Get subscribed to our newsletter
Get interesting updates to your email inbox.
By Jamie Cartwright
Intelligence might help you score well on a math test or enable success in academia, but it’s not necessarily a determining factor when it comes to acquiring and handling money well. Why? When it comes to gifts, humans are broadly and distinctively equipped—if you’re lacking in one realm, it’s likely because you excel in another.
At Greatway Financial, we’ve found that intelligence isn’t a determining factor in wealth acquisition. While a quick wit and high IQ will certainly help you excel in other areas, it doesn’t guarantee you’ll be gifted at making or handling money. In fact, it seems to have no real bearing at all. According to our research and experience, here are six factors that really do play into how much money you make and how well you’re able to manage it.
Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.
Patience and the ability to listen
Money is the result of noticing opportunities and capitalizing on them. It doesn’t matter how smart you are; if you’re not able to see the unique opportunities around you because you’re not looking for them, you’ll never reach your full potential (financially or otherwise).
The best opportunities in the world are missed because many fail to see them. The good news is that showing up to each day with optimism and a listening ear doesn’t require intelligence or a sky-high IQ—it just takes mindfulness and a dash of patience. The opportunities are already there, financial success follows if you notice them.
Discipline and persistence
If mindful living is what unveils opportunities to us, discipline and persistence are what allow us to follow through. At the end of the day, even the best opportunities are useless if you don’t have the drive to buckle down and see them through to the end. Interestingly, neither discipline nor persistence is impacted by an individual’s intelligence—each is determined entirely by the work ethic and core practices. In other words, you don’t have to be smart to make money and succeed; you just must consistently show up.
Knowing your strengths
Making money isn’t just about acquiring an intelligence you don’t have. It’s about knowing your own strengths and using them to your advantage. At Greatway Financial, we believe firmly that everyone has unique gifts that, when valued and used, lead to both personal fulfillment and financial success.
Rather than becoming critical of yourself for not being “intelligent enough” or “smart enough,” consciously focus on the skills and talents, you do have. The beautiful thing about gifts is that they grow wildly when nurtured. If you take time to consciously catalog and value what you bring to the table, you’ll likely find you have more to offer than you ever previously imagined.
Some business leaders have gone as far as to suggest that smart people make the worst entrepreneurs. Why? Intelligent individuals are usually well-aware of their own intellect. This can inflate their ego to hindering proportions and, interestingly, lead to chronic procrastination and a poor work ethic.
While the intelligent individual has spent his or her own life relying on their intellect as a fast-track to perceived success, the rest of us are accustomed to putting in the work, staying persistent, overcoming barriers, and preparing for whatever comes our way. At Greatway Financial, we believe it’s this preparedness that is key—a valuable trait that requires a strong work ethic.
Willingness to lean on resources
No matter how gifted or intelligent you are, you’ll never have all the abilities you need to reach your full potential–at least, not on your own. In a large part, making money and managing wealth includes finding resources and using them effectively. More importantly, finding those resources requires acknowledging and accepting your limitations—something that many highly intelligent individuals seem to struggle with.
At Greatway Financial, we know there’s so much power in asking for help when you need it. Learning how to delegate tasks and enlist in collaborative efforts to solve problems and succeed doesn’t mean your own gifts aren’t good enough—it means you understand your own limitations and you’ve discovered how to dynamically overcome them.
Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: जानिए क्या है आरोग्य वन, एकता मॉल और पोषक पार्क की खासियत
It costs no money and requires no genius to simply be kind. Outside of the interpersonal benefits, choosing kindness may also boost financial success. Why? When you’re the sort of person who makes others feel cared for and valued, they’re more likely to open doors for you. Those doors will lead to a multitude of rich benefits—new relationships, engaging opportunities, and more—but they will also likely present you opportunities for success in the realms of business and wealth acquisition.
Capitalizing on your own personability, intelligence and kindness contribute to profitable in this digital era. In the next 10 years alone, experts project that AI will fully automate many warehouses, manufacturing, research, pharmaceutical, and advertising jobs.
In a job landscape that is evolving quickly towards automation, personability and the ability to connect with becomes more valuable than ever.
The bottom line? If you learn how to deliver value and engage meaningfully with the individuals in your social circles and beyond and strive to fill their needs, you’ll find the money follows regardless of how you performed in school or how smart you are.
(Disclaimer: The article is sponsored, and hence promotes some commercial links.)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine a seeking direction to the Election Commission to de-register a political party, which fails to comply with the court's direction to disclose criminal antecedents of candidates fielded in polls. Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay requested a bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and Hima Kohli to list the petition urgently, against the backdrop of the ongoing election process. He contended that nomination for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election has started, and the political parties and candidates are brazenly violating the top court judgments.
After briefly hearing Upadhyay, the bench said: "We will consider it... will give a date".
