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Tom Riach   My Press Releases

Wealth 12 : Happy Or Content?

Published on 11/17/2013
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Happy Or Content is the twelfth in my 'Wealth' series of original copyrighted WakeUp2Wealth Press Releases written by Tom Riach (that's me above) from my home in the sunny south of Portugal.

Wake Up 2 Wealth

Wake Up 2 Wealth's Daily View Of The World!


When I started out in business at the tender age of twenty-three all those years ago, I worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week – but I was happy. At any one time I had up to three or four part-time jobs in addition to running my business – and I was happy. Typically I would start at five in the morning to help in a bakery and deliver the morning rolls to local shops. Then I'd run home (yes I was fit) to be ready for work at my own business from nine until six. After that it was off to do a stint in the local pub (working that is)! until ten at night, which time I took to the streets driving a taxi, often up to two or three in the morning – and I was happy!

In my business I had no option but to take on all the garbage work; the high hassle, low profit and often no pay off work that no-one else would do, which experienced successful professionals didn't need to touch. It was hell – but I was happy! After seven such years I had an ex-wife and a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest. But I also had loads of experience and my determination was undiminished.

POWER POINT - “Determination, drive and hard work are the most important building blocks to success. There is no substitute for perseverance.”

Then a funny thing happened, gradually but it happened. Better quality work which had hitherto been denied to me started to come my way. This meant that I could start to bypass the garbage stuff. Because of this my self-esteem improved and my professional image was enhanced. This in turn led to even higher quality, bigger

profit work coming to me and so on. I was still working very hard and long hours but I could discard the part-time jobs and concentrate wholly on my business. My finances improved to a much healthier state and I could afford nice things such as a better car, foreign travel and – a high-backed leather revolving chair! From there I could control my growing business in comfort and I was ever so happy.

Then another funny thing happened. I realised that I was earning considerable amounts of money but without me really doing anything. It was just sort of, well …. arriving. Sure, I was there, I had done the ground-work, had set up the systems and it was my business generating the money (and I always kept full control of it)! But often I hadn't even been in my high-backed leather revolving chair. Yet the cash rolled in – so I was happy.

POWER POINT - “Aim to generate cash on auto-pilot. Find a simple strategy and employ it repetitively. That's what the ultra-successful do.”

Take my word for it. I'm not the kind of guy to mess about. Check me out by CLICKING ON the photo below.


That's me on the right, on stage at Vilamoura Casino presenting awards in my capacity as consultant to a major leisure and tourism company.

You can Contact me by Clicking on to – HAPPY OR CONTENT - and arrange a FREE chat with me NOW!


I was happy that is until something dawned on me which made me less happy. This was the realisation that I had accumulated around me a voracious horde of dependants. In other words …. employees! There were six dozen of them. Make no mistake, their existance had helped me achieve my goals but I also now saw a massive downside. Although I was making serious money it was very much the case that I was having to clothe, feed and house these people, pay their mortgages, pay for

their cars (bigger than mine), pay for their holidays and healthcare, fund their retirements (!?!), educate-clothe-feed and house their children and bank-roll their wives/spouses! I was financing the entire lives of over two hundred people before making a cent myself! Worse, there were the few who were often idle yet still expected to be paid. And on top of everything, when things didn't go right in their lives – yes you've guessed it – they brought their personal problems and dumped them on my lap as if I was responsible for their very existance. Of course I was in a way. I had created the monster. But now that I could see it face to face, I was not happy.

POWER POINT - “With delegation comes the benefit of many hands but the burden of responsibility.”

After a time, I decided that I had contributed sufficiently to the well-being of others in this way and that the burden of responsibility which comes with employing staff was one I was prepared to forego. I thought to myself, “ I'm earning a lot now from minimal effort. Surely I can figure out a way which will allow me to get rid of all these people, their hassle and cost but while retaining the same high level of income and the same low level of effort?” I even figured that there was no reason why I shouldn't be able to increase my earnings and to reduce my actual work time to just a few enjoyable hours per week. And you know what?, a funny thing happened. Once I applied my subconscious to the problem, I very soon came to realise that I knew exactly how to achieve these goals, I knew just how to do it!

So the next phase of my business life was born. A phase of no employees, less effort and even more earnings. And through it came more than just happiness, with it came contentment. True tranquility of spirit and contentment. I am content!

POWER POINT - “Be happy at whatever you do. You will never succeed if you are not doing something which you truly enjoy. With enjoyment comes success, with success comes wealth and through wealth we learn serenity and contentment.”

I live and 'work' in the sunny south of Portugal. Need I say more?

Wake Up 2 Wealth

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is an original copyrighted Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading about Happy Or Content and found it informative/entertaining. You can Skype me at wakeup2wealth. To learn more or to get in touch with me or to join my contacts group, please visit me on my website at WAKE UP 2 WEALTH.

See you there! Regards, Tom.

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