One Of The Most Intriguing Questions…..
…was passed onto me by Lee Milteer; asked of her by somebody she’s privately coaching. I say it’s “intriguing” because, to me, in many ways, it is puzzling and surprising. However, it is not an unusual question. In different ways, people raise it all the time. The question as this person stated it is:
When does all this get easy and effortless?
— all the money I want rolling in without (all this) work?
Ha! I call this puzzling, because, again to me, the answer is obvious.
First, it is obvious by observation. I do not hide the fact that I work a lot and work hard. Bill doesn’t hide the fact either. Some others choose to try and hide it, but if you look, and think, they can’t.
One person we all know who seems to often be on vacation might mislead the casual observer into believing he’s not working. But the more serious, less naïve observer would note he takes his laptop and wireless internet hook-up with him wherever he goes and spends hours a day checking stats of a dozen sites, writing and sending e-mails, etc.
He may be sitting in a beach chair rather than on office chair, but he’s working. And, as I’ve often pointed out, EVERY get-rich-via-the-internet guru goes to the work of a zillion step multi-media sequence to sell multi-day seminars where they do manual labor work to sell coaching where they do manual labor work – so who’s kidding who?
Please, observe Trump. He’s working his ass off. Speaking engagements including 20+ Learning Annex events a year, a syndicated daily radio show, umpteen TV and radio talk show appearances every week, taping The Apprentice, two books a year, overseeing and selling licensing deals for the Trump Magazine, clothes, jewelry, cologne, and doing publicity work for all of them, managing his team, golf courses, casinos.
Every successful person I know works hard and works a lot and, as I’ve written in my books, blurs the line between work and play, office and home, week and weekend doing so, unless and until they stop altogether.
So, second, the answer is: when the interest and dividends from your entirely passive, conservative and secure investments (plus planned spend down of principal) provides 100% of all the current income you desire, you can, if you wish, switch to the No Work Plan. Then it’s easy and effortless. (I could do so now if I chose. I soon will.)
But until then, you work. And harbor no silly illusions that there is, somewhere, the easy, effortless, no work business.
They ALL require an honest day’s work and then some. Of course, there’s different kinds of work. Once, mine include a grueling travel schedule; now it does not. Once Trump’s didn’t; now it does. And I remind you all, you could be really working for a living. Try a week in the barns at the track. I doubt you’d last from Monday to Sunday.