Why most people never get rich (including business owners.) View in browser 

Life-changing strategy in a fast-changing world.

What's more important than effort?

The most powerful tactic for creating wealth has little to do with effort, discipline, and determination, IT IS THIS...

This needs to be said as most people ignore it.

I tweeted this the other day and just in case if you missed it, THIS is the most powerful factor in wealth creation.

And it has nothing to do with motivation.

It has nothing to do with effort, persistence, discipline, or the usual suspects commonly pushed.

While these help, the most important thing is likely something you never considered.

It's this...

The most powerful tool for wealth creation is within the SYSTEM you put yourself in. Your choices dictate the system. For example, if you elect to get a job as an electrician, that's a system. A doctor? A system. A cashier? It's a system. Nurse? You've given yourself a system.

Likewise, electing to be an entrepreneur also endows you with a system.

Starting a sandwich shop on the corner? System.

Starting a software company? System

Joining an MLM to sell overpriced goods and far-fetched fantasies? System.

Starting a YouTube channel? System.

Self-endowed systems go beyond jobs and business. An aspiring actor is part of a system. Artists. If you become a politician and are elected, congratulations; you're now part of a system. Enter office with a net worth of $1M, leave 15 years later with $250M.

Ultimately, the SYSTEM determines how your EFFORT, motivation, and discipline compounds into momentum, or lack of it. The SYSTEM determines if you have access to asymmetrical leverage—which creates wealth—or no leverage at all.

What leverage does your system offer? Or does it?

The best analogy of the SYSTEM/EFFORT Concept is equating your system to a vehicle.

Many jobs are like a tricycle.

If you throw Usain Bolt on a tricycle, you'd beat him in a race. Did he suddenly get slow? No, the problem is a poor system suddenly marginalizes his EFFORT.

So many people work harder and longer than myself. And they're more talented. Their work ethic isn't the issue; it's that the system they've adopted hinders their effort.

I can't help most people and it has nothing to do with their work ethic, their motivation, or their purpose. It has to do with the system in which they elect to place themselves within.

Want to get paid what you're worth? Change your damn system and get off the tricycle.

This is why Fastlane Entrepreneurship is the most potent SYSTEM; it's a system swap where your effort compounds and gives asymmetrical leverage a chance. A great effort in the JOB SYSTEM gives you a 4% raise. A great effort in a BIZ SYSTEM gives you a 4000% raise.

SYSTEM > EFFORT > MOMENTUM (via Compounding!)

Choose wisely.

MJ DeMarco, Entrepreneur, Author

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Relevant post to our SYSTEM topic

Imagine two men trying to break down a wall. One has a hammer. The other has a 50 Ton caterpillar 345CL.

Hammer boy is f*cked.

You have been using a hammer to do things, it’s no wonder you are losing the game. Let’s look at everything you’ve done:

Low skill job, low skill job, low skill job, medium skill labor self employment, no employees doing the work, no unique selling benefits, probably poor customer acquisition, not a lot of money, copycat half-ass dropshipping, building some websites.

You have ZERO leverage. You only get paid for when you work.

How do you acquire customers? You tried dropshipping and ran some shit ads with $30 and are surprised you got no sales???

If that was all it took then I would’ve done it years ago, tried 5000x harder, and would’ve been a trillionaire if the first product you do works, all from running $30 in ads, LMAO.

It’s the equivalent of tapping on a brick wall with a toy hammer and expecting it to fall. Dawg, you’re like 1/100000 of the way there.

The good news is that it’s possible to get rich, the bad news is you’re going about it like a moron, but the other good news is you can change it and be less of a moron by doing the following.

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