Welcome to BuildorBeg.org! I wanted to write this first post to explain what this website is and what it is about. I created this website to journal my struggles, and success as I make my way through life as a young entrepreneur living in America.
So what you can expect going forward is a daily or weekly article/entry that either gives the reader some insight on my personal journey as I set out to become successful in whatever that may be. I have also created a small shop on the website to hopefully monetize the blog eventually, but the main goal of this website is to really share my story and my journey. I will also occasionally post a motivational article or two, or something else interesting I am working on to spice things up a bit, but most of the writing will be about my own experiences.
Now that you know the purpose of this website, I would really like to explain the meaning of the brand and why I chose the name I did. It really boils down to a philosophy I hold deep in my heart. That philosophy is this. There are two types of people in the world, those who will build the life they want, and those who will beg for it.
Who is a Builder
A builder is someone who takes control of their life and holds themselves responsible for the situation they are in. They don’t blame others for their failures. Builders are people who display discipline in all aspects of their life. They know their goals, they know what they need to do to get there, and most of all, they actually execute the steps necessary to reach their goals. Many people think they are builders when in reality, very few actually are. Many people think they have what it takes to be successful, but most of them give up at the first sight of adversity. Builders are persistent and will stand strong no matter how tough the going gets because they know they as long as they are persistent, they will succeed. Lastly, builders are in tune with reality.
Who is a Beggar
A beggar is someone who wants success but doesn’t want to take the actions necessary to achieve it. I am sure you know many people like this. In fact, most people are like this. Everyone wants to be successful but no one wants to have the discipline to do so. Beggars think they have what it takes to be successful, but they almost always give up their dreams at the first sign of adversity. Beggars will never build the life they want, they will always beg others for it. Lastly, beggars are out of tune with reality, often living in a safe-space fantasy land.
How to Become and Remain a Builder
No one is born inherently a builder or a beggar. You become a builder or a beggar. Unfortunately, modern society and the traditional school system, including higher education, indoctrinates you to be a beggar. These institutions discourage you from becoming a builder and even consider the most successful builders to be inherently evil simply because they want to live in a world of abundance instead of a world of scarcity. These institutions want you to live in a constant state of scarcity, so you will have to resort to begging someone else, be it your parents, the government or some other organization for things you want in your life. This is no way to live.
So we know how people become beggars, but how can you become a builder? The answer is simple. You need to feed your mind with the right ideas and beliefs that encourage you to think critically and independently. One of the best ways to do this is to read books. CEOs, or builders, on average read 4-5 books a month. This amounts to about 48-60 books a year! The average person reads 1-2 books a year, if even that! And in most cases, these books do nothing to help them better their lives! And people wonder why CEOs or Builders make up to 300x more than the average person or beggar. And don’t just take my word for it, do some research for yourself.
Once you have become a builder, a huge part of remaining a builder is staying motivated. And this doesn’t mean just reading one motivational book or quote a year. Zig Ziglar once said:
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
And he is correct. In the extremely competitive world of business, it is very easy to lose motivation. And if you lose motivation, you can quickly revert back to becoming a beggar. This why you need to do or read something that motivates you every single day. This will help you keep everything in perspective, especially when you come upon hard times. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to help remain a builder and prevent yourself from becoming a beggar.
You now know what this website is about. You know the core philosophy behind my brand and why I am doing what I do. I am not sure where I currently stand on the spectrum of being a builder or a beggar. I know I am not at either ends though. As I continue through life and write about what is going on in my life, we will hopefully see me swing over to the builder side of the spectrum more often than the beggar side.
For anyone reading this, thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you find my journey interesting and maybe even find something you can take away from it.