Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Total Recall’ (Do What’s Hard… And Life Becomes Easy)
On my way back from London a couple of days ago I picked up the biography of Hollywood actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, titled‘Total Recall’.
He describes how he worked on farms and at a saw mill from the time he was 14 years old, to earn pocket money.
He also went to the gym for 3 hours a day, to build up his body. His mentor and inspiration was former ‘Mr Austria’ Kurt Marnul, that he had met while on holiday.
Arnold had a clear vision that he wanted to win the ‘Mr Universe’ premier bodybuilding competition and then move to America and be in the movies.
His idol was Reg Park, a young man from Leeds, England, who had won the competition and went on to star as ‘Hercules’ in Hollywood movies.
Arnold achieved his dreams, and today enjoys a net worth of over $200 million dollars.
“Work hard. There are no shortcuts”, says Arnold in his book.
Often people come to my seminars, they hear about how I sold $1.8 million dollars worth of ebooks since 2004, and they think to themselves:
‘Ah! I know! I’ll just buy thousands of ready-made PLR (private label rights) ebooks, sell them to people, and I’ll make a lot of money this way with NO effort!’
That is not the way to succeed online. I always tell them:
Step 1: choose a niche,
Step 2: build a list,
Step 3: deliver value to your subscribers and clients.
THAT’S how you become successful in business, whether online or offline.
People are addicted to instant gratification. Life has become too ‘easy’ and entertainment and distraction have become so ‘instant’ and ‘on-demand’, that no one feels like putting in the work anymore.
During my 7-day retreat in the South of France one of our participants told me there are families in the UK who have been on welfare for three generations.
“There are no jobs”, they keep repeating to themselves, to justify their way of life.
Anthony Robbins said in an interview recently:
“We live in a culture that is about ‘me’. We live in a culture that expects instantaneous gratification for everything, and the web has only enhanced that in many ways.
It empowers in many ways, but it also makes people believe ‘I should have everything right now.’
You know, in 2006 we had the highest levels of unhappiness ever measured in North America and it was at the peak of our last 30 years of financial well-being for the United States.
And I believe the reason is because people expected more and more with less and less effort. There was no sense of mastery. There’s no sense of ‘I’m responsible in life for something.’”
Problems and challenges are the ‘gym’ for your soul, says Anthony Robbins. They are an opportunity to learn and grow and become a bigger person.
The Universe has a way of throwing up the same challenge or problem in your way over and over again, until we’ve mastered the lesson and are ready to move on.
Arnold Schwarzenegger had a vision he kept seeing in his mind, over and over again.
He had mentors, in Kurt Marnul, Reg Park, and later Joe Weider.
And he worked hard to achieve his goals, with focus and determination.
Is it any surprise that he became successful?
I believe that if you do what is hard, life becomes easy.
If you always do what is easy… then life becomes hard.
How are you challenging yourself today?
Quote Of The Day
“Work hard. There are no shortcuts.”
Stats Of The Day
US Economy 2007 – 2012
In 2007, the US unemployment rate was 4.6%; 146 million people, or 63% of the working age population, were employed.
Today the unemployment rate is 7.9%; 143 million people, or 58.8% of the working age population are employed.
Real median household income was $55,039 in 2007. It has fallen by 8.2% to $50,502 today.
BLS reported inflation has risen by 12% since 2007. True inflation has risen at twice that rate.
Median net worth in 2007 was $126,400. By 2010 it had fallen to $77,300, a 39% drop in three years.
The annual US government budget deficit in 2007 totaled $161 billion. Today, the annual deficit is $1.1 trillion.
― Source: http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=43039
Controversial book that predicted the financial crisis could now be predicting the next president
“History does not repeat but it does rhyme…”
Success Story of the Day
“With solo ads, I spend $25 and make at least $100 back”
“If I was starting all over again from scratch I would just buy solo ads
With a solo ad 100 clicks costs $25.
From 100 clicks I can sell at least 4-5 products, so for $25 I make at least $100.
(In fact, this is a worst case scenario. It is usually a lot better).”
― Georgina Lany, Hungary
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To Your Success,
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