Here it is.
Here is The Secret to Wealth.
(and it might really be a secret to almost everyone.)
In a series of articles will show you specifically how wealthy and successful people (who didn’t inherit their wealth) think and what they do to get that way.
In addition, you’ll find out what kind of thinking and actions cause the opposite to happen. I doubt anyone has ever opened up about all of this in the past.
And I’ll show you the *Laws* of Wealth Building, Thinking and Success that are scientific, are provable/disprovable, and have been tested. In other words…what’s here is what works. Period.
Most Likely to Succeed
Let’s begin with a simple yet frustrating scenario.
Imagine you have One Million Dollars in the bank.
Imagine a friend has $10,000 in the bank.
You both want to go into business and both have equal skills and talents in sales, marketing, advertising, product development, etc.
You both need to tap your bank account for $10,000 for inventory for your new store.
Who is more likely to succeed?
If you said the person with One Million Dollars in the bank, you are correct.
Every successful person will experience plenty of success and failure. I’d like to think of an exception, but I can’t.
The difference between successful people and failures can be quantified in about 15-20 factors. Starting capital is a big one.
The reason I start here is to tell you the first *Law* of Wealth Building, Thinking and Success:
The First *Law* of Wealth Building, Thinking and Success
*Law* 1: Life is not fair.
There is no required justice in the universe. Good people with good intentions aren’t given a break over unkind people with bad intentions. Nice people don’t necessarily finish last, but they certainly don’t finish first because they are nice. (Dang…I wish.)
In fact, there is plenty of evidence to support the assertion that people who break the rules and do anything to get ahead, in money, in education, just about anything, will indeed tend to get “more.”
- Steroids helped baseball players make 10 times the money they would have made without the steroids.Over the last decade, the majority of the handful of successful homerun hitters in baseball cheated. A minority of the successful homerun hitters didn’t cheat.
- Life is not fair also means, that bad things happen to good people.
- It means that you don’t have total control over your destiny.
- It means chance or “luck” WILL play a role in your life and you can’t control that either.
- Life is not fair means that you could just as easily be born in a rich country like the USA, UK, Sweeden, Luxemborg….as you can in Ethiopia, Chad, Vietnam, Haiti.
- Life is not fair means that people with more money and better physical appearance have HUGE advantages in all forms of competition in the real world.
- Life is not fair is understood by all successful people.
- Life is not fair means that better quality (Apple Computers) doesn’t always mean more sales than a competitor (PC’s) lesser quality products and services.
- Life is not fair means that your child might be autistic and live next door to a kid who has every physical and mental advantage on the planet. Your child might be severely handicapped and the kid next door ends up in the Olympics.
That IS how life works in the universe. It isn’t “fair” and in the majority of cases, it isn’t your fault.
Understanding that life is not fair is a core principle in wealth building and successful living.
When you understand life is not fair, you don’t feel guilt, shame or self pity.
What you do develop is compassion for those who life has been VERY unfair to.
In Kevin Hogan’s world view, compassion for others, empathy for those who hurt is worth as much as any amount of money that can be pocketed….but for now let’s get back to wealth….
Back to the scenario….You have $10,000 to invest in inventory and even if you work twice as hard as the millionaire next door, the odds are stacked against you.
Does that mean you CAN’T succeed?
Not at all.
My Mom never said that her kids would grow up and be rich. Her mantra was, “We will survive.” And just believing that, believing that we wouldn’t have to go to the orphanage in Waukegan was a lot of hope to grab onto. There was no talk of “success”. In retrospect it wasn’t possible at the specific time. It was about surviving. And if we accomplished surviving then maybe….
And not everyone in the family survived. My stepdad died. (My Father had left permanently a few years earlier.) Life is not fair. He was 46 when he died.
(And of course there are children who will die today who deserve to live long and happy lives.)
4 of her 5 children grew up to earn annual six figure incomes. Those kids beat the odds. None of them “tried to get rich.” Survival was where it all started.
We thought a LOT more about NOT wanting what we had lived through than we EVER thought about what was possible.
And survival skills through an unfair life caused just that: Survival.
If you can survive the bad things that happen in life through your survival skills, then you can draw from those skills to actually win in life.
If you can’t, you lose.
In fact, survival can be FAR MORE DIFFICULT than succeeding.
And there is NO SHAME in surviving.
In fact, if you’ve been through hell and survived, know that means that given a level playing field, you might just easily succeed and given life’s uneven playing field, you can keep using the same skills to ultimately succeed.
The guy with One Million Dollars in the bank has 100 chances to succeed where the guy with $10,000 in the bank has only one chance. (100 x 10,000 = 1,000,000)
Of course….that’s just at that kind of business.
There are a number of businesses that can be “started,” that can lead to wealth…without any significant capital.
In fact, NEVER in history has this been more true than in 2007.
But we’ll come back to that later…
Life is Unfair means that assuming bad things happen to people in roughly the same proportion given similar circumstances, you’d much rather have 100 shots than one.
A big bank account helps you get past mistakes and failures without succumbing.
Advantages are called advantages because they give the holder an advantage…pretty simple…
And that is part of Life is Unfair.
The person in the ghetto does NOT have the same opportunity that someone in Beverly Hills has. The probability for success is MUCH greater for the person in Beverly Hills.
