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Your Billion Dollar Path and The Light We Give
Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free.
This week on the Growth Guide Podcast we talked to Simran Jeet Singh, author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life.
Too often, we only understand the world from the lessons we’re taught.
To grow, we should seek to understand the world from the perspective of others.
The Light We Give provides lessons on how we can learn to integrate ethical living to achieve personal happiness and a happier life:
Be a Student - In life, always be learning
Embrace Differences - Break down barriers and reduce hate
Ik Oankar - The importance of connection and shared identity
Love and Humanity - Learn to love your enemies in the face of fear and hatred
Community - It can be powerful when we open up and uplift those around us
Find the Light - Adopting a mindset of hope and light can create a path forward through the darkness
Take Action - Knowledge should be used to better one’s life and the lives of others, not simply for knowledge’s sake
Click below to listen to the episode:
Achieve More and Be Financially Free
Your Billion Dollar Path.
Is simpler than most people want to think.
It isn’t an easy path, but it can be simple.
I’m going to share the path I’m creating for myself with you.
The path I am building to become a Billionaire has two components:
A Flywheel is hard to get turning, but once it begins, it picks up speed and drives the business forward on its own momentum in a virtuous circle.
Jim Collins popularized the concept of a Flywheel in his book, Good to Great, and it’s driven me ever since in everything I do.
Here a beautiful mental image of the Flywheel from Jim, to help you visualize it:
When it comes to building Your Billion Dollar Path, your Flywheel is going to be what drives it all.
Here’s my simplified Flywheel:
Here’s some common myths you hear about Social Media - it’s:
Ruining our lives
Destroying mental health
Leading to division in society
Social Media is not doing these things.
We are the people doing these things and social media is simply a tool we’re using.
Social media is the greatest opportunity to level the playing field we’ve ever had in civilization.
It’s a tool that can be used by anyone with access to a cellular phone to begin living the life of their dreams.
For our flywheel, it’s at the center, because it’s the driver of the plan.
As we increase our reach on social media, it will facilitate our podcast growth.
When we reach out to guests to be on the show, we’ll have more success with 1 million followers across social media and 100,000+ Newsletter and YouTube subscribers than when we invite them to be heard by my mom, dad and seven friends. Put simply, our access to guests increases.
It’s not a 1-way street, though.
With access to famous guests, what we share on social media will have a wider reach and lead to increased followers…Are you starting to see the flywheel turn…We’re just getting started.
Podcast and Newsletter
By increasing our readership of the Newsletter and downloads of the Podcast, we increase our access to guests and start generating social media content.
Each book I read should generate:
5 Twitter Threads
A Newsletter Article
5 Short Reels to Record
Every Twitter Thread becomes content for Instagram and LinkedIn through our virtual team.
As we grow the Podcast, we’ll be able to monetize through Passive Income to start and eventually Active Income.
All money earned will be used to speed up the flywheel, as follows:
Invest in Newsletter growth
Invest in Podcast growth
Invest in Social reach
I’ve argued before, there is no such thing as Passive Income.
Instead, what’s commonly referred to as passive income is the residual result of activities you’ve already done.
In this case, passive income is going to come from three main sources:
Real estate rentals
The partnerships and sponsorships will be driven by our Podcast, Newsletter and social media growth.
As we increase the reach across these three platforms, we’ll begin with deals with third parties, which will generate ongoing consistent revenue streams.
With real estate investing, we’ve invested primarily for capital appreciation over time; however, going forward, I intend to invest for cash flow. All current and future properties will be managed by third parties; else, they’d be too active.
As we grow our social media channels, podcast and newsletter and have increased passive income from each source, we’ll begin investing in active businesses, which I’m exploring.
The goal is to focus on businesses I can positively impact through increased distribution, which leads me to explore direct-to-consumer businesses.
What I bring to the table is:
Finance Know How
Leadership Know How
I’m looking for people who bring this to the table:
Desire to grow the business
Desire to partner with the right team
If you’re the type of person I’m looking for and you think I can help you, then Let’s Talk.
Over the next 17 years, I’m driving hard at Mission 2040, with a goal of:
20 active businesses
40 cash-flowing real estate assets
We'll prove ourselves with our first few businesses and then we'll scale the operation across more social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube), which will:
Drive more traffic
Increase our distribution
Increase the deal flow access
Improve our access to good talent
This isn't a model that hasn't been done before.
We don't need to be first.
We need to be the best and most consistent.
If there’s anything I’ve developed, it’s a propensity for those.
Content Idea Creation
This is the best part.
As we build the machine, the ideas won’t stop.
In fact, they’ll start to speed up across multiple avenues.
It will allow me to focus my writing on helping people build:
In other words, I’ll teach people how to grow their wealth, improve their lives and build the businesses of their dreams while doing it myself.
As you’ve heard me say or read me write, I prefer to learn from people with lived experience and it’s the angle I want to take as a content creator and motivational writer and speaker.
This content, in turn, increases the reach, views and followers on social media, which gets the flywheel spinning faster and faster over time.
This isn’t a billion-dollar path overnight.
It will take at least five years to produce meaningful income.
Once you have a meaningful income, it will take two things to reach high levels of wealth – Time or Luck.
It becomes a billion-dollar path if you’re able to build the machine at a reasonable age and live long enough to prosper from it, as Warren Buffett did with Berkshire Hathaway.
It could also simply be luck. You could be in the right place at the right time and benefit from the market effects, such as people building AI businesses in 2023. Some of them are going to do extremely well and some will fall by the wayside.
Setting out my Billion-Dollar Path is vulnerable.
I’m calling my shot in my newsletter for you to read.
Once I’ve called the shot, it’s time to act and move the mission forward.
Over time, I’ll share updates with you in the newsletter and I’d love for it to be interactive.
Share with me what you’re doing to build your flywheel and how the building process is going.
If you feel like we could work together to build each others’ flywheels and there are opportunities we should talk about, reach out and let’s have a discussion.
Once I understood the ideas of the Flywheel and Compounding, it changed my life.
When combined together, you start to understand anything is possible.
What areas of your life could benefit from a Flywheel and how could you compound the benefit over time?
For the Thought and Question, drop me a note - I want to hear from you.
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