The Dangers of Golden Ticket Thinking
Living a rich, full life … one dripping with abundance, money, and happiness … is absolutely possible.
In fact, it is your natural state. You were created from the ground up to enjoy that kind of a life.
So why aren’t you enjoying that kind of a life today? It is likely that you are a victim of what I call “Golden Ticket Thinking.”
This kind of thinking came very close to destroying my life, my family relationships, and my self-worth. Today, I’m going to show you what this thinking is. I’m also going to introduce to you a new formula I’ve discovered for overcoming this toxic thinking … and helping you to live a “Golden Life” in a relatively short period of time.
In the classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (aka the musical Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Mr. Wonka inserts 5 Golden Tickets inside bars of chocolate. In part, the ticket reads:
“Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you … mystic and marvelous surprises that will entrance, delight, intrigue, astonish, and perplex you beyond measure. In your wildest dreams, you could not imagine that such things could happen to you! Just wait and see!”
My Search for the Golden Ticket
For many years, I went around looking for a magic, Golden Ticket that in one swift turn of events would change the course of my life forever. All of my financial needs would be taken care of. My eternal bliss and joy would be set.
My life became searching for the Golden Ticket. It became an obsession. As fast as I could find another newsletter, system, website, or product that promised to contain a Golden Ticket … I’d subscribe, buy, attend, and consume.
After years of searching, I one day realized that the Golden Ticket — at least in the way I was thinking about it — was a myth. For a while, I felt like a broken man. It was a tough time.
The most nauseating part was that I watched as other people, who started their pursuit of an abundant life after me, were already enjoying wealth, financial freedom, and abundance. Clearly, I had missed the boat and they had caught it.
What did they do that I had missed?
Here’s What I Was Missing
The answer lies in the success experienced by the Beatles. Many, not knowing their story, think they were an “overnight sensation.” That in effect, they one day found the Golden Ticket of Music and shot to the top. That is not true.
What really happened is this …
From 1960 to 1964, the Beatles played in bars and pubs in Hamburg, Germany. In all, they did well over 1,200 live gigs. Think of all the practice this gave them. They could not only master their performance, they could gauge, in real time, what resonated best with the audiences.
In his book, Outliers, Malcom Gladwell presents the idea that you need 10,000 hours to master something. The Beatles stayed focused and disciplined in their efforts to master music and the art of live concerts. They put in the hours.
Is it any wonder they became an international sensation that, for many people, continues on in popularity to this day?
Think of what a painful contrast that idea is to “Golden Ticket Thinking.” Think of all those years I spent bouncing around from idea to idea to idea. It is likely that I didn’t spend 30 minutes trying to master some of those things … let alone 10,000 hours.
The Trouble with Mastery
The 10,000-hour number is troublesome at best for most people. If you think of it as a regular day job, this is just about 5 YEARS of focusing on the same project/task/skill/talent … day in and day out.
If you are trying to master something to make money, then you will need to have 5 years’ worth of income stocked away to make it happen, since you won’t be able to make money and focus on mastery at the same time.
The other option is to work at it part-time, at nights and on weekends. Then it would only take you 10-15 years!
Looking at these numbers, it is easy to see why the “Golden Ticket Thinking” is so prevalent and enticing. Who wants to spend 15 years figuring out how to get rich online? Who has 15 years of their life to invest in mastering something that could change tomorrow?
What if there was a way for you to drastically reduce the time and effort it took to begin enjoying the lifestyle that the Golden Ticket represents? Mind you, it is nothing like “finding” a Golden Ticket … but it will also take you much less time than 15 years to achieve. In fact, how does as little as 3 months sound?
As impossible as it seems, there is a way.
The Golden Life Formula
I call it the Golden Life Formula.
Here it is: P = 700e x (M + S)
This formula is taken from the best teachings and practices of current masters like Michael Masterson … and “old-school” legends like Napoleon Hill and Claude Hopkins.
And, as Michael has personally told me … current so-called “Internet marketing gurus” don’t understand at all how it works. Because of this, my guess is that you’ve never seen the inner-workings of this simple formula before … and likely won’t be able to find it easily. That is why I’m sharing it with you.
The Golden Life Formula in Real Life
Let me tell you two experiences I have had with this Formula. One is from my own life. The other is from someone I taught the Formula to and how it changed his life.
In April 2005, I was dead broke and about $200,000 in debt. That same month, I received a letter from Paul Hollingshead and Michael Masterson. Inside this letter was a system that implemented the Formula.
I took advantage of it and bought into the system.
Within 3 months, I had a fully-functioning business online and was marketing my services to companies large and small, all over the United States and parts of Canada and Europe.
Within 11 months, I had increased my income by more than $100,000.
A few years later, I decided to shift gears on my business focus. I applied the Formula once more. Here again, it did great things for me. Within 3 months, I doubled my income.
This kind of growth makes my children smile and my wife very happy. This makes for a delightful, rich, full life!
Now, let me tell you a similar story about one of my friends.
Sean was working at a regular day job when he decided it was time to strike out on his own. It was a scary prospect to think about stepping out into the unknown because his job paid well and his income was steady.
That is when I introduced him to the Golden Life Formula concept. Keeping his day job to ensure security for the family, he began to earnestly apply the Formula.
Within 6 months, he had matched his income and switched to working from home full-time. Within 12 months, he had doubled his income and was making more than ever before in his life.
I could tell you many more stories. None are “get rich quick.” All involve real work from real people. All are true and have happened to ordinary people like you and me. None of them involved “shiny objects” with inflated, flashy promises.
I’m Certain You Can Enjoy Serious Wealth and Happiness
It’s not as exciting as finding a “Golden Ticket,” but it is much more practical and rational. It’s more realistic. Using this Golden Life Formula makes it both possible and probable for you to start living a life full of wealth, abundance, peace, and happiness in a relatively short period of time.
I’m purposefully not giving you the details of this Formula right now because each aspect of the Formula deserves a detailed explanation.
I’ve decided to share this explanation through my weekly podcast series. This is available only to Carefree Entrepreneur weekly subscribers. Joining is FREE and the full explanation of the Formula is part of your subscription.
If you are already subscribed to the Carefree Weekly Newsletter, you will hear details on the Formula in the coming days via my weekly podcast. You will also hear details on how to implement this in your life right now.
As a special bonus, when you do subscribe, I will also give you a complimentary copy of my revolutionary guide, “Buyer Psychographics: How to Find Buyers that Buy.” Join us today.
You can enjoy a rich, full, abundant life … but only if you realize that merely one-in-a-billion ever really finds a Golden Ticket. The Golden Life Formula is for the rest of us. It’s for you.
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