I personally know 2 billionaires. You might know more, but when you started from ZERO like me, I think it is cool to be able to call a billionaire on his cell phone and actually have them answer.
They are different than you and me. The old saying that “they put their pants on just like you and me…” is true, but that’s about where the common trait ends. Billionaires see things differently, they see the future. They rarely see the present. They have guts to make decisions NOT based on what is going on today, but in fact, what is going to go on in the future. It has been amazing for me to see them put their vision to work and then see the results. BUT… the #1 trait I have learned from them is not their vision. It is their optimism.
The ability to keep optimism about the future is vital to success, happiness and yes…more cash. Regardless of economic conditions, regulation changes, hiring or firing missteps or even downturns in business, I never see my billionaire buddies get negative. They remain steadfast that the future will be better than the present. You should too. As business owners, managers or just plain regular “Joe’s”, we need to be optimistic. Our connection with others and to ourselves is to create an environment that allows others to begin to believe that they too can achieve. In fact, I have seen my friendship with them get strained when I lose my optimism. They don’t want me to be the “downer” in the group and when I am, I see less interested in chatting. I have learned to increase my optimism at all times, and when I do, they want me around more.
Optimism is connected to the future. To really tap into it, YOU MUST HAVE A VISION OF YOUR FUTURE! If you are not sure of what your future looks like, it will be very difficult to be optimistic because you are living for today. Success comes from doing it today, because it leads to the future you have dreamed about. In short, you are created a LIFESTYLE BY DESIGN…YOUR DESIGN.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matt Manero is the Founder and President of Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. (CFF) located in Dallas, TX. CFF is celebrating its 21st year in business and provides financing for commercial fleet vehicles such as box trucks, cargo vans, big rigs, tow trucks, dump trucks and construction equipment. CFF is a 3-time winner of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Inc. Magazine Top 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Matt has helped dozens of employees and thousands of small business owners move closer to the money they deserve. He is the author of, “The Grit”, and his forthcoming book, “I NEED MORE MONEY” will be out in 2017. Learn more at www.cffnationwide.com or call 972.247.8447 phone or on all social media platforms via @Matt Manero. www.mattmanero.com