Don’t Drink the Profits!

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May you think like a millionaire in 2018!

If you can, hang out with a millionaire in 2018.

If you can’t, read this story of the time when I hung out with a millionaire couple.

He was the grandson of a beer mogul.

She called the President of the United States Ronnie.

And it was interesting to observe them.

First, they didn’t dress to impress. His suits looked like they came off the rack – of Goodwill.

She carried the same purse every time I saw her.

antique-metal-vintage-metalIt was a metal lunch box like the one in the picture except that it was painted orange with floral decoration. I didn’t ask her about it. I wish I had.

I was not impressed with it.

I was impressed with the fact that she could carry a different designer purse every time she went out and didn’t. I wondered if it had been a gift from a grandchild or someone else who was dear to her.

I similarly wondered why her husband whose frame required the tailored suits he could afford, bought his like the rest of the population.

I hadn’t yet learned that millionaires don’t spend money the way people who dream of being a millionaire do.

I did have a respect for their not being flashy about their wealth. They were down to earth people.

She was so down to earth that when she went to Ronnie’s inauguration she came back with star-struck stories of the movie stars she shared an elevator with. She was impressed with who she rubbed elbows with and I thought that they should have been impressed with rubbing elbows with the woman who called the President of the United States Ronnie.

I don’t think that they thought much about money. They were involved in politics to make life better. They weren’t interested in wielding power or being famous.

But here is the story you and I need to take to heart.

Don’t drink the profits.

Remember, their money came from the production and sale of beer. One day mutual friends excitedly shared that they were opening a liquor store. I imagined that she would respond with enthusiastic encouragement. Instead, she said, “Don’t drink the profits.”

Don’t drink the profits. Did she think that they might be prone to overindulging?

I have thought about this over the years and this is what I think she really meant. Don’t spend your profits. Put them back into the business.

If you are going to be successful in starting a business. You can’t use the profits for personal wants or needs. Maybe for years, you are going to need to put that money back into the business.

Shortly after that, I lost contact with the millionaire couple and the new business couple. I don’t know whether she got a new purse, or he got a new suit, or the new business succeeded.

You and I don’t need to know.

We have this nugget of wisdom. Don’t drink the profits.

Don’t spend that commission on a new suit, or purse or even pay the bills. That is not what the profit is for in the beginning.

If you earned your commission from internet ads, increase your ad budget accordingly.

If you earned your commission from signing a distributor into your MLM, spend the money on personal development. And go teach your new distributor to do the same.

That is the mindset of a millionaire.

LLP_Connie_06aI am looking for 5 people who think like a millionaire to join my team.

Are you ready to put the profit back into the business to grow a sustainable business?

Are you open to learning a new mindset and skill set to market your MLM?

Or are you are looking for the right MLM?

Comment “message me” and I’ll be in touch.



Connie Suarez

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