The plea argued that allowing criminals to stand for election threatens democracy and secularism. | Wikipedia
The plea claimed that the cause of action for filing the plea arose after the Samajwadi Party fielded alleged gangster Nahid Hasan from Kairana but neither published his criminal records in electronic, print and social media nor the reason for his selection within 48 hours. On February 13, last year, Shamli police imposed the Gangster Act on Nahid Hasan, who is a two-time MLA from Kairana. "He (Hasan) has multiple criminal cases and is the 'mastermind' behind the Hindu exodus from Kairana. There are many criminal cases including fraud and extortion, and he was declared a fugitive by Special MLA-MP Court," the plea said.
The plea argued that the consequences of permitting criminals to contest and become legislators are extremely serious for democracy and secularism. The plea sought a direction to the Election Commission to take steps to ensure that every political party publishes the details regarding criminal cases of each candidate along with the reason for such selection on the homepage of its official website in bold letters within 48 hours in the spirit of top court orders passed on September 25, 2018, and February 2, 2020. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: uttar pradesh assembly election, hima kohli, justices a.s. bopanna, chief justice n.v. ramana, political party, election commission, the supreme court, tainted candidates, action, plea)
There will be no chief guest at the Republic Day parade this year also as the plan to host state heads of five Central Asian countries -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- seems to have been cancelled due to the Covid situation in India as well as in the respective nations. Though the Ministry of External Affairs is yet to confirm this officially.
If the guests arrive, then this would be the second time when India hosts a group of state heads as the chief guests on the Republic Day. In 2018, state heads of ASEAN countries graced the occasion with their presence. Apart from Kazakhstan, none of these countries' state heads had been invited as the chief guests on the Republic Day. In 2009, Kazakhstan's then president Nursultan Nazarbayev was the Chief Guest.
The Government of India is in no mood to take any risk to invite any foreign guest.Unsplash
As per sources, due to the corona situation, the Government of India is in no mood to take any risk to invite any foreign guest, so the plan seems to have been cancelled. Last year, British Prime minister Boris Johnson was invited for the same, but later cancelled due to rising corona cases in the UK.
In the past, there have been occasions when the Republic Day ceremony was celebrated without any foreign guest. In 1966, there was no foreign chief guest in the Republic Day parade ceremony as the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had passed away in Tashkent in January, and Indira Gandhi took oath as Prime Minister on January 24. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : chief, guest, Republic Day, parade, India, January, pandemic, 2022, host, nation, guest, invite, foreign, occasion, presence, celebrate.)
A team of scientists from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found a cure for those suffering from chronic wounds, particularly with diabetic foot ulcers. The team led by Prof Gopal Nath of the department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, said that wounds that took months and years to heal, could now be cured in days or months. The findings of study have been published in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, US.
Prof Nath said that a wound is defined as a breach in the skin or body tissues due to injury. An acute wound is defined as a "recent break that is yet to progress through sequential stages of healing". The wounds where normal healing process is stalled due to underlying pathology (vascular and diabetes) or infection beyond three months is defined as chronic wound. While chronic wounds always get infected, the contaminated wounds are reasonably susceptible to infection.
A significant improvement could be achieved in the form of complete wound epithelization within a few weeks.Towfiqu barbhuiya / Unsplash
Infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and biofilm formation halt healing progress. These wounds cause significant psychological and physical morbidity. The traditional treatment strategies often succeed in healing wounds, he said adding that many wounds have been observed recalcitrant to them, leading to persistence and recurrent infections. Search for alternatives to antibiotics has now become a compulsion. Fortunately, bacteriophage therapy is a re-emerging solution to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Prof Nath's team carried out phage therapy of acute and chronic infected wounds in animals and clinical studies. It showed efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a mice wound model. Furthermore, they evaluated the efficacy of phage cocktails in animal models' acute and chronic osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. They also observed biofilm eradication from K wire in rabbits' wound infection model. Clinical trials of phage therapy initiated by the BHU have reported the efficacy of topical phage in healing chronic wounds in three prospective exploratory studies and no adverse events mimicking the results in vivo animal models.
Scientists have found a cure for those suffering from diabetic foot ulcers. Unsplash
A clinical study by Gupta demonstrated the significant role of bacteriophage therapy in the chronic wounds associated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study employed a total of twenty patients with chronic non-healing ulcers for more than six weeks duration. A significant improvement could be achieved in the form of complete wound epithelization within a few weeks. Another study, employing 48 patients having a minimum of one eligible full-thickness wound that did not heal in six weeks with convention wound management, showed the promising result, and significant improvement was observed in the wound healing.
The study projected that specific phage therapy is equally effective regardless of the diabetic or non-diabetic status of the patient though the healing was relatively delayed in diabetic patients. Another successful study has shown encouraging results on healing process of infected acute traumatic wounds. The average number of days required for complete granulation of wounds and attaining sterility and healing was half compared to conventional therapy. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : scientists, cure, chronic, wound, suffer, ulcer, diabetes, healing, pathology, health, infection, bacteria, study, patient, therapy, successful.)
- Cheap source of Electricity? Indian Scientist makes a Cell that can ... ›
- IIT-Kanpur scholar wins Young Geospatial Scientist award ... ›