big condition with this idea.
“If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities . . .”
By thoroughly studying and applying the philosophy of Charles F. Haanel, you will have that insight to perceive. It’s a matter of seeing the world as it truly is — in all its grit and glory. It’s a matter of seeing — and sensing — what people want and then making the Herculean effort of supplying it for them.
That brings us to the “Third Axiom of Success.”
Successful people don’t focus on the things that they want; they focus on what other people want and make those things available to them for a profit.
People who are successful aren’t successful because they sit around and think about the things that they want.
On the contrary! They think about the things that other people want — and do their best to supply those things.
A carpenter will spend ten hours a day building a house for someone else!
A business man spends time, money, and effort planning a factory to manufacture televisions for people he will never meet!
A writer pens a book so people he may never meet will see the world a little differently.
In all those cases, it’s people doing things for other people.
These other people — these strangers — then become “friends.”
And friends make money for each other.
Abundance is shared, not coveted.
Rub yourself with these books because they will make you a money magnet.