Get Rich Quick? Yeah, Right
Copyright (c) 2009-2012 Scott Bywater
On Friday night a mate of mine came up from Melbourne.
And we were talking about a variety of different things when the topic came up of “get rich quick” and I said to him “Do you know anyone who has ever managed to get rich quick and without putting the effort in?”
He answered no.
Now we both have a friend who used to wish for just that.
He is still wishing.
So here’s the next thing to think about when someone tries to sell you on the concept you can great untold riches by this time next month.
Do you know anyone else who has managed to do this without putting in the effort?
Now of course, I know plenty of people who have created incredible amounts of wealth – and often far faster than what the average person achieved.
But there’s usually a few reasons for it –
1. They work incredibly long hours.
2. They have already had success in another venture and use their knowledge and experience to plough into their new venture.
3. They never stop thinking about their venture. They are passionate, excited, disciplined, etc.
One things is for sure, they are not working 4 hours a week and then lying around at the beach the rest of the time.
As far as I can see, there aren’t any shortcuts.
In fact, I believe the most important skill in creating wealth is discipline.
Sending out an email a day – discipline.
Calling past customers to ask them “how are things” – discipline.
Doing your planning every week – discipline.
Spending at least 1/2 hour a day on marketing – discipline.
Developing your systems and procedures – discipline.
In fact, I believe it’s virtually impossible to succeed without some form of discipline.
About The Author:
Scott Bywater is a direct response copywriter and the author of “Cash Flow Advertising” and “More Customers Made Easy”. Although Scott is accepting very few clients, he generously shares his experience on copywriting at his web site at http://www.copywritingthatsells.com.au/
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