Wise & Wealthy: Comparing yourself and creating digital products

Welcome to Wise & Wealthy: A weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this every Monday and every other Thursday.

#9 – June 2, 2022

Was this shared with you? Sign up here:


I’m hearing a lot of stories from people who want to make a career change. Something that’s more sustainable and enjoyable.

Over the past two years, a lot of things have changed. A lot of people felt the urge to do work that promised them the highest salary.

Now, I’m seeing more people who’d rather chase their dream, even if it pays less. We realize that life is short and hectic. We’d rather do something we enjoy.

That’s a great objective. The problem is that many people get sucked back into the rat race. I’ve seen a lot of people who started working towards their goals give up after a while because they got distracted.

They start comparing themselves to others and think, “Why is that person a multi-millionaire after creating one piece of art? Why not me?”

That’s dangerous. As soon as you catch yourself thinking those thoughts, stop. Focus on yourself.

Remember why you pursued something. I had many of those moments since I started chasing my dream of becoming a full-time writer. In my latest article, I share my thoughts on this subject.

Want to Succeed? Stop Comparing Yourself to Others


Everyone with a computer and internet access can create digital products today. The entry barrier is very low. But simply creating a digital product/service doesn’t mean people will pay for it. 

When we’re looking to create a digital product/service, the first question we should ask ourselves is this: “Why do I want to start an online business?” 

If the answer is “to make money,” then starting a business is not the right move.

A business does not exist to generate money for its creator. Peter Drucker famously said, “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”

You can’t create or keep a customer if your business doesn’t provide value. That’s what entrepreneurship is all about: Value.

The more value you provide, the more revenue you generate.

So focus on creating an excellent product or service. It’s not enough that your business is “good enough.” That’s the quickest way to fail.

↳ Essential Guide To Making Digital Products People Will Pay For

One interesting thing

digitalbusiness.school, my course for starting/growing a business that unlocks your freedom and gives you joy, is closing for registration tonight.

The last registration day is usually when the majority of my students join. I’m like that as well. While I don’t like to procrastinate, I do like to read all the materials before I buy something. 

We want to make sure we benefit from a purchase before we spend money.

If you’re sure you will benefit from digitalbusiness.school, but not sure about when you should start, then I invite you to join today.

I want you to know that starting a business is not as daunting as it may seem.

Even if you don’t have experience, ideas, time, or knowledge, you can do it with this program.

Registration only opens once a year. If you missed today’s deadline, you won’t be able to sign up until next year.

Register here: digitalbusiness.school

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.

All the best,


Join the 7-day Stay Centered challenge

I’ve created a one-week email course that you can do together with a group. It’s called Stay Centered, and it will help you to reclaim focus and live a meaningful life.

When you’re centered, nothing can hurt you. You will have inner peace no matter what happens.

How to unlock Stay Centered

You can join the challenge for free. Every day, you’ll receive a short email with a small challenge that inspires you to live better. 

I highly recommend sharing it with your friends so you can go through the program together. I did it with my team, which was a lot of fun. 

Join here: dariusforoux.com/stay-centered

Read Next: