Think Different Theory

The 5 Pillars of Success in Business & Wealth

WHAT IS THIS EPISODE ABOUT?

In this episode, I’m going to talk about the 5 pillars of success in business and wealth (as lived by billionaires and multimillionaires). I’ll dive into how I got curious earlier on my entrepreneurship career about how super successful people got where there are. I’ll explain how I came up with the 5 pillars, and why they are important.

WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?

I’ll also explain in detail what each of the 5 pillars are so you can be able to apply them towards your own success in life. They are:

  1. Objective Thinking, Mastering Your Mindset, Knowing Your Strengths And Weaknesses
  2. Sales And Networking Skills.
  3. System Creation, Team Building, And Leadership Skills.
  4. Financial Literacy, Surrounding Yourself With Financially Literate People.
  5. Never, Ever, Ever, Stop Learning.

If you ever wanna be successful, listen and learn.

Here are the key topics discussed in this episode:

  • The core fundamental pillars of business and success (02:31)
  • The five core attributes of successful people (05:04)
  • The power of objective thinking (10:04)
  • You have to learn how to sell (15:57)
  • Building a team: Systems are the key to everything (19:49)
  • Continuous learning is very necessary for success (26:40)

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August 19, 2019

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EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:

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00:00          I wanted to see the common denominators that they all did, that allowed them to get to where they’re at today. And, these are kind of the five things that I see from all of them. And, I’m not saying that these are the only five things, but these are the top five big ones that really stuck out to me, and really like, stood out and spoke to me specifically in my journey along the way.

00:25          You are now entering a new paradigm. So, here’s my issue. I wanted to find the answers to life’s biggest questions. Things like, how do I become happy and live with purpose? How do I make more money doing what I love, and what does it mean to be truly successful in all areas of life? My name is Josh Forti, @JoshForti on Instagram, and I ask life’s biggest questions and share the answers with you. My goal is to help you find purpose, happiness, and open your mind to new realms of possibility by helping you think differently about everything you do, know, and understand. On this podcast, we think different, we dream bigger, and we live in a world without limits. This is a new paradigm. Welcome to The Think Different Theory.

01:10          What’s up guys? Welcome back to another episode of The Think Different Theory. My name is Josh Forti, and oh man, what a day today. I’m so excited just for life in general. It has been a great week, very challenging week for me. And… but, I’m excited to start off of a new week. Well, I should say last week. Last week was an exciting week, and a very challenging week for me. It is Monday. Happy Monday , everyone. Welcome back to the program. Thank you so much for tuning in. We have a very exciting episode here today, as always. Right? Not because of any interviews, because it’s Monday. We don’t do interviews on Monday, but because of the topic that we’re going to go over. Last week, as you know, we had kind of the last two interviews that we did were entrepreneurship focused. We had Damon on here, and then Joel. They both talked about building their businesses.

01:59          Damon… really focused a lot more on building a business with a family. And we talked about that a lot, and his experience, and his journey’s a little bit older. A seven figure business, great guy. And then Joel who, I believe… was 27 or 29, I think he’s 27. 27 year old Joel. Right? He’s doing like $230,000 to $240,000 a month in his business, absolutely crushing it, scaling, and, we talked all about the pieces that go into that, and how to get started in there, and how to be different, and things of that nature. But, one of the things that I wanted to do and focus on specifically in this episode, was I wanted to kind of go off of what we talked about there, and talk about core fundament… core fundamental pillars of business and success.

02:47          And what I mean by that is, and you may have known this if you listen to episode 100, and if you read the five pillars, but I’m gonna be going over these here today, but essentially, about 14 months ago or so, it was after my success breakdown, or my mental breakdown, with depression and, and really hitting the low point in my life and studying the mindset. I started studying successful people in life and in business. And, this wasn’t a full 18 months. It wasn’t right when it happened, but it was probably like three or four months into my journey of studying the mind, and understanding the power of habit and everything like that. It was right after I discovered the power of habit, and that habits were so important, and objective thinking was so important, that I decided, “Hey, I’m going to go out and study successful people. I’m going to go out and study not just like”, you know, rich people, but like really, really truly rich people and successful people, that I respected or that I see have balance in their life.

