I live in NJ but I have a house in CA and that’s where this picture was taken, in front of the Rolls Royce Phantom.
Notice the pronoun “the” versus “my.” Sure, I wish it were mine but I’ve made a choice between fancy cars and financial strength. I don’t need to project success when I possess it.
I see lots of webinar salesmen or entrepreneur cheerleaders (as I call them) try to dazzle you with how rich they are, intimating that they can do the same for you. Well maybe they can if their lesson involves you getting rich selling dreams to people who will never put the amount of work into success that is really necessary.
On the other hand, if you have the drive and desire to put in the hard work, then you don’t need a seminar or scheme, you need action. Sure, you might need a mentor or some advice, but a webinar designed to make the presenter rich is not what you need.
I get that someone offering advice on success (as in this and other posts), should have reached a fairly high level of success themselves, right? Well con artists have no problem tooting their own horns (true or not), but it’s the quiet successes (the millionaires next door, if you will) who are more cautious, dare I say humble.
I watch American Greed on CNBC and I’m shocked at how gullible some people can be. The truly greedy are not the con artists but those who are conned because they actually believe someone can provide 30–100% returns. Don’t believe the hype!
Just because I took a picture in front of a Rolls Royce (even if it was mine) at my house in California, doesn’t mean I hold any secret to success or am an expert that can teach you to reach my level. All it means is that I have some things you don’t and there are plenty of people who have things I don’t.
As I embark on a new path I will put honesty and accountability above profits and that’s how success will find me.