Living in a material world, can be challenging on so many levels. To this day, I know people close to me, that are so upset that money is a number one moving force on this planet. Like it or not, providing even for our most basic needs, depends of our earnings. At least, for most of us, money is a survival tool. We spend what we need during the month, we save something for the future, we check our bank account, and we are happy if the balance is a positive “countable” number. Now, here are few tips from the people whose bank account balance is a little bit tougher to count than the average one. The interview is hosted by Tony Robbins in replacement for Pierce Morgan, with guest: Marc Cuban, Steve Wynn and T. Boone Pickens.
Mark Cuban – Businessman and Investor [Net Worth US$ 2.4 Billion (March 2013)]
To Marc Cuban business is a sport; you always need to be competing, he says. Mark is not scared of any competition: “When a younger person tries to steal your job, just keep feeling young and motivated and hungry, because you don’t want to be kicked out of your own perch”.
When it comes to being successful, he says that the statement “follow your dreams” is complete nonsense. “People always talk about their dreams, but we all have dreams, and following your dreams is not always the best decision. You should go where your effort leads”. His advice to people is : “Don’t follow your dreams, follow your efforts. Wherever you are wiling to put the most effort, that’s where you should put most of your time, because that’s where you get results”.
Steve Wynn – Business magnate [Net Worth US$ 2.8 Billion (March 2013)]
Despite his father’s advice to stick to simple ideas, Steve wanted to create something that will “wow” people. So, he built an empire of hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Steve believes that the notion that a single person, acting alone, without anybody watching, can change a course of an enterprise. That’s why, his mission is to keep all of his 200.000 employees happy and productive. “Anything that increases someone’s self esteem is much more powerful than money, and if it happens in a conjunction with the workplace is really amazing”, he explains.
When asked if there is a conflict between spirituality and economic success, he answered that there is not. He explained, that success is always about someone else. He taught his managers, that their success is how well they motivate their staff. The staff learned that their success is to what extent the guests have enjoyed their stay at the hotel.
You can watch the whole interview and much more on economy in the video below.