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Success Is A Jealous Lover

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We’ve all wondered why some people who appear really successful suddenly lose their groove. You see it all the time, in the news, and in our own communities and circles. Empires come crumbling down. Sometimes overnight.

On the other hand, we sometimes see people, who haven’t worked as hard as we have, become overnight successes.

What’s going on? Are these simply cases of luck, good and bad? You already know the answer to that question. Some people do get lucky and some people seem to have more luck than others.

But what you also probably instinctively know and may have forgotten or given little thought to is that success must be nurtured.

I’m happy to share with you my way of looking at the success. And that is, we, you, me, and all other successful people will be wise to think of success as a jealous lover.

When you imagine success as a jealous lover you will take great care not to cheat on him or her (it). You will treat it with respect no matter how much or little of it you have at the present time. You will nurture your relationship with it and watch it grow.

Who would dare take their mind off of the love of their life to turn their attention to yet another lover? Only a fool.

This definitely doesn’t mean that you can’t focus on more than one project, subject, or thing. In fact, your jealous lover lives for adventure, excitement, change, and fun. These things only spice up the relationship and help it to grow stronger if pursued with your jealous lover in mind.

For example, just because you’re working on your successful business doesn’t mean that it is okay to neglect the success you have achieved with your family or other successes in your life.

However jealous a lover it is, success does clearly understand that you have to make priorities and balance your time. It knows that there are tradeoffs that must be made in order to keep your relationship alive and growing.

This relationship can grow without limits if we will only remember that success is indeed a jealous lover.


Michael Von Irvin

Introduction To The Little Guys Way To Riches – Because Is A Good Enough Reason To Achieve Your Goals

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Because Is a Good Enough Reason To Achieve Your Goals
By: Michael Von Irvin

We are often told and may have been taught that we have to have a strong enough why or desire in order to achieve any real goal. For the most part, I have found that this is not only false, but can be a huge waste of time. In fact, some people waste their whole life making this mistake.

This develops out of the pain vs pleasure principle that I will get into in a different article. But for now, let’s focus on the reality that simply having a big enough dream is not going to help you achieve your goal, no matter how big it is. For example, upping the ante and saying to yourself, “I want to be a billionaire,” isn’t going to help you make one more dollar than saying to yourself, “I want to be a millionaire.” If that worked, it would definitely be better to say to yourself, “I want to be a trillionaire.” But as I said, it doesn’t work.

After years of trying the above, I came up with a profound conclusion. The day that I made this small change in my thinking, my life changed drastically for the better. It became much easier to achieve almost any goal that I made for myself, and with more ease and enjoyment. But first, I want to tell you a story.

When I was a little boy of 8 years old, my dad asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. My answer was, “I want to be a rich businessman.” He then asked, “Why?” I responded, like so many kids do, “Because.” He accepted my answer and moved on. For him, and me at the time, “Because” was a good enough answer.

But somewhere along the way, I bought into the “you have to have a big enough why” theory. It took me a long time to realize the real truth and the power of knowing that, “Because Is a Good Enough Reason.”

Best Regards and Good Luck,


Because Is A Good Enough Reason

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I’ve decided to DELETE all of my friends

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Ok, I’ve decided to DELETE all of my friends who are one-sided, use strong language, or talk about politics, business, or God all the time.

JUST JOKING! I’d have to delete my whole account including my posts.

Say whatever the heck you want to say. It’s America!

I don’t have to agree with you. You don’t need anybody’s permission to speak out.

If you hate monuments, say so. If you love them, say so. Love Trump, say so. Hate his feakin guts, say so.

If you’ve got a fence post stuck up your butt from riding the fence regarding politics, as I often do, say so.

Things have a way of sorting themselves out in this great country of ours. And by ours, I mean every single red blood American*.

Michael Von Irvin

* If your blood is any other color other than red (bright red, red, dark red or maroon), you may be excluded from this statement.



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