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Fools Despise Wisdom And Instruction

Fools Despise Wisdom And Instruction

“Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.” (Proverbs 23:9)

I have talked with people who were not finding success in their entrepreneurial ventures. On more than one occasion I have had some of these people complain about some aspect of their lives, but then when I try to discuss it with them they say something to the effect of, “I know you have advice, but my problem is too much.” They would rather whine and complain about their supposed problems, which are really nothing more than opportunities they are ignoring.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)

One of the things over the years that has caused people to wonder what I was doing is the hiring of mentors and wise counselors in my businesses. Many cannot understand why I would hire people who may not even be as successful as I am. In their minds when you have obtained any level of success you are a better person than those who have achieved less success and cannot learn anything from them. This is also a reason why they have not obtained success in any measure in their own right.

One of the most important things you can do is be constantly improving yourself each day. All the money, businesses, and wealth can disappear, but the person you have become can not be taken from you. Even among newbies there are things you could learn from them. This is one of the reasons I read hundreds of books a year. Even if the author is less successful than I am, I always learn something or am reminded of something I have long since put in the back of my memory. If we get to the point of presuming we have everything figured out we will be like the fool who despises wisdom and instruction.

The Blessing Of The Lord, It Maketh Rich!

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“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22)

For many people they view all the negative things in their lives as some circumstance forced upon them by the Lord, but their successes are seen as the product of their great minds, willpower, or hard work. Why not see the world through the idea that God is working things for your good and that He is blessing you, and His blessing makes you rich with no added sorrow?

Plenty of people in the world are rich in monetary terms, but they have constant sorrow with those riches. This is so common of an issue that some people have resigned themselves to mediocrity just because they do not want additional problems that they perceive riches bringing. The reality is that the additional problems are needless, and you can have a blessed and peaceful life.

The truth is that the negative circumstances you may find yourself in are due to your own choices. They are not due to the Lord seeking to harm you. If we view all things working for our good and the Lord’s blessing being upon us, then we will find new blessing and opportunity at every turn. If we view life as a series of punishments and suffering in order to learn some supposed lessons that never come, we will have a life of continual suffering and sorrow. There is no favor, success, or riches to be found in presuming the worst about the Lord and blaming Him for life’s sorrows and troubles.

The Most Common Business Opportunity Scam

Business Opportunities - TaughtToProfit

Today there are literally hundreds of business opportunities. Some are good, most are junk. The most common scam today is not something that is a total scam, it is just a business that is useless today. It may have been viable years ago, but the time for success in that business has long since faded away. This is when all the scammers start promoting these businesses.

If you have bought any business plan or opportunity over the years you probably notice that at the same time these people all start promoting the same “business opportunity.” This is when a course or book is being launched or relaunched and is aggressively paying higher commissions to these promoters. This is the first and only sign you need to FLEE from this “business opportunity.” When people that do not even operate in that field are promoting business courses and books based on it then you know it is a scam.

Why would a million dollar book seller be selling their Amazon FBA business secrets? Because there is more money to be made in the sale of the business idea than in operating the dying business itself. Why is a stock picking “superstar” selling training and picks for stocks? Because they do not make the money they claim and there is more money to be made in selling the information on how to do it than in actually trying to do it yourself. Why would a multi-million dollar seller being promoting a course they made on getting wholesale inventory and reselling it on Amazon and eBay if they are really successful? You know the answer.

People are not selling business opportunities for you to copy their businesses unless the business is no longer viable or NEVER was viable (most often the case). If the business they offer is still viable then why would they not just hire more people to scale up their own business? Why would they create more competition for themselves? My friends, flee from these scams. No successful business person is selling their viable business model in courses or books. It just is not happening.

You want a free and successful business model? One that will make you more than all these thousands of courses and eBooks combined? How about a business model that has been around for millennia? It is very simple, buy items in one market for a lower price than you can resell them for in another market. Buy low, sell higher. People centuries ago would purchase tea or lumber or spices from one country and then resell it in another country for a premium. Arbitrage is one of the oldest business models that will never cease to be successful. You do not need a course or eBook to figure that out and become successful from it. This little paragraph has more value in it than 99% of the “business opportunity” courses and eBooks out there today, and it cost you nothing.

Simple Investing With Acorns App

Acorns App - TaughtToProfit

Many people have no investments at all. They have no savings, no bonds, no real estate, and no other investments. An extremely small way to force yourself to invest something is to use an app called Acorns. You give Acorns access to your bank transactions. For each transaction, Acorns rounds the transaction up to the next dollar and takes the difference and invests it. So if you spent $4.55 on a transaction, Acorns would take $.45 and invest it for you; $43.25, and it would invest $.75; and so on.

While this obviously will not make you a billionaire, it is a simple and passive way to be investing every time you make a purchase. I have been using this for a little while and it works well. I highly recommend it for another tool to make some small investing happen without any effort on your part. Sign up for free at Acorns App.

Safety First – Stop Using Standard Razor Utility Cutters

WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool

I was resizing a box this week, which involves using a box resizer to perforate the sides and then cut the corners so the box sides can fold down, thus making a larger box smaller and saving packing materials. During the cutting of the sides, the razor utility cutter fell apart and almost cut me. It was then I decided I needed a safer method to do this. The last thing I want is an employee to get hurt resizing a box.

The utility knife I was using was not a cheap one either. It was a commercial-grade product, but even commercial-grade products can fail. There are cardboard scissors that can cut, but I wanted to replace a currently more dangerous item with something with safety features. Scissors do not really fit that requirement.

What I found that was the best and the least expensive solution was electronic scissors that have a blade blocker that ensures accidentally cutting yourself would not be possible. It also is efficient and will alleviate my concern about team members potentially getting hurt when a razor malfunctions.

There are a number of expensive models, but the first one I tried worked very well and has no problem cutting through cardboard. It also makes the cuts to the box look nice and more professionally done. I highly recommend the WORX ZipSnip Cutting Tool if you are concerned with safety (which you should be if you are hiring anyone to help you, and a razor in use is just asking for a needless injury).