Being a middle-class bum is not but failure in most peoples’ eyes. Of course you’re not a literal bum, but since you’re living paycheck to paycheck and can’t ever collect any savings, you might as well be living on the streets collecting bottles and cans.
You need to make a name for yourself and escape the middle-class hell. When you’re in the middle-class, mediocrity takes over, and you have no desire to further yourself or develop any real goals.
This a shame, and it’s something that 75% of the middle-class have to deal with. But you don’t have to be like them, you can break the cycle and become a very wealthy man in no time.
How can you do it?
Collect Capital First
The success to any business is having a little bit of capital to get started. Nobody can start a business with virtually no money to begin with. Obviously, it depends on what you want to run.
If you want to start a car company, you’re going to need a little more than the meager savings you’re getting from your job. We’re talking 100s of millions of dollars for this.
But if you’re looking to start a logo design business or something creative, the price to enter this market is minimal at best. Perhaps the only cost here is the training you need to be good at it, a nice website and hosting, and perhaps a few members on your staff, and they could very well be freelance workers.
After, Lay the Groundwork
The success of any company starts with the head honcho at the top. If he can’t do anything right or run his company with anyone to guide him, how can you get anywhere?
Look at construction companies. Those guys have been in the business for 10 or 20 years, and they can do basically anything that their employees can do. You need to learn your craft, do it well, and learn the ropes on what it takes to succeed.
Only then will you be ready to lead a team of more employees.
Don’t Grow Too Fast
Now that you’re moving, don’t grow too fast. It may sound like a good idea to get to the top as soon as possible, but you don’t want to move faster than you’re able to.
With a limited team, if you take on too many project and can’t do them on time, you’ll just piss off you clients, go broke, and have to tell your employees that you screwed up and have to close shop.