The Work Ethic of Will Smith

The way to the top is simple …


It’s easier than you think.  Most people are not willing to:
***stay up late at night
***get up before sunrise
***unplug the television
***read more books
***tell their friends NO to a night out
***etc. etc.

Will Smith has an INCREDIBLE video where he talks in great detail about what it takes to have “top shelf” success.

Pay special attention to (1:36) in the video …

He talks about “Talent” (natural ability) vs. “Skill” (working and working and working and working on your craft!)

You have to have RIDICULOUS, SICKENING work ethic.  While the other guy’s sleeping … you’re working!  While’s he’s eating, you’re working!


No matter how “talented” you are … if you don’t KEEP studying and dedicating yourself to being BETTER every single day you’ll eventually be overtaken by someone more skilled!

We work with many successful entrepreneurs like ourselves.  We’ve found that talent is optional.  Skills can be acquired, applied and mastered.

In “sickening” fashion.  From homeless to $200,000+ per month in less than 3 years. THAT is work ethic! (Results not typical – see disclaimer at

THAT is the mindset necessary to be successful … even before you make your first penny!

THAT is the mindset of the team we work with.  Even if you’re reading this message and have no “talent” but are ready to learn new “skills” of success, wouldn’t NOW be the best time to take action so you and your family can have the results you’ve been dreaming about?

See you on the other side…

Melissa Knecht

Thank you for visiting our blog! I am a Mom, wife, entrepreneur, life & business coach, spiritual seeker and someone always looking to evolve. I've studied personal and spiritual development for over 25 years. It has been a worthy pursuit and has positively shaped my life. While always continuing to grow, I now seek to pay it forward to others on the path. I have 3 kids - Josh, Olivia and Tanner. Tanner, 2 of whom did graduated from virtual school. We are an out of the box family and we love it! Kevin and I have designed our lives around many trials and tribulations... but they have made it all the sweeter. If you would like to connect with me, reach out on Facebook: or through my contact page.

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9 Responses

  1. Jared James Pedersen says:

    Great post. I love Will Smith and his inspiring messages AND magnificent work ethic!

    Inspired me to take more action! 😉

    Thanks for sharing y’all!

  2. Sandra Ochoa says:

    Keep the great work Kevin and Melissa!

  3. Jeff Demers says:

    Wow Melissa!

    I am inspired! You picked a great subject in Will Smith to write about. I have no words to describe the fire that is burning within me to succeed after watching that video. Thank you for this!

    • Melissa Barnes Knecht says:

      Awesome, Jeff! So happy it inspired you as it has us. There’s a reason this video has over 60,000 views! 🙂

  4. Elaine Rosales says:

    Great Post Melissa it really speaks volume what it takes to succeed. Many eyes needs to be opened.

  5. Tamara Boggio Upton says:

    Great article, Melissa Barnes Knecht! Very inspiring attitude from both you and Will Smith.

  6. Mona Hasler says:

    Will Smith is so convincing. When I hear him say ‘I attack my fears’ I see him doing it, when he says ‘you’ve go to focus’, I know why what I do is not as powerful as it could be, and when he says ‘the universe is like water that makes way to support you’, I get a new understanding of how life works. Was so worth watching! People usually only quote the very last scene with the boy. I didn’t know there was so much more to it…