03:44          And… and in all areas of life, but specifically in the business and wealth section. So I’m not saying that all of these people have perfect family lives just because, yeah, I’ve never met any of them. Um, and I don’t, I don’t really know. That is kind of hard to tell, you know, just based on what you can find. Um, but these are people that I respect, that I looked up to and that I had really good financial principles and things of that nature. So, um, these are billionaires that a hundred millionaires, people like, uh, Warren buffet currently, um, Mark Cuban, Rockefeller, I’m going, you know, kind of going back in time to people in the past, like the Rockefellers of the world, the Tony Robbins of the world, people like that.

04:21          People that have great wealth and that are very wise, um, and have been very wise in their success, uh, journey. And so what I did was I decided, okay, if I could identify like core principles, whether that’s one core principle or three or five or 10 or seven or four, like I didn’t care the number, but I wanted to know what core underlying things that they all did. And so I would study them and I would look at them and I would, you know, research and I would see where they would focus a lot of their time. And so, um, I would write down attributes and I had like these sheets that I would write down attributes of each one of them. I would watch interviews with them on youtube or I would watch or read books about them or just, you know, anything I could find.

05:04          I would start writing down on these cards, these sheets of paper, like the attributes that they had. And then after I, you know, went and across the board I had, you know, seven or eight or nine people that I was studying and I had, you know, six or seven or eight or nine, 10 attributes of each one of them I would go through and I would cross off an attribute if it was not on the list of everybody, right? I wanted to see the common denominators that they all did that allowed them to get to where they’re at today. And these are kind of the five things that I see from all of them. And I’m not saying that these are the only five things, but these are the top five big ones that really stuck out to me. And uh, really no like stood out and spoke to me specifically in my journey along the way.

05:51          And I think that if we just follow these five principles and look at those, we can go, okay, this worked for them. Clearly there’s wisdom to be taken from here. So I should be focusing on these things. A lot of people, they look at rich people or they look at successful people and they think that they’re bad or that they’re evil or oh, they must’ve screwed people over in order to get rich. Or they must, you know, whatever the excuses, I look at them and I go, okay, well how do I do that? If they were able to do that, how did they do it? How can I do that and how can I apply those same principles to my life? And so that’s what I did. I went in and I studied those things. And so I want to go over those five principles here today.

06:24          I’m also going to link down in the description down below, um, where you can get these and actually print them off. I wrote a summary of each one of these. We had a lot of people actually go and download it on episode 100 is when we actually release these and then we shut it down. Um, but we’re opening it back up and I’ll open it back up. I’ll link it down below. We’ll open it up like maybe 48, a 72 hours, something like that. So you guys can go and get this a hundred percent for free. Um, it’s just a pdf, I think it’s like six or seven pages long and I think it’s six pages long. There’s a, there’s a summary Page and then each pillar has one page. I explained what the pillar is, a summary about it, and then I link some resources down below that helped me or that I have focused on reading and studying when it comes to each one of these things that we’re talking about here.

07:08          So there’s books. Uh, one of them is a course that I have, um, that I liked. Uh, you just go and click on them. You can buy them or not by them. I mean the, the resources are just there if you want to check them out. So, uh, go to Josh forty.com/ 100 Josh, forty.com/ 100 to check that out and um, get all your resources there. Download the pdf a hundred percent for free. And we’re going to dive into this here. Okay. So, um, it’s interesting because before, before I dive in, let me break some context around this. We’re getting ready to start a youtube channel and all the interviews that I’ve done on my podcast so far, I have recorded pretty much all of them all but like one or two we’ve recorded them, not only an audio but audio also in video. However, when recording for my own episodes of solo episodes like this, I have not done a lot of that and hardly any of the episodes I have recorded with video as well on the audio.

08:02          And so right now I have a camera in front of me I’m looking at right now and if you’re watching on youtube, hey, what’s up? You’re going to be able to see me, which obviously it’s not out yet, but I’m going to start recording these solo episodes, uh, for the, for Youtube so that we can put them out there when we’re ready for it. We got some big, I want to say big announcements coming up soon, but I don’t even know. In fact, by the time this episode is out, do we, I don’t even know if we, we might, we may or may not have released them by then. Um, anyway, but, uh, a youtube channel is in the mix of things and when the announcements made, you’re gonna understand why big, big shifts and changes have changed in my life. And so I’m trying to get as much face time with me on these audio or on these podcasts as possible.

