Do you know how professional fighters learn how to fight?
It's a 2 part process:
- They show up to the gym every single day to practice
- They drill the moves every day until the moves become instinct
In other words, they show up, they do the work and eventually they get really good at fighting.
The training is hard, time consuming, grueling and painful. But eventually fighting becomes easy, it becomes 2nd nature, it becomes a skill that they will always have.
If they train hard enough, put in enough time, stay disciplined and have enough natural talent you know what usually happens?
They get an opportunity to fight for big bucks and they get rich overnight. Then they make more and more money. They have an avalanche of success. The smart ones take the money they make from fighting and invest in their post-fight careers.
If you want to get good at something – good enough to get paid big bucks – then you do the same thing that pro fighters do – you show up and you do the work. It's really as simple as that.
You don't take “sick days”, you don't show up sporadically, you don't half ass it and you don't give up.
You do the work, you get great, then you get paid.
I have some good news and I have some bad news:
Bad news: It's going to take years to get what you want. Your overnight success could take 10 years or more.
Good news: Most people are quitters and will never stick with anything. If you simply stick with it you will end up in the top 1% of all people on earth. The spoils of war only go to those who stick it out. Quitters are left with scraps and that's all they deserve.
Too bad for the quitters right? I won't pretend to care. Not everyone can live a life of choice and I don't want everyone to be able to live like me. If everyone lived like me no one would serve me coffee or do my laundry.
The quitters can live poor with their limited choices. The winners can live well with their limitless choices.
You'll never hear winners complaining about “unfairness” because winners make their own luck.
Losers complain all the time about unfairness, inequality, privilege and other nonsense but they aren't winners, they aren't go-getters, they didn't put in the work so fuck them.
A lot of these losers believe they deserve massive success just because they have a “passion” for it or just because someone else has success.
You don't deserve anything just because you have a passion for it. Passion without action is for daydreaming retards. Passion means nothing. Passion is a buzzword that broke, struggling entrepreneurs use to justify their laziness.
Here's the deal…
You want it? You go work for it and then you get it.
If you don't work for it, fuck you, you don't get it. End of story. Passion or not.
The reality is that you can have almost anything you want if you put in the time and effort. You want something? Show up and drill it 'til you get it right. Then keep doing it. Drill it until you kill it.
Routine and discipline, boys. That's how you get good at something, good enough to get paid for it. Just like the fighters I told you about.
You know what you become when you have discipline, routine and commitment? You become the 1%. The 1% of people who are achievers and not daydreamers.
You know how I built a body good enough to make money from? I went to the gym and got after it, day in and day out. Nearly 7 years after stepping foot into the gym I started making money from my physique.
You know how I built a website good enough to make money from? I did the work, I spent my time, I didn't quit. I spent years as an entrepreneur learning and making money. Then I started Bold and Determined, I kept at it, I didn't make a dime the first year, at the two year mark I made a nice livable income, now after the three year mark I make more than 99% of people on earth.
I get emails from these guys working these nasty jobs under fluorescent lights for shit pay wondering how they can get out of hell. I've already explained dozens of times but let's recap…
Here's how you get out of hell (9-5 jobs):
- Realize that you're a useful idiot getting butt-fucked by the system.
- Say to yourself “I sure am tired of getting butt-fucked by the system. I'd like to try my luck on my own and see what I'm really made of: grit or gutlessness”.
- Quit your job like I did (when you have a suitable replacement) and work like a damn dog to get what you want (drill it until you can kill it). A normal job is 8 hours, that gives you another 8 hours per day to drill and prepare to quit your job.
- After you've put in the work, after you've drilled for a few years you should be making a nice income and you can finally relax. You'll reach a point where money keeps coming in whether you are working hard or sipping lemon tea by the pool.
Personally, I don't struggle at all, not a bit. I can't stress this enough – my life as an entrepreneur is easy and I make so much more money than I EVER made as an employee.
In two months I make more money as an entrepreneur than I ever made in an entire year as an employee. In my previous career I made two years worth of income in one single day.
