Career success seems easy

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My goals to success seem to be boiled down fairly simply.

Step 1: Find your passion or skill.

Step 2: Spend time becoming the best you can at it, or knowing the subject matter better than anyone else. Even if that means nights and weekends.

Step 3: Be willing to start earlier and end later than anyone else. Work ethic.

Step 4: Success will follow, with patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Nice first post... welcome to The Warrior Forum!


    Success does seem real easy.. when you lay it out like that.. and in reality it really isn't that hard. but in general...

    3 out of 100 that start with Internet Marketing will earn $100 next year, and deemed a success. That leaves 97 out of 100 that will lose money over a years time.

    To be honest I just don't understand it... again its not that hard.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Nice first post... welcome to The Warrior Forum!


      Success does seem real easy.. when you lay it out like that.. and in reality it really isn't that hard. but in general...

      3 out of 100 that start with Internet Marketing will earn $100 next year, and deemed a success. That leaves 97 out of 100 that will lose money over a years time.

      To be honest I just don't understand it... again its not that hard.
      It is actually easy to figure out . Or understand.

      90 percent or more of the people who buy I m product are happy consuming those products and have no real interest in producing and distributing them.

      Our consumer economy would implode if this wasn't common to every consumer product and books and info products that are not purchased by a business and written off as a business expense . Are consumer products .
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    The thing its how bad you want it .If you want it so bad you will work 12 hours per day and you will make it no matter what .Unfortunately only 1 percent of people want it so bad
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      The thing its how bad you want it .If you want it so bad you will work 12 hours per day and you will make it no matter what .Unfortunately only 1 percent of people want it so bad
      Steve jobs pointed you can only really pull this off before you have a wife and children and major liabilities .

      Unless like Jeff bezoz you have a wife who will support you and not feel abandoned when you are working all the time .

      And as you get older it gets harder to put in those long hours .

      Most of the 1 percent are over 60 and have been building their wealth for 35 years .

      So the 1 percent stuff matters if you point to age and geographic location or cost of living in that area .

      Anyway there is no real it.

      Or maybe the majority don't know what it is .

      Wealth or assets are things that produce income or hold or increase in value.

      And the rich person usually does pay more in taxes even when paying a lower percentage

      The critical element is productivity and sustainability .

      Because most of the elements of a successfully life are put in place over a few decades
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      The thing its how bad you want it .If you want it so bad you will work 12 hours per day and you will make it no matter what .Unfortunately only 1 percent of people want it so bad
      I get what you are saying... but I think MANY think they need to be working on ONE thing for 12 hours a day to be successful... and I don't think that is the case.

      We will just say, for the sake of saying I have a 9 to 5 Job.... its not that i don't like it, but I know I will never get "Ahead" in life as it were if I just stayed with this job. The "Job" provides everything "I need" ( pays my bills, feeds me, gives me shelter ) but in terms of "Wants" just not doing it for me.

      Its the time you spend outside of the 9 to 5 grind that matters... its dedicating 2 hours a day into something that can change your life. Look here: https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html and see that 2 hours at work at creating financial change.

      Did it change my life? Maybe not in a financial sense... I earn a better than decent income... but having a $40,000 gross December that translates into $30,000 profit... that's life changing for more than a few... and ONLY 2 hours a day ( ok a bit more in the month of December )

      Where would you be today if you started something like that 1 year ago? I can tell you the answer to that... 6 digits richer.

      2 hours a day isn't asking much... and sadly I don't think most can muster that... and then to say you need 12 hours a day... you might as well ask the someone to find a way to the moon. Success isn't necessarily the amount of time... its doing something that is proven to work, and doing it consistently within an amount of time.

      Don't want to hear it from me... try this: jump right to 2:00 in.

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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Savidge I think I need to go back and read more of your posts .I think I am picking up on the formula for success you follow .or have put together.

    Part of it looks less based on mastery but on what Scott Adams the creator of Dilbert .refers to as skill stacking .

    Where you put the 12 hour days in when you need to or when you needed to in the past is developing different skills that could be used in business. And identifying who and building the relationships with those you could learn those different skills from.

    I think both those things are far more important than any amount of money .

    You probably have a better way of stating it .

    How long did it take you to put the skills together to super scale .going from a goal of using 40 dollars to make 250 dollars in a month to taking 10,000 to earn 40,000. A month 11 months later.

    And that part of your brain kicked in when you felt you where paying to much for food for your son's to rabbits . Somehow you sixth sense for business opportunities smelled potential.

    And you are scaling that to an 8 figure business or potential ipo .

    This is your idea of fun. It not hard to you but to 98 percent of people it would be near impossible to fathom
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      Savidge I think I need to go back and read more of your posts .I think I am picking up on the formula for success you follow .or have put together.
      I know I come across as a blow hard and know it all.... but its a product of education... you don't build and develop over 5000 website in your life time and not "obtain" knowledge. I simply know a little about a whole lot of things... but then the little develops into near mastery in things like advertising, and business in general, and obviously building websites and SEO and this and that and the other Experience is the best teacher no?

