According to author Rich Brott, it is human nature to want something for nothing; or at least to receive a maximum amount of return for a minimum amount of effort. The old adage notes that we should work smarter, not harder. There is no doubt that the industrial revolution changed society forever. But is there ever a legitimate excuse to not continue working hard? But the bottom line is this. For you to be successful with consistency, you will have to give up the ever present desire to live a life of leisure, fulfilling every personal whim and want, and choose to remain productive for a good part, if not all of your life. God honors hard work. He honors productivity. It is the author's belief that God's method for success is to bless the good productive work ethics of ordinary people.
Rich Brott is the author of several books on personal finance and business management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics and a Master of Business Administration. He has served in executive positions for several large businesses. He has functioned on the board of directors for churches, businesses, and charities and served on an advisory board for a college. Rich has been a vice-president of a national bank, division general manager of a group of newspapers, as well as a pastor and speaker. Rich is currently the director of City Christian Publishing, a local church based publishing company. He and his wife Karen, have been married for 35 years. Rich Brott resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, three children, son-in-law and granddaughter.