What makes me so special?
I put in the work, I wanted it and I did my time. I drilled over and over. That's it. Now I can do whatever I want. The other day I was going to write a “day in the life” piece but my day was so comically lazy I never wrote it, but I'll share the timeline here:
5am – Wake up
5:20am – 6am – Conference call with my new web hosting affiliate
6:10am – 6:50am – Cardio on the recumbent bicycle
7am – 7:10am – Shit, shower, shave
7:30am – 11am – Dealt with Thai immigration
11:45am – 1:30pm – Went to the shopping mall to eat Sushi and play guitars at the music store
2pm – 3pm – Had briefing with my web assistant about the days business affairs
3pm – Had some Kratom tea brewed for me to help me relax after such a hectic day
3:45pm – 3:47pm – Retired to the bedroom to have quality time with little miss Pride
4pm – Realized this was such a lazy day there's no point in writing about it
I'm able to have lazy days any day of the week because I am reaping the rewards of work I did years ago. Please don't mistake my lazy day for me doing nothing, I did the work required to get me from point A to point B and I don't have some stupid job getting in the way of doing what I want or need to do.
What about you?
“I can't quit my job! I have to struggle to provide for my family!”
I know a lot of you men have families and mouths to feed and are reluctant to quit a steady paycheck (and some of you even pretend that struggling to pay the bills is righteous and noble).
I got three things to say to that:
- When you struggle it's more fun for them to butt-fuck you. They love to keep you struggling enough so that you don't have any options.
- It's easier to feed your family when you have an avalanche of money coming in. Much easier than “scraping by” and “barely managing” like the average Joe. A normal job will keep your options scarce, a winners “job” will keep your options abundant.
- There is no honor in struggling to feed your family. Your family will appreciate you as a man who took the bull by the horns, not as the gutless man who “struggled” and got butt-fucked by a corporation in cahoots with the tax looting government.
When you have money it's easy to feed your family. Struggling sucks. I've been on both sides. I much prefer being able to provide for myself and little miss Pride without having to struggle, or even having to think about the price of foods and services. If I were only “scraping by” and making “ends meet” you can bet I'd be working around the clock until the situation was fixed.
Below is a video of champion fighter Georges St. Pierre talking about how he is able to provide for his family because his avalanche of wealth came in after years and years of showing up and drilling and not giving up. Now his family never has to worry about money for the rest of their lives.
“I said I want you to clear all the debt. And I don't want my parent(s) to pay any more debt for the rest of their life. Never again.” -GSP
Imagine the feeling of clearing all the debt in one afternoon.
I did it before and believe me it was fantastic. An avalanche came in and I wrote a few checks and cleared my debt forever. Poof. Debt is gone and I'm free.
You can do the same if you're made of grit and not gutlessness.
All it takes is a switch being flipped…
- My life is mine, I'll live it properly
- I'll put in my time, I won't quit
- I'll wake up everyday at 5am for years to get my avalanche
- I won't give in, I won't “settle”
- I won't get butt-fucked for a paycheck
- I'll do exactly what my dad did when I was a little kid – I'll laugh in the face of anyone who thinks they can give me grief
- I'll keep drillin' and killin' for as long as it takes
- I'll do what it takes
It took me 6 years to go from being broke as a joke to literally not having to worry or think about money.
My money went up and down like an elevator during most of that time but now it's just an escalator, steadily going up. 6 years is nothing, I'd do it again even if it took me 12 years. Better than the alternative.
But what if you're too young or too old?
I know some young guns making loot and I know some old dogs making loot. It's never too late to start and it's never too early to start, as long as you start now.
It's just a choice you make, bud. That's all it is. Grit or gutlessness. Discipline or aimlessness. Do or die. Sink or swim. What's your choice?
Until next time.
PS – I enjoy meeting and networking with like minded people. I'm always looking for opportunities and I'm preparing to expand the operation enormously. You got the ideas, you got the time, you got the grit, you drop me a line and we'll talk.