Let me tell you the punch line to this story first:
The secret to making money is to make your money make you money.
What if you had an uncle, a friend or access to a mentor or a guru that created great wealth? Wouldn’t you be a “fool” not to tap into their intellectual and experiential capital?
There’s a quote that is as true today as it was 450 years ago when it was first proclaimed by poet Thomas Tusser: “A fool and his money are soon parted.” To me, anyone interested in dramatically increasing his or her wealth and benefiting from an enormously greater opportunity horizon, would be a “fool” not to be interested in someone who could decode for them “how to!”
Here’s the problem most of us face – we’re not financial wizards and we may not have that uncle, or guru or mentor. If you want your money to work for you, investing is a highly complex and specialized field. It’s one thing to use your talents, imagination, skills and contacts to make your money. It’s another thing entirely to design and execute the plan for your money to make you money.
As a major sports fan and owner of the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Dodgers, I’ve seen first hand how even the most gifted and talented athletes from baseball and basketball to gymnastics and marathons hire their own private coaches to advise, provide perspective, analyze what they, as athletes, are doing right and wrong. Most importantly, they provide the tools and resources to help them hone their talents to achieve spectacular results.
Yet, the average investor doesn’t have access to the best coaches in the world. So how can you possibly be active in your own rescue? Where could you go to decode the “how to?”
Being active and proactive means discovering that these kinds of resources are indeed available to you. A perfect example is the #1 best selling book by Tony Robbins, MONEY MASTER THE GAME: 7 SIMPLE STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM. As Steve Forbes said in a recent Forbes.com interview, “If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down.”
Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world—from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett, to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes—Tony Robbins has created from these coaches a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for making your money make you money.
A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, Tony Robbins has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. As Robbins recently told the Huffington Post:
‘I wrote this book with one major goal: to level the playing field. I wanted to answer the question, “How do I bring the insights of the ultra wealthy to the average person? And how do I keep it simple enough that they can truly take action on it?” So that someone who has little money, or plenty of money, could take these lessons and transform their life financially. I broke it down into 7 core steps. And it doesn’t matter how little or how much money you have. It truly can help you to achieve financial security or financial freedom.”
Among the many benefits of having your money make you money is the freedom to do with it what you want. As there are many folks “in want” of what we often take for granted, being generous to help the less fortunate can be one of the most joyous ways of spending it. This is why all the profits from Tony’s book will be donated in advance to the charity Feeding America with an additional gift from him to feed 50 million people. If you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause, you can donate $10 by texting meals@50555 and Tony Robbins will match your $10 with $10 of his own.
By putting the best and the brightest on your team, your process will more likely become inspired rather than perspired. And, unlike all other investments, adding this book and its promise to your toolkit will be a vital investment for your financial future while having a positive impact on the lives of others.