How to make sure you get the last laugh?
Today, I am going to talk to you about my personal experience building the perfect lifestyle as well as the lessons I have learnt along the way.
What kind of hurdles are you going to encounter on your quest for success and how you can make sure to stay on course.
All the answers and more inside this episode.
So I think I told you that in a previous podcast that your true character will actually come out when you are in a situation of power. So when you have a little bit of power, who are you going to be?
Are you going to be a jerk that’s going to boss everybody around and be rude to everybody? Are you going to do something good with it? Do you want power and stuff?
I really like people's true colours. And then, of course, you know, once they're in trouble, to see how low people can sink to get out of it. So power is like a target on your back and people are looking at you. Don't give me power. Just give it to someone else. And if I have it, I'll try to do something good with it. Right. But you never know.
I saw this quote and I absolutely loved this quote. So the quote said, “You sleep like you're rich. Get up like you’re broke”. And I love this quote. I really love it for those people who are dedicated and who hustle, you know, to build their empire.
You put in the hours and the dedication and the efforts and stuff, regardless of all the challenges and then that resonates with you. When you read something like this, for me, it means a lot.
You'll have people who are trying to put you down and I am saying that because I lived it. So I had someone I mean, that person was one of the most negative people I have met. Always complaining and moaning and crying about something. It's always someone else's fault.
You don't want people like this in your life. But just to the point that I'm trying to make is that when I started, I didn't know anything about anything, bro. I had to figure out how everything worked. She wanted to quit all the time and I said, dude, I'm not going to stop until I'm there. And I wanted to set a deadline, you know, because I had a lot to learn and I didn't know anything. I was starting from scratch.
So when all my buddies were going out and stuff like, oh man, we went to this nightclub and blah, blah, blah. Oh, you never come with us. You were so boring at your desk. What are you doing with this really boring book that you're reading all the time?
Come and have a drink with us. Come and do this. We're going to the movies and stuff. And I was always, always saying, well, no, sorry, I have stuff to do. Because I made the commitment to reach my goal. Regardless what it took sometimes.
But I did it for like a few years. What was it, three years? I've learned everything. And today I'm in a situation where I do I don't have to ask a boss for holiday or something. You know, if I want to go on holiday, I just go on holiday. I don't have to worry about money or something.
All my businesses just run and everything. And when you look at it from the outside, like if you meet me today, you're like, oh, man, it's so easy for you. You're so lucky. But you don't know everything I went through before we went to this phase there where I was going against the grain. And it requires a lot of fortitude to be able to, you know, keep your ground and stay in your lane and have your objective and pursue that objective.
But why do you do it? Because it's worth it.
But this is something you need to understand as well, is that, you know, whatever problem you have, there is a good chance that someone already had this problem and created something that you can use without you having to go through the struggle.
Now I'm very good at pointing people in the right direction. I'm like, yeah, you want to do that? I heard about this tool here. Click here and then boom. And they're like, man, you just solved my problem. I spent three weeks on it.
So anyway, that's that really the point. The point is that I want you guys to understand that the journey you're going through right now. I mean, there is going to be some frustration. The frustration will be in the beginning. You'll feel like an idiot. Right. But also, it's going to be a lot of work.
You're going to see people have fun and stuff. You're going to be tempted to go and join these people. But here's the thing. If you do this, you may be stuck at a place where you don't want to be and you may be stuck there for, you know, possibly the rest of your life.
How to make sure you get the last laugh?
So you are going to work extra hours so that in the future you don't have to work that hard. All right. This is why when I read this quote, that's exactly, exactly what I did. Because, you know, all these people were saying, oh, man, you know what? It's pointless. You're always working and stuff.
Well, here's the thing. The reality was that while they were at work, I was working hard because I had a job, when they were watching TV. I was working when they were sleeping. I was working when they were going out on the weekends and stuff. But that lasted like, what, three years or something?
And it was really, really good. So I was just making extra money, preparing my around the World tour and all that stuff. But now, you know, it was three years that prepared me for the rest of my life where now people are like, oh, man, how do you do this? You're so lucky. I want to be like you and stuff. And I'm like, Dude, you know what?
When I was going through all these hurdles and stuff, none of you guys were was telling me our man is brave or something. Everybody was telling me, oh, man, it's useless. Stop it. And especially the girl I knew. At some point I realized that if I want to be able to do this, I need to get out of a situation where I have to hang out with these people, with this kind of crowd.
Now people are working and I'm sleeping like I'm rich, bro. That's me. I'm sleeping like I'm rich.