08:40          So if you’re on youtube, thank you for watching. Make sure to hit the subscribe button if you’re on the podcast as well. If you would just, um, just hit the subscribe button youtube or on podcast, leave a rating, leave a review. If you’re on the youtube, leave a comment. I read every single one of your comments personally is drew on Instagram. This drunk youtube is drunk. Facebook. There’s during the podcast section, if you leave a review, I literally personally go through and read each and every comment and each and every review and I get that feedback. It helps us shift and create the content around that. So I’m please like your feedback is welcomed and it’s encouraged. You actually have a voice. And when I ask you, like in emails that I send out to people, I say, Hey, listen, if you could reply back to this email if you’ve got it or if you have an opinion or whatnot.

09:22          I really do go through and read them. Like, yes, my team manages the email inboxes but they, for all those, to me there’s a specific category or inbox that we have specifically for those that I log into a several times a week and read all the feedback. I reply to almost every Instagram comment and things like that. So, uh, it really does help shape the content. What you want to see more of. That’s what I want to produce more of. And so I’m just let me know their and, and obviously like this podcast is my journey through life, but um, a lot of the journey is just learning. And so anyway, we’re gonna dive in here and go over these five pillars. If you follow these five pillars, more likely than not, I would. I would say that if you follow these five pillars, there’s a guaranteed chance that you become successful.

10:04          But I don’t want to make a guarantee obviously, but I would say stakes are are, chances are very, very high that if you follow what it is that we’re talking about here and I’ve got my computer up, there we go. Um, it follows what we’re talking about here, that a, you’re going to ultimately have a lot more success when it comes to finances and when it comes to the things that we’re doing. Okay? So let’s dive in. Five pillars of success. All right, pillar number one. Okay. Just remember this is from billionaires throughout time, throughout history that I’ve studied both alive and not alive current and in the past and also a hundred millionaires, people that have financial success. The first thing that I noticed in all of them, this is probably the thing that still stood out the most to me, was every one of them used objective thinking, mastered their mindset and knew their strengths and weaknesses.

10:55          And this is interesting. Now, they might not have called it objective thinking, but you know the definition that we’re using or that when I say objective thinking, what I’m talking about is the ability to remove yourself from a situation, remove your emotions from the situation, and look at things without bias or without prejudice or without your own emotions involved. Okay? Look at it clearly from a third person point of view. Look at it for what it really is. Now, I’m not saying that if you have emotions towards the situation that the, uh, you should, you know, get rid of your emotions. But what I am saying is, is that you’re supposed to use those emotions at fat as facts. So rather than looking at a, uh, an emotion and say, or looking at a situation and being like, oh my gosh, you know, like, I feel so sad about this.

11:38          No, you, you take a step back and you go, okay, how do I feel about this? I feel sad that was, that was a fact. I’m not going to let that, that fact or, or that, that thing cloud my judgment. I’m just gonna look at it for what it actually is. And I, as I studied each one of these successful people, I noticed that every single one of them had this ability to rise above the noise of people, of other people, but also above themselves. Get out of their own head and really look at things for how they are, not how they wanted them to be and say, okay, this is where we’re at. And make decisions accordingly based off of that. And then really understand, all right, I’ve got to master my mind because they understood, you know, using objective thinking. I’ve got to become the master of my mind.

12:18          I gotta get out of my own head and I’ve got to know what I’m good at and what I’m bad at. In fact, Mark Cuban talks a lot about this. Warren Buffet talks a lot about this, you know, and in Tony Robbins too, if you’re not good at something and you’re trying to, you know, go into business a partner with someone that is good at the things that you’re not B, uh, if you don’t want to partner with someone, hire people around that. Don’t focus on your weaknesses in business or what you’re doing. If you can’t fix something, if you’re not naturally, you know, if you’re not good at it, fine, that’s fine. If that’s a weakness of yours, find someone that is, you know, I know for me, and this is one of the things that I had to learn in my own life, like when I’m hiring people, I know that I’m a very, uh, picky person and I’m a very difficult person to work with.

