– Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur that blogs about business at Quick Sprout and is the co-founder of KISSmetrics. The views expressed are his own. –

Is it me or is everyone these days trying to get rich quick? Not only am I meeting more and more people who don’t want to work hard to make money, but they are starting to get into new business ventures that they are clueless about.

I know the grass always looks greener on the other side, but it really isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, those lucrative businesses are making people millions of dollars, but it’s probably doing that for less than 0.3 percent of the people in that industry.

So before you decide to jump ship and get into a new career, just think about all the things you will be losing out on. Yes you may make some extra income in the short term, but if you put that time and energy into growing what you’re already good at and love, you’ll do a lot better.

If you want to make a ton of money in business, follow these principles:

Harsh Fact No. 1: Focus on what you know

If you’re really good at something, focus on it. Don’t stray away from it. Just do that and become the leader in your space. If you don’t think you can make enough money focusing on what you’re good at, then figure out what related businesses you can get into.