There is nothing complicated about success in business or as a nation. Surely you have heard ignorant people dismiss trickle-down economics. Let me explain: Rich people hire people, poor people don’t. Where’s the argument? People become rich because they work hard, are persistent and have faith in their own abilities. In order to make more people rich so they can hire more people, government has to create an environment to make it easier for us to attain success. That means low taxes, less regulations and fewer bureaucratic hoops to jump through. Is this so difficult to understand? I am also aware that some people inherit wealth. So what? They still hire people. If we, as a nation, are jealous of success, then we will end up with the pathetic economies of collectivist nations.
Let me give you insight as to what business was like starting in the 60s. I brag that I never had a job and that at age 77 never worked a day in my life. After serving compulsory time in the military, I got a job in a carpet cleaning company for six months where I learned to clean carpeting and rugs in homes and in our facility. I suppose this makes my “brag” slightly dishonest. However, I never thought of myself ever working for anyone other than myself. It was pride in being the best. There were three other guys employed at the time I was hired and they had trouble keeping up. After a few months, they fired them because I was doing the work of them all and loved it—whether it was setting records how many rugs cleaned in a day or how many rugs were delivered and spread. It made the job fun. Find something you love to do and you’ll will never work another day.