I don’t think most people think about their finances from a portfolio construction perspective. I think most people fixate on saving money first and then *maybe* they buy a house or invest in index funds. Most people never think about investing in high-risk / high-reward asset classes. And these are the investments that are life changing and make people really wealthy. Just to be clear, when I say “these”, I’m talking about high-risk / high-return assets, not necessarily angel investing, and there are all kinds of high-risk / high-return assets.
If you don’t have an investment mindset, change it — regardless of what profession you are in. Your salary doesn’t make you wealthy.