Why are you in business in the first place?

By a show of hands how many of you want more income in your life put that way up and say yes! Yes! How many of you don’t just want more income, you want more passive income, put that way up and say oh yes! Oh yes!  Now, first of all, I want to thank Jennifer, give her a round of applause for putting this together. A lot of friends and Jennifer’s been inviting me to come to the Fraser Valley and her friends on Facebook George. And say “Hey you know when are you coming “to Fraser Valley?.” Because usually, I do most of my work most of my teaching at, through my Entrepreneurs Group where we meet every second Wednesday at Vancouver Club.

And so, and I believe that’s a way for me to give back to the businessman community for Vancouver because Canada has been so good to me and I do my teaching there every second Wednesday. I don’t sell anything there. Whatever I collect in admission barely covers the venue cost. But I do it every two weeks, every two weeks. So today would be quite interesting because I did this talk about this workshop in a couple of months ago. And it was a three-hour workshop. So I’m trying to give you three hours of content in about an hour okay, about an hour. So I’ll do my best, I’ll do my best. Now also at the end of my presentation, I’m gonna give you a copy of my book, FU Money for free, who wants it by the way Yes!

Put it nice and high, nice and high so I can see, if your hand is not up now, I ain’t giving you shit. Okay, good, good, okay. And some people say they see the book, “Oh Dan is it like Fu money, what is F-U Money. It fucks you money okay, it’s what it is, it’s exactly what it means. So, by show of hands, how many of you want to have some fun tonight, yes? Yes! Very good, very good, now for what I want you to do, I want you to get the most out of our time together, So first I want you to do two things, how many things? Two!

Now the first thing I want you to do is I want you to take notes, I want you to take notes okay. And the second thing I want you to do, which you’re already doing great, is I want you to participate. Because participation equals value, participation equals what? Value! So the more you participated, the more you participate, the more forward you play, the more value you, Get. Get exactly. So just so you know, this is like 10% participation, this is 50% participation, this is 100% participation, so let’s try this out, let’s try this out. So how many of you are willing to participate a hundred percent, yes?  I am.  Yes. Awesome, you get the book first, okay. So I want to start off with a story, there’s this Native American tribe.

The government was thinking well you know what we’ve got this group of people this community here how can we make them more productive. How can we collect more taxes because that’s what the government thinks about? So one day they thought you know what, we’re gonna send one of our top agents to this tribe. And see if we can help them out maybe put them through school, help them get jobs and things like that. So the government sends these top agents to this tribe, now this top agent is very very smart, he’s thinking. “well you know what this is a tough job, “so what can I do?” He thought himself. Well instead of trying to persuade each member in the community one on one, why don’t I just go to the top from top to bottom.

Let me talk to the chief, let me talk to the Indian chief if I can get him on board. Everybody else will be on board make sense? So he went to the chief, and said, “Hey chief you know here’s, “we’re here to help you, the government sent me here.” Great here to help me? “And what I want to do is, I want to help you, “I want to help you, I want to put you to school.

“I want to put you through school, “and don’t worry we’re gonna take care of everything, “we’re gonna pick you up from where you live. “We’re gonna drive you to school, “and we’re gonna get a tutor for you. “Make sure you get good grades, “and you can get a job and you can graduate. And the Indian Chief said, “Well why would I want that?” Well ’cause after you graduate, then you can work, you can get a job and make a living.

Well, the Indian Chief said that why would I want that. Well, when you make a living then you buy your own home, you own your own home. And then you have your own place, you can have some kids, and you work, and you can save up some money. The Indian chief said, “Well why would I want that?” Well you know when you’ve saved enough money, you work hard and this and that and when you’re 65 you can retire, “Well why would I want that?” Well, when you retire you can do whatever you want, you can go hunting. You can go fishing, you can sing all day long, you can do whatever you want. The Indian Chief said, “Well I’m doing that right now.”

So the question and write this down, here’s the first lesson of the night, it’s not how much money you make, is how you make the money. It’s not how much money you make, it’s how you make the money, think about it. Because sometimes businessman, what I notice is we get into business and then after a couple years two, three, five years, ten years after a number of years.

And we got so busy and we’re doing things, we’re trying to make it happen, we’re trying to make the business work. We’re trying to make a profit trying to survive or prosper whatever it is. Sometimes we forgot why are we in business in the first place, why do we get into this in the first place? So let me ask you a question, why are you in business in the first place? Just yell the answer. Make money.

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