Step 1: Self Discipline & Determination
There is no question as to whether you will be a millionaire working at this firm (or coming to this blog), the question is how many times over.
You think I'm joking. I am not joking. I am a millionaire. It's a weird thing to hear, right? I'll tell you, it's a weird thing to say. I'm a freakin’ millionaire. Now, you all look money hungry and that's good. Anybody who says money is the root of all evil, doesn't F’n have any! Money can't buy happiness? Look at the f’n smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby. You wanna hear details? I drive a Ferrari 355 cabriolet, what’s up. I have a ridiculous house on the SouthFork. I've got every toy you can possibly imagine. And best of all, kids, I am liquid.
That is a speech given by Ben Affleck in boiler room. That’s what I watch to get me pumped up. That’s one of my motivators that keep me going. I'm sure everyone has their own.
Why am I so obsessed with money? People always ask me this. To set the record straight I’m not obsessed with money, but I’m in love with what money can do. Money is resources, and resources equal power.
Anyone who says they don’t care about money is either lying or already rich. Anyone who says they wouldn’t like to be rich is full of it. Most people hit their 30’s and start to come to terms with being mediocre and living a middle class lifestyle. They start to create a mind set that poor or middle class is great as long as they have their health. You know what? I would rather be a healthy rich guy then a healthy poor guy. Sick rich guy or sick poor guy. Divorced rich guy or divorced poor guy. Rich is like the color black, it goes with anything.
People fool themselves into thinking that a Malibu Max is just as good as that M-class Benz. The 2 bedroom, one bath house is great for a wife and 3 kids. The schools that their kids are attending will improve with just a couple of bake sales and car washes to get those new computers.
Well readers, you are on this blog because you have not fell into that mind set as of yet.
I am here to save you. Compare yourselves to Jay-Z, Tiger Woods, Warren Buffet, and the man himself, Bill Gates.
That’s how you want to live. That’s how you deserve to live.
Now think back to when you were in 11th grade. How you envisioned your life. The cars you wanted to drive, the house you wanted to own. Well you are there now. This is it. You only have one life, so strap in and take control of it.
Right here, right now.
There are dozens of books on getting rich, real estate, and stocks. Many times the advice in those books are “dead on”. The reason why people don’t get rich is because they don’t have the self discipline to act on the advice given.
For instance, everyone knows, simply to lose weight, just eat less calories then you burn. Nobody wants to be fat, but yet Poll results show that 80 percent of people older than 25 are overweight (http://archives.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/03/05/obesity.poll/) No one wants to be fat but yet it’s hard to stay discipline enough to refrain from eating things you shouldn’t.
To determine how money and self determination can control almost your entire life, write down the biggest 10 problems that you have in your life. Nearly all your problems can be solved by the addition of more money or self discipline. This means that with more money and believing in yourself, you can control your destiny.
This is a powerful statement so I must repeat it:
WITH MORE MONEY AND SELF DISCIPLINE YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY!
I will go through this exercise with you: Here are my top 10 problems and what it will take to correct them.
1. Stabilize my small business
More money will stabilize my business
Self Discipline to market – (I’m the shy salesman)
2. Need a new Vacuum
3. Work Less hours at my Corporate Job
Self Discipline – I don’t have to be the best, just good enough to stay in the top 10%. This means working less hours
4. Sleep more
5. Six Pack of Abs (I ain’t chunky but I ain’t LL either)
6. Shoot consistently under 100 in golf
7. Spend More Time with my family
8. I need to be Debt Free
Self Discipline to stay on budget
9. BIGGEST PROBLEM – I’M NOT RICH YET
10. BIGGEST PROBLEM – I’M NOT RICH YET
From looking at my top 10 list you can see that I can control almost every one of these items with self discipline, and everything else comes with more money.
Yes, it is that easy!
I would be interested to see what other lists look like. The things you can’t control are health issues and relationships, but money and self discipline would greatly help in those instances too.
Remember, I am here to take these steps with you. This isn’t a crappy self help page trying to sell you a book. This is real people, real circumstances, with real solutions.
I will let you know when I get the “six pack” abs (yes, I will post a pic as proof), when I shoot that round of golf under 100, and when I get a vacuum cleaner that's worth a damn.
START TODAY, TOMMORROW IS TOO LATE!
Next we will configure our budgets. Self discipline will be the key ingredient to maintaining our budgets.