How To Take Control Of Your Life

What if I told you that there was such a thing as a perpetual, money-making machine?

And that you could build this machine to give you back 1000% of what you put in every, single, year.

And that all it took to get this magic, money-making machine running was a bit of time and a bit of effort.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

But if it was true, you’d probably be interested in owning one of these magic machines, wouldn’t you?

And it’s probably safe to say that you’d sacrifice time with friends, girls, and your family to make it happen.

And it’s probably safe to say that you’d sacrifice every major purchase until you built your machine.

I know that I would, in fact I did, because there actually is such a thing as a money machine:

it’s called a business

And when you own your own business you own a machine that pays for your life and everything in it.

Your business gives you everything and asks for nothing.

Your business doesn’t tell you what to wear, where to sit, what to do – it just pays for your life.

Your business doesn’t threaten to fire you if you take a few days off – it just pays for your life.

Your business keeps working for you, day and night, and in the morning it’s right where you left it.

Your business is the best friend you could ask for.

Yet Most Of You Work A Job You Hate

When you work a job you own nothing, you get paid as long as you sell your time and not a minute longer.

Your job asks for everything and gives you nothing.

Your job tells you what to wear, where to sit and what to do.

Your job threatens you with bankruptcy at the slightest sign of independence, assertiveness or disloyalty.

Your job will never work for you and will fire you at a moment’s notice.

Your job is not your friend, your job is a petty, jealous tyrant.

I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know

You already know that you hate your job.

You already know that you don’t get paid enough.

You already know that magic, money-making machines actually exist in the real world.

So I only have one question for you:

Why Are You Still Working For Somebody Else?

Why are you doing something you hate?

Why are you letting someone pay you less than you’re worth?

Why are you giving your youth to build someone else’s business when you could be building your own?

The answer is because most of you aren’t playing the game of life to win, you’re playing to get by.

And the cost of that gameplan is spending your life as a cog in another man’s money machine.

I get it though

I can’t lie, I’ve been there too.

I gave a lot of my youth to making other guys richer.

I was too lazy, too distracted, too unsure and most of all too afraid to fail.

But since then I’ve failed more times than all my friends combined and failure doesn’t scare me anymore.

You Know What Scares Me Now?

The thought of another freezing cold, February, Monday morning commute.

The thought of having to take home 15% of what I bring in.

The thought of having to call another man my boss.

That’s the shit that gives me nightmares.

But it’s not just about the bullshit, and it’s not just about the money.

It’s about something much more important to me:

ownership of my own life

Because when you work for someone else, you don’t own your life, they do.

It doesn’t matter how big your dick is, how strong you are in the gym or how many girls you fucked.

For 50 hours a week you’re someone else’s bitch.

They tell you when to come to in, where to sit, where to piss, when to eat and when you get to go home.

In return you get paid just enough to get by

But maybe you’re okay with that because at least you have a steady paycheck and a big screen TV.

And getting by is safer than starting your own business because business ownership is too risky, right?

Wrong, a job is actually the riskier proposition.

Any business can fail but you can only get fired from a job.

More importantly though, when you work for someone else you never learn the most important skill in life:

how to hunt

The truth is we’re nothing more than apes living in a concrete jungle and we need to hunt to survive.

But instead of hunting game we hunt revenue.

But when you can’t hunt for yourself, you have to satisfy your hunger with another man’s leftovers.

You don’t learn how to generate revenue, how to adapt to consumer demand or how to produce.

 Instead You Learn How To Be A Good Boy

And the second your skills become outdated, your master will put you down like the old dog that you are.

And by then it’ll be too late to learn how to hunt because you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

All those clients you brought on, that revenue you brought in, none of that fucking matters.

All you leave with is your balls in your hand and a sob story.

And that’s if you have any balls left after a lifetime of wage slavery.

This Is Reality

Life is not a trial run.

You only get to be young once.

You only have a limited amount of time and energy to build that business.

Every day that you’re not working towards that goal you are fucking up, I promise you that.

By the time you’re 40 and you’ve got a wife and a family and a mortgage – it’s too fucking late!

That’s Why You Need To Get Smart Now

And the smart way to live is to own revenue and rent expenses.

But most of you are doing the exact opposite.

Most of you are renting revenue from someone else’s business and buying expenses.

Expenses that you can’t afford like a house or a car or the biggest expense of all: a wife.

That’s hustling backwards player.

You can’t pursue expenses over revenue

You’re not the federal government, you can’t run up a $19 trillion dollar tab on the taxpayer’s dime.

If you have to borrow to buy it, you can’t afford it.

When you borrow, you’re not playing the game of life, you’re getting played.

You become a cog in the machine of your bank manager, your car dealer and your wife.

It’s a nasty game that you’re born into

And that’s no accident, you’re supposed to get played.

You’re supposed to stay unfree, unfulfilled and unaware.

You’re supposed to give back everything you earn to the guys who run the game.

