5 Stats We Need to WAKE UP to

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Study hard, be practical with your choice of subjects and get good grades so you can get a good job with a pension. To the majority of people in the world, this is what they call being “successful”!

And you can see why. From the outside, it seems as though everything is perfect. This “successful” person probably drives a nice car, has a nice house in a good suburb and seems on top of everything.

It’s Fake

I recently heard some statistics while reading The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani:

    • 70% of Americans are disengaged at work.

    • 33% of Americans are very happy.

    • 8/10 are in debt of some kind, mostly because of mortgages.

    • 40-50% of Marriages end in divorce

    • More than 33% of Americans are now obese.

What does this tell us about anything? Well, for me the reason 70% of people are dis-engaged at work is because these people are simply in jobs/careers they aren’t interested in. So back in high school deciding to choose subjects that were the safe bet to a good job, in the end, is simply leaving people in careers they feel unfulfilled in and unhappy in. Leading to just 33% of people being very happy.

Debt is BIG Business

8/10 are in debt. It is big business getting people into debt. Students heading off to university, getting out student loans gets them in debt from an early age. Society leads us to believe that we need this in order to succeed but things are changing and tell you why later.

With 70% of people in jobs/careers they are dis-engaged in, only 33% of people very happy and 80% of people in debt is it any wonder 40-50% of marriages end in divorce and that more than a third of Americans are now obese?

It's ALL Linked 

In my eyes, these are all linked. If more people chose a career in the subjects that they most enjoyed in high school then I do believe that the 70% of people dis-engaged at work would be greatly reduced. In return, more people would be very happy because they feel fulfilled in their jobs/careers, where they spend the majority of their wakened lives. This has to rub off on marriage life and in how they treat themselves.


Why are so many people in debt? I believe a lot of people are in debt because of the lack of financial education we are exposed to in school. Debt adds a lot of pressure on people which will result in people having to get jobs they don’t enjoy just to pay off debts. Then we get stuck in jobs/careers we aren’t fulfilled in, leading to unhappinesses, stress on marriages and health. Can you see how the cycle goes??

Time to BREAK the Cycle

How do we get out of this cycle? Well luckily for us the internet has helped us share information across the globe instantly. This results in us being exposed to more information to help us make more educated decisions. Now in saying that not all information online is useful but if you are looking in the right places and do your research like I have done, you will find people with integrity who are more than willing to help you.

Start Your Journey

A good place to start to learn about managing your money is reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. This book is a great gateway to understanding how money works. If you are not the reading type then you could also download audible the app and listen to it.

I’m lucky enough to be part of an online education program and private community that introduced me to personal and financial development . It is has changed how I approach everything nowadays.

Financial Independence

The basis of this private community is in digital marketing but it is so much more than that. Personal and financial development is a major part of the training which is designed so that everyone who joins the community can become financially independent through leveraging the greatest tool of all…. the internet!

The beauty of the internet is that you can work on whatever you are interested in

No matter how small your niche is, there will be an audience online that resonates with you. Remember when you are online you are speaking to a global audience… that means roughly 3.5 Billion people so you can see why I say you will have an audience online that is interested in what you are interested in!

The statistics above, to me, are scary, to say the least. There are so many people feeling trapped in their careers that don’t realize there is another way out right at their fingertips. But my mission is to show them that there is another way and help guide them through that transition. It is time to turn those stats around and create more happiness and fulfillment in the world which will have a knock-on effect on every area of people’s lives.

Thanks for reading. If you would like to learn more about the digital marketing/private community I am part off then just click here for a free introduction that will give you a lot more information.

Have a great day and thanks for reading.

Paul :-)

Quote of the Day:

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” Dr. Wayne Dyer

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