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<h1>How to get rich</h1>
<small>2016-04-18</small>
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	(part of <a href="/d1">the “do this” directives</a>)
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<h3>1.
	Live where luck strikes.
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	Live where everything is happening,
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	where the money is flowing,
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	where careers are being made,
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	where your role models live.
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	Once there, be as in the game as anyone can be.
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	Be right in the <a href="/2014-02-baker">middle of everything</a>.
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<h3>2.
	Say yes to everything.
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	Meet <a href="/hundreds">everyone</a>.
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	Pursue every opportunity.
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	Nothing is too small.
	Do it all.
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	Like lottery tickets, you never know which one will win.
	So the more, the better.
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	Follow-up and keep in touch with everyone.
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<h3>3.
	Learn the multiplying skills.
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	Speaking, writing, psychology, design, conversation, 2nd language, persuasion, programming, meditation/focus.
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	Not pursued on their own, they’re skills that <a href="/book/HowToFail">multiply</a> the success of your main pursuit.
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	(A pilot who’s also a great writer and public speaker.)
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	(A chef with a mastery of psychology, persuasion, and design.)
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	These skills multiply the results of your efforts, and give you an edge over others in your field.
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<h3>4.
	Pursue market value not personal value.
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	Do what pays well.
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	Do not be the <a href="/starving-artist">starving artist</a>, working on things that have great <a href="/book/PersonalDevelopmentForSmartPeople">personal value</a> to you, but little <a href="/book/PredictablyIrrational">market value</a>.
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	<a href="/book/SoGood">Follow the money</a>.
	It tells you where you’re most valuable.
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	Don’t try to make a career out of everything you love.  For example, sex.
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<h3>5.
	Shamelessly imitate success.
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	Imitate the best strategies of your competitors.
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	The market doesn’t care about your personal need to be unique.
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	It’s selfless and humble to use the best ideas regardless of source, to create the best service or product for your clients.
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	Get great at executing other people’s ideas as well as your own.
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<h3>6.
	Be the owner, not just inventor.
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	It’s tempting to try to be the ideas person, having someone else do the dirty work of making those ideas happen.
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	Ideas don’t make you rich.
	Great execution of ideas does.
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	A rule of capitalism: whoever takes the most financial risk gets the rewards.
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	The biggest rewards will always go to those that fund it and own it.
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	<a href="/book/HowToGetRich">To get rich</a>, be the owner.
	Own as close to 100% as possible.
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<h3>7.
	Benefit from human nature.
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	Instead of complaining about the downside of human nature, find ways to benefit from it.
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	Instead of complaining about the rules, just learn the game, then <a href="/book/MeInc">play it</a>.
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