You’re supposed to pay interest to the bankers, taxes to the politicians and payments to the executives.

And you’re supposed to be too stupefied by poverty and distractions to see what the fuck is going on.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is there’s a way out

Not for everybody, but for you if you want it bad enough.

You can’t change the nature of the game but you can change your position.

But to change your position requires a change of perspective.

And to change your perspective you need to change the way you look at money.

Money is your ticket to freedom

Instead of looking at money as a tool to buy expenses, look at money as a tool to buy revenue.

Instead of using money to buy toys, use money to buy the runway for launching your business.

Instead of thinking about what you can consume, think about what you can produce.

An iPhone, a $1000 suit, a BMW – these are all traps unless you’re already rich.

Once you’re rich you can buy whatever you want

But until then you have to pursue revenue ownership over everything else.

If you don’t, you’ll never get free.

Even investing is a trap, why settle for 8% a year when you can invest in yourself and do 1000% a year?

The only thing you need to worry about investing in is yourself.

So, do you want to play to win or just to get by?

If you want to keep playing to get by then you can stop reading here.

Because you don’t have a prayer if you’re not ready to get serious.

Even when you’re playing to win, business ownership is hard enough.

Money machines exist in the real world and the competition is fierce.

That’s why 90% of new businesses fail, to avoid being a cashflow casualty, you need to do two things:

Work hard and pick the right business

Most guys do the opposite, they half-ass it and pick the wrong business.

They bet their future on a product-based crapshoot in an unproven market and get crushed.

Instead you want to stack the deck in your favor by starting a service business and working your ass off.

All you need to succeed is a phone, an internet connection, and the ability to sell.

Just choose a service and where you want to live

If you’re planning on living in a first world country then you need to start an offline business.

Because first world countries are expensive you need to sell expensive services like real estate.

If you’re willing to live in a second world country then you can start an online business.

Because second world countries are cheaper you can sell less expensive services like web design.

Once you know what you want to do – Take Action

It’s just a matter of saving, planning your exit and getting your first customer.

And if you’re smart, you’ll get that first customer before you quit that job.

And if you’re serious about playing to win, you’ll make building your business priority number one.

From now on everything else comes second

That’s the price you have to pay to play to win.

You gotta pay the cost to be the boss.

The car, the clothes, the toys, the product based business – you can still have all that, just not right now.

First you have to buy your freedom.

But once you’re free, the world is yours

Five years from now when your machine is printing you ten grand a month you can buy what you want.

But until then you have to focus on getting free.

Money is power, you either control it or it controls you.

So take control of your cashflow and take control of your life

  1. Words of wisdom gents.
    I am 51 and just beginning to learn how to do business on the internet. I never had a mentor.
    Some of you young fellas are lucky to have someone like Will to open your eyes.
    This is my first visit here in several months. But I can tell you, once again Will, this is pure gold.

  2. Damn Will. Once again. Thanks for getting me back on track. I don’t think you know how much you have changed my life.

    Thanks man.

  3. “It doesn’t matter how big your dick is, how strong you are in the gym or how many girls you fucked.

    For 50 hours a week you’re someone else’s bitch.”


    A lot of young guys today should focus on having ownership of their life and freedom FIRST and then focus on those above triviality UNLESS penis enlargement, fucking multiple girls, strength training IS their business –> money making strategy.

  4. I’m 21 yo and this post couldn’t come at a better time. As I’m making drastic changes in my life, started to see reality as it is and stopped being a pussy, really.
    I have a passion for the airlines business and always thought that in this field you have to work for someone, but your post gave me a much needed slap in the face.

    Thank you Will for your sincerity, and I’ll be surely reading this blog to get back on track time after time !

  5. That’s it exactly brother, if posts like this hit home with just one guy it’s worth it in my eyes. I really appreciate your kind words and wish you all the best on your path my man.

  6. The “being someone’s bitch” argument is definitely the only one the works for me right now.

    I work about 35 hours/week, get paid full time. I’ve got skills and my boss is fuckin cool. He fires about 1/2 of all new hires within 3 months. The ones who stay are very solid.

    I make enough money (getting close to 6 figures) that I only spend about 1/2 of my take home income, so I can and do save a shitton of cash.

    It’s lucrative, fairly enjoyable, and so, so easy.

    I can focus on game, fitness, or hobbies in my down time, and I do.

    On the other hand, I’m a fucking herbivore financially, getting fat off of chewing the cud.

  7. Yep, that’s the one that always hit me the hardest as well. It’s a good position to be in, nothing wrong with biding your time and building your cash flow, just important to keep your eyes on the prize. You want to have that side business ready to go by the time you burnout as opposed to hitting your early 30’s burnt out and then having to put the 2-3 years in to get something going.

  8. Love your videos, I find them very inspiring. I am very interested in self-improvement, minimalism, efficiency and stuff like that. My favorite audio is “how to organize your life” I have probably listened to it 5 o 6 times, it even puts me in a good mood
    BTW were you the owner of the site adarkheart? it was a guy who wrote very interesting articles about lifestyle, relationships etc in 2013, you both have the same style.

