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Get Rich Fast – Method Or Myth?

Is there a ‘secret get rich quick formula’ out there? Or is it all just a big myth? Today I am going to ask these questions in the context of the online work at home business opportunity. We will also look at what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to choosing an online business and whether getting rich quick is actually achievable!
The first thing to say about get rich quick is that if you type this into Google you get 24.1 Million pages, so there is a lot of information available on the Internet on this topic. Many of them will be articles or discussions about what works and doesn’t work, top tips, etc. Many more will be actual web sites offering you a get rich quick method. I am betting that the vast majority of them will never make anyone rich, not even the business owners. This is the law of natural selection. Only the best make it. Of the balance of online business opportunities that make past the survival category and make a profit, most of these will benefit only a select few. The reason I say this is again down to the law of natural selection. There are limited resources on this planet, everything from air, water, food and even money is limited in supply. This means that it is not possible for everyone to be rich! If everyone was rich then there would be no poor and no rich. Rich would become a redundant word in the language. Being financially rich means having more money and assets that the majority of people. So my first point is this; it is just not possible for everyone to get rich as money is always changing hands and flowing in one direction or another. The key has to be having money flowing towards you and not away from you.
The Internet offers us an amazing opportunity that was not available even 20 years ago. It is a great leveller; the smallest companies can compete against the very largest and win. Like Google and Facebook, MySpace and Twitter; a business can be formed and in a short space of time can become a global player in their; often new, market place. Who had heard of social networking even a few years ago? Notice however, that the period between obscurity and success is a few years, not months, weeks or days as claimed by many online opportunities. I am going to stick my neck out and say that there are very few, if any, opportunities that will make you rich overnight. Any such opportunity will be brought to life by a super creative person with the right background and experience, a great deal of luck, planning, genius or some combination of the above. Such people are very rare. Let’s be realistic here, if it was that easy we would all be rich and there would be no poverty or elite anywhere on earth. In fact, it will never be that way as it is not human nature. We are all traders; we trade goods and services for money and use money to buy other goods and services. Some of the traders keep money for a while longer than others because the inward cash flow is greater than the outward cash flow. That’s why its cash flow that makes you rich.
So here is the rub! The Internet is clearly a medium that can allow people to make large sums of money very quickly, why? Because of the possibility of exponential growth! Exponential growth is a theoretical concept!! It does not exist in normal natural systems. Let me explain. Exponential growth occurs when a number doubles, triples or greater with each generation. A good example is food poisoning bacteria. Bacteria multiply under ideal conditions about every 10 minutes. This means that one bacterium becomes 2 in ten minutes. Ten minutes later these two then each divide into two again and become 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and so on. After just 3hrs and 20mins we would have over 1 Million bacteria from the original one. This is a natural example of exponential growth. It is the concept that many network marketing and multi level marketing business opportunities use to convince you of the massive wealth generating opportunities available. The trouble is, as in our bacterial example above, they are assuming ideal conditions. With our bacteria, exponential growth only continues as long as there is sufficient food, water and warmth. The large numbers of bacteria soon change all that, they use the food and water up and before they know it they have famine and drought to content with and their number dies down to natural sustainable levels once more.
Network marketing is no different; the ideal conditions we …