A good friend of mine and I were talking a few weeks ago talking about sales in various industries which are commission only, with no residual on the back end. We had the opportunity to motivate each other by reinstating to notion that there is no planning committee out there brainstorming with our best interest in mind. Since we are designed for success, but programmed for failure we MUST take it upon our self to chase and believe in our dreams as early in life as possible.
The one thing my friend said to me that really resonated, especially when you look at the majority of sales and commission only jobs, is “you are one brother-in-law away from loosing that commission or residual if you even have it.” – Jim Anthony
There are so few professions with little to no competition, residual income, and the ability to build a long term passive income stream, BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE! Get something started, not some fly by night opportunity, but a business with a foundation and proven track record. Don’t be someone else’s guinea pig.
Build your own planning committee, find other like minded people to be accountable to, and push each other. Keep your eyes open for the quality people who read books, listen to valuable audio programs, and that go to training events to better themselves. Success without personal development is a recipe for failure. This is why you hear of people winning the lotto and going broke.
Simple daily disciplines of reading, listening, and implementing the strategies and techniques you pick up will put you ahead of the 95% of people who are dead or dead broke by 65. Whether you are 18 or 81 within 3-5 years you can create whatever lifestyle you desire. The only difference will be the story and the legacy which is left.