Millionaire mindset wealth principle number two: Think needs, not money. Please say it together. Think needs not money. If you chase money, it’s very difficult to get money. Chase needs. It’s easy to make money. Think needs, not money. Here’s a little interesting cartoon. The hundred dollar bill having a conversation with a $1 bill. The hundred dollar bill said, “You know, I had a good life. Nice house, fast cars, great vacations, and expensive restaurants. The $1 bill said, “All I ever did was to go to church, go to church, and go to church.” A hundred dollar bill said, “What’s a church?” What’s a church. You wanna give, you wanna donate to charity, you wanna give to your church, whatever religions you believe in.
Make more so you can give more, everybody putting a couple of dollars in the damn hat. What if you could make enough money. You could donate more money than the whole damn church together? Hmm? Think about it. The impact that you’ll have. Here’s a great statement by the wife – it’s a little bit long, but I’ll read it to you.
It’s by the wife of Elon Musk. How many have heard of Elon Musk? Yeah. So Elon Musk, and one guy was asking: Hey, you know, what does it take if I work hard enough, if I put effort into it. Can I become a millionaire too? I really want to become, no, a billionaire. She said: Can I become a billionaire if I work hard enough and put my effort and work hard for it? And here’s what she replied, she offered some advice: Shift your focus away from what you want, a billion dollars, and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs.
Ask yourself what you have the potential to offer that is so unique and compelling and helpful that no computer could replace you. No one could outsource you, no one could steal your product and make it better and then club you into oblivion. Not literally, then develop that potential, choose one thing, How many things? One thing. And become a master of it. Choose a second thing and become a master of that. When you become a master of two worlds say, engineering and business.
You can bring them together in a way that will introduce hot ideas to each other. So they can have idea sex and make idea babies that no one else has seen before. And B, create competitive advantage because you can move between the worlds, speak both languages, connect the tribes, mash the elements to spark fresh. Creative insight until you wake up with that changes your life. The world doesn’t throw a billion dollars at a person because the person wants it or works so hard they feel they deserve it. The world does not care. What’s the word? Care. The world does not care what you want or deserve. The world gives you money in exchange for something it perceives to be of equal or greater value.
Something that transforms an aspect of the culture, reworks a familiar story or introduce a new one, alters the way people think about the category. And make use of it in daily life. There’s no road map, no blueprint for this. A lot of people will give you a lot of advice and most of it will be bad. And a lot of it will be good and sound, but you will have to figure out how it doesn’t apply to you because you are coming from an unexpected angle. You will be doing it alone until you develop the charisma and credibility to attract the talent you need to come with you. Have courage, you will need it. And good luck, you will need that too.” A round of applause. That’s one smart wife. That pretty much sums it all.
That just pretty much – When I read that article, I’m like, like It is so good. It is like, wow. Like, woo! My goodness. Imagine if that’s how smart the wife is, Elon Musk, my goodness. There’s a saying behind every successful man is a smarter wife. It’s very true. It’s very true. How many of you are have heard of “The Secret”? How many have read “The Secret”? What was this secret about? Love’s the secret. Law of attraction, yes?
Law of attraction. So, here’s what the law of attraction says: “You become what you think and your conscious thoughts make your reality.” Right? You become what you think about. That’s what the law of attraction talks about. I had a roommate that read this book. – Yes. And she thought that you just said to think and not do anything. – Yes. And good things will come for her. Yes, you just have to think and not have to do anything and good things will come to you, right. That’s how she explains it. That’s it.
You see, how many of you have heard of Think and Grow Rich? How many have not heard of Think and Grow Rich? Go read it. Okay. – Okay, by Napoleon Hill. Notice that the title, say it together Think- Not visualize and grow rich. Not sit around and do nothing and grow rich. Not hope and grow rich. It’s think. People think it terms of, “Oh, I just think hard enough.” That’s not what the book is about.
The book is talking about intellect, being smart, being focused. That’s what the book is about. People misread “Oh think, alright I just need to think. Don’t need to do shit, I just think.” A lot of thinking gets you nothing. Nothing. And there’s a great book that I also like, The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco. And there are so many philosophies within the book that I resonate with, kind of similar to my book, F.U. Money.