If You Want to Get Rich, Skip The Barbecues This Weekend and Work Instead
The virtues of an unbalanced lifestyle
If you want to get rich…
You have to abandon the concept of work-life balance altogether.
You have to wake up early before your job to work on your business. You have to work during lunch breaks, on weekends, and on holidays.
You don’t have time to have fun, not if you’re trying to build.
Understand This Fundamental Truth
I’m being a bit facetious here.
You don’t have to have zero fun, ever, to get a business off the ground. But you will have to work additional hours outside of your job and skip out on certain obligations.
I’m going into overdrive with my business right now. I’m trying to scale my audience and revenue. I’m devouring and implementing as much as possible. And I’m not doing what most others are doing this weekend.
This weekend, I’ll be working.
I’m in a position where I don’t have to work. I don’t have infinite amounts of cash and I still have to work on my business, but I could stop working for months, even years, and still get by.
I have no boss and control all of my time. Honestly, it wouldn’t be a huge deal for me to skip work and enjoy memorial day weekend. But, unlike you, I’m a sharked.
I’m focused, ruthless, and relentless.
You need to have these attributes if you want to successfully launch, run, and grow a profitable business.
Business is hard.
So many people want to get rich, but almost no one wants to make sacrifices.
They want ‘balance.’
Balance is for losers and people with low energy. High performers understand how to live an unbalanced lifestyle to get what they want.
The barbecues will still be there.
So will Netflix and chill.
So will the booze.
Some Tweets I’ve posted recently:
I posted this on Instagram and someone commented:
Do I have to give up all three???
It was simultaneously said in jest and literal. The idea of giving up booze Netflix and social media for a few months is a big deal for people.
So is missing out on Jim and Mary’s Memorial day barbecue where everyone is going to talk about the same dumb shit people talk about at barbecues — the weather, complaints at work, gossip, dad jokes, passive-aggressive compliments.
It’s all so fucking tiresome. This is what people do to “re-charge” and they wonder why they fail.
Like I’ve said many times. You don’t have to do anything.
But if you aren’t willing to give something up to build your business, your odds of success are essentially zero.
Great advice once again. I was already planning to work on my writing this weekend but now I will definitely feel like a loser if I don't.
No bbq for me. But I will be visiting a cemetery