In the U.S. the lottery (Mega Millions Jackpot) is now up to a record $540 million dollars.
Did you know the odds of winning are 1 in 176 million. Yes, you have just one chance in ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX MILLION to win.
Yes, people are lining up for hours and spending hundreds of dollars to gobble up tickets like crack.
If you want to be a millionaire, don’t put it to luck or chance. And, I’m sorry if this offends you, but that’s for losers and excuse makers.
I know A LOT of millionaires. Most of my friends are millionaires. And I’m not talking about bullshit lying “gurus”, I’m talking real millionaires.
And not one made their millions through “luck” or winning the lottery. That’s right, not a single solitary one of them.
I have NEVER bought a lottery ticket – even when I was working in a Children’s Hospital making $26K per year.
I’d over hear other hospital employees talking about buying tickets together. Getting excited. And even asking if I wanted “in” on their tickets. Of course, I politely declined. I had other plans to get to millions.
Meanwhile, while they were going to the local convenience store to buy their tickets and praying for a miracle — I was at Barnes and Noble during my lunch break and investing that time/money back into my BUSINESS education.
That’s why my businesses now generate 7-figures A MONTH, while they are still buying lottery tickets and complaining how “it’s tough out there” or “there aren’t a lot of jobs”.
Here’s what kills me…
The same people who say, “Ryan, I REALLY want join your program but I can’t afford the $47 a month” are the ones who go out and blow $50 PER WEEK on lottery tickets.
YES – you DO have the money, it’s about PRIORITY.
Invest the money back in YOU.
Become better at running a smart lifestyle business.
That’s how you can become wealthy.
IT AIN’T LUCK
One thing that gets me crazy is when someone sees what I’ve built and says “you got lucky!”.
Are you kidding me?
Luck doesn’t have anything to do with it.
Sure, great timing helps. Absolutely. But luck? Not a chance.
Walking 4 blocks past gangs and drug dealers in the South Bronx just to use the Internet at the public library during my break when I was a gym teacher in 2001 to build my business… wasn’t luck.
Driving 3 hours to pitch my sports training membership site and having a table at future events held by Perform Better over 11 years ago.. wasn’t luck.
Having people tell me NO over and over again when I first started – and never, ever giving up. Speaking at events. Writing articles for magazines. Working my balls off. And eventually, they ALL came crawling back to me.. wasn’t luck.
Shutting my mouth, listening to people and just giving them what they want with products that delivered kick-ass value.. wasn’t luck.
Taking time to answer people’s blog posts. And Facebook comments. And writing email newsletters for over a decade. And always working hard to build long-term relationships…. wasn’t luck.
Do you REALLY want to have it all?
STOP BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS and start taking control of your own destiny.
That, my friend, is how millions are truly made.