EA: Do you have any final questions for you?
Tony: Yes, I’ve got one which I ask, all of my guests and it would be remiss mean not to ask you the same EA. So that question is, What does wealth mean to you?
EA: Excellent, and I would share with you, if I could do a two part answer, one I’m going to have to borrow from someone else.
I was very blessed, again at an early age to fly around with a gentleman, and his name is W Clement Stone. He was genuinely a billionaire, owned Combined Insurance, and we did some Eastern Steel work together, it was decades and decades ago.
So one time I was with him and I thought, man, this guy’s a billionaire and that’s with B back then, right? So I asked him, I asked him, I said, uh, I said, uh, Clement, you know I said, “Could you tell me what money is?”
He’s a billionaire, he’s a guy you want to ask what money is right.
You know, he didn’t even hesitate, he turned to me, ‘cause we were in an airplane actually, and he turned to me and looked at me and said,
“Money is power, to do good” and I’ll never forget the way he said it, he paused for half second to see if I really got it.
He said, money is power, and then he finished up with To Do Good
And, and wealth, we actually teach a whole course called the Law of Compensation and it’s an incredible, it’s like a 45 minute audio just on compensation, on how people don’t make a lot of money ‘cause they don’t understand what, how compensation works.
And compensation is not necessarily money. Wealth includes so many more things. It includes real wealth, exceptional happiness is wealth, exceptional freedom, exceptional greatness, and not the condescending greatness, but the kind of greatness where we get under people and push them up.
So I share that with you, not only the definition of money from a billionaire who told me, you know, his lips to my ears, but also that wealth is not money, it’s so much more.
And on that note, if I could share with you the three things, that are a part of that wealth by the way, that my business mentor shared with me and he said, say these three things to yourself every single day, he said,
Say it over and over again each day.
Don’t miss a day.
Don’t forget any of the three.
I share them with your listeners as a gift that I pray they begin saying these same three things to themselves and here they are:
I will never give up
I will keep rising up
I will always overcome.
Tony: whoa. Very powerful. Very, very powerful. Thank you.
EA: You’re welcome.