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The Five Year Project | Why we should aim to get rich slow.

Why we should aim to get rich slow.

I don’t know if anyone has noticed but America is struggling.

I’m not talking about the recession or an economic slump, I’m talking about an overall attitude.


Let me show you what I’m talking about with a couple of screenshot examples:


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Inspired wants us to know that by watching a free 15 min. video we will change our lives by getting paid daily.

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Meanwhile, Mr. Burpee is promising us a cool $154 per hour.  All we have to do is have a PC and some spare time.

Do you see what I see?

Laziness on top of laziness. Pipe dreams on top of pipe dreams.

Right now I see a huge movement of people wanting to change their lives and create an entrepreneurial lifestyle. People see this as the potential to drink coconuts on beaches as they travel the world with their computer.

That’s great!

But how do you get there?

There are many routes.. but I’ll tell you some routes that definitely don’t get you there:

  • Mr. Burpee’s
  • Ms. Inspired’s
  • Fast jobs
  • Keep your computer running and make money while you watch T.V. jobs
  • Work without working jobs (what the?)
  • Make hundreds of dollar an hour with no experience jobs
  • Etc.
  • Etc.

What a load of crock.

It sounds so pathetic… but yet… so intriguing. It wouldn’t hurt to click and check it out…would it?


It’s bogus.

Nobody has ever, and I mean ever, made it by watching their computer grow money. That’s a promise that you can definitely take to the bank.

There are many routes to financial success and lifestyle independence but they all involve:

  • Hardwork
  • Diligence
  • Patience
  • Learning
  • Experience
  • Sweat
  • Hustle
  • Tears

The best of the best entrepreneurs spend their entire lives mastering their arts. If you want to make it and be successful and wealthy, I think that you first have to get rid of these crazy notions of getting rich over night and start aiming to get rich slow.

This Tuesday I am giving my subscribers an early look at my book. Half of it’s content is about taking a good look at how potential entrepreneurs need to take hard work seriously.

Don’t be lazy. Get out there right on Day 1.  Nobody will give you the easy route. Take the road less traveled and make it happen.

I think without that drive and commitment entrepreneurial pursuits are useless and will fail.

What do you think?


  1. Mike Carusone July 8, 2013 Reply

    Great article Josh. I believe this is also a large part of the reason why people give up on their dreams so quickly, unrealistic expectations of the effort and determination that’s required to achieve them. Instead of focusing on one giant step, spend more time on the little steps you have to take daily to get to where you want to be.

    “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” – Kevin Ngo


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      Joshua Fairbairn July 8, 2013 Reply

      Word. Thanks for the reply and subscribe. Great quote.
      Are you still with Salesforce? I’m getting started using it and am excited to finally get on the platform. Also, was interested with CRM shares… I saw they split 4-1, is the future looking bright?

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