WHY DO UP?
Why do UP? Because you’re smart enough to know that no one achieves great success in life without help. If you’re reading this, you’re likely obsessed with achieving your goals. You may think, “I’m doing well enough on my own. Why do I need a program like UP?” That’s a good question. You may not. But even if you’re doing really well, it might still make sense. Here are six reasons to consider.
If you choose, a substantial focus of UP can be on identifying and aggressively exploiting your best money making strategies. We’ve helped people build billion dollar startups, set up hedge funds, automate index fund investing, trade cryptocurrencies, sell startup shares, negotiate for raises, switch to more profitable careers, and create quasi-passive income businesses. How could you be making much more money, if you had more resources at your disposal?
How many ineffective programs or workshops have you paid for? How many coaches or trainers have helped you, but never solved the root problem you were tackling? How many unwise investments have you made that could have been avoided with robust accountability systems? We’ve helped people save thousands of dollars by optimizing taxes and donations, avoiding ineffective seminars, and preventing unnecessary impulse purchases.
The best way to have more time is to “make” it. You usually do that by paying other people to do things for you. If you’ve never hired and managed a team before, it’s a challenge but often well worth it. We’ve helped people hire executive and virtual assistants and outsource work to consultants, researchers, and other specialists. This expands the amount of time they can allocate from 8,760 hours/year by themselves to tens of thousands of hours/year with their teams.
How much time have you spent on failed personal projects, business ventures, and research traps? It may make sense to delegate some of your personal or professional work to experts or assistants that have a comparative advantage and/or less opportunity cost than you. We’ve saved clients thousands of hours by automating their workflows, answering their hard research questions, and helping them avoid common failure modes in business.
Will you actually achieve all of your life goals? Odds are, probably not. But even if you’re confident you’ll be successful, could you hedge your bets by enlisting support from a dedicated team of experts? What’s the maximum amount of success you could achieve, given you had everything you wanted and needed? What’s the difference between that level and what you’re forecasting now?
Failure is overrated. You will inevitably fail to achieve some of your goals, but minimizing that failure rate is still valuable. It’s unwise to “fail fast” to learn if you can instead invest 1/100th of the time, money, energy, and pain to read a book or study or think hard for an hour. Always aim to actually win, even if the odds are against you. At the same time, mindfully accept failure when it’s unavoidable and work hard to prevent it from reoccurring.