Episode #542
How to Become an Overnight Success
January 24, 2018

In episode #542, Eric and Neil explain the reality of overnight success. Tune in to hear why being an overnight success may not be the key to long-term success. 

Time-Stamped Show Notes: 

  • [00:27] Today’s Topic: How to Become an Overnight Success
  • [00:36] There is no such thing as an overnight success.
  • [01:37] Elon Musk just kept working on what he found interesting for years, but was still considered an overnight success.
  • [02:06] Eric worked for years to get where he is. 2017 wasn’t a great year, but 2018 is looking better.
  • [02:29] Jeremy Lin, the basketball player, was considered an overnight success, but he is not a household name.
  • [03:12] He kept working until he began to overage 18 points per game.
  • [03:27] The only overnight successes are people who have pulled off crazy stunts, but they are forgotten about fairly easily.
  • [03:55] Gambit, right out the gate did 30 million in revenue and tanked the following year.
  • [04:50] The results from hard work last longer than recognition from stunts.
  • [05:32] Warren Buffett built an empire off of hard and consistent work.
  • [05:51] Money magnifies your personality.
  • [06:08] Focus on becoming a better person, not an overnight success.
  • [06:35] That’s it for today!
  • [06:37] Go to Singlegrain.com/Giveway for a special edition of Crazy Egg, the heat mapping tool.

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