The reality of it is that most people will not become the next Donald Trump. Most people will not have their own television show and be the start of that show. Don’t let that discourage you though. If you take a calculated risk you can have the financial independence that few ever experience.
Let me be frank not just about real estate or commercial real estate, but also about being successful in business. I have done a lot of research on this subject and it is near and dear to my heart. The research that I have done suggests that only 10% of the population will ever earn over 100K a year. In the grand scheme of things 100K is not really a lot of money. Let's put it like this, if you actually earn 100k you will only have spend-able income of $6,000-6,500 per month. It sounds good, but this is for the 10% that actually earn 100K a year, which by the way is an ever-growing accomplishment. You see, just as 40 is the so-called new 20, in the current American economy 100K per year may be the new 50K per year.
My purpose is not to diminish the accomplishment of our 100K per year earners, but to put it in perspective. Let’s face it, if making 100k is not worth as much today as it was years ago, well, making 40K per year is quite pathetic. Yet 40K a year is a blessing compared to the 0% earning of so many Americans who are unemployed, down-sized and bought out. One of the first rules to getting more abundance in your life is to first be thankful what you do have. Do you have a part time job making only minimum wage? Be thankful for it first…then follow me to discover how to build wealth and security for yourself and your family.
There are countless millionaires in America today and multitudes more that are making 100K+ annually. Are you making over 100K per year? If you are not, why aren’t you? What is it that the 10% is doing that you are not doing? It has nothing to do with whether of not you’ve earned any college degrees most of time. It has nothing to do with whether or not you come from a privileged background. And it’s not about luck either.
In my short time on earth, I have studied a lot of successful people. The accumulation of wealth and financial success has a lot to do with desire, determination, and developing a laser-beamed focus on what you want to accomplish. What are your goals? If you have no goals, that is a direct correlation as to why you have little or no money. What is your vision? Have you taken the time to sit and visualize yourself as a phenomenally successful individual? Your goals and your vision for the future are initial components of building extraordinary financial success.
One of the most effective ways to build personal success is to set goals, visualize success and study the real life stories of extraordinarily successful people. I have done this for most of my adult life and I can assure you that simply by studying exemplary human beings I have been able to replicate much of their success. Today I continue to study what the ultra-successful do and I am also someone that those seeking to be successful study. I want to take this opportunity to share the story of an extraordinarily successful gentleman.
I have had the privilege of working closely with this man over the past couple of years. I have observed his interactions with others. I’ve watched the way he moves, his actions, his reactions and his level of integrity. His responses are concise and to the point as he does not talk out of both sides of his face like so many people do. If he says he will do something, he does it—and he does everything from the simplistic to the complicated with a level of excellence that few people bother to aspire to. With him, there is not of lollygagging about things that can cost him money or better the ability for him to make money. The man I am about to introduce you to is Mr. Kenneth Brown. He was born in poverty, but has risen to prosperity. He is a philanthropist, a millionaire, a professional speaker, best-selling author and the youngest owner of two highly successful McDonald’s restaurants in Detroit, Michigan. (END of Part 1)
Darrick H. Scruggs, CEO
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