Nothing Runs Better Than a Well-Oiled Machine
Back when I was a kid, my dad always used these wisecrack catchphrases to instill good foundational wisdom in us kids.
That was just his brand of parenting.
His father had used them on him, and he used them on us — passing it right on down the line.
It was so annoying to hear them over and over and over again as a kid. But looking back now, those wisecrack phrases taught me so much and have stayed with me all these years.
But this was the one that struck the deepest chord with me: "Work smarter, not harder."
Now, don't get me wrong: I'm a firm believer in hard work.
But this is more about finding the best way to perform a task without creating more work for you.
Engage your brain, think the possibilities over, and most importantly, keep it simple.
That's one of the greatest struggles for people today: Simplicity has been forgotten.
The simple life has been deemed obsolete.
But it's not as overrated as you might think...
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Some of the most successful businessmen of our age operate by this same philosophy, too.
Simple is easy, simple is better, and simple simply works.
Lots of times, too, simple ideas lead to millions.
Take Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for example...
Bezos is currently the richest man in the world. As of July 27, 2017, he earned that momentous title with his net worth being over $90 billion.
But that turned out to be just temporary. Bezos is now estimated to be worth well over $119.4 billion. And he's on the fast track to becoming the richest man in history.
And he achieved all this with the simple idea of selling books online.
Now, Amazon has risen to be one of the biggest tech giants out there. It's taken over the e-commerce and retail space like no other online retailer has before.
But even now, Bezos keeps his focus surprisingly simple.
Rather than focus on immediate trends or always attempt to innovate completely, Bezos instead gears a significant part of his business model toward improving what people already know that they love and want. He only makes them better.
On top of that, Bezos has always pushed Amazon to be cheaper and better than its competition. It's very hard for a single company to execute that type of dual mission.
Every business faces trade-off decisions related to price and product quality.
For example, why do most people shop at Walmart? To save money... Is there anything else special about the experience? Nope.
On the other hand, why do people shop at an Apple store? For the experience of toying around with high-end gadgets... Are the products cheap? Definitely not...
Most firms are lucky to be competitive and successful in one silo. But Amazon is a rare exception. It does well in simplifying both the price and proposition for its customers.
So, there you have it.
The answer to success isn't necessarily obsessing over the minutia of what will be the next big thing. Rather, it's maintaining the scope of the bigger picture by doing what already exists — only better than ever before.
That's definitely working smarter, not harder, in my opinion...
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Nothing Runs Better Than a Well-Oiled Machine
This same principle can be applied in the world of investing, too, because simple really does work best.
I'm not talking about sitting around and waiting for the next Google or Facebook to fall into your lap. The odds of that happening are highly unlikely, of course. But you already know that.
And that strategy of investing, waiting around and jumping on the bandwagon when everyone else does, will never make you money.
This next little secret tip can make you money and might just blow your mind, too...
"Buy stocks that go up."
That's it! These five words have the surprising power to narrow your focus onto winners directly — not future winners, and not stocks with potential. I'm talking about stocks that will make you money right now.
Think about it: What's the one thing that makes stock prices go up? Buying...
When people start to buy a certain stock, the price goes up. And when the price goes up, other people start to notice, they buy, too, and the price climbs ever higher.
It's a vicious cycle.
But all you need to beat this cycle is a little advanced warning. With it, you could knock down some serious profits.
The wealthiest investors have used this same little secret for years. Like Warren Buffett for example...
That's why you see investors like him getting out and enjoying their money. They're not glued to their monitors, watching tickers, and hoping and praying for the next Amazon to miraculously fall into their laps.
They've developed their own systems to do that for them.
And that's what I've done, too: I've built a machine to do all the tedious ticker monitoring for me.
I've spent two long years and over $1 million of my company's money building and testing a computer-based, algorithm-driven trading machine. I call it Alpha Profit Machine.
It acts like an early-warning system for stocks that are being bought and are rising in price before the bandwagoners jump in. Plus, it's programmed to select only the most solid stocks after evaluating them with a long list of fundamental factors.
For almost a year, I've been beta testing my machine with over 300 people — regular investors like you and me. They've been following the machine's signals in real time with real money. And the results have been better than I could have ever dreamed.
Now, Alpha Profit Machine is ready for the big leagues. And I want you there, too!
I invite you to join me on May 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. (ET) and 10 a.m. (PT) for the live, invitation-only Alpha Profit Machine unveiling online.
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Yeah, you read that right. Our tests show that Alpha Profit Machine can turn every $1,000 you invest into $114,000, no problem.
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Until next time,
A 21-year veteran of the newsletter business, Briton Ryle is the editor of The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter, with a focus on top-quality dividend growth stocks and REITs. Briton also manages the Real Income Trader advisory service, where his readers take regular cash payouts using a low-risk covered call option strategy. He also contributes a weekly column to the Wealth Daily e-letter. To learn more about Briton, click here.
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