On my way to an entrepreneurship conference in San Juan today, so I’ll make this quick.
I want to talk about what it means to be rich.
Because a lot of people think that being a millionaire means spending a million dollars.
They think it means flying first class everywhere you go. Or even taking a private jet.
They think it means driving a Ferrari, or a Bugatti, or some other fancy foreign car.
And they think it means living in some mansion on the beach with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
Now, these things are great. I have no problem with them.
But for me, this is not what it means to be rich.
The truth is, up until about two weeks ago, I still drove the car I bought 13 years ago. And I still live in the house I bought when I was making $65,000 a year.
I literally own four pairs of jeans – and to be honest, that’s about three pairs too many.
And because of this, when I cross paths with certain people in my life, they never believe the amount of money I’m generating.
“You don’t look rich,” they think (and sometimes say).
But the reality is, at this point, I have five patents to my name – several of them licensed with the UFC. I legally can’t share the numbers, but I make enough (from just that contract) that my grandkids won’t have to worry about money.
I also have the freedom to randomly fly first-class to Puerto Rico… spend a week goofing off and having fun… fly home… and then return a week later for a 3-day conference.
And an even bigger luxury is being able to homeschool my kids.
Most parents are so busy, and so stressed, that they barely get to see their kids grow up.
But not me. I work from home four hours a day, and spend the rest of my time with them. I even take Tuesdays off so we can go on adventures together.
So when people look at me and think I must not be rich, I just laugh.
Just because I don’t spend my money the way they would, doesn’t mean I don’t have it.
I spoke with Neil Patel recently – the founder of Angels & Entrepreneurs – and he told me one of his favorite experiences in the past few months was playing soccer in the living room with his 18-month-old daughter.
Seeing her have so much fun – it made his day.
He can’t get that from a new house, new car, or new watch.
The point is, success means something different for everybody.
For some people, success means yachts and champagne and a condo overlooking Central Park in NYC.
But if Neil was making millions per year and didn’t have time to play with his daughter, or didn’t get the satisfaction of making his clients happy, I don’t think he’d consider himself a success.
This is the first lesson I teach in Success OS.
You have to define what success means for YOU.
Most of the time, and for most people, simply “getting rich” isn’t the goal.
It’s about what getting rich allows you to do.
For me and Neil, it allows us to take care of and spend time with our families.
For you it might be the same. Or it could be something completely different.
Whatever it is, I created Success OS to help you get there.
It contains all the lessons about money and success that allowed me to go from broke – doing manual labor for room and board during high school – to making millions per year today.
It took me 40 years to learn and apply these lessons.
But with Success OS you can do it in less than four weeks.
If that interests you:
- Watch the 1600 Success Summit, where my friend Louis and I walk you through how it works and the kind of success other people have had thanks to Success OS
- Or go straight to the order form to read a breakdown of exactly what you get as a member and my goals for you if you join
To your success,