Are You A Bunny or a Turtle?

by VegasVince 14 replies
I am often amazed how many people continue to buy into old cliches that goes like this:

"... slow and steady wins the race..."

"....save for a rainy day..."

"....there's no such thing as get rich quick..."

"....a penny saved is a penny earned.."

Etc. Etc.


I am curious as to how many of you Warriors still subscribe to the various cliches above--- both in your business and your lives?

Because to me.....living life isn't about saving for tomorrow...it's about spending money today. And making more money tomorrow.....and enjoying the moment.

It's not about planning for age 65.....the golden years.....a life in some communistic, gated community where your neighbors keep better tabs on you then the best covert federal agency....where your sex life is about as exciting as your bad golf game.

And yet...that's the way a lot of you always "heard it should be."

And you live your lives that way. Always saving for a tomorrow that never comes. Never living and enjoying life when you're still young enough to score a hot chick.....and dive into some mosh pit at a punk rock concert.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

My ass! The bunny won...in the long run. He went out and got laid.....and made lots more little bunnies!

The bunny had fun. He didn't need a gold medal from other conservative bores...he was too busy living life hopping like a bunny.

The Turtle crossed the line...and bored himself to death doing it. He died like he lived......joyless....with a useless 401K plan that never got tapped....left to a bunch of worthless inlaws and kids...who didn't deserve it.

Save For A Rainy Day?

At age 70.....what reason do I need money for? Rainy days....sleet..or snow? Hot chicks arn't gonna be bangin on my door I'm pretty sure! And I'll probably shoot snakes eyes long before then anyway...so why worry about tomorrow when I can have fun today? Cuz I am. That's how I live.

The society of sheep we live in.....never find the proverbial rainy day...cuz it's alway tomorrow or down the road. True.

So they save and save....they save their dimes till the day they die. Truth is...they died long before their obituary comes out. Cuz they were too afraid to live....from the jumpstreet. How many of you know someone like that? Maybe yourself?


You Can't Get Rich Quick!

Bullshit! We live in the modern internet era...which allows anyone with a basic understanding of sales...the opportunity to get rich in days if they do it right. That dumb cliche spawned out of the depression era mentality...and it's tired and extinct. Fast Riches ARE available. Some one gets rich quick every day in America.

And if you blow the money...so what???? Go out and make more...cuz the formula never changes. Just repeat it...rinse...wash....repeat.


The point here? Some of you'se people...and you'se know who you are......need to take that hard earned IM Cash...and go enjoy your lives....rather then holding on to it for some day 20 years in the future when you may or may not even be alive.....much less in any condition to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

And once you do...you'll find that your IM sales come so much easier....and life is so much richer in general.

There is NO TOMORROW....it's not guaranteed anyway....and it's better to go out in a blaze of glory then endin' up like a grizzled old sheep in some cushy retirement community sucking your grits through a straw...wishing you go back in time 60 years.... and ask out the girl next door. Sorry...too late.


xxx Vegas Vince

A penny saved is a penny wasted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    I'm definitely a bunny! I've even got a sexy bunny suit to wear to Hef's parties, but his guards tossed me out.

    I've lived my life on the dangerous edge forever. Got the broken bones, divorces, and bills to prove it. And I wouldn't do a thing differently. Living hard is too much fun.

    I have friends who live safely. One day they'll die of boredom one day.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Vince,

      I'm even sadder than the turtle.

      I run the race then halfway through notice all the bunnies having fun. It distracts me, but I continue with the race. But however hard I focus on the finish line, my mind is still on the bunnies having fun. Eventually it gets too much and I run off to join the bunny party only to find that all of the bottles are empty and everyone is crashed out, asking where I've been and why I missed the fun.

      So I realise my error, run back to the race only to find them handing out medals on the winners podium to the ones that stayed the course.

      No fun, no medals - just empty bottles. And a determination to never give up even if I have the worst timing and indecision of any bunny-turtle that ever existed.

      There's a lesson in this somewhere but I'll do you the courtesy of not looking for a cheesy cliche to close it with. I think I might take a copy of your post and look at it on a regular basis - thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason Moffatt
        I too can't stand it when I hear people say...

        "There is no way to get rich quick online. It takes hard work."

        BULLSHIT!

        You could be rich by next week if you weren't such a wimpy ass pessimist. If you think it takes 5 years, it's gonna take 5 years.

        If you know you have to make it by Friday, you'll make it by Friday.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
          You are 100% right Jason!

          Couln't agree more!

          BS!
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          • Profile picture of the author Hamish Jones
            Me, I like the party, so I guess I am the rabbit.

