There is a reason that some people succeed and you don’t
It has nothing to do with their current financial situation, their upbringing, or their intelligence.
The reason that someone else is succeeding and you aren’t is that they are working their ass off while you are sitting at home watching Lost.
I didn’t have to work today. Actually, I wanted to sit at home and watch reruns of Lost, but I got up and went to the library at 7:00 AM, because I had a goal of getting a product created and available for sale by the end of the week. I am almost there, but it is because I did what many others don’t do . . . I got up and started working toward my goal.
What did I get done today that moved me forward?
Since 7:30 this morning, I have:
- Set up a personal VPN
- Wrote, edited, and posted this blog post
- Drafted three other blog posts
- Edited three additional blog posts I have been working on
- Edited a 39 page workbook
- Set up a new website
- Wrote the draft of my sales page
- Read 50 pages of Alan Weiss’ new book
- Sent a draft of my product to my accountability partner
- Had lunch with my girlfriend
I don’t say this to brag. I say this because I think it is important to demonstrate how much you personally can get done when you put your mind to it. The problem is the people that think that sitting around doing nothing is going to get them rich. They believe that they can think their way to riches or outsource their product creation to someone.
The Problem with the 4-Hour Work Week
I have nothing wrong with Tim Ferriss or the success he has had with the 4-Hour Work Week (Amazon Affiliate Link). I am actually a huge fan of what he has accomplished and what he strives to inspire others to do. What I have a problem with are the people that think that creating a product or service is about outsourcing everything on elance for as cheaply as possible then sitting around on a beach while the money rolls in.
What outsourcing knowledge and product creation does is create a large volume of cookie cutter products devoid of originality and value. If you sit down and read4-Hour Work Week (Amazon Affiliate Link) and other books that have copied Tim’s idea, you will see that working 4 hours a week is not done on the front end. It is done after you have built a portfolio of knowledge and products that can be developed into an automated system for delivering that knowledge and product to your customers.
Are you looking at the amount of work you are putting in?
So if you are wondering why your boat hasn’t arrived, maybe you need to look at the amount of work you are putting.
Are you actively learning and developing new products and services as much as possible every day?
If not, don’t you think it’s time to get off your butt and get to work?
Stay tuned and hold on tight, because I am gong to have some more on this topic and how you can get off your butt and create a product in the coming weeks.
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