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The Road to Success is Easy? | By: Shaun McCloskey

The Road to Success is Easy?

When I hear someone say that success is easy, it always raises my BS sensors.  It really concerns me when someone says this, but then I have to look at myself because I say this as well.   The difference is, I really mean it.  But in order for success to become easy, you’re going to have to play a different game than most.

I’m not suggesting that becoming successful requires no work and that there are no struggles, but when I say that The Road to Success is Easy, I’m suggesting that when someone has a plan and they follow it, that success is attainable to all, and it can be done in a relatively short period of time.

We live in a world in which we idolize success and as a result we pursue it with all that we have.  As a culture we have defined success as having a lot of money.  We want it so badly that we look for shortcuts, we’ll compromise our values, and we’ll tear down things that are important to us in order to attain it.   We’ll go into debt.  We’ll buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t care about.   What we all really want is life.  We want freedom.  We want to be able to spend time doing and experiencing the things in life that provide the most fulfillment, however, most of us today have given up any hopes of this life in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

What we teach at Lifeonaire is that if we will simply follow a plan, that success is easy.  It’s an easy road.  What we have found is that the world around us is pursuing success every other way that what makes pursuing the path to success difficult is that we have to go against the grain and do things differently than those around us.  The path is easy, but getting to the right path and living and doing things differently than others around us is the challenge.

It’s a challenge for a number of reasons:

1. The biggest reason it is a challenge is because we have few examples of people to follow.  The masses are striving for success, seeking to make more and more money.  Money is the primary focus of many people’s lives today; however, this seems to be the wrong path as evidenced by the results. 2. How we define success may be different.  Being successful at making a lot of money doesn’t guarantee us that we’re going to live a great life.  There is plenty of evidence around us that demonstrates this.  Have you ever heard of or known someone that has a lot of money and is still miserable?  Their goal in life is to make money, not to live life so they get exactly what they are pursuing.

Let’s be very honest for one moment.  What does success mean to you?  To me it means having the freedom to live the life that I want to live.  To do what I want when I want, to be free to experience relationships with those closest to me.  When I talk with others their definition of success tends to boil down to something similar. 

Take the time to imagine the life that you want, and now thing of everyone that you know personally.  How many people do you know who are living the life that you would like to live?  If you are like everyone else I know, you’re struggling to come up with names.  Everyone is out there pursuing this life, however, very few people ever get there.   This is evidence to me that the reason success seems difficult is because most people are on the wrong path.  If they were on the right path, we’d be able to come up with a list of names of people in our lives who are experiencing that ultimate freedom that everyone wants.

At Lifeonaire, we show you how easy it is to achieve prosperity and success.  It starts with getting on the right path, and then following a simple plan down that path.  It also starts with setting the game up to win.  That’s especially tough for most people today since their game is loaded up with a lot of obligations and no vision for what it is they really want.  Getting on the right path means creating the vision for what you want your life to look and then establishing a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be.  Sounds simple enough, however, the problem with most of America today is that even if they had a vision and a plan, most are so bogged down with existing obligations that they don’t have the time to pursue their vision even if it is clear.  

Debt is one of the biggest obligations people have which hinder them from really living life.   Most people mistakenly believe you can’t run a legitimate real estate business without incurring debt, but I’m here to tell you otherwise.  Most people design their businesses with how much money they’ll make, but we’re going to teach you the exact opposite of this.  We’ll show you how to get on the right path, and then create a business that serves that path and purpose.  And the best part?  We’ll show you how to do that while being 100% debt free.  I can’t wait to share this with you and change your perspective forever.  What you’re going to learn absolutely changed my life just 4 years ago, and I can’t wait for it to do the same with you.  See you soon.

Shaun McCloskey