The #1 Business Fantasy

What’s the #1 business fantasy?

In my opinion, it’s something like, “Make a lot of money without doing anything.”

There’s a reason it’s called fantasy. It never happens.

Even lottery winners have to cash in their ticket (and then most of them end up just as broke as they were before winning the lottery in less than 5 years).

And of course, it’s morally wonky to expect “something for nothing”. The Apostle Paul — the guy who wrote a big chunk of the New Testament — said, “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

Maybe it’s time to stop fantasizing and instead go to work.

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8 thoughts on “The #1 Business Fantasy

  1. I love this post Ray! Absolutely Spot On! I sometimes think people view the internet as a video poker machine. If you keep trying it sooner or later you will hit the jackpot! LOL NOT.

  2. Hey Ray,

    My question is.. What about the fantasy of doing a relatively small amount of intense, targeted work up front, and riding the wave of profits? Such as setting up passive systems (clickbank, affiliate, etc) so you can ride the wave and aside from some maintenance have fun the rest of the time “4 Hour Workweek” style?

    I’ve noticed a possible paradox in that the people who make millions are often those who don’t have the end in mind to “quit” as soon as they get rich. The millionaires are people with the drive to keep building their businesses even after they’re super rich. It’s not something they turn on and off. Then again, if all you want is six figures, maybe it’s still viable?

    What’s your thought on this? Do you think it’s viable to set business building goals (and be willing to work hard), but having the ongoing “little to no work” as the dream?

    Thanks for the great content.

    –Dan

  3. Many people would like to get money without work. My fantasy is the exact opposite. I like my work, and I'm pretty good at it. What I hate is having to deal with money. My fantasy would be a world where everyone works, but no one has to charge or pay money.

  4. Hey Ray,

    My question is.. What about the fantasy of doing a relatively small amount of intense, targeted work up front, and riding the wave of profits? Such as setting up passive systems (clickbank, affiliate, etc) so you can ride the wave and aside from some maintenance have fun the rest of the time “4 Hour Workweek” style?

    I've noticed a possible paradox in that the people who make millions are often those who don't have the end in mind to “quit” as soon as they get rich. The millionaires are people with the drive to keep building their businesses even after they're super rich. It's not something they turn on and off. Then again, if all you want is six figures, maybe it's still viable?

    What's your thought on this? Do you think it's viable to set business building goals (and be willing to work hard), but having the ongoing “little to no work” as the dream?

    Thanks for the great content.

    –Dan

  5. I don't even understand why people have that fantasy. I hate getting stuff I didn't earn. It just isn't satisfying. I'm not filthy rich, but what I do have I earned – and I'm happy with what I have and I'm willing to work hard to get more because everything I do have has more meaning and value to me.

    And this doesn't apply just to business. It applies to relationships, your spiritual life, your health, etc. You gotta earn what you want.

    Shawn

  6. I'm sure this idea comes from BANKERS…

    Look at how much funny money they pump into the system day and night… and where does it come from? Thin air.

    That's the only profession where you can make something from nothing.

    But then again you have to be an amoral leper to scam the whole populus.