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From Millions to Billions
I once met an entrepreneur at a cafe in New York. His name? Liam.
Liam had been hustling for years. He'd made a cool million before hitting 30. But beyond? That was the riddle he couldn’t crack.
His friend, Marie, joined our table. $10M in the bank. And a crucial piece of advice.
"Hard work got me here. But more of the same won't get me further,".
Contrary to the myth, the journey from $1M to $10M isn't about working harder. It's about working smarter.
A name you might recognize, Einstein, once remarked, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Liam was puzzled.
Enter Ben, a self-made $100M man. His secret? It wasn't just about intelligence. It was about applied intelligence.
Seeing patterns. Leveraging networks. Predicting trends. Making the right calls.
Then came Nina. Net worth? A staggering billion. Her two cents?
Giving innovations time to mature. Letting investments simmer. Understanding that Rome, Silicon Valley, and every empire in between wasn't built in a day.
Look at Warren Buffet. Decades of patience transformed mere millions into billions.
Here's the unconventional wisdom:
The leap from millions to billions isn't linear. It's about evolving your tactics, not just amplifying them.
The difference between $1M and $10M? Not just more work. But the right kind of work.
$10M to $100M? It's not solely about raw smarts. But leveraging that intelligence effectively.
And the jump from $100M to $1B? It's not fast-tracked by sheer genius or relentless grind. It's the magic of time, paired with strategic acumen.
Closing the loop: Your goals shape your strategy, but your approach dictates your ascent.
Whether you're scaling millions or eyeing billions, the shift you need isn’t always in the direction you're looking.
Remember, It's not about how much you put in, but what you put into what you do.