Millionaire Secrets on Rapid Riches - Part 2
On the seemingly endless savannas of central Africa roams a small, but remarkable animal called the Gazelle.
The Thomson’s Gazelle is the most recognizable, with long spiral horns and black and white markings splashed across a sleep tan hide. They roam across the Serengeti in herds that can reach into the tens of thousands … with one herd boasting of over 250,000 animals.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the Gazelle is its speed and stamina. They can run along for more than an hour at over 30 miles an hour … with bursts of up to 60 miles per hour.
Their speed, agility, and ability to thrive in a harsh environment have allowed them to be one of the most successful animals in Africa.
Another Type of Gazelle in Boston
In downtown Boston, not far from where Revolutionists dumped British tea, is another kind of Gazelle.
Like its African counterpart, it is fast, agile, and has rapidly adapted to its environment.
This Gazelle is a business.
It was founded in 2006 by a college student from Haiti named Rousseau Aurelien. He had this crazy thought that there was money to be made in used electronics … but on a very big scale.
To test his theory, he borrowed money from friends and family and bought a couple of pallets full of used computers from GE. Most people thought he was crazy.
But, when he brought in just over $440,000 in profits in just a few months, no one was laughing.
Today, Gazelle.com employs just over 100 people. In 2011, they posted revenues of $23.1 million and are growing at a rate of 5,753%.
I would certainly call that rapid wealth, wouldn’t you?
Key to Rapid Riches #1
My description of both Gazelles underscores the first key of rapid wealth.
I will tell it to you in a single word:
Not the Darwinism kind that suggests a bit of slime can become a human being … but the kind of evolution that suggests a street kid from Haiti can adapt to a new world and create a $23-million company in just over 6 years.
Not long ago, I was on a call with my friend and member of my brain trust, Perry Marshall. He said something to the effect, “The business you are in today will not be the business you are in 5 years from now. Things are changing too fast. The core might stay the same, but every other element could, and likely will, change. You have to be agile and adapt as you go.”
On the Serengeti, Gazelle are forced to deal with bizarre weather patterns. They often migrate for thousands of miles to find food and shelter.
When Rousseau first started Gazelle.com (it was actually called “Second Rotation” back then), he was focused on PC laptops. Today, he doesn’t even accept those. His focus is on Apple products and a few other cell phones.
He listened to the market and adjusted as needed.
He evolved his business in any way that was needed to make it work.
What is Your Real Business?
In his book, Ready, Fire, Aim, Michael Masterson takes this key and applies it to one important element of business: Employees.
He teaches that when you are first starting out, it might just be you. Your job description is, “Whatever it takes to make money.”
Rousseau did this by borrowing money, buying computers, and then selling them … all on his own. He made over $400,000 with a crew of one. He wanted to know if the idea would work and if he could make it profitable.
(By the way, if you think that most successful entrepreneurs start off with massive amounts of venture capital and have a cushy job making huge returns, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you … it’s a good price … seriously … )
Then, if you can figure that part of your venture out, you are going to need a few employees.
At this point, the unwise business owner will begin to think, “What is their job title and description?” The wise entrepreneur — the one who wants to make money fast and furiously — has a one-size-fits-all job description for these early newcomers. It is this …
“Whatever it takes to keep making money!”
Everyone on the team needs to be willing to evolve and make the company thrive.
From Wax to Fondue … Whatever It Takes
A few months ago, I talked about a company called Scentsy — the people that sell wickless scented candles (among other things now).
Orville and Heidi Thompson started out in a metal abandoned cargo container in their backyard. They melted the wax and scented it themselves, often working well into the night to fulfill orders.
It paid off. At least I think it did.
Last year, after 7 years in business, they posted sales of over $381 million. They don’t melt and pour and scent wax anymore. They have several dozen automated machines sitting in a several-hundred-thousand square foot facility.
They have evolved their business over the years, adding scented teddy bears, hand soap, and most recently, a high-end line of chocolate fondue.
Your REAL Business is Making Money.
If you are going to get rich very quickly in this crazy world of ours, you will need to be in business for yourself.
I think you know that. It is obvious that there is no security in the traditional job market. Nor is there any real money.
But, how do you manage that business?
How do you adapt so that you can survive … and then thrive?
You will not do it on your own.
Like Rousseau, you might be able to make a handsome start as a lone ranger, but in the long run, you will never be able to keep up the pace or scale things out to real money on your own.
For me, the solution was a powerful brain-trust. A core group of brilliant and successful men and women that I could trust.
When I hit brick walls, I need to be able to pick up the phone or fire off an email and get wisdom beyond my own.
That is where my millionaire friends come in. It is a network of really smart, successful people that I have cultivated over the past few years.
About a year ago, I began approaching them about helping me help other people like you make money faster.
After all, their wisdom has helped me create quantum jumps in my income … why wouldn’t it do the same for you?
Raise Your Hand If You Want to Make More Money, Faster
I want to know if you are interested in hearing more from my millionaire friends. Of course, you won’t have direct access to them the way I do, but you will have access to their collective wisdom, experiences, and insights.
My focus will be to help you make money … fast and safe … using only realistic, proven, tangible methods each of these people have mastered over the years.
To raise your hand and be “in” on the conversation, click here now, and enter your name and email address.
I know I already have it, but this allows me to put you in a “private room” so we can talk about my millionaire friends and their wisdom.
One last thing …
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By raising your hand today (and it costs you nothing to join us), you will get insider information on the launch … including access to some gifts that I have never given away … and will never give away again …
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