  9. Thanks Sui, that’s great to hear, that’s by far one of the most important articles on here so I’m glad that it had an impact. I haven’t hear of adarkheart but I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for the kind words my man.

  10. “You want to have that side business ready to go by the time you burnout as opposed to hitting your early 30’s burnt out and then having to put the 2-3 years in to get something going”

    You know, I hadn’t thought of it that way.

    I have made a couple of stabs at starting a side business with the intention of transitioning out ASAP, but the thought of keeping one going just enough to get me ready for an eventual burnout in a few years on the 9-5 is new to me.

    The question is, yoga instructor, pornographer, or freelance developer. One pays better than the rest and is less capital intensive, but it’s so boring by comparison.

  11. Hey Will
    Good point bro I am 38 but I only work for temp agencies part time which allows me to move around whenever I want,fuck working full time for what???
    1 week paid vacation:(
    My situation and businesses right now:
    Lift at the gym anytime I want (golds and 24 hour fitness)
    Travel when I want just get in my car and go
    Tons of selling apps(clothes,toys,designer brand shit)
    Favor,Lyft,icracked phone repair
    Cannibus selling and other things I do on top of plenty of trade and online marketing skills(penis enlargement) my main focus $$$$
    But tied to a 9-5 ain’t for me bruh lol
    Thanks for all the quality info and videos you put out on YouTube will be starting my channel soon;)

  12. Thanks for your kind words Storm. Sounds like you’ve got a multiple income streams going for you which is great – anything but that 9-5 man.

  13. Well I’m ready to get into the freedom and start own business. But I don’t have any idea what kind of business I should start? Could you give a list of examples?

  14. Hello Will,
    Love your articles man. You’ve helped me alot.
    I’m sure you meet alot of English teachers in Chiang Mai? Any opinions doing that, plus online services on the side as an exit strategy?
    I’m currently traveling in China and have found some teaching opportunities which actually pay more than enough to live here. Plus, it appears less soul sucking than a corporate job.
    Alternatively, I could go back to the US for a few more years (where I made good money) continue to save, and finally return to China and focus solely on my business.

  15. Thanks Squire, I really appreciate it. Normally I tell guys who want to become a digital expat to make a final break from the west with a viable business and savings. But in your case, if you like teaching english and they pay you enough to be comfortable that might be a good move too, I think it would come down to how much money your business needs per month. If your adwords costs are say $500 you might need to save cash to have that covered, but if your costs are low the English teacher option might be a better fit. The one thing I would say is if you’re planning on living in Asia, just make sure you have at least some savings because you’re living without a safety net.

  16. Definitely not dealing, going up against the gov’t is a losing proposition. Dead or in jail is how 99% of guys end up and most don’t make more than $40k a year. Maybe only a tiny few get in for 3/4, make good money and invest in legit busineses, but I would say that’s a tiny percentage of guys.

    Rap music is terrific if you make it big but the odds are unlikely and your shelf life is short. If you wanted to play blues guitar, that’s something you could earn a living off into your seventies, high five figures, and even six figures would be reasonable even without hitting the big time assuming you toured a lot, released a lot of music, maximized your exposure on social media etc. With rapping, unless you hit it big, you’ll be tapped out at 30. I don’t see being able to earn a comfortable lifetime living off of rap unless you hit it big. Whereas with blues, classical, world music etc. you can play that stuff into your 70’s. Even making house music you can do into your mid 40’s as its not built as much on image and persona. IMO you can only make real money off rock and rap past 30 if you hit the big time and have built a big following.

    In my opinion, the odds of big fame are tiny. It might happen, but for you to make it your mission, you’d have to be able to know that you can be comfortable if it didn’t. And Therefore the focus should be on can i make a comfortable living off this if I don’t make it? And for industries like acting, rapping, playing rock music, my answer would be no. With that said, for any guy who truly believes he can hit the big time in any of those fields, I’m not going to stand in the way of his dreams.

  17. Shout-out from China. I’ve been following your stuff for about 2 months, really dig your shit. You’re really speaking the red pill truth. You’re changing my life, I’m starting to build something online now. Hopefully I will thank you personally in Chiangmai. I would totally recommend this to other English speaking Chinese people.

  18. Thank you Hyson, that’s great to hear, and I appreciate your kind words and support. I also predict a massive influx of Chinese red pill guys over the next 2 decades as China becomes an economic behemoth.

  19. Hey Will, great post! I’m 30, been a real estate agent for almost 4 years going door to door for clients and made $100,000 for the first time last year but I this year has slowed down. I just started making cold calls wth a dialer system for 27 hours a week prospecting for clients, so far I’m able to set up 2-3 appointments in 9 hours. Does your book how to sell have useful information how I can make more money as a real estate agent?
    Thanks I’m advance,

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