You know…Gordon Ramsay is one tough mofo.
Not because of his f-ing & blinding.
I’ve just read one of his books about his life, and I’ll tell ya what,
he’s been through some tough times.
Haven’t we all?
But to be honest, I simply haven’t got the drive that guy has.
The shit he’s been through over the years would have me curled up in a
ball, sobbing my eyes out in a corner, caressing my comfort blanket,
and looking for my Mammy to come hold me.
I’m only partially exaggerating too.
When all I have to do is build an email list, create a couple of solid
products and write messages like this one — to bring in the bacon,
from the comfort of my own home, it really puts everything into
perspective when you read what some people have went through
to find success.
Just finished reading his book “Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen” and I have
to say, it was just as informative and educational as any marketing book
I’ve read to date, and I’ve read many.
Of course, I didn’t buy the book to learn how to cook.
I’m perfectly fine eating my burnt, boiled eggs.
It was his polarising (there’s that word again) personality that got
me enough interested to dig a little deeper into the man behind the
Very interesting guy.
Also a very genuine, down-to-earth guy too.
What struck me about his life, is how much shit he had to put up with
on the road to success.
I mean, real eye watering stuff and not for the faint of heart. But I
guess, that’s what it takes to get to the top in certain industries.
20 years ago I think most folk believed chefs were poncy little stuck
up posh twats, but it’s arguably one of the toughest professions out
At least it seems that way.
A cutthroat industry full of nasty backstabbing, seriously temperamental
people with some fucking will to succeed above all else.
I couldn’t do it, that’s for sure.
I think I’d be charged for murder if I was treated the way most of these
up and coming chefs get treated. It’s not wise to back a terrier into
a corner full of knives and hot pans. Dogs gonna cut, or burn ya.
Truth is though, I’m a lazy sod for the most part.
I’ll admit that.
I’m very productive, but I wouldn’t say I’m an up-all-night working kind of guy.
I don’t know, but I’ve always managed to do as little as possible and
still get by.
I’ll never be stinking rich because of it – and that’s just fine by me.
The drive is just not there for amassing great wealth.
But I do work hard when I have to.
I think we all do when we have a clear enough direction and
everything laid out in front.
Not saying I’m a total lazebag, but I do like to enjoy my free time.
I mean, there’s more to fame and fortune, right?
Be nice for it to be handed to me, but I’m just not cut out for the 18
hour days and all that. Why waste half your life to earn so much
wealth that you can never even spend?
Never really got that.
You know, billionaires addicted to making money just for the sake of it.
Even millionaires who spend so much time in their business, they never
have time to spend what they’re making.
Sure, they’ll tell you they love what they do, but I’m not so sure that’s
I mean, for the most part, I love what I do, but I ain’t spending every minute,
of every day working.
Look at Chef Ramsay for example.
He spends very little time away from his work, which means less time
with his family.
His passion is cooking, and yet, most of his time is spent on the
business end of the, well, restaurant business.
Something’s not right there.
But, apparently, he loves what he does.
Who am I to argue?
What I do love, is not working all the time.
I love not working more than I love working.
Am I crazy?
Well yes, of course I am, but I’m not fucking mental.
Oh wait, I am.
I think a lot of people get into this business for the freedom.
But where’s the freedom?
No business can stagnate.
It must grow and evolve… and that takes consistent work.
You know what I do?
I work on just a couple (3 actually) tasks each day and then
spend time with my family and hobbies.
Anyway, was there a point to this email?
Honestly friend, there probably was, I just don’t know what it is right
I started off talking about drive and passion, and ended up talking
about not working yourself to the bone.
I suppose we’re all different, and want different things, for
You probably want to make more money than you can spend.
And why shouldn’t you?
Me? I want to live comfortably while enjoying as much time away from
work as possible.
Both are achievable using the same strategies inside…
You still have to put the work in, but it will save you a lot of time sifting
through the walloping amount of unnecessary bullshit along the way.
Okay, I’m off to wash this sand out of my butt crack.
See you tomorrow.
All the best.