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3 Common Misconceptions About Getting Rich… 🤑

Nowadays Im spending more money than even Im comfortable with. I mean damn, I just sent both of my parents to Cancun for 4 days – and they are separated. I Never imagined seeing so many transactions on my American Express. Who knew, this lifestyle would be so expensive? I used to think that you could just stop spending money when you want, but it doesn’t work that way; let me tell you why:

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You Gotta Spend the Most Money to Get Rich…

I know, it sounds weird. But, as the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. Most people realize that even after you have your business up and running, your business expenses will increase as you bring in more money. For example; you will have to run more Facebook ads to get more paying customers, and that is fine. But most people don’t realize that your personal expenses will continue to increase too.

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Things you can expect to pay for (that you didn’t have to before):

  1. Dinners. You can’t meet with a potential partner without covering the tab. Expect to spend $250-$350 for a nice dinner out. You can’t expect to close the deal without having to pick up a tab or two.
  2. Gas. Gas isn’t expensive, if you just drive to work and back. But chances are you will be picking people up from the airport. Driving around for meetings. Shopping and going on a lot of dates because you finally got your clout up.
  3. Food. Since you will always be on the road, you won’t be eating at home anymore. You have to grab food on the road, in between meetings, at dinner, and at the most expensive place of ALL – the Airport.

Get comfortable with it

Make sure you budget for these upcoming expenses. And don’t try to keep your expenses down. They will naturally need to go up in order for you to expand your business. This will be uncomfortable at first because our parents always taught us not to spend money if you don’t have to; but it’s just money. Money is just a tool for you to use to get where you’re trying to go. So use it.

I hope this helped. Leave a comment below. And share this with a friend.

– Quentin B. Smith

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Quentin B. Smith is the bestselling author of Millennials to Millionaires, recognized automotive dealer, and motivational speaker on personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship. Mr. Smith’s 2 privately held companies reflect his honest viewpoints on the economy, the middle class mindset, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. Catch him in highly held finance publications as he urges his followers and associates to Make it Happen and go from Millennials to Millionaires. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT with his friends, team, and cars. Visit http://quentinbsmith.com for his latest blogs, news, tips, and training!

 

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8 Crazy Services Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Be Using

There are a few companies really disturbing the business world, but more importantly, the way we live our daily lives. It’s super hard to get out of our old ways, but lately I’m finding that it’s harder to fight it than to just use these wonderful tools.

As much as I hate to admit it, they really do make things easier. It’s time to embrace these new companies that are really pushing the boundaries because they are here to stay! The future is here. Here are the companies that are changing the way we live, work, and play:

VELOCITY BLACK

Velocity Black is one of the new subscriptions that I am interested in. It’s a fun service for millennials. No, seriously, its a fun service. Check out this cool vid:

https://velocity.black

JET

You can use this app to order your groceries. Who likes going to the store anyway? It’s such a chore. Check this out:

http://jet.com

TESLA

Tesla just dropped yet another game-changing vehicle. The 250 MPH coupe, and a semi truck. While many people will be excited about the coop, I am more excited about the semi truck. Here’s why: Walmart has reportedly already ordered five semi trucks which is interesting, because it is a real life example of how transportation is about to change. People think that old industries will go away with the advancement of the Internet and technology. But, no matter how many things you are online, somebody still has to deliver them. Which makes the transportation industry the future of wealth creation and tesla CEO, Elon musk, knows this, man.

Here’s the thing, with 5 models now, everyone can get a Tesla. A Tesla model 3 is $28,000 after tax credits, which is cheap AF for a car that drives itself, and lets you stay productive (use your phone without looking) on the road. Check it out at

http://Tesla.com

BITCOIN
It’s a new kind of money. It’s all virtual, and it’s giving the people back control of their money. Came out in 2009 during the financial meltdown, which was perfect timing.

It allows you to send virtually any amount of money to anybody in the world without a trace, without the wait, without the bank, and without the fees. Bitcoin is making a lot of people rich too. It debuted at $0.17 and is now worth $8000. For more information on Bitcoin, and how it works, register for my free bitcoin webinar on how $300 in bitcoin can change your life forever…

http://bitcoin.org

UBER

Your private driver.

