Liu Feng Shui Grand View is a philosophy defining 130 factors that affect who you are. This is the twenty-sixth article in a series presenting all 130 factors. Please refer to the first article for a complete introduction to this series. Today we will discuss Ability to Make a Living.

Two Mine Workers Standing Back to BackWhat do Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and John D. Rockefeller have in common? Believe it or not, they all received minimal formal education. Rockefeller and Ford barely finished high school, Lincoln was self-taught, Jobs attended six months of college, and Churchill was a dismal student. Yet, because they were able to develop their own special abilities, they became highly accomplished people in their respective fields.

As important as book smarts are, it is not the determining factor in a person's ability to make money. As long as a person has useful skills that can serve others, and they know how to innovate and connect with the people who need them, they can be just as accomplished as someone with a professional degree.

Likewise, a person can be highly educated but have poor skills for making a living. Their education alone is not enough to help them become self-sufficient. Despite a formal education, some people suffer in their business or even go bankrupt because they do not think critically, look outside the box, socialize, organize, or market themselves.

Take a tip from the ten people in the link below who are considered successful in spite of not easily fitting into traditional education because they appreciated and developed their unique abilities.