Are you normal? I once asked that question in an email and it seemed to trigger a lot of angry responses. You see, people want to be seen as normal, well I certainly don’t.

Allow me to explain.

I think throughout my life I’ve never been one to conform.

Politics bores the life out of me and in the complex where my office is situated most people are dressed in suits and I often get puzzled looks when I turn up at about 10am in scruffy jeans and a T-Shirt, I then get even more puzzled looks when I leave about 4 hours later when their day still has 3-4 hours to go.

I believe the way I operate now has a lot to do with my upbringing.

I was brought up by my amazing mother single handedly and she worked every hour she could to make ends meet.

Even though she worked long hours there was hardly any money around and I actually started working on a fairground when I was twelve years old, I worked in full time throughout the summer holidays while my friends were out having fun doing ‘regular stuff’.

I quickly realised the value of working for money and come September when the season ended I hated going back to school. Because of this my education years were a bit of a disaster and I rebelled against a lot of my teachers.

However, I conformed for a few years and ended up getting a regular job in car plant. A job I detested. I was a human robot doing the same thing every 90 seconds over and over again. Talk about soul destroying..

There had to be a way out.

In the year 2000 I discovered the internet and tried tons of things to make money, most were scams but I then discovered SELLING INFORMATION was the way forward.

So I created my first info product and something strange happened.


This was back in 2002 and by 2004 I was sometimes earning a months wages in a single day.

By June 2006 I finally plucked up the to courage to quit my job and go full time and since then I’ve never looked back.

I now have a huge subscriber database and my business brings in 50-100k each and every month. I work when I want and do what I want and I don’t have a BOSS to answer to.

Why am I telling you this?

Well I strongly believe only a very small percentage of people have what it takes to make it online. Most are dream chasers who are too lazy to make it happen.

I like to think I’m not normal (and I mean that in a positive way) and I don’t think like normal people think.

If you ask a normal person how they will acquire 10k from nothing by next week they will give you some crazy answers:-

Rob a bank. Win at the races. Gain an inheritance. Take a loan out. Max out the credit card. Remortgage the house. ETC.

What do I do, I launch a product or get behind a big launch as an affiliate.

I’m not saying this to brag, I’m saying this because I want you to understand most of the guys in suits could never get their head round how a guy who turns up at his office 3 days a week for a few hours dressed in scruffy jeans and a T-Shirt can do this.

That’s because these guys are normal with ‘regular’ jobs and don’t get what the information age can provide, and let me tell you most of them hate their jobs. Just go on Facebook on Monday morning and look at the amount of people who whine at the working week ahead, then go back on Friday and see how happy they are because they have 2 days of freedom.


If you hate your job or want to change whatever situation you are in right now there is a way out, but only if you want it bad enough,

So let me ask you. Do you want to keep thinking like normal people do? Or do you want to become one of the tens of thousands of people who make a ton of money selling information?

You already know the answer and it starts by watching the video below.

Remember! Normal people don’t succeed and I certainly don’t want to be normal. Do you?


    1 Response to "Normal People Don’t Succeed"

    • Patrick Taylor

      Hi John!

      Wow! Your post really hit home.

      I enjoy reading about your life’s story. It is very inspiring and every time I get a little despondent about the journey, I read something from you.

      Have you ever considered writing a book, like an autobiography? I bet it would be very inspiring.

      I enjoy the way that you do your videos and connect with your audience.

      I’m one of those who is still out here in the trenches struggling to “make it” but every day I get closer to my goal. The messages on your blog (as well as the informational packages I purchase) help me to pull myself up by the bootstraps.

      Your comments about “dream chasers who are too lazy to make it happen” made me smile. It made me think that there is hope for me. One thing no one has ever accused me of is being lazy. When I was 14 years old, my dad had “the talk” with me.

      The talk consisted of him telling me, “You better have a plan when you turn 18 because you’re not living here rent free the rest of your life!”

      True to his word, the week after I finished high school, I was paying rent. My dad has passed on, but insisting that I pull my weight and be responsible was the best thing he ever taught me.

      I’m still working on getting out of the “rat race” but I’m getting closer every day.

      Thanks for your inspiration and showing all of us who aspire to that goal that there really is a different way than being a human robot.

      Wishing you all the best,


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