Get Rich Quick: Another Perspective

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How do you feel about the phrase 'Get Rich Quick'?
The knee-jerk response is a feeling of negativity or contempt.
I know. I've felt it too.

What I'm about to share is not a case FOR 'Get Rich Quick'.
It's more of a look at the other side. A 'what-if' point of view.

I guess first we should define 'Get Rich Quick'.

For the purposes here we'll say 'get rich quick' is a million dollars in less than 3 years. If you can agree with that, keep reading.

Is that even possible?
I bet your first-thought-answer is yes.

Have others created a million dollars in less than 3 years?
I bet your first-thought-answer is yes. You may launch into a load of reasons why they were able to do this. These reasons would probably include some outrageous claims that would immediately exclude you from the immediate possibility of achieving the same results.

With that said, do you think you could ever achieve a million dollar income in less than 3 years?
I bet your first-thought-answer is yes -- with certain clarifiers and conditions.

The fact is, with focused intensity and determination, a million dollars is a very doable goal in 3 years or less.

I know of someone who achieved this seven figure phenomenon in 18 months. She is very driven and has laser focused intentions for goals. When she speaks of these goals, she doesn't talk about one day. She talks about them as if they have already happened. She can see it in her mind as a fact.

Consider Justin Bieber. (I know... but stick with me just a minute.) From the time he signed with a label to one year later he was playing at a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Now, I would step out on a limb here and say BEFORE he was signed he wasn't generating a million dollars. But within that next year he was... and then some. If an artist actually plays at MSG they're considered to have "made it" in the music industry. JB did it in a year. How? He told his team he didn't care how hard he had to work, he was going to play there within a year.

Not only did he play there, he sold it out!

NOTE: Even if you're not a Justin Bieber fan, there's lesson to learn from this 16 year old overnight, get-rich-quick phenomenon. And he's just a kid who loves music. We're just a guy/girl who loves ___________________.

There are tons of people that could stand up and talk about their 3 year or less road to riches. The truth is a million dollars isn't even a lot of money these days.

But I think it's hard to argue with the fact that it's a nice foundation to start with to grow some real financial freedom.

Maybe the the 'Get Rich Quick' industry gets a bad rap. Not because it's a niche that takes advantage of people. In most cases it probably doesn't. But maybe it gets a bad rap because it markets to people who don't have the follow-through and focus to actually put the principles to work for them.

I'm not naive. I know there are a LOT of 'get rich quick' programs out there that DO take advantage of people and play on their hopes. But heck! That's no different than any politician or infomercial that we see on television. And with infomercials and politicians, we've got to do our homework to see what they're really about too.

Again, I'm not PRO-get-rich-quick.

But I am pro "get focused and intense to achieve what you've been dreaming about for MORE than 3 years".

Hopefully this will be a source of encouragement and generate some brain activity. There seems to be a lack of it these days (present company excluded of course.)

#perspective #quick #rich
  • Profile picture of the author Fibonacci
    Since the IMF is planning to create a new world currency and let dollar to be flushed down, I think it is even quite a reasonable goal to have one million dollars in only one year.
    A frustrated person is one who attempts to do and carry out things by himself instead of letting the forces of the Infinite do it.
    - Lester Levenson
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  • Profile picture of the author Avesel
    Thanks for the interesting post. Interesting take that "one million dollars isn't even a lot of money".
    Then again, if you're thinking, why think small? Why be a little guy?
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  • Profile picture of the author stevmark008
    Nice idea and perspective but I am not really on the idea of getting rich quick. I want to experience things I must learn. Although it is good to be rich quickly. Thank you for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author GlobalTrader
      The problem that MOST get rich quick programs have is they oversell the DREAM without placing much emphasis on the REAL work that is required to achieve that dream and the fact that most of the purveyors of these dreamed riches have little care if the purchasing party ever has a real chance at achieving those dreams.


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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    at the current rate things are going in three year a million dollars will buy you what 300k buys you today . I am not kidding we will have much higher food and energy prices . 6-7$ a gallon gas. The cheep stuff from china is going to double and triple in price. heck and that is being optimistic.

    The question now is not about getting rich . The question is can you build an income that give you a really nice lifestyle. which is pretty much the same thing. people think they can get rich quick and have a rich lifestyle . be set for life.

    A million dollars in 3 years though is doable.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    This is nice perspective and I learned a lot from here. I am sure warriors will be rich on this new perspective.
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  • Profile picture of the author rcritchett
    Paul! Coming through man!

    Awesome thread dude. I'm totally aligned with your main message. Get clear, know what you want, do whatever it takes and consistently fire away.

    I'm not pro get rick quick either, but I am pro kick serious ass!

    Nice work my friend, we're buddies now.

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  • Profile picture of the author scortillion
    Get rich quick takes place first in the mind, if you believe it is possible, then it’s possible; if you do not then you get your wish.

    Getting rich quick takes insight, motivation, hard work, focus, and a high level of self-confidence. If you can combine these factors together you have a great chance in getting rich quickly.
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    • Profile picture of the author rickcast66
      Originally Posted by scortillion View Post

      Get rich quick takes place first in the mind, if you believe it is possible, then it's possible; if you do not then you get your wish.

      Getting rich quick takes insight, motivation, hard work, focus, and a high level of self-confidence. If you can combine these factors together you have a great chance in getting rich quickly.

      Very well said. Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author AnneE
    That is an interesting perspective. I think the negative connotation from the phrase comes not so much from people earning a million or more in 3 years (which certainly could be considered 'quick') but from the MANY promises of hundreds of thousands of dollars in just a few months.

    THOSE get-rich-quick schemes often derail people who might otherwise follow a 2 or 3 year plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author PleaseHelpMe
    "Get Rich Quick"?
    The part that is usually lacking in the "get rich quick" messages is that they "work and dedication is required." Like one post stated

    People have different motivations for acquiring more. Some perhaps want to get of debt. Others want to use it to bless others. As stated "laser focused intentions as goals" are vital to achieving anything.

    Most give up or are simply lazy. Additionally they fail to be students and learn what is required.

    That is why I recommend most make goals, but make them specific and attainable. Proof of concept. If they cannot make $100 in 1 month what makes them think they will make a million dollars in 3 years.

    Start small, prove the concept, enlarge the goal and repeat. Hard work and dedication are required and if they are not present on the smallest scale why should it be expected at any larger goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMoptimizer
    Get Rick Quick is just a trick to get people excited when they purchase these "get rich quick schemes". There is no such thing. You can count winning the lottery and what not, but that's not putting effort into anything. Getting "Rich Quick" in other any sense isn't possible.

    You need to work hard at making money in anything you do, even if it's internet marketing or anything. We need to work to make money.
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