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Tom Riach   My Press Releases

Wealth 28 : The Secret Of Success

Published on 9/26/2014
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The Secret Of Succes” is the 28th 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.

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Please, Mr.Millionario, sir,” asked the wide-eyed business aspirant, “Could you tell us what it takes to become such a super-successful entrepreneur?”

Alright,” replied the great man grudgingly, “Just once, just this once I'll let you in on my secret,“ and, leaning forward and speaking in a significant, confidential murmur he whispered, “It's F.H.W.”

And what's F.H.W.?” came the question, heavy with expectation.

It's …. ,” now a secretive pause and all those around pressed in to hear, “It's …. friggin hard work!”

In an instant the spell was broken. The disappointment of the crowd was tangible in their guffaws of disappointment as the customary hubbub of the pub returned. Punters broke back to their bar-stools and their warm beer, scoffing at the rich man's response and scolding him for having 'lied', for not having shared his 'secret'. Angry jibes filled the air, for had he not just now misled them, played with their emotions, had fun at their expense?

In fact the entrepreneur had done none of these things. He had given a frank and honest answer to the question. Yes, he had known that his inquisitors would not like his response and that they would not believe him and yes, this gave him a certain wry pleasure; but, he also knew that the dismay of the throng lay less in the answer he gave but more in the fact that his answer was not the answer they wanted to hear.

The answer the mob really yearned for was one of a 'quick fix', an easy formula to be taken home, put into practice and from which with no effort they'd achieve instant wealth. They wanted to hear of a magic cure-all to all of their financial and other woes. What they certainly didn't want to hear was that hard work was involved! And because people often don't want to hear that simple truth then the easiest way to deal with it is to brush it off and choose not to believe it.

POWER POINT - “People believe what they want to believe and often choose to ignore inconvenient truths.”

This in turn leads to the scenario that, even when they've been instructed by a success specialist such as afore-said Mr.Millianario as to precisely what is required to achieve success, they opt not to do it because they simply don't want to. They don't want to put in the hours, put in the sweat. They want to know 'the secret of success' but only if the secret knowledge involves little or no effort. They cannot accept that the secret of success is that there is no secret!

POWER POINT - “The secret of success is that there is no secret!”

The answer is out there in the public domain freely available to all who wish to embrace it. And the revelation is simple :

Commitment + Determination + Dedication + Discipline + Organisation + Perseverance = Success!

POWER POINT - “Will power and sustained effort form the bedrock of success.”

This situation of course, suits Mr.Millionario and his contemporaries very well. For they can freely tell anyone and everyone their 'secret of success' secure in the knowledge that no-one will believe them and therefore will not try to emulate them. Less competition for them to concern themselves with!

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

Been There Seen It Done It

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 and arrange a FREE chat with me NOW! - Go to Contacts section at the bottom of this article.


Of course, there's 'working hard' and there's 'working smart'. A hard worker might

work sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. A smart worker might work a fraction of that time yet achieve the same or more than the 'hard worker'. So learning to work smart is critical. It's essential to find and/or to evolve methods of achieving the same or better results but for less effort. This is a natural ambition and eternal pursuit of mankind. So the smart worker enjoys the advantage of having more time to lead a full and balanced life, doing all those things which he most wants to do.

And it is a fact that we all do in life those things which we most want to do. Our 'friends' in the hostelry, for example, asking the question of Mr.Millianario as to how to achieve success do not deep down really want success, unless it is handed to them on a platter. What they most enjoy and what they therefore really want to do is to spend their every last dime in the pub, weeping into their warm beer and bleeding about 'how unfair the world is' and 'why that wealthy geezer in the corner won't tell us his secret!' So that's exactly what they keep on doing.

On the other hand, what some smart workers enjoy doing more than anything else in life is … their work! So instead of spending the time that they have freed up by working smart to follow leisure or family pursuits, they spend that time in doing more of the work that they so enjoy! In fact they'll often be working the proverbial sixteen hour day, seven day week – but in their case this is not sixteen/seven of 'hard work', it's sixteen/seven of 'smart' work. They're actually working hard at working smart!

POWER POINT - “The ultra-successful work hard at working smart … think about it!”

These types are not mere mortals, they are business 'gods'. And were you to chance upon such an entrepreneur and beg of him, “Please sir, please please tell me what it takes to become so super-successful?”, he might just draw you in close and, with a confidential nod and a wink, whisper, “It's F.S.W. …. friggin smart work!”

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

The Secret Of Success

My Office In The Algarve

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Tel. : (00 351) 914 021 159

Website : Wake Up 2 Wealth


is an original copyrighted Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading about ”The Secret Of Success” and found it informative/entertaining. 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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