You have problems if you focus too much on making money or too much on production.
If you focus too much on making money, all you think about is “get money, get money, get money”. You borrow as much money as you can. You convince people to pay for services or goods you have not produced. You gamble or invest hoping you will get money without having to work for it.
If you focus too much on production, all you think of is “produce, produce, produce”. You build your product or provide your service without any attention on money. You think, “If I just do nothing but produce, I’ll eventually get some money.”
Putting as much attention on making money as you put on your producing your product or service is how to ensure you will prosper. Thus to succeed, you need to do two things:
1) Produce high-quality goods or services and
2) Ensure you get paid well for it.
Here are some questions you can ask that may help you sort this out further: What do you produce? Is it the quality of your product top notch? If not, what do you need to change to make it so?
If your services are valuable and of the highest quality, are you charging and collecting enough money for them? If not, what do you need to change so that you get paid properly for them?
If you do both things as given above you will have a boom. If you do not, you will have a depression. It’s that simple.
Thus the answer to the original question … Is there a shortcut to prosperity? Is NO, there are no shortcuts to honest prosperity. If you produce a valuable high quality product or service and make sure that you get paid adequately for it you will enjoy a lifetime of success.
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