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Hey! Grant coming at you from 30,000 feet as I fly back from California thinking about how important it is to be the hero and not the bitch.
What’s got me thinking about this? Once again, I heard someone say “money doesn’t matter.” I’ve heard people say things like this all my life. “You don’t need all that stuff” or “Why can’t you just be happy with what you have?” I’m sure you’ve heard all these cliches and more. Well, let me tell you something else that I wish someone would have told me when I was young: life is hard. Even when you have money, life can be difficult.
Don’t let the bitches drag you down. Put the pessimism aside and ask yourself how you could help others if you had the money to do so. You can be the hero.The more you do, the more you CAN do … so go out there and be great.
If you don’t have money, it’s almost impossible to take care of what matters most – the people in your life, your family, your friends, your community, the people you care about. Money lets you do all that. So don’t go telling me that money doesn’t matter! Money allows you to step up and be the hero to those who need one. If anyone tells you that money doesn’t matter, don’t you believe it. Anyone who says that is just ducking their responsibility to the people who are counting on them. In other words, they’re being a “little bitch.”
Now, I know that’s gonna get me a lot of criticism and a lot of hate from a lot of folks out there and that’s okay. I’ll take it because my message isn’t for those people. They don’t understand that you gotta help yourself before you help anyone else like if you’re flying with your kids and there’s some sort of emergency that makes the oxygen masks drop. What do you do? You put on your own mask first, then you help your kids put their masks on. It’s the same in life. There are people who hate me for flying around in my own jet.
Well, when a friend of mine who was in a serious situation needed my help right away, I was able to rearrange my full schedule in 18 hours, get on my jet and fly to help that friend. Now, I’m not patting myself on the back for helping a friend. That’s expected. That’s what you’re supposed to do. My point is that I had the resources and the ability to help someone immediately and effectively because I made money a priority. This plane cost a ridiculous amount of money and my accountant asked me all sorts of questions to try and talk me out of buying it. But you know what? Whatever I spend on this plane, if it lets me help someone, it’s worth it. End of story.
Now, you don’t need a jet to help people. Maybe it’s just lending someone a few hundred dollars to get through a rough patch. Maybe it’s setting up a trust for your kids. But before you do any of that, you gotta realize your dreams, your goals, your ambitions. I’m so blessed to have been able to realize mine because now I can help others do the same. I can be the hero to the people around me and what makes a hero? Helping people and not expecting anything in return. I don’t need anything. It’s enough just to know that I can help people whether I know them personally or not. The people who need recognition for helping others? They’re the bitches. Focus? Fortitude? Integrity? Ethics? They don’t have any of those things.
A New York Times bestselling author, Cardone is the world’s No. 1 sales trainer and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media and finance. His privately-held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named him No. 1 of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017.” He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, and MSNBC and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, CNBC, and Entrepreneur. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.
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