In today’s a course in miracles podcast, there are many different avenues that lead to financial success. There are more and more people searching everyday for the avenue that is right for them. Many of these people will start a computer home based business. A big misconception that most people have is that once they find the way that they will take, the hard part is over. In all actuality, this is when the work begins. This is when you find out if you have what it takes to be a true entrepreneur.
A lot of people don’t realize the work that it takes to become successful when starting a computer home based business. Many of them think that because they were educated enough to discover this new “path” to riches that they are educated enough to continue successfully down that path.
This could not be farther from the truth. If you do not have a strong financial education then you will not have a strong financial future. Now when I say education, people sometimes ask me, “What exactly is financial education?”
Wikipedia defines education as the process or art of imparting knowledge, skill, and judgment; Facts, skills or ideas, that have been learnt either formally or informally. I define education as the knowledge of putting ones potentials to maximum use.
Just because people understand the need for “education”, many of them don’t realize that there is more than one type of education. They are all important, and they all have their place in life. There are actually three types of education that exist in the world today, and they are academic, professional, and financial.
The first type of education is academic. Academic education is the education that you get in elementary school. This is the education that lays the foundation for your life. This type of education includes your reading, writing, math, and science. The homework that you had in grade school was essential to expanding your academic education.
The second type of education is professional. Professional education is the education that you need if you want to become a doctor, lawyer or even a licensed mechanic for that matter. These careers require an education that is not taught in grade school. They focus specifically on the profession that you are pursuing. Although this type of education is important, it is not the most important when it comes to being successful.
The final type of education is financial education. For you to be wildly successful in life, you must develop a strong financial education. Every successful person that you hear about understands this concept, and they never stop learning. This type of education is crucial if you want to become rich and successful. Just ask Steve Jobs (Apple), Bill Gates (Microsoft), and Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company). None of these people graduated college, yet went on to become some of the most successful people in the world.