Last Updated Jun 2, 2011 2:47 PM EDT
What's the solution? If you're tired of scraping by you've got to create. If you want to move out of your apartment or make more than minimum wage, you've got to create. If you want a big house overlooking the ocean, to travel first class, to quit your job, or to drive your dream car, guess what? The answer is in the other 8 hours. The answer is to shift from being a full-time consumer to being a part-time Cre8tor.
A what? A Cre8tor is a creative entrepreneur who has a day job but wants more. She isn't content with the status quo, and is less than thrilled with the thought of working another 40+ years. She knows that the only way to "jump the tracks" to get to a new financial level is to do something different during the other 8 hours. A Cre8tor utilizes his strengths, passions, and/or expertise to create something unique and valuable -- maybe he'll start a blog, work on an invention, write a screenplay, or start a business. If you settle for a paycheck, you'll only be worth what your employer pays you. But if you create something valuable, there's virtually no limit to your worth.
A long commute, brainless boss, and an empty bank account can wreak havoc on your outlook, hope, and purpose, but a side project or venture can bring inspiration to your life. When you're passionate about what you're creating during the other 8 hours, you can endure even the worst day.
Creating provides purpose and it provides a reason to get out of bed in the morning. It provides the hope that life can improve. When you create, it engages your mind and your soul.
With very few exceptions, anybody who has attained any level of financial success has created something. It might be a book, a CD, an invention, a website, or whatever. Look around you. Everything you see was originally just an idea in someone's head.
You are living in the most exciting and mind blowing time we have ever experienced. It is rich with opportunities that literally didn't exist just a few years ago. Unless your last name was Rockefeller or Carnegie, it used to be incredibly difficult to become rich. Becoming a millionaire wasn't even a dream or an ambition. It was such an impossibility that it wasn't worth a moment's thought.
Because of technology, efficiencies, and a global economy, it's much easier to become wealthy with much less effort than at any other time in history. As a Cre8tor, you'll add more excitement and purpose into your life. You will live your passion and make more money.
In future columns I will discuss the top Cre8tor Channels you can plug into to start making more money in the other 8 hours.
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