      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      I think both those things are far more important than any amount of money .
      It takes one to have another... and in the process learning how to use what you have learned as LEVERAGE in getting what you want, and the other end NEEDS

      You probably have a better way of stating it .

      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      How long did it take you to put the skills together to super scale .going from a goal of using 40 dollars to make 250 dollars in a month to taking 10,000 to earn 40,000. A month 11 months later.
      Technically... A lifetime... so I started working when I was 5 so about 47 years to be exact. If you go read that thread, it is broken into sections like how to write a description, and how to take photos, how to SEO etc etc... Each of these are crafts within themselves - but for me they are a part of a whole... literally a life time of lessons and experience culminating in 12 months of producing income.

      Looking at SEO for eBay in particular there is actually very little to read on the subject - its not at all documented like say Google is. But "In my Day Job" I work with Google on a daily basis - so I draw that experience to the table. a little testing here and there ( pulling in my CRO experience ) and I can quickly have a better understanding of the mechanics of "Cassini" the part of eBay that determines how your item will list in a search result. And YEAH..I find it fascinating - I know, Im a geek ok ok ok

      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      And that part of your brain kicked in when you felt you where paying to much for food for your son's to rabbits . Somehow you sixth sense for business opportunities smelled potential.

      And you are scaling that to an 8 figure business or potential ipo.
      This is the part of the equation... that I just cant explain... I absolutely do not want to say I am special - but business potential just jumps out at me - an example while writing about Instant Pots, I ran across "Star Wars Instant Pots" I just had to look... they sell for $89 retail and sell for $200+ on eBay and as of right now there are none to be found on Amazon ( I have ordered 80 of them - so far )

      In my daily life I do this all day long... Its like there is a red flag that says look me up or something. My wife is actually on the opposite end of the spectrum.. I can tell her "hey look for X" and she will come back with the least expensive place to buy 1 or any number of bulk - its kinda scarry actually.

      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      This is your idea of fun. It not hard to you but to 98 percent of people it would be near impossible to fathom
      Did you know you can walk into Walmart right now and buy a can of Teriyaki Spam and list it on eBay and double your money after all the expenses ( shipping, fees, packaging etc )? We are taught the "Concepts" of supply and demand in school, but hardly anyone REALLY understands it... or that THEY could actually be on the SUPPLY end of supply and demand. And its THIS that I think is my mental trigger.
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    Originally Posted by rainking13 View Post

    My goals to success seem to be boiled down fairly simply.

    Step 1: Find your passion or skill.

    Step 2: Spend time becoming the best you can at it, or knowing the subject matter better than anyone else. Even if that means nights and weekends.

    Step 3: Be willing to start earlier and end later than anyone else. Work ethic.

    Step 4: Success will follow, with patience.
    What is success?

    YOUR goals to success, indicates you have an idea of what YOUR success looks like, maybe in financial terms, maybe in lifestyle, maybe where and how you do your days (which yes, is lifestyle)...

    So before you wrote your list, and we can pretty much agree it can be that simple, you had an idea of what Success would be for you.

    Here, just like in the real world, we find that the vast majority doesn't know what that success would look like for themselves. It is a problem.

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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

      What is success?

      YOUR goals to success, indicates you have an idea of what YOUR success looks like, maybe in financial terms, maybe in lifestyle, maybe where and how you do your days (which yes, is lifestyle)...

      So before you wrote your list, and we can pretty much agree it can be that simple, you had an idea of what Success would be for you.

      Here, just like in the real world, we find that the vast majority doesn't know what that success would look like for themselves. It is a problem.

      GordonJ
      If people think working twelve hours a day 6days a week is part of the formula for success .

      And they don't look for what they enjoy doing or have the potential to be among the best at . It is silly .

      Financial success is easy to define you have assets that provide the income that supports your preferred lifestyle
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Im about to mess up a whole lot of things...

    I don't work 6 days a week... I work 7. I don't work 12 hours a day SOME days... I sleep 4 to 6 hours a day and have 2 hours set aside as personal family time and the remaining time... I "work". There are obvious exceptions to this... Going to Disney World - didn't bring a computer with me.. and made maybe 6 phone calls for the week - 5 of those being personal calls

    Does this schedule have anything to do with the success in my life? yes and no... I can clearly point out periods in my life I worked MORE.. and made more... and periods I have worked even more... and run at a negative.

    So lets talk about "Happiness"... I F-ing LOVE what I do... as in ALL of it... there is far from any sacrifice going on in my life. If you knew my personal story... and my families story.. you would know that "Work" has been a God Send for my wife... and at a very young age my son has shown signs of interest and in recent years has become involved on a greater and greater level.

