- I don’t want to drive a vehicle because it’s affordable, but rather by choice … especially when I know it’s possible using a different business model that offers a more favorable and equitable means of wealth distribution
- I don’t want to fix something only when affordable, but rather when it needs to be fixed … especially when I know our current business model (Job/Banking/Financial) manipulates our need for debt to keep the wealthy wealthy and the rest of us poor
- I don’t want to take a vacation on someone else’s terms, but rather, on my own terms … considering yours truly knows that just 10% of technical know-how can make this happen for anyone who wants it
- I don’t want to be limited to $5, $20, or $100 dollars in my giving … considering the exponential increase of poverty and debt being suppressed to appear as under control, is in fact quite the contrary, and real people are in dire genuine need
- I don’t want to live in a side by side look a like home or condo as Dick and Jane, unless by choice … especially when I know that mortgages can be paid off in months, not years, as a result of listening and following people-first-leadership
TM was a fan and admirer of both these men, and respectfully with that said, not all supposed great quotes stand up to the test of time.
One of the most abused phrases by successful people, at lectures, seminars, you name it, is in relation to what Steve Jobs is referring; “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money.” What Steve is really striving to get at, is that from the top, after much success has been achieved, he is missing the little things, affordably immuned in other words to the likes of; money isn’t everything … and it’s not, depending of course where you’re coming from. And let’s face it, one of the only so-called ‘free’ things today is the poor mans source of entertainment and lifeblood, and that being the television … as it hypnotically steals away our ability to think for ourselves.
Money isn’t everything today, but everything takes money … contrary to the input of the successful. For example, another brilliant man in his own right, who spoke the majority of his time around the topic of success, prioritizing money with such quotes as, “If you work hard on your job you will make a living … if you work hard on you you will make a fortune!” And yet here we find Mr. Rohn saying “we can get more money but we cannot get more time,” which in fact when we really think about it, the latter may be true but the first is not … unless of course we follow the long worn out tradition and visit a 21st century loan shark (bank), convincing the naive that their home is an asset, when in fact it is a liability until paid in full … if lucky enough to reach that point … or afford a home in the first place!
The point here, is that the Steve Jobs quote will come from two extremes: A/ Like Steve, you have money already, or B/ You don’t have money and have accepted the fact that you never will … and if you follow tradition, this is a guarantee. However … TM is here to tell you that that no longer needs to be the case … and encourages you that something big is on its way.
As for the quote by the great and renowned, Mr. Jim Rohn, with all due respect, although its intentions were meant well, the young ambitious person today cannot always get more money, unless by credit, and the teaching of credit for investing is a seriously high risk unless you have money in the first place to back it up; and your banker will not afford you this knowledge and lose interest on your debt.