If you were being honest with yourself, how much of your workday are you actually working hard? How much of your day are you operating at maximum potential?
If you truly love the work you do, you’re probably working at or close to 100% of your potential. And it very likely shows up in your pay check. Consider yourself blessed.
In my Rich habits Study, 97% of the poor said that they did not like their job.
In another study/survey conducted by “Big 4” accounting firm Deloitte, 80% of those surveyed, said they did not like their jobs.
That 80% said they do not like their job or what they are doing for a living. That 80% said they want to change jobs or change careers.
If you’re one of those 80%, your mind is often elsewhere at work. Usually, it’s thinking about what you’d like to be doing if you weren’t doing what you’re doing at the moment.
Those who love what they are doing for a living have a 100% potential utilization rate. The closer you get to that 100%, the more likely it is that you love what you do and you’re very happy at work.
Why do so many hate what they do for a living?
There are many reasons, but the #1 reason is – they chose the wrong path for building wealth.
In my Rich Habits research, I learned that there were four different paths to building wealth:
- Saver/Investor Path
- Big Company Climber Path
- Virtuoso Path
- Dreamer/Entrepreneur Path
The reason why the wealthy were eligible to be in my Rich Habits Study was because they picked a path that perfectly matched their personality profile and they became wealthy as a result of choosing a path to wealth that was perfectly suited to their particular personality.
Why is this such a revolutionary discovery?
You see, everyone is different and because everyone is different, their path to accumulating wealth must be in alignment with their particular personality.
Everyone inherits certain genes from their parents, which helps shape their personality. Also, everyone is raised in different environments – we are all raised in different households, in different neighborhoods, go to different schools, etc. Our unique genes and upbringing help to shape the individuals we become as adults.
For example, some people are outgoing, others shy. Some are risk takers, others risk averse. Some can shoulder great stress, without affecting their health and relationships; others crumble under too much stress.
A shy, risk averse, anxious individual would find the life of a Dreamer/Entrepreneur or Big Company Climber the worst path to take, due to their personality profile. Most likely, they would hate being in either of those two work environments. Such individuals would be better suited pursuing wealth by following the Saver/Investor or Virtuoso Path. Either path would work best for them, given their personality type.
Likewise, outgoing individuals who love high-risk challenges and seem immune to stress, are perfectly suited for the Big Company Climber Path or the Dreamer/Entrepreneur Path. If these individuals worked in a back-office job, they would hate their job.
It is critical, for those who seek wealth and happiness, to understand which path is right for them. If you pick the wrong path, you will not like what you do for a living and this will make you unhappy.
When you don’t like what you do for a living, you’ll do the bare minimum, just to keep your job. You certainly won’t devote extracurricular time to becoming better at a job you hate.
If you want to learn more about the personality traits required for each specific path, you can find out here: https://richhabits.net/category/4-paths-to-wealth/page/2/