Get Rich Quick Exists: But "Get Rich Easy" is the Devil.
So I heard someone say this the other day...
Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme.
Well, people's stories like this may suggest otherwise...
Making over 1 million dollars within 10 years is certainly not slow in my eyes.
And making $100k in a week is pretty quick to me!
The issue is, people mistake "get rich quick" with "get rich easy".
Get rich quick does exist when you drive the right vehicle but get rich easy NEVER exists. And some people claim that it does.
What are you chatting about Willis?
So let's start by being totally transparent here.
This whole blog today has been inspired by the book I'm reading for the 5th time called "Millionaire Faslane" by MJ De Marco.
Whenever I am second guessing myself about some of the choices I'm making in life I seek the support from mentors that thave been there got the T-shirt.
MJ is my go to mentor and I never pay him thousands of dollars an hour... I read his books!
What vehicle are you driving?
The whole point of the book is that the majority of people choose the "wrong path to wealth" thinking that it's going to make them happy and that it's the only way.
He lays out the 3 different paths you can take...
Odds of winning: 1 in 6 million; $10 million Tomorrow
The “Sidewalker” has no financial plan.
They spend as much money as they can on new gadgets, a new car or trip to make themselves "feel rich".
Their core belief is they need to use time and money right now as they don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
They will gamble and buy lottery tickets in the hope it brings them the big bucks!
Odds of winning: 1 in 6; $500k in 40 years
The “Slowlaner” lives by the motto a penny saved is a penny earnt. They live below their means and invest in their 401k believing that it's their wealth machine.
They believe their job is their sole source of income.
The issue here is:
- They trade 5 days for 2 days for 50 years
- They may never get their hands on this money due to crashes (financial or in life)
- The money they get won't be worth as much due to inflation and taxes
Their sole focus is on getting paid more by their job, but they have no real say about how much they can or can't get paid, no matter how hard they work.
Chance of winning: 1 in 7; $10 million in 5-10 years
The “Fastlaner” knows about another way.
A way where the more they help others, the richer they become in time, money and personal fulfilment.
They don’t have to wait 50 years to start living this life, it can be in 5 or 7 years time.
The thing is... it isn't easy.
They will fail more times than they can count and will likely be rediculed by their slowlane friends and family, who are peacefully sittting in traffic trading their time 5 days for 2 (but getting more and more frustated until they explode with road rage).
But the rewards from hard work means they can benefit from this whilst they are still young and make an impact on their loved ones lives whilst they are still alive. And it's not just a stab in the dark, they take consistent intentional action to ge there.
The devil is "get rich easy"
So many people get caught up in the "event" of these successful people.
All they hear about is how they're living their life and think...
"They must be lucky"
"They probably have rich parents"
"They obviously don't have kids"
If you're still looking for a way to make it through something easy, it's probably not the path to the destination you want to go.
Everyone has challenges, but the ones that drive on the fastlane are the ones who can actually live on their rewards whilst they can still enjoy them.
P.S. The whole point of the Make Time Online podcast is to show people the process and struggles fastlaners go through. It's not the final event that's important but the daily process they take to get there.
What path are you on?