We all know about this app by now. Uber lets you skip the cab and ride in style by delivery if a car and driver to your location. Just use their app. Most of my friends are millennials and have been in more Uber’s than grocery stores, but if you’re reading this to get a grip, check this video out:

http://uber.com

JETSMARTER

Have you ever seen those young ass kids flying on private jets? Chances are, they are using this. This is the sickest app, you may not have heard of. It’s called JetSmarter, and it’s Uber for private jets. For $5000 a year you can take a private jet anywhere 3 hours from your house (driving hours). For $15,000, you can go anywhere in the world pretty much. With flights from NY to London, London to Moscow, and Moscow to Dubai.

You may be thinking $15,000?? 🤔 But, here’s the thing, traditional private jets are $20,000 round trip from Atlanta to Miami – one time. Make sense now? And it’s unlimited. Just pick a seat and go. First seat is free, additional seats are extra. You can even reserve the whole plane.

http://jetsmarter.com

AIRBNB<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
f you get tired of sleeping in hotels,AirBnb let's you rent an entire home for the same price, and do it all from your phone. Get with it. https://youtu.be/dA2F0qScxrI

http://Airbnb.com

WARBY PARKER<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
ut Warby on the list but I think they deserve a major shoutout because they are not actually a tech company like the rest of the companies on this list. Warby Parker actually makes sunglasses and eyeglasses. But, they have embraced technology like no other. In their app you can now find a perfect pair of shades using the iPhone X's Face ID. You don't even have to go to the store. If that's not enough, you can try on the pair in real life and keep them for 7 days before you pay for them. Insane. Check this out:

http://WarbyParker.com

IN CONCLUSION<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
ber to your vacation home, party all night in some cool shades, all in time to come home to fresh groceries that your paid for all in Bitcoin. Crazy right?

Is this is too much change too soon? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 👇

– Quentin B. Smith ✌️

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Quentin B. Smith is the bestselling author of Millennials to Millionaires, recognized automotive dealer, and motivational speaker on personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship. Mr. Smith’s 2 privately held companies reflect his honest viewpoints on the economy, the middle class mindset, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. Catch him in highly held finance publications as he urges his followers and associates to Make it Happen and go from Millennials to Millionaires. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT with his friends, team, and cars. Visit http://quentinbsmith.com for his latest blogs, news, tips, and training!a

You couldn’t imagine what I had to do to make my first $100k…

Where do I begin… A lot of times I don’t post pictures about the grind because most people don’t care about the actual work. They just want to see the cars and clothes. But I know there are some real hustlers out there who will appreciate this.

You couldn’t imagine what I had to do to make my first $100k…

• I had to sell pest control do door-to-door to learn how to sale my ass off. 😂

• I had to work at a car dealership to learn how a dealership works before we launched our own. (Software, Vendors, Training Manuals, Steps to the Sale, Finance and Insurance)

• I had to work at T-Mobile to learn cash handling procedures and retail. (Schedules, Cash delivery, holiday promotions)

• I had to go and get a couple stripes. I joined the Air Force to finish school for free. (Travel the world, Exposure to other cultures)

But no one sees that part. They just see the outcome. What I am trying to say is, You’re going to have to go though HELL and back to achieve your goals.

You have to be willing to do whatever it takes. Make sure you are doing what is best for you before you splurge. 1000% Lock in the life you want before you worry about impressing others.

If that means that you can’t go to a party, or on dates, or buy that car you want then so be it. You’ll be able to do all of that stuff when you get your money right.

Go and get your money right. By any means. Forget what people will think.

MASTER this and you will become unstoppable. 💯

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The one and only way to supercharge your 2018.

Everyone wants to know how to get that boost in 2017. I read a book called Leaders eat Last this week and it talked about how much more important things become when it’s a matter of life and death, which got me thinking: Why don’t we treat success like it’s life or death?

Imagine that you know you are going to die on Dec. 31st 2017. How hard would you go?

Too many times we try to be reasonable about our dreams and aspirations like we have forever. We act like 80 years is a long time to live, but it’s really not. If you want to realize all of your dreams, you have to work on them; and work on them like you are about to die.

This year, we are going to work like it’s our last chance, like it’s our last year.

2017 Let’s get it!!! – Q

The difference between haters and naysayers and how to handle both.

One thing that 2016 taught me is how to deal with haters. I thought that I had been hated on in Atlanta – until I started traveling abroad. Then I had to deal with some real hatred and I learned the difference. Those I left at home felt more like non-believers, than haters.

People that say your dreams are to big have given up on theirs - Quentin b. Smith
People that say your dreams are to big have given up on theirs – Quentin b. Smith

Here’s the difference between haters and naysayers and how to handle both:

NAYSAYERS

They have given up on their dream. And it’s not that they want to see you fail at yours, it’s that they’ve given up all hope that success is possible.

