If you want to be a millionaire by 35, you will need a high-paying job. There's no getting around it.
And while some millionaires go into business for themselves, many millionaires work for somebody else. My VP of sales Jarrod Glandt started working for me at 26, and today, at age 33, he has not only surpassed a million dollars, he's got a net worth of over $2 million.
The point is, if you want to get rich by 35, you don't need to be the entrepreneur of the year — you can just be employed.
You go to work to make money, period. Of course, there are other benefits from working, such as helping people and the community, but money is at the base of all work. We live on an economic planet, not a love planet. Sorry, but you can't pay for things with hugs. Any business that accepts hugs will soon be out of business and no longer be helping people.
You work for money because we all need money — and lots of it.
Getting your first flow of income going in your life is the basic building block of all future wealth you'll have. Without a job, you have no income, and with no income, you can't pay for goods or services, and you'll quickly become destitute and a burden on society by becoming in need of basic necessities.
So, make no mistake about it, a job is a wonderful thing to have, and never look down on it as if it's beneath you.