In Chinese lore the monkey is portrayed initially as foolish, vain and mischievous. Yet the monkey learns valuable lessons along the way, makes changes and eventually gains redemption.
The Red Monkey lives high in the tops of the trees eating berries. High up there on the rooftop of the jungle the Red Monkey puts itself out of danger of the predators that lurk on the ground below.
In this hard economic climate those people who live unprotected on the ground with stagnant or declining incomes are vulnerable. They are preyed on by officials increasing taxes because of failed economic policies. Fuel and electricity costs are spiked at will. Landlords shove up rentals without blinking an eyelid at the hardship of tenants. Sometimes twice in one year. Everything goes up – bank charges, education, transport, car repairs, groceries and even cable TV.
A small percentages of people – perhaps 3% to 5% – have placed themselves above the cost grinder. Like the Red monkey they have climbed to the tree tops. They have started and grown their own income-producing assets to protect themselves from being at the mercy of the greedy. Not through conventional or traditional thinking. But because of a changed mindset that looks for and finds opportunities that others don’t see.
By starting small, on the side, the smart people, the Red Monkeys, have identified and grown income assets for themselves. A woman who turned a simple metal water bottle into a sort-after an accessory. A man on a modest income who has three sources of income from property rentals, investing in a plot of land to develop a backpackers for international surfers. The toy industry employee who licensed the game that has sold like wildfire for 10 years. A retrenched employees who started a freelance workshop that has become a growing and sustainable source of income. A small business owner who turned his “lazy” assets that were hobby into an online photographic stock library.
If you really want to change, have a strong purpose or “why” and have the drive to take action, then you can start small and begin to build for your future. Imagine being able to do the things you enjoy it, put something away for your children’s education, splash out now and again on the small luxuries you deserve or go on holiday somewhere you’ve never been before.
With all the problems in the world and the bad times people are having isn’t it time that you decided once and for all to change your life for the better? It would be insane to expect to start from where you are right now and become an overnight success. But you can take one step this very moment that will make a huge difference. Sign up for my report that will show you possibilities you may never have thought of before.
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