How to earn less than $1 per hour (part 1 of 3) - That Which Is Aware

How to earn less than $1 per hour (part 1 of 3)

Bad news… at least for me.

Right outside my window, here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, they’re building a house:


So come 8am every morning, Monday through Friday, Saturday and yes, even Sunday, I get to revel in the sonic delight of a disc saw…


10 minutes later, it’s the DOOF DOOF DOOF DOOF of a hammer on wood, or perhaps the DING DING DING DING of a hammer on metal.

All day, every day.

You could call it the construction orchestra, or the Symphony Of Loud Harsh Noises.

During the week, it’s fine… but on weekends, on the typical lazy Sunday, it’s not the best soundtrack to dream to.

But I digress.

Watching the Thai construction workers build this house has been fascinating.

These guys work HARD.

They’re out in the sun ALL DAY.

7 days a week.

Hammering, sawing, climbing, carrying.

Sweating and bleeding.

Walking up and down the stairs.

On and on and ON.

It’s hard work.

Hard, HARD work.

But here’s the thing…

These guys get paid less than $1 per hour.

I don’t know what the exact figure is, but it’s somewhere in the realm of $8 per day.

$8 PER DAY… in exchange for working their tits off.

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

You’ve probably heard from the Gary V’s of the world that all you need to do is HUSTLE and GRIND to make your dreams come true.

Whether you want to double your business or drop some pounds, you’ve been fed a diet of “hard work is all it takes”.

But I have to break it to you…

The winners in the entrepreneurial game are NOT the hardest workers.

They don’t buy into the Gary V credo of working 18 hours a day and other dumb advice.

What about working smart?

Sorry, tucker.

Working smart ain’t gonna cut it either.

There is something else that trumps both working hard and working smart.

This “trump card” is the secret of not just the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, but also the world’s most successful and elite CEOs, businesspeople, athletes and executives.

The best part?

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what you do right now…

…if you apply use this “trump card” like your life depended upon it, you are all but guaranteed success in whatever you choose.

Stay tuned! More on the what the “trump card” is, and how to use it, on Monday.


– John

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