10 Tips for Your First Million: Leverage Tools, Relationships, and Other People's Money

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TLDR Develop a strategy to leverage tools, relationships, and other people's money to make your first million with little to no risk and a balanced quality of life.

Key insights

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    If you're not a full-on founder, you can still make your first million by earning equity in a startup or being a great salesperson with good client skills.
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    National debt and money printing can lead to inflation, making it important to consider alternative investments like gold.
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    Constantly fine-tune your chosen philosophy to drive it forward and create even more momentum in your business.
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    Leverage is key to making your first million, whether it's through sales, relationships, or investments.
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    Specialize before you generalize: "Specialize one product, one niche, one market, master that, then generalize if you need to, but at the beginning specialize."
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    Make a list of the top 50 influencers you want to get close to and put a strategy on how to get close to them to grow your business.
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    The power of networking and making the right connections can be life-changing, even leading to multi-million dollar success stories.
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    Patrick's decision to drive a Ford Focus despite having a quarter million dollars in the bank highlights the importance of prioritizing cash and financial stability over material possessions.

Q&A

  • What are the different methods to make your first million?

    You can choose between a fast, average, or slow method, each with varying levels of risk, chaos, and quality of life.

  • How can I make my first million slowly over time?

    By investing a small amount of money each month at a 12% rate of return over 20 years, you can become a millionaire with little to no risk and a balanced quality of life.

  • What is the benefit of investing in gold?

    Investing in gold can help hedge against inflation and the economy. Additionally, you can receive up to $10,000 in free silver and a free Ronald Reagan coin with a qualified order.

  • How should I prioritize opportunities and responsibilities?

    Say yes to all opportunities, but prioritize your core responsibilities. As you make more money, you'll have to start saying no to certain opportunities.

  • How can I build relationships with influencers?

    Create a list of the top 50 influencers you want to get close to and develop a creative strategy to get in front of them. Gradually introduce yourself and what you do, providing contacts, books, and relationships to build trust.

Timestamped Summary

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    Invest a small amount of money each month at a 12% rate of return over 20 years to make your first million with little to no risk and a balanced quality of life.
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    Prioritize core responsibilities, say yes to opportunities, and stick to one philosophy for momentum.
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    Leverage tools, relationships, and other people's money to make your first million faster, specialize in one product/niche/market, and protect your credit score.
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    Network locally on Instagram by using hashtags and DMs.
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    Create a strategy to get in front of top 50 influencers and build trust through contacts, books, and relationships.
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    10:09
    Five people changed their lives after Bally's changed their comp plan, with one making 10 million in investments and two duplicating a successful business model with mixed results.
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    11:16
    Evaluate personal principles and track finances to increase income and manage distractions.
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    Replace negative distractions with positive ones to reach your goals.
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