    Jumping 10 years ahead of now and looking back... I don't think for even a second that anyone in my experience will think what they were doing was not fulfilling or worth while. I do my oh very best to operate in a win-win world. Rome was not built in a day, nor was it built by 1 person. Albeit Rome was built by slaves, but that part is a lesson in what not what to do vs what to do LOL

    I personally believe that "Enjoyment" outside of what it is you DO.. is a distraction... I mean seriously... WHY would you NOT do what it is you enjoy? - I can give you a whole list of answers to that question and half of them are expectations you have placed on yourself in what your mother and father believe. My Mother-In-Law still thinks I need to get a job with "Benefits" for the love of god... I do love her tho LOL

    The GREATEST issue at hand is people can not put their heads around getting paid to do what you love to do... Look at Ryan what's his name that used to run around here talking about FEAR all the time... I GOT what he was saying... and he is literally getting paid to travel the world - F-ing good for HIM, I say!

    People build in this sense of responsibility and accepting SACRAFICE into their lives to make ends meet... I have the financial responsibility of 30 people and you dont see me sacrificing - and within that somewhere is the answer ( Hint - its all about CHOICE )
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Why would that mess up anything .what you said or wrote is something I have seen in any successfully person I have talked to or studied .

    Their work is their source of entertainment and they like to play at the highest levels and with other high skilled players against the best.

    Many kind of explain part of it willingly . And it helps to observerve closely .

    I have been phishing for a while to get someone to state it like you just did.

    Thank you very much.

    The other think I am picking out that you are saying that no one else talks about .is the importance of getting you son interested.

    And educating him I bet he will have his own business and be self supporting by the time he is 16 or 18 .

    Well I split hair you don't have to say special that has negative connotations.

    Wired differently rolls off the tongue .
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Well everything about supply and demand I learned in school. And the widget guy .who had to build the factory after he inveneted the widget .

    Got tossed out the when I was in food processing . The major point where supple mattered was retail shelf space . Outside that the world really work off demand and supply .if their is a demand there will be supply or over supply .

    Arbitrage was never taught in school .and that is what entraprenuership originally described .the people who would take something selling for 2 dollars over here cart it a few towns over or further and sell it for much more .

    Now it's a Cath all phrase that can be applied to anyone who lives of profits not wages.

    I have bounced around in production and distribution mainly with food so it's the production side that interests me .what's great about now . Is the growing supply of people with money .willing to pay high prices for food.

    I hate the finished product side of thing much happier in the producing ingredients .

    Although I have been working for over 20 years I don't feel my real eduction started untill I did the street performing thing and had to make a living flpay rent by food and other stuff without a paycheck and it rewired my brain .

    But one of the things I have learned studying other people and being around people who made a lot of money but ended up spending it on come or some drug habbit .

    I have seen enough people get eaten by their daemons . I had to get mine under control or just get rid of them first . That's been the main focus the last two years.
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  • Profile picture of the author M1ndControl
    Thanks for sharing,looks really easy,but isn't
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      Originally Posted by M1ndControl View Post

      Thanks for sharing,looks really easy,but isn't
      It is so much harder to do work you don't really enjoy every day and not have the lifestyle you prefer. Instead of taking what you can get and having beggers can't be choosers as a life motto.

      It takes a large amount of effort to build the skills and habits initially .

      But rich and wealthy people tend to grasp the true cost of things in their lives .

      If they smoke they know how much they spend every day how much they spend in a year .their net income their gross income .so they know how many hours they had to work in a year to pay for their smoking habit .

      Or they can figure it out in ten minutes.if they really want to smoke they might even grow their own tobacco .
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  • Profile picture of the author EdwinWS
    I have seen a video on youtube recently about this phrase "Follow your passion"
    So the conclusion was that it is absolutely wrong. Often times, you may follow you follow your passion and be poor. Another approach is to do something that potentially brings money and excel in it. Then at some moment, when you are really good at it, it will become your passion.
    I like another phrase, I have heard it from Garry Vee which says "Double down on what works"
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  • Profile picture of the author DomMitton
    Don't want to ruin your goals, but you won't be able just to outwork everybody without a good plan and purpose. You'll soon realize that working all day isn't as easy as you think.
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  • All hours are an hour long.


    That is why they hours steada 47 minutes or 3 weeks.


    An' I guess what matters 'bout the unfoldin' of these finite bursts of hours -- with all their equality of duration an' inevitability for one an' all -- is how what fills 'em up & what we makes of 'em is all.


    So I would wanna argue how an hour of productive flopout (where you mebbe at risk of chokin' on your own lips bcs so sweet slumber) got as much value as workin' your fingers down to the bones jus' below your frickin' shouldah blades.


    Refinement generates slack to re-refine.


    That don't mean I ain't afraid to countenance smoke flyin' offa my ass bcs I so ACTIVE, but I would wish always to figure the OP's STEP 3 fulla reflective time to direct workstuffs more efficient as time plays an' we grows an' there is mebbe TV.


    Hey, bcs your TV don't gotta work so hard to be a TV since when the Vikings first invented 'em ... does it?


    Here's to pinpoint colloosion 'bout paths sans deloosion.
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