I hate to say it, but my mother is a naysayer. When I started trading stocks this summer, she knew that other people were making money trading, but didn’t think that anyone she knew could actually do the same thing. 

The very first day I made 6¢ on the stock market! It was the best feeling ever because it was a win. So I called her and I said, “Mom, I just made 6¢ on the stock market!” Shit, I could’ve made 1¢ and been happy. She said “Oh, cool.” and I realized that she didn’t think that I could actually make enough to buy anything. So I made it a goal to get really good. 

One week later I had made $60 on my lunch break! I was getting good… So I called her and said, “Mom, I made $60 on my lunch break!” And she couldn’t believe it! She was so excited, and it gave her hope. That’s when I realized that she wasn’t a hater, she was a naysayer. She just didn’t believe that you could make money until she had actually seen it done. 

How to handle naysayers:

They best way to handle naysayers is to hit your goal over and over again.

They love it. In fact, it starts to give them hope


HATERS

Haters legitimately want to see you fail. They actually hate you. Lol

When I got on the road to open our car dealership in Salt Lake City, I ran into the the true meaning of haters. People that just hate your guts because you are doing better than them. For example, I usually get a new car every two or three months. That’s because I own a car dealership. It’s kind of like if you owned a sandwich shop and got free subs. But to the outsider looking in, they think I’m just out here buying new cars everyday lol. 

I realized from hitting these levels of success that people who want to be successful will not envy you. They will be motivated by you. You see, winners like to see winners win. Haters want to see you lose it all. You should be motivated to never let them see the day…

How to handle haters:

The best way to handle haters is to hit your goal over and over again.

They hate it. And they’ll tell everyone. They’ll help you spread the word about what you are doing (for free).
IN CONCLUSION…

Whether they are a hater or a naysayer, you should let them motivate you to hit your goal over and over again!

Stay motivated my friends. Keep winning! – Q

The one thing that productive people do that you don’t. 

Charlie, Shaquille Wiggins, and Quentin Smith at a Conference.
Charlie, Shaquille Wiggins, and Quentin Smith at a Conference.

So football season is here and everybody is thinking about strategies. Everyone knows that consistency is key. To win you need to practice winning. You need a schedule with built-in successful habits.


Now, when I say the word schedule, I am not talking about anything strict. Your schedule should really just be a set of parameters that you work within. For example, I make sure I leave room in my schedule for spontaneous stuff to happen. We all need something new to happen so that we become inspired and have good stories to tell. For example, my daily routine goes like this:

5:30 AM: Wake up and think about 3 things I am grateful for. Then Bose headphones on!(Rick Ross, or some other money music.😜)

6:00 AM: Review my goals, then I’m out.

6:10 AM: Breakfast. I check my texts, calls, and voicemails, Instagram, FB, Twitter in the checkout line.

6:45 AM: Get to the office. Do 50 push-ups. Then I’m working. (Insert your job here.)

9:30 AM: Breakfast #2. Usually some kind of fruit, protein bar, sandwich, something healthy. It’s been almost 3 hours since I’ve eaten and I’m hungry AF. (Plus, this is how I get some extra protein). 

11:00 PM: Lunch

3:30 PM: Half of the day is done. I grab another snack and head to the…

4:30 PM: Gym for 40 mins. Three days on. One day off. Run 1.5 miles or more every other day. 

5:15 PM: I’ll usually eat on the way home from the gym, shower, and take a quick nap for as long as I need. (Don’t interrupt sleep. It’s important. It allows your muscles to repair, and gives you energy for the second half of the day.

That’s just the first half of my day. 

ROUND 2:

7:15: Watch 2 videos: one 20-30 min video on business, and one on relationships. (For some reason, it’s fascinating learning how girls think and it helps when ‘networking’ lmao)

8:15: Homework.

10:00 PM: Phone. (Caked up.) 

10:30PM: Sleeeeep.

I’ve never shared my schedule with anyone. I know that if people know how hard I work, then they’ll try to outwork me. Not happenin’. (Sorry, I’m competitive like that.) But as you can see this is a very structured week. I have freedom in my work day-to-day with built in successful habits, such as working out, eating, sleeping, and studying my game. 

As for spontaneity, on the weekends, I do whatever the f*ck I want; as you can see

Consistency wins. Hopefully this as inspire you to create some parameters in your life that allow you to practice successful habits so that you can outwork your competition.

If you have any questions, leave a comment. 

✌️ – Q