13:01          In the case of, I’m not very structured in how my brain works with ideas. I, when I kind of get into the creative side of things, like I like structure when there’s lots of people working together, but I don’t, I’m not like that at all times. And so I know that for my employees, them reporting to me all the time and needing stuff back. I know that that’s difficult for me and that I’m not like that. And so them coming to me for answers and me being their point of contact would not be a good thing if that was what they had to do all the time. So I hired someone, Carrie, you’re amazing. And she, you know, she’s been phenomenal job that the rest of the employees, the rest of the people that I work with, they go to her. I really only have one point of contact with my employees.

13:43          And that’s through Carrie. I mean, yes, they have direct access to me and we, we have team meetings or whatnot, but for the majority of the day to day things, I’m not good at that type of stuff. I don’t want to be involved in that type of stuff. I’ve got to really think. So I know that. I also know that I am very, very, I work in this disorganized chaos or this organized chaos. And then I take all that and I need it organized. Right. So I go and I brain dump and organize or brain dump everything and then I organize. And so for me, that’s not really good for the team when my thoughts are all over the place. But Carrie is able to handle that. And so I know these things about myself, you know, I know my strengths and I’m editing this, this not all of them and I’m working on it.

14:18          But every single person I’m studied, I studied, understood what they were good at, what they were bad at, they mastered their mindset and they used objective thinking to get clarity and to get ahead. Okay. So that’s number one. Uh, some, some resources. Actually I’m gonna, I’m gonna say if you want all the resources there, specific books that will help you with this, that I really, really recommend every single one of the resources that I recommend I own and have read personally or gone through personally. So these are not just like random things that I googled and searched on. Like I actually own each one of these things in and have read them all personally. So go to Josh [inaudible] dot com slash 100 just zero, zero um, to check it out and you can get the resources there. Okay. Pillar number two. Pillar number two is every single one of them knew how to build their network or built their network at a very good network and learned how to sell in some format or another.

15:08          All right? Now I’m not saying that every single successful person was a phenomenal salesman, one-on-one, or a phenomenal salesman on the phone. Okay? Grant Cardone is right. He’s a phenomenal salesman on the phone or in person one-on-one. Um, and, but you look at Russell Brunson, Russell Brunson’s, not Russell Brunson, super awkward if you’ve ever met him in person, he’s one of those awkward people you’re meet. It’s hilarious, especially around a lot of people. Um, but he’s really, really good at selling to the masses. Tony Robbins, same way. Tony Robbins is not good at, or I don’t know, I’ve never actually met him in person. So maybe he’s phenomenal in person, but he’s also good at selling to the masses. And you look at Warren Buffett, he sells himself a different way, right? He might not be the one closing deals on the phone, although at some point I think he did and he’s not getting up on stage and selling to the masses, but he is very good at selling out.

15:57          It’s selling to investors, selling his ideas to people, selling his employees, is his team members on this idea of what it is that he’s trying to do. And with that he knows how to sell. And so in some format or another you are going to have to learn how to sell. It’s absolutely fundamentally key. You’ve got to learn how to do it. This is why we released sales fundamentals. This is why sales fundamentals is, I mean this is my sales and networking training that we put together. It’s going to be one of the most amazing, phenomenal courses. Like this is my core project right now. Um, and so if you haven’t checked that out, I’ll, we’ll link it below, uh, down there as well. We’re running a super cool special on that. I’m not trying to pitch anything here for you, but if you’re interested in learning more specifically about sales, I do have one.

16:38          What we’re selling it for versus the value inside is just night and day. It’s like I genuinely believe it’s 100 times more valuable than what we’re selling it for when it comes to the basis of learning sales. But let, once again, I’m trying to pitch you. I’m just saying if you want more information, um, there’ll be, we’ll link that down in the description below. But they all learned how to sell. They all learned how to sell not only products and ideas, but they also all learn how to sell. This is incredibly important. They learned how to sell themselves and that’s what networking is. I mean, Warren Buffet arguably probably has one of the greatest networks of all time. Uh, Tony Robbins as well. Um, you know, you know these Rockefeller, Mark Cuban, I mean, these people have incredible networks, not only because of what they did, but because they did learn how to sell themselves.

