Celebrate success, don’t denigrate it

When one is deemed to be successful, often is the case where the public will only see the outward notes of success and not realize what went into making that person successful. Success comes in many forms; health, finances, relationships, etc.

Often is the time when people unknowingly believe that a person became financially successful because of their connections, or walking over people, or perhaps they were just lucky or have great genes. This mindset completely discounts the many years of hard work and sacrifice one has made to become successful, while it also roots itself from jealousy or envy over unbiased rationale. Whether you believe in Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours theory or not, someone achieve mostly the path to success through time, dedication, blood, sweat, tears, and yes, some luck will often come in to play.

The fact is that most successful people have given up many things in their lives to reach a certain level in life. For example, we recently had the 2021 NPC Florida Grand Prix (bodybuilding) in Boynton Beach, Florida, where the best of the best showed off their achievements. While genes help many in such a competition, it is only through hard work, discipline, and genuine sacrifice that the winners made it through to receive their accolades.

Aren’t we, as a nation, tired of being so negative toward one’s success? Instead, it should be celebrated and serve as motivation for us all to do better and achieve more. Allowing envy or jealousy to enter your mind to discount what someone has accomplished not only diminishes the success, it also is a negative emotion that lives in your mind.

On Saturday evening, Elon Musk is scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live and some cast members are protesting; some have reportedly said they are not going on stage with him because he’s a billionaire. As with many Americans, it will be the first SNL episode I have watched in years; they expect ratings to be the highest in a very long time, and yet some will still throw stones. Why? These same people being critical of Musk appearing on SNL do not seem to have a problem with multi-millionaires living in multiple $20 million homes hosting. Like, SNL cast member Pete Davidson, it makes little sense why some do not want to share the stage with the third wealthiest person on the planet. While I have some issues with Musk and would have advised him not to do the show in the first place, if I was a cast member, I would be ecstatic to share the stage with him.

We are living in an odd time, and it is sad people are so down on those who have made the world a better place and gone over and above the norm. We shouldn’t be envious of other’s success, we should see them as inspiration to motivate us to become more productive for ourselves and society.

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Barack Obama furthers his efforts to divide American society by calling hard working Americans “lottery winners”

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“And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show.” This is the statement from Barack Obama earlier this week (see below) when he furthered his attempt to divide the wealthy and the poor. Specifically, Obama was speaking about the wealthiest Americans; however, he fails to credit the hard work, integrity, risk and sacrifice many of those individuals endured to get where they are – whether hedge fund managers, real estate investors, business owners or technology company founders. Obama was not describing silver spooned inheritance driven Americans, he was describing America’s financiers — and his statement completely dismisses and discredits their hard work. The statement comes from forcing more wealthy Americans to pay more to subsidize the failing government school system.

Obama states in his comments, that he does not find the wealthy “evil” but does want the top 5 percent of Americans to pay more than the 50%+ in taxes than they are now. Utilizing government doublespeak he said about hedge fund managers, “I’m saying, that you’re a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 per year. You pretty much have more than you will ever be able to use and more than your family will ever be able to use; there’s a fairness issue involved here.”

Obama’s statement implies the wealthiest Americans don’t work for the money they have earned Obama also should have mentioned that, from a global perspective, all Americans are lottery winners simply due to the country we were fortunate enough to be born — a capitalistic society that rewards hard work. Big time Obama supporter, Warren Buffett himself, has said, “I won the lottery the day I emerged from the womb by being in the United States instead of in some other country where my chances would have been way different.” Buffett also astutely states that being born in America will get you so far on its own — it is what you do with it that matters. He is a strong believer in hard work, integrity, hiring quality people and a strong sense of economics is what makes businesses successful. He does leave out a cozy relationship with the right people in Washington, D.C. as Buffett utilizes a healthy dose of crony capitalism for profit.

I wonder if Obama would call hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones a “lottery winner?” Jones is a major philanthropist and is the founder of  the Robin Hood Foundation. It does work the government will not do or better yet, cannot do. I do not need to wonder if Obama would call the Koch Brothers “lottery winners.” I believe he would, even though, through hard work, the brothers have transformed their father’s business into the second largest private corporation in America while donating hundreds of millions of their own money to quality charities. Would Obama call Wayne Huizenga a “lottery winner?”

