Freeing Myself From the Daily Grind
I am often a sucker for get-rich-quick schemes. Well, not completely but I used to be. After trying door to door sales, network marketing, and other various sales jobs I’ve grown increasingly skeptical. While many of these jobs provided great cash flow, there was always a ceiling on how much could be made, and every time that ceiling fell well below my dreams. Over the course of the past few years I have faced a continuous internal battle over whether or not it is possible to reach your goals faster by working smarter, rather than harder. Recently, I have increasingly become a follower of the train of thought that says working harder is better. That was until I came upon a great book this past weekend. That book is, “The 4-hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss.
This book provides a step-by-step guide to finding a product, marketing it, and distributing it. Additionally, Timothy Ferriss explains how to automate 99 percent of the process. Realize that this is not a get rich quick scheme, and that you will actually have to put forth effort to reach your goals. If you are a determined and motivated individual then this is the book for you. Half way through the book, I have already determined the first product that I am going to create and begin marketing via magazines and the web. I will hold off on revealing the product for the next couple weeks while I work on weekends and nights to produce it. Worst case scenario, I will have created a valuable product and tested out marketing it for a few hundred bucks. This is much better than making a serious up front “investment” that can be destroyed not far down the line.
The best part of all of this is that I will have the opportunity to document my entire experience on this blog. I will provide you with detailed descriptions of each of the steps along this conquest. I plan on reaching my goals and hopefully you can also by learning from my successes and failures. So come along and join me on this journey.