By P. T. Barnum
P. T. Barnum, the good American showman of the nineteenth century, wrote this brief e-book approximately making and maintaining cash. He definitely had existence reports that qualify him for the subject--he began a small newspaper in his twenties, got and reworked a museum right into a showplace for curiosities, equipped a circus empire that gave performances in the US and Europe, promoted a appearing journey of a singer, fell into debt within the 1850s and pulled himself out via lecture excursions, was once a mayor, and based a health center. Excerpts: "Those who fairly wish to reach an independence, have basically to set their minds upon it, and undertake the right kind capability, as they do in regard to the other item which they need to complete, and the article is definitely performed. yet besides the fact that effortless it can be stumbled on to generate profits, i've got doubtless lots of my hearers will agree it's the such a lot tough factor on this planet to maintain it. ... precise financial system is composed in continually making the source of revenue exceed the out-go." "Unless a guy enters upon the vocation meant for him through nature, and most suitable to his ordinary genius, he can't be triumphant. i'm blissful to think that most of people do locate their correct vocation. but we see many that have flawed their calling..." His suggestion is indicated by means of the bankruptcy titles: do not MISTAKE YOUR VOCATION, decide on the precise position, keep away from DEBT, PERSEVERE, no matter what YOU DO, DO IT WITH all of your could, USE the simplest instruments, do not get ABOVE your enterprise, examine whatever helpful, allow desire PREDOMINATE, yet BE now not TOO VISIONARY, don't SCATTER YOUR POWERS, BE SYSTEMATIC, learn THE NEWSPAPERS, watch out for "OUTSIDE OPERATIONS", do not INDORSE with no safeguard, market it your corporation, "DON'T learn the opposite SIDE", BE well mannered and type for your buyers, BE CHARITABLE, do not BLAB, look after YOUR INTEGRITY. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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A good-looking, lazy young fellow, was the apprentice boy, Horatio. " "I—think—I—have," he drawled out. " The creditor goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning better off than when he retired to bed, because his interest has increased during the night, but you grow poorer while you are sleeping, for the interest is accumulating against you. Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master. When you have it mastering you; when interest is constantly piling up against you, it will keep you down in the worst kind of slavery.
I never had ingenuity enough to whittle a cider tap so it would not leak. I never could make a pen that I could write with, or understand the principle of a steam engine. If a man was to take such a boy as I was, and attempt to make a watchmaker of him, the boy might, after an apprenticeship of five or seven years, be able to take apart and put together a watch; but all through life he would be working up hill and seizing every excuse for leaving his work and idling away his time. Watchmaking is repulsive to him.
You may make some excuse or get in debt elsewhere to pay it, but that only involves you the deeper. A good-looking, lazy young fellow, was the apprentice boy, Horatio. " "I—think—I—have," he drawled out. " The creditor goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning better off than when he retired to bed, because his interest has increased during the night, but you grow poorer while you are sleeping, for the interest is accumulating against you. Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master.