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How to Become a Part of the 1%

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How to Become a Part of the 1%

When most people hear or think about that 99%, they think of the financial imbalance and politics that come with it.

I’m not here to get political with you. Actually, most of the 99%/1% stuff we heard so much about over the last few years is mostly incorrect and misinformation.

If you make over $30,000 USD, you’re better off than 99% of the rest of the world.


Most of the world lives in poverty.

However, again, I’m not here to get political.

Actually, the 1% I’m talking about in this blog post has very little to do with money.

But, becoming the 1% I will be talking about in this blog post can make you more money.

The real 1 percent you should strive to be a part of is the 1 percent of the world that creates more than they consume.

Create More Than You Consume

99% of the world are consumers. Especially in the west, there’s a huge consumer culture. Consumerism is very mainstream and our society encourages it.

I don’t think consumerism is necessarily evil or anything, I just think it limits most people if they’re not fully aware of it.

Too many people try to take more out of the world than they put in.

This is a problem.

Everyone can’t only take. On top of this, those who only take, see others only taking, and everyone begins to have scarcity mindsets.

Having a scarcity mindset is not progressive, healthy or how you will find success in life.

Scarcity mindsets force you to focus on costs instead of results, micromanage everything and everyone around you, and avoid risk entirely instead of seeking new opportunities.

How Do We Become A Part of The 1 Percent?

So, if 99% of the world consumes more than they create, the solution is then to create more than you consume, like the 1% does.

Instead of reading blog posts, write blog posts and put content out into the world.

Instead of buying things and shopping online, sell things and start a business.

Instead of listening to music, create music or do something creative.

Instead of passively sitting in meetings, put ideas out to your team and colleagues.

Instead of taking time from people, give other people more of your time.

These are just some examples.

If you look at the richest and most successful people in the world, the Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerbergs, you will see that they put more into the world than they take.

They create value for people. They enrich people’s lives. They invent things. They share new ideas. They build things.

I challenge you to do the same.

The next time you pick up a book, write a book instead of reading one.

The next time you stumble upon a YouTube video, put out content instead of consuming another piece of content.

Begin to shift your mindset to creator instead of consumer and you will begin to notice many more opportunities opening up for you.

The happiest and most successful people didn’t get that way by consuming enormously more than they created.

You either need to find balance in your life or simply work on creating more than you consume.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below how you intend to create more than you consume. Let’s put more into this world and do more awesome things.

Published in Entrepreneurship Personal Productivity Hacks

  • Nikola Busić

    I agree with you, Corey! Nicely put!

  • Love this. I’ve put out 2 ebooks and am working on a course but I still spend too much time consuming content, it’s easier (pleasure) than trying to write (pain).

    • Hey Will, I hear ya. I struggle with ya. Less information, more implementation. 🙂

  • Hi Corey,

    I have been thinking about this very concept lately, although not as well fleshed out. I need to start creating more than I consume.

  • This is a concept I’ve been following (or trying to follow) since 2015. Add Value First, became my slogan, and it’s good to see some reassurance and proof that I’m on the right track with this concept.

  • Hey Corey,

    I stumbled upon your website 2 months ago. I took your advice and got hold of your some of the books you recommended that really shifted my perspective on being an entrepreneur. The Laptop Millionaire that you recommended blew my mind away. I have taken a few steps and started my own blog. I’m going to start creating an ebook. Thanks for the inspiration

    • That’s fantastic Corey! Very humbling! I appreciate you sharing that with me, love hearing that. I wish you a lot of success!

      • Thank you! You are awesome bro. You really have no idea the difference you make in people’s lives with your videos. Keep up the amazing work

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