Good evening my friend, today I will share a short and amazing message with you. This message comes from a dear mentor of mine, Mr. Kyle Stephens. He is a John Maxwell certified speaker, Toastmaster, real estate investor, and we are both avid readers.
We met at Starbucks for aromatic coffee on the patio and shared a conversation about life. As always, I had many questions for him. We discussed several books, real estate opportunities, physical and digital currencies, and perhaps the biggest topic of the meeting was personal development.
He also shared a bit about his love for hiking and being outdoors and I can totally relate because I love being in nature! This coffee meeting was a great success for me and a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn from Kyle.
Without further adieu, I want to share some of the capstone ideas he brought up:
- Kyle has spent more than $50,000 USD in personal development over his lifetime in books, tapes, events, training, and courses. I am proud to say I have spent almost $1500 USD and I started about 2 years ago as a Junior in college.
The amount of money spent is not the key takeaway here. The key takeaway is that someone who is truly dedicated to accomplishing their destiny must be thoroughly educated in their field of choice to be successful. How many hours are you willing to put in to be successful? How much money are you willing to spend to learn and develop the skills you need to be successful?
- We also talked about present-day American consumerism and how instant gratification is destroying the wealth of the lower and middle class.
This goes hand-in-hand with what I have been talking about in The Millionaire Fastlane series. Our goal on this site is to shift your mind from being a consumer to being a producer. Produce richly and you will have the ability to consume richly. Consume richly without first producing richly and you are sure to earn yourself a one way ticket to the Slowlane or the Sidewalk.
- Lastly we discussed the Robber Barons (to name a few Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Charles Schwab) and how some of these men started from very meager beginnings to build their empires and networks from the ground up. They became significant contributors of business and employment to the American economy. To some, they were regarded as heroic and as Captains of Industry while others criticized these men and called them Robber Barons in belief that these individuals became successful from acts of thievery and manipulation of industry.
However you choose to view these men and their efforts is your choice but I want to highlight the incredible feat of harnessing your true power to create all you can. These men chose to OWN life! They created powerful networks where collaborating could benefit all parties.
After this meeting with Kyle, I was SUPER inspired to chase my dreams so I wrote this post. I really appreciate you for reading through this entire message and I ask that you take some action with me today. I am not saying buy the newest book or course or spend any money because their is an abundance of free education available to us. I am saying just go for it, get off your bum and GO chase your dreams!