I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts

June 19, 2007 6:28pm CST
Some other quotations by Jean Paul Getty:I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts. If you can actually count your money you are not really a rich man. If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train - Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?My father said: "You must never try to make all the money that's in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won't have many deals."My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist. The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires. The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them. To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. I really like some of these quotes because there is some truth but also humor in it
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@corsario (27)
• Portugal
21 Jun 07
Yes, but I have to disagree with some. The one about 1% off 100 ppl efforts for instance, you will only value what you've earned if you had the trouble to earn it, otherwise you won't value as much as you would if you had to work for that money. "If you can actually count your money you are not really a rich man" Rich man is different from rich. I see a rich man as someone who is a good person, a rich is a person with lots of money ;) That one about not making all the money is very interesting, and possibly true :)
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• Belgium
21 Jun 07
To get to a position where you can earn 1% of 100 peoples effort is not easy. I agree that rich can have a broader meaning but in general we call people with lots of money rich.
• Australia
22 Jun 07
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• Belgium
30 Sep 07
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@dio123 (1790)
• India
21 Jun 07
interesting one !
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@magtibaygom (4863)
• Philippines
11 Oct 10
I agree with that. We, network marketers, like that quotation so much. We can relate to that since our business involves sponsoring others to make the business grow. Without referring people and sponsoring others, our business growth will be limited.
• United States
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