Why The Rich Get Richer

The rich get richer not because they're already rich, but because, somehow, they've figured out what worked for them to produce wealth.

Each one of us has been given that same ability. The ability to create value, to make a difference, or to do something that people would appreciate and pay for. 

JK Rowling found it in her writing. She was a struggling single mother, but she didn't make that an excuse not to write Harry Potter. That led her to write a series of best-sellers.

Michael Dell figured it out when he started poking around and assembling computers in his college dormitory. That led him to build Dell Computer – a company that's now in the Fortune 500 list. 

Tony Tan Caktiong found it decades ago when he converted his ice cream parlor into a fast-food outlet – offering burgers that satisfied the Pinoy taste. He named his company Jollibee. 

Up to today, they haven't reinvented the wheel. They simply acquired other food brands like Greenwich, Chowking, Burger King and Mang Inasal. And yes, maybe they operate these brands better. But the point is – they've figured out what worked for them.

To find out what works for you, you'll have to start somewhere. But don't look too far, because anywhere is a good place to start. 

Your 'first idea' (job, business, project) may not work, but it can lead you to another one that works well – just like that ice cream parlor that led to become one of the most successful brands in the Philippines. 

What's working for you? Have you found it? If not, keep looking. Make the first move. Start.

Sooner or later, you'll figure it out.


YENG REMULLA is the author of the best-selling books Productive Pinoy & Start Something. An entrepreneur for 15 years, a real estate investor and the founder partner of START LEARNING.