The Easiest Business You Can Start in 2017

If you’re anything like me, the prospect of a new year fills your mind and soul alike with the promise of opportunity. A new chapter in the endless pursuit of growth and fulfillment presents itself, revitalizing the spirit and refueling the proverbial tanks. So what to do with all this unfettered optimism? Where do we begin to unleash the big juicy load that is our potential all over the blank canvas of 2017?

Well, what if I told you there was a business that you could start running today, right now in fact, that would bring you immediate fulfillment, instantaneous success and require zero startup capital?

What if every employee you hired performed their job at the highest possible level on their first day, and every growth strategy you implemented worked exactly as you had envisioned?

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The Most Expensive Button You Can Push is the Snooze

The burnout rate in the real estate industry is eighty-five percent in the first five years. That is, only fifteen percent of professionals last any longer.

And while the remaining class, as a whole, is made up of unique individuals from all walks of life, practicing entirely different business models, there are distinct characteristics that encompass the group in its entirety.

Most notably, the income level of the those that last more than five years is, on average, four times greater than those that do not. It’s a perfect observation of the Pareto principle (80/20 rule) at work.

On the surface this makes perfect sense. I mean thereĀ are few truths more discouraging than making a quarter of what your colleagues do. But peeling back the layers reveals a lot more about the differences in these two constituencies, primarily that there are fewer than you might expect. Continue reading “The Most Expensive Button You Can Push is the Snooze”