Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Get Rich Quick?

You've heard the phrase. We've all been taught that we need to avoid anything that sounds like you can "get rich quick". But, like most cliches, this one gets repeated alot but no one really talks about its meaning.

What is rich? What is quick? Let's look at this. Because it might not mean what you think!

Right now, in America, the average income is around $100 a day. Around $36,000 a year. Taxes cost the average American about 49.20% so they're actually only bringing home about $18,000 a year. And with most Americans deep in debt and in a backward growth trend, it's not surprising that most people can't retire. The sad truth is that most Americans only stop working when they die or when someone else starts taking care of them.

So, let's look at this in terms of "getting rich quick"...

  1. On the one hand, someone can start working when they're 20 and be dead or dead broke within 40 years.
  2. On the other hand, there are millions of of stories of people who start a home business, create a new income stream and are able to become debt free and financially independent. It happens every day.

Now, think about it: when the average American can't get rich with the "Forty Year Plan" and someone else can become financially independent within 6 months to two years in Liberty League International....

...yes, I think it's safe to say that's "getting rich quickER".

So, why do we have such a distaste for the phrase "get rich quick"? Well, I don't use it and you probably don't either. But, be honest: don't most of us want to reach a large financial goal and begin enjoying it as quickly as we can? Does anyone really want to grow a beard while waiting for an income to show up?

So, if what you'd REALLY like is a massive boost of income as quickly as possible.....isn't that the same as saying that you'd like to "get rich quick"? Think about it. :)

So, where did we get programmed to think that it's wrong to want to "get rich quick"? Simple:

From people who think like consumers, not like merchants.
From people who think that the only way to make alot of money is to work hard.
From people who teach that the only way to be successful is to go to college and get a degree.
From people who believe that the best plan for success is to get a job with a big company, work for 40 years and then retire with a gold watch.
From people who don't understand that making money is simple and somewhat easy when you know how.

Get rich quick? You be the judge. When someone can get started in a home business and start earning multiple $1,000 commissions in their first week, I think that qualifies as a legitimate, ethical and honest way to definitely reach the finish line ahead of your next-door neighbor.

After all....if you're not doing something drastically different from your friends, neighbors and relatives....it's likely you'll end up in the same boat as they are.

Take a look at your peer group sometime. How are they doing? Is that the boat you want to be in?

Tony Rush

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