17:22          They did learn how to position themselves well. They did learn how to provide value to people. And when you understand how sales works at a core level and at a psychological level, you become good at networking. And because like a lot of people when they think sales, they think high pressure tactics and, and things of that nature. But that’s just not true. That’s not how it works. Okay. Sales when you understand it, like yes, high pressure tactics can work in sales. And that’s one tactic of sales. I don’t like it. But sales, when you understand how it works at a psychological level and really understand what’s going on, now you understand what people are looking for, now you understand how to provide value. And that’s what ultimately we’re trying to do here. And that’s what each one of these people have done incredibly, incredibly well.

18:04          It’s why we have a sales fundamentals of what we talk about that in there. So every single one of them, like they knew how to sell and they understood that people buy from people that they know and trust, they really do. And that’s absolutely important. Uh, s to understand. So, uh, if you want to, let’s see the resources on that. Like I said, Josh, forty.com/ 100 I’ll give you my top four favorite books to read on networking and sales. Alright. How are we doing on time here? All right, perfect. All right, pillar number three. This one’s interesting because not all of them were necessarily good at this pillar, but all of them understood the importance of this pillar and went out and found people to do it as well. And that is, they all understood the importance of systems and team building and the importance of becoming a leader because they understood they could not get where they were going alone.

19:00          All right. One of the biggest changes that I made in my personal life. Okay. Um, was the w not even my personal life, my business life, my personal life, everything. One of the fundamental, biggest changes was hiring my first employee, my first full time employee, not a VA, like actual employee was carry a lady by the name of Carrie. She still works for me to this day. We just passed our one year work anniversary. Uh, I dunno, I don’t know when this is gonna come out. So like a couple of weeks ago, um, and that fundamentally changed my life, not only because I had someone else helping me, but because now I had to be a leader. Now I had to go out there and, uh, you know, run team meetings and, and, and do that. Now I had someone to bounce ideas off of. Now I had someone that really helped me in my weaknesses.

19:49          Now I had this whole other person to go and, and, and really build around. And on top of that, like it just, you look at things differently and so many things happen when you go and hire someone and when you start building a team, when you’re responsible for that, everything changes. My life became so much better when I hired her. Every single dollar that I’ve spent has been incredibly worth it simply because of what it’s done. And every single one, oh. And Carrie was the person that helped me implement systems into my business. I didn’t know how to do it. And Carrie, you and I learned together and you know when we brought on more people, you know now we have more employees working for us or for me, like the systems that we put in place were largely due to the help from Carrie and so every single successful person that I studied understood that systems were the key to everything.

20:40          Right? I learned that from Sam Ovens, but it systems were the key to everything. They were the Akitas organization, they were the key to scaling. They were the key to data. They are the key to speed. David, Nikita organization, like everything revolved around having good systems in place and in order to have systems in place, you needed people to build the systems in order to scale and to run the systems you needed people, you need a team and in order to run a team you need to be a leader. And so each one of the people, this goes back to pillar number one of knowing your strengths and weaknesses. A lot of them weren’t good at building systems and if that wasn’t their strength, if they were weak in that they hired someone to do that. And um, they all went and had leadership training and became the leader that was needed there.

21:21          And so I really, really want to encourage you to say, listen, understand that if you’re not building systems, if you’re not hiring people, if you’re not building a team, whether it’s a paid team right now or not, like you need to be focusing on that because you’re going to get to a point where you cannot go any further without one. And that’s lack of, this was a large reason that I had my failure, my downfall, and, and reach that low point in my life because I had no systems. I had an organization and I had no team. I had no leadership. And, um, yeah, this was very, very important. Systems create leverage, they create order and um, leadership is key for that. I also, we created sales fundament, I’m sorry, a systems creation secrets around that. So another training that we have, I’m not gonna, I’m not even gonna link it down below, but if you’re interested you can hit us up.