            You only get one life, so you may as well enjoy it!
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            • Profile picture of the author Harold Hsu
              I'd like to think of myself as a fast-moving turtle. Like, on wheels or something.
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              • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
                Hmm

                Because I'm 50, I'm a bit nearer the dreaded retirement age than some of you guys on here. Having said that, I've never been much of a Turtle. I've earned my money over the years and had a bloody good time spending it.

                However I've also made some pretty cool investments over the years, property, bonds, my retirement pension etc.

                There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing both. You can have the traits of both the turtle and the bunny (I wonder what that would look like).

                Personally I don't intend to spend my retirement broke and pissed off. But there again, I also don't intend to spend it in some retirement home either.

                Maybe we can have the best of both worlds.

                Kymi
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                • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
                  Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

                  Hmm

                  Because I'm 50, I'm a bit nearer the dreaded retirement age than some of you guys on here.
                  Retirement? WTF is that?

                  Us bunnies never think of retirement. I will never retire. Once you do that you may as well sit in a wheelchair in a corner of a sterile room, dribbling in your lap and mumbling about the good old days. No thanks!
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                  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
                    I'm a bunny... err...I think...

                    My missus does her best to make me a turtle... but it ain't workin ;-)

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                  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
                    Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                    Retirement? WTF is that?

                    Us bunnies never think of retirement. I will never retire. Once you do that you may as well sit in a wheelchair in a corner of a sterile room, dribbling in your lap and mumbling about the good old days. No thanks!
                    lol ok I'll rephrase (because like you I'll always be doing something even when I'm 80)

                    To be honest I couldn't "retire" with my old man anyway. I love him to bits, but I couldn't possibly spend 24/7 with him.

                    He's got a shock coming to him, because he thinks when he "retires" in 8 years time, he's gonna loaf about on his backside, doesn't know yet I'll be finding him a little part time job (evil laugh here)

                    Cheers
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                    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                      Hi,

                      You can have the traits of both the turtle and the bunny (I wonder what that would look like).
                      In my experience tortoises (I'm not so sure of the difference between turtles/tortoises - do turtles live in the sea?) are actually much more like the stereotypical shag-happy bunny than bunnies themselves.

                      The last time I took my son to the wildlife park we checked out the reptile section and the glass case containing all the tortoises was basically an orgy - two-ups and all that stuff. I'm no prude but I was actually a little embarrassed.

                      Obviously they don't move so fast, but I noticed that tortoises have this habit of throwing their heads back in ecstasy, eyes rolling, foaming at the mouth etc. - the works - and with their crusty heads the way they are, it's quite a strange site - like a dinosaur gang-bang.

                      Amazing what you can learn from a day out at the zoo

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                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                        Hey Vince, reminds me of a song


                        Saturday I headed over to the Guitar Center and bought myself:

                        Roland BR900CD Multi Track Studio
                        Yamaha Keyboard
                        Squire Strat Electric Guitar
                        Bunch of effects, microphone, accessories.

                        Total bill came out to like $1700 and change.

                        I've never lived for tomorrow because for me there is no tomorrow. I've
                        seen too many of my friends die at age 37.

                        Yeah, I have to make sure I put away for my daughter's education but
                        after that's paid off and our mortgage is paid off in 2009, I'm going to
                        start spending more time down in AC. I'll be doing IM not because I have
                        to but because I love it so much. This isn't even work to me, which is why
                        I don't mind the long hours.

                        But yeah, more gambling and more spending time in the recording studio
                        laying down some tracks and being an old rocker at 50 plus so I can
                        show that Jagger freak what real rock 'n roll is all about.

                        Remind me to send you my next CD.
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                  Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

                  Hmm

                  Because I'm 50, I'm a bit nearer the dreaded retirement age than some of you guys on here. Having said that, I've never been much of a Turtle. I've earned my money over the years and had a bloody good time spending it.

                  However I've also made some pretty cool investments over the years, property, bonds, my retirement pension etc.

                  There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing both. You can have the traits of both the turtle and the bunny (I wonder what that would look like).

                  Personally I don't intend to spend my retirement broke and pissed off. But there again, I also don't intend to spend it in some retirement home either.

                  Maybe we can have the best of both worlds.

                  Kymi



                  I totally agree with KK...

                  And add one thought... 'Live today like you are dying'...

                  You are... "Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one."

                  Chip Tarver

                  PS - [And definitely just my opinion here, and this is not a mini-rant directed at KK or anyone else in particular]... Maybe it's just me personally, but I don't find that the crass language in some posts here on WF adds anything of real meaning to the person's post... just my 2.
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