The simple point is when Barack Obama makes statements like these, he ignores and trivializes the heroic efforts of the American business person. He ignores the tremendous number of hours people put into their businesses and the sacrifices they endure to succeed. The result of their success is job production, more money for taxes and more money for charities. Belittling these Americans is shameful as their contributions they have made to America has brought this country to be the leading financial center of the world.

Perhaps, a change to the tax system is in order to make it fairer for everyone. Perhaps the FairTax may be the best option for America and it would eliminate the tax argument of the rich versus the poor.

Barack Obama furthers his efforts to divide American society by calling hard working Americans "lottery winners"

obama

“And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show.” This is the statement from Barack Obama earlier this week (see below) when he furthered his attempt to divide the wealthy and the poor. Specifically, Obama was speaking about the wealthiest Americans; however, he fails to credit the hard work, integrity, risk and sacrifice many of those individuals endured to get where they are – whether hedge fund managers, real estate investors, business owners or technology company founders. Obama was not describing silver spooned inheritance driven Americans, he was describing America’s financiers — and his statement completely dismisses and discredits their hard work. The statement comes from forcing more wealthy Americans to pay more to subsidize the failing government school system.

Obama states in his comments, that he does not find the wealthy “evil” but does want the top 5 percent of Americans to pay more than the 50%+ in taxes than they are now. Utilizing government doublespeak he said about hedge fund managers, “I’m saying, that you’re a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 per year. You pretty much have more than you will ever be able to use and more than your family will ever be able to use; there’s a fairness issue involved here.”

Obama’s statement implies the wealthiest Americans don’t work for the money they have earned Obama also should have mentioned that, from a global perspective, all Americans are lottery winners simply due to the country we were fortunate enough to be born — a capitalistic society that rewards hard work. Big time Obama supporter, Warren Buffett himself, has said, “I won the lottery the day I emerged from the womb by being in the United States instead of in some other country where my chances would have been way different.” Buffett also astutely states that being born in America will get you so far on its own — it is what you do with it that matters. He is a strong believer in hard work, integrity, hiring quality people and a strong sense of economics is what makes businesses successful. He does leave out a cozy relationship with the right people in Washington, D.C. as Buffett utilizes a healthy dose of crony capitalism for profit.

I wonder if Obama would call hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones a “lottery winner?” Jones is a major philanthropist and is the founder of  the Robin Hood Foundation. It does work the government will not do or better yet, cannot do. I do not need to wonder if Obama would call the Koch Brothers “lottery winners.” I believe he would, even though, through hard work, the brothers have transformed their father’s business into the second largest private corporation in America while donating hundreds of millions of their own money to quality charities. Would Obama call Wayne Huizenga a “lottery winner?”

The simple point is when Barack Obama makes statements like these, he ignores and trivializes the heroic efforts of the American business person. He ignores the tremendous number of hours people put into their businesses and the sacrifices they endure to succeed. The result of their success is job production, more money for taxes and more money for charities. Belittling these Americans is shameful as their contributions they have made to America has brought this country to be the leading financial center of the world.

Perhaps, a change to the tax system is in order to make it fairer for everyone. Perhaps the FairTax may be the best option for America and it would eliminate the tax argument of the rich versus the poor.

(VIDEO) Why aren’t you rich?

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Why aren’t you rich….or famous?

Because you haven’t mastered the most important skill of wealth creation.

Learning to master this one skill will put your life and career into the fast lane.

Check it out here, and be sure to devour the Manifesto…its excellent.

You’re going to love this!

To start the second quarter on a high note, you really need to see what’s on the other side of this link.

(VIDEO) Why aren't you rich?

100-day-challenge

Why aren’t you rich….or famous?

Because you haven’t mastered the most important skill of wealth creation.

Learning to master this one skill will put your life and career into the fast lane.

Check it out here, and be sure to devour the Manifesto…its excellent.

You’re going to love this!

To start the second quarter on a high note, you really need to see what’s on the other side of this link.

You need Tony Robbins' new book MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

You need this new book by Tony Robbins – MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. Although I am not much of a fan when promoters use words like “secrets to wealth”, this book is excellent! Pre-order NOW!

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You need Tony Robbins’ new book MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

You need this new book by Tony Robbins – MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. Although I am not much of a fan when promoters use words like “secrets to wealth”, this book is excellent! Pre-order NOW!

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