The Psychology of Shortcuts of Masters and Millionaires
You need up to one hundred thousand dollars, and you need it quickly. Let's think.
We have a list of eighty-five thousand people who individually give away at least five million dollars per year. As a favor to us, and because you're only asking for a thousand dollars from each, fifty-five percent of our millionaire philanthropists have agreed to give you a thousand dollars, as long as you personally ask them for it within the next 24 hours.
Our question to you is, how many people will you call and/or visit in the next 24 hours?
Will you even bother going out of the house if you already know in advance that 55% of these wonderful people will say "yes" by phone, as long as you call and ask personally?
How many hours will you sleep in the next 24 hours?
How hard will you work to contact at least four hundred people in the next 24 hours?
The truth, as we both know, is that you're almost certain to stay awake for every one of these next 24 hours, and will dial your brains out, won't you? In other words, you'll have sufficient motivation to make what might be the greatest financial effort you've ever made up until today, true? Knowing that more than half of all the people you ask will actually send you a thousand dollars, you'll pick up the phone with enthusiasm and no small amount of anticipation. That's because you'll have a vastly reduced concern about failure -- you already know in advance that you can raise a hundred thousand dollars or more very quickly.
What's ironic is that, had you personally been performing community service in several of the towns closest to you over the past several years, you'd probably be in a position to ask hundreds of millionaires for a donation. With America producing an average of thirteen thousand new millionaires PER WEEK for 350 weeks in a row (then increasing to twenty thousand new millionaires for each week of 1999 in addition to the nearly five million Americans already earning an average of eighty thousand dollars per month), the odds are high that you have a thousand millionaires living within a hundred miles of your house, if not within a mile or two.
For those who haven't given consistent service to others, you certainly have the Internet, and other resources by which you can easily, quickly, inexpensively obtain contact information for many tens of thousands of millionaires and at least a hundred of America's billionaires.
The only two perfectly common traits you can find among upper-level millionaires and billionaires is that they know precisely what they want, and they ask more people to help them get it.... they ask more people than you do.
Proof? The proof is that they get what they want. They ask more, and they obtain more.
It really is that simple, and if you knew better, you'd do better, wouldn't you?
Can you even think of a better day than today to begin asking more people for what you most want?