Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Is this "reasonable"? Heavens, no! That's why it works!

That's George Bernard Shaw over on the right, there.

I like him. He's famous for -- among other things -- he once said, "I've gotten rich by thinking a couple of times a week.

I love it. And that's the kind of people I like learning from.

So, let me tell you a story....

I'm thinking back three-and-a-half years ago. I went to a presentation call that explained how I -- me -- a former Waldenbooks bookstore clerk -- could actually get started in a home business and earn $250,000 in my first year.

And I "got" it.

I got started...and sure enough, I followed the system working part-time hours and made $15,000 in net profit in my first 30 days.

And I had to think....who the heck wouldn't do this??

And here's the answer: REASONABLE people wouldn't do this!

Yeah, that's right. "Reasonable" people won't do this.

What do I mean? Well, let's go back to our friend Mr. Shaw (above) and see what he says:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Read that again. Do you get it? The only progress that takes place in the world comes from the "unreasonableness" of men.

See, let me share this with you: it's not "reasonable" for someone to think they can actually earn $250,000 in a year in a home business! Not when the "average" person is squeaking by on $30,000 per year and working 50-60 hours a week.

Heavens no! That's totally unreasonable!

So, why is it that the average person has this "disconnect" between what they SAY they want....and what they're willing to do?

Here's the answer: the number one enemy of the "unreasonable" man is the masses. The "herd" of people who think like all the rest and constantly look at each other for approval.

In fact, since we're quoting famous people, here's one from a guy you may have heard of: Albert Einstein.
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses, instead, to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

And see that's what Liberty League is all about. It's about people who are willing to be UNREASONABLE in their desire for a better life and they're willing to break free from the masses.

See, I can't be of any service to the "herd". Why? Because they cling to mediocrity. They cling to their comfort zone. Because they don't have a goal. They don't have any confidence in their ability to create their own life.

They worship "familiarity". They seek approval from their broke, miserable, pissed-off friends, family and neighbors and -- unless they change -- they will die broke.

Not "might die broke"....WILL die broke. There is no success for the mediocre person....that's why they're called "mediocre".

But the wonderful news is that Liberty League International is not in the business of trying to change the minds of the masses. No! We're not looking to convince people to play big in life....we're looking for people who have already decided to play big in life...and they're just looking for a place to do that.

Does that make me "better" than the reasonable, mediocre people? Of course not. I used to be one of them. And anyone can choose a different life at any moment.

But, until they do.....well, thank you for continuing to work in the jobs that I don't want to do. I don't like mowing my yard and I'm happy to pay someone else to do it who doesn't want to be a millionaire. And I'll pay him well! And give him a tip! I'm grateful that someone wants to wash my car....and I'm happy to pay him well, too! And give him a big tip, too!

Unreasonableness. It wasn't reasonable for Bill Gates to decide to put a computer in ever office in the world. It wasn't reasonable for Coca-Cola to want a bottle of their product in every refrigerator in the world.

And, no....it's not reasonable for you to want to work 15-20 hours a week and earn more money in a month than most people make in a year.

It's completely unreasonable. And that's why it works.

Tony Rush
Executive Marketing Council,
Liberty League International

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