This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group.
In July 1994, when I was just ten years old and starting my summer vacation from school, I began, probably out of boredom, eating candy, potato chips, and other salty junk food and ended up visibly gaining weight. I was playing basketball at the time, so that hurt my performance on the court. Since basketball was my first love, I took action to fix the situation without procrastinating, an experience that would change my life.
Though I didn’t have access to a personal trainer, YouTube (which didn’t exist) or the Internet (which barely existed), I knew enough COMMON-SENSE PRINCIPLES to develop a plan on my own. Today, people can search for days and decide between dozens of gurus, who offer their solutions, but I just knew that I wanted to TAKE MASSIVE ACTION.
In all its glory, this was my plan:
- EAT LESS.
- EAT HEALTHY.
- TRAIN HARD.
Three months later, I lost all of the extra weight; it was only 8lbs (4kg), but when your total mass is 80lbs, that’s a lot.
My confidence level GOT A BOOST. I received many compliments, which helped to solidify the value of my journey and the enormous sacrifices I was making.
To this day, I thank 10yr-old me for getting inspired to act, without doubting whether or not I KNEW ENOUGH about the subject and without doubting for a second that I could do it.
The information age’s most AMUSING PARADOX is that there’s so much academic data out there and so many opinions on each topic that we stopped acting, as a society, on GUT INSTINCT and COMMON SENSE. Very few of us take RADICAL STEPS to enable real opportunities to introduce themselves into our adventure. We cannot sit and wait; the only sure way is CONSTANT ACTION and determined course-correction.
People are paralyzed and TALK THINGS THROUGH way too much when the proper course of action is directly in front of them.
FEAR drives people into action more than any other feeling, except for one – LOVE.
Fear is an amazing motivator, but when it comes to wealth, I prefer LOVE; it’s the ultimate motivator for riches.
For example, I love my wife with all my heart and the same goes for my daughter. There are activities that I love doing and foods I love eating. Because I love these, I am willing to go to GREAT LENGTHS for them.
ANYTHING you love costs money. WHOEVER said that the finest things in life are free failed to mention that this is ONLY TRUE if you have time to pursue them. Walking on the beach may be free of charge and playing with your children is also free, but you can’t buy that TIME SLOT unless your business or occupation allows for the flexibility to engage in these activities.
Time management, therefore, or the ability to generate large sums, either actively or passively, is the only true LIBERATOR of time and that’s the reason that money is the most necessary of all of life’s objectives when it is RIGHTFULLY GENERATED.
Money allows one to EXPRESS HIMSELF fully, whether he loves his family, himself, traveling, the outdoors, his friends, his country, or his spouse.
Health is better maintained when one has access to quality nutrition, less stress, a comfortable home, and good sleep. COURTSHIP of your partner in life (husband or wife) is expressed best when one doesn’t have to constantly compromise and stress over money issues.
The only weird love is actually the LOVE OF MONEY itself.
Money is purchasing power. Love not the money, but the innumerable ways in which it allows you to spend your time on this planet and, if you’re a DISCIPLINED PERSON, love helping others and love over-delivering for the marketplace, which are the surest ways to secure more compensation.
Society has injected a lethal dose of COMPLICATIONS into our lives. We are bombarded from every direction with distractions and suggestions on how to SPEND MONEY. We are seduced to spend before we even earn and to enter a cycle of INDEBTEDNESS, which is hard to get out of.
A 10yr-old boy built a simple plan to get back into shape and a 22yr-old young man built a simple plan to become a millionaire in one decade and achieved it. By the time I was 32, I reached the coveted 7-figure status.
This was my plan for that goal:
- WORK harder than anyone else.
- FIND the best way to provide enormous value.
- DEMAND what I deserve to make.
- NEVER fall asleep on the watch; constantly pursue the goal until it is reached.
With this somewhat childish plan, I set out in 2006 with only a high school degree, NO SAVINGS and no connections, and navigated my way through TONS OF MISTAKES until white smoke emerged.
Then, 2009 came around and I learned about silver’s crash from $21/ounce to $9/ounce, following the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
I concentrated a disproportionately-high amount of my portfolio in silver and silver stocks and IT PAID OFF.
Had I not given it my all and saved every dime I could between 2006 and 2009, silver’s METEORIC RALLY from $9 to $49 and silver equities’ BULL MARKET – which saw them gain 1,000% and more – would have been irrelevant to me.
I would have been BROKE AND PENNILESS, instead of cashed-up, educated, and ready to act.
You’re surrounded by ENDLESS DISTRACTIONS, but don’t fall prey, since you know that your goal is simple: BECOMING WEALTHY, so that you can take care of your loved ones and enjoy life’s spoils (whatever they mean to you) and helping to advance the world into the future.
Focus on delivering value; RACK YOUR BRAIN on how to do it – figure it out. Don’t stop, until you become the arbiter of your fate.
I B-E-L-I-E-V-E in YOU!
In 1776, exactly two hundred and forty-four years ago, a small group of people wrote a simple document, which made A LOT OF SENSE, and The United States was founded. They pulled off a miracle with the writing of the declaration of independence; it’s YOUR TURN.