- 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 remains a fan and admirer of both the above individuals, and many more insightful like them, and yet respectfully, with that said, not all supposed great quotes stand up to the test of time.
One of the most abused phrases by world-changing 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 naively missing the little things, affordably immune, in other words, money isn’t everything … and it’s not, depending of course where you’re coming from.
Money isn’t everything today, but everything takes money..
For example, another brilliant man in his own right, is renowned for the truth of the profound quote, “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) to get what we need.
The point here, is that the quote by Steve Jobs is coming to us 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 guaranteed. 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; thus the reason to contact your local paper and/or radio and ask them to initiate The Press Conference That Never Happened.
As for the quote by the wonderful and late, 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 our bankers will not afford us this knowledge and dare lose interest from one more debt.