A lot of times we’re impressed when we hear of someone making a great deal of cash.
Tom Bilyeu gives these wonderfully grand introductions for his guests talking about how bad they had it before they made it big. But the details on how they “made it” are what’s important.
The reality is there’s 7 ways to get rich that we weigh out to consider how “impressed” or “inspired” we are. Here’s the 7 categories with their unimpressive talk show intro,
The Time it Takes – “He made a million dollars after only 80 years!”
The Stress Levels – “He got sued 7 times and dealt with furious customers nonstop!”
The Legality and Ethics – “He conned little old ladies out of their retirement funds and then robbed 27 liquor stores!”
The Probability of Success – “Every business he tried failed, then he bought a lotto ticket and won the jackpot!”
The Grind – “He scrubbed toilets in his day job, and was a body guard for a drug lord at night!”
The Risk – “He played Russian roulette with a billionaire and when he survived he won the bet for a million!”
The Effort – “His grandma died and she left him $1 million!”, “He worked 18 hour days for 10 years straight!”, “His dad owned the company and he took over as CEO!”
Consider how you feel with each of these categories to gauge how you feel about accumulating wealth.