22:07          Um, but there’s some resources that I really recommend for learning systems. I actually, um, the books that I read to study systems and to learn how to implement in my business. I linked to these down in the resource section in the PDS. So Josh, forty.com/ 100. All right, pillar number four. This is probably the most underrated pillar slash skill by entrepreneurs and people that want to get ahead in life. Um, it’s important and I think we know it’s important, but I think that like all the rest of them that we’ve talked about so far, they’re all important. But I don’t think you would say these things to anyone. They’d be like, yeah, well that’s not important. Like everyone would agree, but this one, you get to it. I don’t think people understand the, the importance and the, the power of this one per se. And that is each person that I studied had very in depth financial education slash management of their finances and surrounded themselves with people that did as well.

23:13          Okay. They manage their finances well. They were very responsible. There is a saying out there, I don’t know the exact same, but it goes something to the effects of, uh, it’s way easier to keep or to make money than it is to keep money. Most people think that making money is the hard part. Making money is not the hard part. Making money is actually one of the easiest things in the world to do. When you understand sales, which is sales fundamentals like I talked about earlier, when you know how to sell, when you don’t know how to network, sales is literally one of the easiest and simplest things you can do. However, keeping that money, protecting that money, growing that money, having the financial education on the backend of that money is substantially harder than it is to just make it. And if as I studied each one of these people, I realized, okay, financial literacy is something that is absolutely crucial.

24:06          If you’re not good at it, hire someone that is, it will be one of, I would argue probably the second best investment you’ll ever make. The first one being investing in yourself and so always having control over your finances, organized with your finances. I have one of the best things and and most stress relieving things that I ever did in my life was hiring a bookkeeper. Slash. Accountant. Every mom month I get a report from them. I pay them. I don’t know how much it is. It’s not terribly a lot and it gets around a hundred dollars a month and they do all my book working for me or maybe it’s 150 like a hundred 150 bucks. They do all my bookkeeping work for me. I get profit and loss reports. I get expense reports, I get everything. I know where exactly my money is. That’s just the organization of it and that’s very important, but even further than that, I’m talking about tax laws.

24:57          I’m talking about where to put your money, where to invest your money, how to not spend it. Where’s the best place to avoid fees or unnecessary costs is the economic, the economy goes into a downturn. Where should you put your money? All those things are incredibly important and one of the people that I trust more than anyone on this and has become a good friend of mine is Brad Gib. If you have not listened to episode 100 of the podcast yet, oh my gosh, go back and listen to it. It is overwhelmingly the best podcast episode I think that we’ve done and overwhelmingly the most downloaded. I mean it’s like 30 or 40% I think it’s 30% more than the next closest downloaded episode and over 50% higher than the average amount of downloads that we get on a podcast. So many people love this. Brad Gib, he manages, he used to work at Goldman Sachs, now he manages money for like Russell Brunson, Steve Larson, Rachel Peterson, like all the big wigs in inner circle.

25:49          He’s an absolute beast at it. He’s managed hundreds of millions of dollars. He understands financial literacy so well and that’s where I learned from and I would highly recommend you go there and check them out as well. In fact, that is one of the resources that I give a down in this pdf is a link to his training. It’s not, I don’t even have an affiliate link for it. It’s just that good. I just linked it. There are several other books in here as well, um, that I link and that I talk about that I’ve read and that has just fundamentally changed my life. And I, I would highly recommend you do this, but every single person that I studied understood the five pillars of money and also just how money works. There’s making money, keeping money, managing money, protecting money, and then multiplying slash growing money. And each one of them really understood that at a core level.

26:40          So that’s pillar number four. Please, please become financially literate, like understand your finances. It’s probably the biggest key or one of the biggest keys that allows you to have longterm wealth. All right. And now the last pillar, last pillar that we have, and we’ll wrap this up here. And this one, it’s interesting because like I think that, okay, let me just, let me just dive in the pillar. Pillar number five. Never ever, ever stop learning. Every single person that I studied from, whether it was hundreds of years ago to current, no matter what industry that they were in, no matter how much money they made, no matter what they sold, no matter what they did, every single one of them stresses the importance of not stopping learning. You’ve got to continue learning and educating yourself, investing in yourself. We as a society tend to go and, uh, like things that, oh, you know, just because we’re done with high school or college or Grad School, like that’s when we stop learning in life and that life will teach us lessons.

