Do you know why get rich schemes don’t work? Because money is infinite, but time isn’t. Collecting money really fast would be like attempting to breathe all of the air in. It is impossible because even if you could take all of the air for a second, someone would just exhale all of the air they have.
This is the same reason a get rich quick scheme doesn’t work. Schemes work for a second, but they aren’t sustainable.
What if you could become a millionaire by not watching TV?
Think of this exchange. What if some magical fairy came to you and said you could become a millionaire, but you had to give up TV forever. Would you do it?
I asked several people this question and not a single person said that TV was more important.
Millionaire or TV
How are these two things even remotely related? Let’s look at the low hanging fruit for a second.
You will spend a good bit of money every month paying for your TV. Let’s just assume this number is $200. Think cable, streaming services, cost of a TV itself (every 3 years or so), the electricity to operate the TV, and watching those exact same streaming services on a device you will have to charge at a later time. Not to mention the cost of the device you are watching those streaming services on, i.e. tablets, phones, etc.
If you saved all of that money over the course of your 40-year working life, you would retire a millionaire.
That sucks. Because it is true.
Does that mean millionaires don’t watch TV?
No, but not a lot. The real question isn’t should I invest that money? The real question is what does my TV cost me long term? Even though the $200 a month above is obvious, look at something a little less obvious.
Money is infinite, time is limited.
40,000,000 (40 Million)
What does that number represent? The minutes of your life.
After that, it is done. You have spent them all.
When it is all said and done, what would you say… I wish I left a legacy, or I wish I watched more TV.
Is it ever too late?
No, I compiled all the traffic from my blogs this week, the results upset me. OF COURSE! I wanted more traffic, but the reason it upset me, was because I know the reason I don’t have more traffic now, is because I didn’t start sooner.
Blog traffic is a lot like your bank account. Every second that passes there is an opportunity to gain more (traffic or money). You can do things to assist with both (like not watching TV), but the real result comes from doing something over a long period of time.
Thanks for reading,