Robert Kiyosaki, in the popular Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, tells a wonderful story to illustrate the importance of creating and controlling leveraged financial systems if you have a desire to be wealthy.
Carrying buckets certainly works, but only up to a point. It is an inefficient way to get work done. You are limited by your availability of time as well as your capability to perform a task. “Carrying buckets” represents a “job” or “self-employment.” Your results show a rather limited return for your efforts unless you are a highly paid entertainer, sports star, etc.
A “pipeline” describes an effective system that is implemented to deliver a product or service. It is not limited by the constraints of your time or efforts. It is a “business,” and done correctly, has the potential to create a fortune.
Think pipelines. It is one of the most important, fundamental concepts necessary for the average person to build an outstanding business.