BUT, that doesn’t mean that the person in the ghetto can’t succeed. It’s a MORE DIFFICULT process to succeed but the person growing up in the poor environment CAN succeed.
Four out of five….
And that said, the devastatingly poor ghetto child in Cuba probably can’t succeed even if he gets to the United States, because we’ll ship him back to Cuba where he will grow up in slums that make American ghettos seem like Beverly Hills.
Damn foreigners wanting a chance at freedom where success IS possible…how dare they….send ’em back where they belong…
Life is Unfair…
As soon as someone in a FREE (or mostly free/capitalistic) country understands this and embraces it. you have nothing or no one to “blame” for anything. The universe isn’t “fair.” End of story. Get busy.
Ever check into the success rate of Asians who immigrate to America?
Can’t speak a lick of English and in less than 5 years are earning what the US-Born’s are making…and not long after that, the income exceeds, significantly that of what Americans make.
Survival skills in Vietnam’s impoverished culture translate to success skills in a free country with opportunity.
Best Result: There are no guilt emotions. No shame…when you understand that life is not fair.
You didn’t do this to yourself (probably) so you don’t have to beat yourself up. Get busy….
The Second *Law* of Wealth Building, Thinking and Success
*Law* 2: Action is the representation of thought or re-action at some level in the mind and only through action can you succeed.
You definitely can Think and GROW Rich but you can’t THINK and GET RICH.
“Grow” implies and means: planting, watering, fertilizing, tending, reaping, collecting, saving, preparing….
Action is the GENESIS of success and wealth building.
The Law of Action indicates that actions taken CAN lead to successes, although they more typically lead to failure.
The Law of INACTION indicates that non-action leads to failure.
You and I can’t “THINK” something into our life.
Conscious thought CAN cause AWARENESS of opportunity.
Actions taken mean you have a chance. You have a shot.
The more logically-taken actions…the more well-planned actions taken…. increase your chances of success. Although if you truly want to succeed, you must realize that most actions do NOT lead to success. As soon as you adopt THAT belief you have lost the battle.
The fact that the majority of actions fail is crucial to remaining motivated and certain that you can succeed by surviving first.
The Third *Law* of Wealth Building,Thinking and Success
*Law* 3: Rational Thinking Supersedes Feelings.
The mere belief that you might follow your feelings instead of thinking logically all but eliminates any hope for success or wealth.
Only people who act in spite of their feelings will become wealthy and succeed.
People who act because or when they “feel good,” become addicts or give up and don’t develop a skill set to acquire much of anything.
Almost everything that causes wealth and success includes many factors that don’t and never do feel good.
This is why the fourth law,
The Fourth *Law* of Success
*Law* 4: The Law of Doing What You Love
…is so important.
Because you can’t let your feelings guide your life into the addict’s realm of thinking, you MUST do something you love, you like or you are willing to become very good at, if you want to become wealthy and succeed.
Unexpected checks, for the most part, don’t exist.
There aren’t a lot of people out there writing checks to stupid people who are visualizing and feeling good about receiving them.
People who Do What They Love, Like or are Good At, produce enough of what they love that other people might catch fire and buy it.
If you did ONE thing today that would impact the rest of your life it would be to write down the things you love, like or are willing to get REALLY good at.
And then next week we’ll talk about the next *Laws* of Wealth Building, Thinking and Success!
How Can YOU Generate Time to Have It All?
How can you be not 20% more productive or twice as productive, but 1000% more productive, and also give your time and love to the people that matter in your life… AND remember your SELF. You need to give yourself time as well. How do you do it? How can you make it all happen?
In this program, as in no other, I’m going to reveal precisely what I do and how I do it. I’m going to show you specifically how (for example) to generate enough words and valuable thought to fill a volume of Encyclopedia Britannica… to find time to have family and multiple streams of income…to leave a legacy and people saying, “Thank you…” and the specifics to make it all happen.
I don’t think there is much more important than creating time for the things you want in life…the things you get to do. People yearn for free time while I watch it right next to them…withering away as they walk through life with a blindfold on. There is not just free time but freedom to be had for the taking.
KEY: I will show you my system of time management (ok, it’s really a Time Production System where I generate time for things out of thin air…and I guarantee you that no one has ever shown you this before…because few people really get it.)
There is no point to working at a job for the rest of your life and then retiring. Where’s the here-and-now enjoyment there? There is no point in living a life without loving. What you are called to do is to create, to design, to sculpt a wonderful life.
That isn’t to say that each day curve balls won’t come at you. They always will. They throw you off target. They do the same for me. They can take you out for a short period of time or they can take you permanently. I’m going to show you how to get everything done and more. Because life is more than the to do list. It is about living richly as you move through life…
There IS a “to do” list in life but there is also a “get to do list” that no one ever gets to!!! I want to show you what a “get to do” list looks like and how to make your own.
You will be able to produce or create as much as you want to produce or create. You will be able to have the formula for multiple streams of income laid out for you in simple terms. Nothing complex. Follow the formula and you won’t need to rely on anyone anywhere for your security and your future. The foundation of life long security.
This isn’t a time management seminar. That would be something I could show you how to do in a book. I don’t manage my time. I live a lifestyle. This is a lifestyle program that you have to feel. Living a life where you can have it all is something you need to FEEL…and feel it you will.
All that it requires is you, your heart, a pen and the Production System Workbook to write the recipes that will lead you to a life where you get to do some pretty amazing things.