27:51          But most people stop learning after that time. Maybe if you take a course or you go to a seminar or something like that, like, okay, yeah, that’s, you know, I learned something there. But that’s not enough. Like, if you want to truly be successful, you need to engulf yourself in learning all the time. I read every single day in some format, whether it’s audio books or written books. I listened to when I run, I’m constantly listening to audio books. I try to read for one to two hours a day. It doesn’t happen every day, but almost, I mean, I, I really try to do that, uh, in some format, whether that’s courses or reading or going to conferences. Like you’ve got to invest in yourself. So many people just assume that the college system or that the education system of our society is going to be the thing that gets them where they want to go to college.

28:42          And, and formal education is almost, I don’t want to say it’s worthless because you know, I think that even in classes that I’ve attended and Goto and endorse, like, you know, there’s good education and some of those things, but you know, going to a, a structured education institution, oftentimes like there they’ve structured that for, you know, massive volumes, like studied things from different angles, study everything, don’t just study money, study money, study marketing, study sales, that study business study philosophy, study, you know, whatever it is that you’re interested in. Study Science, study nature. I mean I think everybody should study nature. I mean if there’s any, there’s any three topics I think that, well, I mean these five pillars are a lot of them. But like I think everybody should study nature. I think everybody should study finances. I think everybody should study religion and I think everybody should know how to sell a network.

29:30          You know? And if you study those things, you’re just going to overall increase not only your earning potential and not only your respect and like your overall knowledge, but like you’re literally going to improve the overall quality of your life and you’re going to be able to make decisions more clearly. And this is something that absolutely every single person that I studied just so heavily preached upon and said that was an absolute must, an absolute key to what that they did. So, um, those are the five pillars. And like I said, these are the five things that billionaires or hundred millionaires and people that I studied all followed throughout history. If you go to Josh forty.com/ 100 Josh forty.com/one zero zero, you can get the list for free and as well as a link to all the resources, all the books that I recommend, all the books that I’ve read personally and uh, that have really helped me accomplish each one of these things.

30:19          And a lot of them are by the billionaires and people that I studied. In fact. Um, one of the books that I recommend is by Ray Dalio. He’s a billionaire that I studied. Another one when it comes to finances that I recommend is Warren Buffett’s letter to the shareholders. Um, that’s by Warren Buffet. Another one is money mastering the game by Tony Robbins, who’s one of the ones that I study. So all throughout here I am, I’m not only researching what they’re doing and how they’re doing it, I’m learning everything as much as I can. And then I’m recommending resources specifically from them to show you that this is a very thought through process. I don’t just whip these things together, throw them all together last minute and go, oh, this sounds like a good idea. No, like there’s an actual thought process and pattern through all these things. So go to Josh forty.com/ 100 to get a all or to get the pdf download and all the resources there as well.

31:08          All right, quick recap. Ready? Pillar number one, use objective thinking. Master your mindset and know your strengths and weaknesses. Pillar number two, build your networks and learn how to sell. In some format. Pillar number three, learn how to build systems and teams. Become a leader because you can’t do it alone. Pillar number four, have very in depth financial education slash management and surround yourself with financial, financially literate people. And pillar number five. Never ever, ever stop learning. All right, Josh, forty.com/ 100 you can get your books or you can get the resources. You can get the pdf and go for it there. All right guys, that is all I’ve got for you today. I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did and you have not yet left a rating and review on the podcast, please do that. Um, that’ll just help us out tremendously.

32:01          I appreciate it. And if you’re watching on youtube or you’re watching a on any other platform besides or listening on any other platforms besides iTunes, leave a comment down below. Let me know what your thoughts are and what kinds of content do you want to see. I really do appreciate the feedback. All right guys. As always, hustle, hustle, God bless and do not be afraid to think different because those of us that think different are going to be the ones that change the world. I love you all and I will see you on the next podcast episode. Take it easy, fam. [inaudible]

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