Friday, June 22, 2012

Are You Done Before You've Even Gotten Started?

“Most men die at 25, we just don’t bury them until they are 70.” - Benjamin Franklin Think about that quote... I might modify it slightly to a more politically correct statement and say "Most people" vs Most men... Whether we like, dislike, believe or don't believe it, that statement IS the definition of the average employee in the world today. You’re young, you don’t know what to do. You get a job at the same place where your friend works…you don’t even love it… it’s just good wages, or it’s comfortable or its easy… next thing you know, you get a girlfriend (or boyfriend), you get married, you get a mortgage, you have kids, and now you’re stuck in The Death Cycle of the Middle Class where you are spending the majority of your awake time, the most valuable asset that you’ll ever be gifted with on this planet, you’re spending that doing something you hate. Showing up to a job that you hate, on a commute that you hate, working with people that you hate. That is The Death Cycle, ladies & gentlemen. Most people in North America today… they are so afraid to lose their "status", they are so afraid of what their friends are going to think, that they don’t ever do anything… they sit in the same position for the rest of their life… and then one day you look back and realize you gave everything for your employer and had no equity in the deal... 3 years ago I decided I wasn't going to live that life any more - Are you...? Thx RB. You woke me up this morning... Long live Momentum Group Global