Knowledge is your greatest ASSET.  That statement only makes sense, if you know what an ASSET is.  Here is the wealth accumulation definition of that word.  The only definition that will make you wealthy.  ASSETS are anything, that puts money in YOUR pocket, on a regular basis.

Knowledge fits that definition like no other.  Not only that, knowledge is the most portable asset there is.  It is available to you all the time, even when you are sleeping.  Maintaining it costs really nothing, because as long as you are alive, it is there.  It is also one of the most neglected assets in the world.

Knowledge is also the simplest answer to all the problems we, as a species, face.  Something as complex as over population, can be solved with knowledge.  For example: Statistics show, that the birth rate in countries that educate women, is the lowest.  Looks like a simple solution to me.  Respect women, and let them get, and use knowledge.  Over population is solved.

I will admit, that means we have to have more knowledgeable men first.

But what is Knowledge?  In many countries, it is matched to Education.  The more letters you have behind your name the “Smarter” you are.  The higher the grade number you have the better.  Is this truly an accurate measurement of knowledge??

But what is the reality?   I see the reality of Einstein’s quote “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Every day in the classroom.  I see really intelligent students who get poor marks because they just don’t think the way that the education system wants them to think.

Einstein also said “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”  I bring that to my class.  If we learn the most from our mistakes, shouldn’t the class room be a place where we don’t punish mistakes??  In our education system, you loose marks for a mistake.  And if you make enough mistakes, you fail, and are deemed stupid.  Which is stupid?  The student who drops out and uses knowledge to becomes a success, (Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, etc) or the system that doesn’t understand how humans learn?

The other question is, are educational institutions the only place to learn anything?  Reality says NO!!!  Especially now.  We have the internet.  This allows you to access some of the smartest people in any field. You just have to find which sites are really full of knowledge, and which ones are full of … you know what.

This is especially true for learning about money and wealth.  The education system is a bust on this subject.  Yes, they teach accounting, and Business administration, etc.  But do they teach you how to accumulate wealth??  NO.  How can someone teach business, who has never owned a business???  I will quote Einstein again: “The only source of knowledge is experience.”

I love to learn, and doubt I will ever stop learning.  Teaching, I have found, is an incredible way to learn.  Students may not know the subject, but they always bring a new approach.  I just signed up for an advanced course in how to do Technical Analysis of stocks.  I am really looking forward to it.  I chose their courses because, the free information they offered, is actually useful.  It may not be the details, but it is enough to know, that they know their stuff.  The other reason I chose this course, is that they also have a dedicated person who you can help you with questions.  Any human can learn.  But only a Human can really teach.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

The course is not from a school, it is from someone who actually does it.  It is not cheap.  It shouldn’t be.  Everything you know, cost you something to learn.  Not knowing, usually costs you way more.

NEVER NEGLECT YOUR GREATEST ASSET!!  Feel proud of what you know!!  And NEVER stop learning.  I leave you with a couple more Einstein quotes I like: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”  “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”