No sooner had I published Income Profiles Of Financially Free People, did I get an e-mail from one of my online business partners saying, “NO WAY! Those profiles are absurd!”
Since he pays many full-time bloggers at least a hundred thousand dollars a year, he was the last person I thought to not believe there are plenty of enterprising people making lots of money in different ways. It was then that I realized how institutionalized our society has truly become.
Let’s say you have zero entrepreneurial drive, zero creativity to produce your own products, can’t write for crap, don’t know how to drive a car, are unable to assemble IKEA furniture because you don’t know how to follow instructions, can’t read income statements, don’t have any risk tolerance, don’t want to start a website, and have no patience for teaching anybody anything. Do NOT believe you are screwed to work a job you hate forever!
If you don’t have any of the above attributes, then surely you must have one of the most coveted attributes of all: a sports skill. What else were you doing with all your time in grade school? If you were not a nerd, you were a jock. This is America, where sports players are put on pedestals, regardless of their intellectual capabilities.