8 Secrets of Truly Rich - Chater 3

8 Secrets of the Truly Rich

By: Bo Sanchez

Buy your own copy at any National Bookstore Outlet

Stop Blaming Your Family for Your Poverty
You can't hire someone else to do your pushups for you.
- Jim Rohn

One day, I was talking to a mother in her 40s.
She told me, "I was born in a poor family. My father is poor, my other is poor, our grandparents are poor, all our uncles and aunts are poor, even our dog is poor...THat's why I'll be poor forever."
I shook my head and said, "There's a slight problem with your logic. Do you know who else can say the exact same story?"
"Who?" she asked.
"Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, John Gokongwei..."
"But Bo, they're not counted!" she objected."They're Chinese!"
"So? Even worse. At one point , they couldn't speak our language. These three men started with manual labor. And except for Henry Sy who finished in Far Eastern University, the other two couldn't even finish college."
Henry Sy, a penniless 12-year-old boy when he arrived on the shores of of the Philippines, is now owner of the SM empire and the 14th richest man in South East Asia.
Lucio Tan, who at one time owned nothing else but the shirt on his back, is not the richest industrialist in the country, and has a net worth of $1.5billion.
John Gokongwei, former market vendor and bodegero, is now head of JG Summit, the largest conglomenrate in the Philippines.
If you want to get out if poverty, nothing can stop you.
Not your corrupt government or your family lineage.

Stop blaming your family for your poverty.


Brigitte said...

Isn't the corrupt government kind of the way they became so rich? I think the lesson here is: If you work hard, AND do favors for the corrupt people in office, THEN you can become 'truly rich'

Aerrox said...

I don't know what is your point here mam, but the author would like to emphasize that, regardless of what government administration we are in, we have our choice to do something for the better.

And the book does not only point to material riches, If you would like to know why, please finish reading the book, from cover to cover. And buy your own copy because I'm not finish coding it here and some parts are also skipped. ^^