The Recipe for Success
Excerpt from The Women’s Millionaire Club

by Maureen G. Mulvaney

The American Dream represents hope for people around the world. Many great-grandparents and grandparents blazed the trail to the shores of America to give the gift of possibilities to their children. This ability to make the impossible possible has an exact success recipe.

Follow the Recipe

Have you ever prepared a dish that did not turn out well? Perhaps an ingredient was left out or improperly substituted for another ingredient. Perhaps you followed the steps of the recipe in the incorrect order. Like any recipe, the Recipe for Success has a specific order and number of ingredients that must be used. The recipe can only be enhanced when the basics are included.

People generally want immediate results. They want get-rich-quick short cuts. Television shows document the everyday lives of famous celebrities, purchasing Louis Vuitton handbags and Jimmy Choo shoes. Viewers stay glued to the screen, searching for tips on how to become rich as well. They want the end results as fast as possible.

The Get-Rich-Quick Fantasy

Most people want to "get rich quick" and fantasize about winning the lottery. In fact, in many states, the lottery is called Fantasy. This is not a coincidence.

Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey lottery not once, but twice. In 1985 and 1986, she won a total of $5.4 million. Winning the lottery twice is a dream for most people. Evelyn’s life, however, is not as wonderful as expected. She is penny-less and lives in a trailer. Now in the victim role, Evelyn shares her sad story with anyone willing to listen. She says, “Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hands out.” Evelyn gambled with her winnings and lost everything.

Another ‘get rich quick’ enthusiast is Janite Lee. In 1993, Janite wanted to use her $18 million prize to help others. She shared her wealth with various charitable organizations, and in less than a decade, she filed for bankruptcy as well.

Lottery Mentality

Evelyn, Janite and countless others believed in the short cut to wealth. They spent their winnings and did not stay rich for long.

‘Doing’ is only one part of the Recipe for Success. Evelyn and Janite became momentary millionaires, because they did not know the entire Recipe for Success and used only a part of the recipe. Their momentary success was constricting instead of freeing and did not last long.

The facts published by the Lottery itself are quite clear: single state lotteries usually have odds of approximately 18 million to one, while multiple state lotteries have odds as low as 120 million to one. A 1999 study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America and the financial services firm Primerica found the following results: Forty percent of Americans with incomes between $25,000 and $35,000 and nearly one-half of respondents with an income of $15,000 to $25,000 believe winning the lottery would provide enough for retirement. A third of Americans believe that winning the lottery is the only way to become financially secure in life.

Twenty percent of lottery players contribute to 82% of lottery’s revenue. These players are disproportionately low-income, minority men who have less than a college education.

Overall, 27% of respondents said that their best chance to gain $500,000 in their lifetime was through a sweepstakes or lottery win.

The Lottery Recipe
Mix Fantasy Thinking
Add "Lady Luck" Beliefs
Add Consumer Buy, Buy, Buy Actions
Cooks up a: Batch of Disaster

Fantasy Thinking
People deny facts and revert to childhood fantasies. In many ways, the lottery is the adult version of Santa Claus: both are unrealistic dreams with no basis in reality.

“Lady Luck” Beliefs
Seeing others win huge lottery prizes creates a flood of positive emotions, cementing the irrational belief that some people are just lucky. The "get rich quick” enthusiast believes in luck as a key element of success.

Big-Bucks Consumer Actions
To fulfill the get-rich-quick fantasy, people take action. They continue to spend, buy and consume nonstop. The Women’s Millionaire Club book cannot help those who want to "get rich quick" with a lottery mentality but will help those who are willing to learn a new way of thinking and to embrace a reliable Recipe for Success.

Back to Science 101:
A one-time occurrence is called an INCIDENT.
A two-time occurrence is called a COINCIDENCE.
A three-time occurrence is called a LAW.

In order for the average person to use the Law of Success, the results must be replicated successfully.

The Women’s Millionaire Club is a book about the Law of Success that the top performers follow. They are the Women Millionaires who have built home-based businesses. If one woman were to become a millionaire, that would be an INCIDENT. If two women were to become millionaires, that would be a COINCIDENCE. However, if three or more women become millionaires, that is a LAW.

The Women’s Millionaire Club book has over 20 members who have become millionaires through their home-based businesses. When these women became millionaires, they demonstrated the Success Law in action.

Knowing the traits of women who are already successful and their Recipes of Success can guide you down the same path. However, this path does require appropriate, CONSISTENT ACTION.

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