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Your Portable Empire: How to Make Money Anywhere While Doing What You Love by Pat O'Bryan

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Chapter 18. Gold on the Playground

If It's Hard, You're Doing It Wrong

If it's work, it won't make you rich.

Dan Kennedy

If it ain't fun, I ain't doin' it.

Pat O'Bryan, May 1996

At a recent Mastermind meeting, the joke was on me. We were talking about projects I have in progress, and Bill said, "He'll probably have 'em done before sundown."

Joe, Craig, and Nerissa laughed—and, I think, in a nice way.

I've gotten a reputation as the guy who cranks out dozens of products while others are still talking and planning theirs.

Here's another good quote:

Money loves speed.

Joe Vitale

The secret to making a good living from infoproduct marketing is having multiple streams of passive income. Yes, some people make a million bucks in one day. Some gurus have five- and six-figure days consistently. Home runs are nice, but you can build a very solid business with a string of base hits.

Find a problem and sell the solution. Then find another one. Do this enough times, and you've got multiple streams of passive income.

Each of us has a reason why we build our Portable Empire. Some people come from a place of fear. It can be a risky world. Which is riskier: a steady job with a steady paycheck or a Portable Empire? You don't have to choose, by the way, but it's an interesting mental exercise.

There are lots of ways you can lose a job. The job can be outsourced to another country. The company can be bought, and the job "downsized." You can have a "personality conflict" with your boss. Your boss's girlfriend ...

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