In this month’s Wealth Creator Source interview, Raymond Aaron interviews Roger Hamilton, world-renowned speaker on wealth creation, bestselling author, and founder of XL Group, the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs, educators, and leaders. Roger and XL Group are guided by the concept of World Wide Wealth: empowering social enterprise and global change by increasing our collective ability to create and contribute wealth.
If you are like me and have a deep desire or dream to be an entrepreneur and run your own business, you are more than ready to do whatever it takes to make your dream come true. You would be more than willing to put in long hours, learning everything from accounting to negotiating the money you would need to start and operate your business. Similarly, if you work for someone else, you probably believe that in order to get ahead you have to take on whatever responsibility your boss throws at you. However, according to Raymond’s interviewee this month, world-renowned entrepreneur and thinker Roger Hamilton, that’s exactly what not to do…
Roger explained how Richard Branson has over 200 companies but doesn’t run any of them. He has other people running them. More importantly, he didn’t even come up with the ideas for them. Other people brought those ideas to him.
It talks about creating space for things to happen. By allowing other people to create and operate on ideas and concepts that they developed, you create space for yourself, and in turn, you will have more. One of the first things to know is that each of us probably spends ninety percent of our time on things that don’t provide the kind of value we could naturally provide.
In two of the five action steps, the first indicated that we need to step up! – Assume the responsibility. Have conviction. Take on a leadership role that gives us the ability to get the response you want from others. Look deep into your life right now and wherever you get the slightest response you want, job, kids, etc. Step up in that area and take a leadership role.
The second action step is about Giving Back, not just with money, but with your time as well. Give back to your own child, a charity that inspires you, or something else you feel is important. Giving back will eventually lead to wealth from him.
This 70 minute interview is about doing it right, making a lot of money, but also about doing it right. It’s a powerful interview. I’ve learned that spending time doing things I’m not good at will prevent me from enjoying the success I deserve…literally.