How did they achieve that level of success? What mystical force binds them? Is there a hidden advantage to exploit?
I asked all these questions until the answer unveiled itself, just like a bewitching secret held amongst the most affluent. When you ascend the throne, your focus shifts from ruling your empire to discovering the perfect queen. The wealthiest harbor a hidden asset: their wives.
Amongst the uber-wealthy, all except one are blissfully married or have mastered the art of a long-standing relationship. Curious, isn't it?
You attempt to emulate their success, but it seems elusive. Why, you ask? Their wives might just be the source of their genius. Napoleon Hill, in his wisdom, wrote about the 'transmutation of sex.' It's not about celibacy and channeling the pent-up energy into your objectives. I say it's about amplifying your energy towards your goals.
Once you have a wife, two energies come into play. First, you stop expending energy to attract the "baddest chick" at the club - you already have her. You conserve that energy - and we all know how draining it can be to remember each one's likes, dislikes, and sweet spots.
Secondly, you harness an additional energy source - your wife, who fuels your goals, bolsters your confidence, and provides insights that might never have crossed your mind.
Take a look at the list of the world's top ten wealthiest men, all with their secret weapon by their side:
Jeff Bezos (Mckenzie), Bill Gates (Melinda), Warren Buffet (Astrid), Bernard Arnault (Helene Mercier), Mark Zuckerberg (Priscilla), Amancio Ortega (Flora), Carlos Slim Helu (Soumaya), Charles & David Koch (Liz, Julia), Larry Ellison (Nikita – Long Time Girlfriend), Michael Bloomberg (Diana).
We are a team, gentlemen, and as your coach, I propose we take a leaf from Pacino's book. We fight for our goals, inch by inch. We sacrifice for the team because we know the team will do the same. That's the millionaire's secret.
Life, like football, is a game of inches. A half-step too early or too late, and you miss it. We claw, fight, and tear ourselves apart for that inch because we know, adding up those inches makes the difference between winning and losing, between living and dying.
So, what are you going to do? Will you fight for that inch, for your success, for your relationship? Because that's what living is - the six inches in front of your face. And remember, the person by your side, they're willing to go the extra inch with you.
"If you can't see your success, change your vantage pointe."