Saturday, April 21, 2007

A common symptom of herd-mentality...

I talked to a network marketer the other day who actually made the comment that they weren't ready to go fulltime yet because "their employer offered such great benefits".

I actually laughed out loud. He didn't ask why and I didn't offer to explain.

But that was actually quite funny to me. Here's someone who -- by his own admission -- is actually staying at a job he doesn't like . . . working hours he hates . . . . and earning an income that is barely enough to live indoors . . .

...and yet he's willing to continue to sell 1/2 of his waking hours to his employer because they offer "such great benefits".

So, I had to ask. What are these "great benefits" that was so attractive that he was willing to sell his birthright for a bowl of company porridge?

Two weeks vacation annually.
A 401k program which the company will match his investment only up to $2k per year.
And normal group insurance that still costs him $75 per week out of his paycheck.

Let me put this into perspective: as a Summit Advisor with Liberty League International, I took a total of SEVEN vacation weeks last year. Not to mention that I rarely work more than 25 hours a week in the first place.

The idea that his employer is pitching in $2k per YEAR (yes, that's per YEAR) is a drop in the bucket to the amount I've been able to invest from my Liberty League Income in the last 30 days.

And insurance? Well, put it this way: when you reach the point where you're earning a strong five-figure income every month (or every week!)....well, you can pay for your own insurance. I pay for our BCBS health insurance premiums out of my pocket and they're ridiculously affordable, even if you compare them to group rates.

So, yeah. I laughed.

Because here's my idea of "great benefits":

Waking up every morning with no alarm clock.
Being able to earn money from anywhere in the world with a cellphone and a laptop.
The fact that my kids aren't being raised by $8/hour daycare workers.
That my 10mo old baby already has more stamps in his passport than I had when I was 27.
That my son celebrated his 9th birthday in Cancun. My oldest will celebrate his birthday this year in a private box at a Braves game. And my youngest will celebrate his 1st birthday this year in Sydney, Australia.

Those are great benefits.

If you don't have them, you deserve to get them. But your employer doesn't offer them. Find out how you can live this kind of lifestyle starting NOW.

Employment is great for some people. But, not for you. Not if you're still reading this entry. Because the fact that you're still reading this is the best evidence that you KNOW you deserve a better life than you're getting from being another rat in the rat race.

Find out how to create wealth from home in just 20 hours a week. I did. I'll show you how.

Tony Rush
Summit Advisor,
Liberty League International

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

There are two kinds of people in the world....

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of people in the world: leaders and followers. Decide at the beginning whether you intend to be a leader or remain a follower. The difference in income is vast.

The follower cannot reasonably expect the compensation which a leader is entitlted to...although may followers make the mistake of expecting such pay.

And it's no disgrace to be a follower. On the other hand, remaining a follower isn't a credit, either. Most great leaders began in the capacity as a follower. They become great leaders because they were intelligent followers.

With few exceptions, the person who cannot follow a leader cannot BECOME an efficient leader. The person who can follow a leader most efficiently is usually the person who develops their leadership abilities faster.

So...which group are you in? Which group are you committed to staying in?

Tony Rush