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Hard Work is Not Enough

Last week’s blog post talked about why hard work remains to be essential in our fast-paced modern world but truth be told, hard work is not enough.

Here are a few things to think about:

  1. Working 8 hours per day not including the 1 to 2 hours preparation and travel time necessary to get to work
  2. Working on a construction site (dangers included)
  3. The pops and moms who work two jobs to make a living

Hard work? Yes. Is it enough? Obviously not!

So why is hard work not enough?

Because hard work alone will not give you a better life. The secret is to work hard on the right system. Here’s a simple formula:


What’s the right system?

To answer that, let’s look at the world’s most successful people and find something in common. Do they work 8 to 16 hours per day or do they run multiple businesses?

If you say business then you’re in good shape because you can see the light. You have to work hard on a system that brings you towards financial and time freedom. Anything other than that is not worth it.

Where should you start?

Network marketing is a good start. Before you say “boo” on what I just said, let me clarify a few things. Network marketing is not your business but it gives you the training you need to start your own business by:

  1. Training you to talk to people
  2. Training you to build your network
  3. Training you to train people
  4. Training you to sell
  5. Training you to help

That said you need to find a network marketing company that provides good training and doesn’t just rely on hyping up things.

I don’t advise staying in network marketing forever though (or jumping from one company to another as many network marketers do). Instead of just copying your upline, copy the company’s owner instead. Get my point? Build the business, design the system and let others follow the system you made.

Once more, let’s end this blog post with a few questions which I hope you’d find the time to answer in the comments section below:

  1. Do you have your own business?
  2. Do you have the skills necessary to run your own business?
  3. Do you agree that hard work is not enough? If not, please be kind enough to tell us why
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Why Hard Work is Still Essential

In a world where making money is apparently much easier than ever, people tend to become lazy, trying to look for no-sweat ways to make a buck. I’ve talked to many people saying that hard work is no longer needed. Just follow the system and you’re on your way to living the life you’ve always dreamed of.

But I strongly DISAGREE!

I once drank the same Kool-Aid as the majority and tried to follow a variety of different systems to get rich. I tried network marketing, internet marketing, franchising, direct selling and so on. I followed the system, nothing worked. Obviously something was wrong so I decided to take a step back and check out what’s going on.

I did my homework and realized the SHOCKING TRUTH!

All the successful people in the world worked hard to build the empires that they’re sitting on right now. They didn’t follow the system. They built it. The likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had to work day in and day out to build their companies. I’m confident to say that the men and women behind the Forbes World’s Richest People list are the ones who worked the hardest.

But WHY? Why is hard work still essential in our fast-paced modern world?

Because the rules never change. Let’s take a look at network marketing for example.

  • The founder of the company worked hard to build the system that runs his company. He probably spent lots of money to perfect it, money which probably was also a result of hard work.
  • The top marketers of the company are the ones who work the hardest. They talk to people day and night and build their own little empires following the system.

But hey, didn’t the top marketers follow the system and become rich? True. But are they richer than the one who built the system? Most likely not. Either way, both worked hard to achieve their financial freedom. They learned the meaning of “sacrifice now, play later” and followed that advice with their heart.

The problem you see is that people only see the big house(s) and the awesome car(s). They don’t see the sweat and blood that went before that.

So here are some questions for you…

  1. Do you work hard?
  2. If so, do you work hard following the system OR building your system?
  3. Are you willing to work hard now and reap the rewards later?
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