Hitting Bottom


Sometimes You Have to Hit “Bottom” before You get Serious About New Rich Thinking


Here’s a short recap of my “New Rich” history:


  • In the 1990s I got exposed to the work of Robert Kiyosaki, author of the powerful book, “Rich Dad Poor Dad.”  After reading that I read many of his works and interviewed the author many times on my show. However, I did not take any action towards joining the New Rich, in spite of the fact I was absolutely convinced (intellectually) his strategies would work.
  • In the mid 2000s I read the amazing book, “The Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris right after it came out.  However, I read it three times before taking any action on implementing it.  That action came when I concluded I hated my job and I was going to quit it or I was going to (largely) get out of it.  Only then did I begin to aggressively implement it.
  • Around ten years ago I got seriously ill from an adrenal condition and one of the things that went out from me was my desire to do radio.  I essentially had to “hit bottom” before I began to take serious steps towards New Rich goals.


I think many people have to reach the equivalent of a “bottom” before they will begin to seriously pursue joining the New Rich ranks.  However, I think it would be better if you can do so without reaching such a low point. Instead, do an inventory of what you don’t like about your current business or job and (equally important) do an inventory of the virtues of pursuing lifestyle design.  Motivational speaker Tony Robbins says there are basically two types of personalities, those who “move away” from things and those who “move towards.” I think all of us have some of both (although I am naturally more of a “move away” personality), therefore we should cultivate both — regularly (maybe weekly) with discipline, in order to get to New Rich heights.  Don’t wait until you hate your current job or it may be too late.