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LESSON: Thoughts become things Aight now… are you ready? LESSON: Thoughts become things Finding The Purpose of Your Life in Six Lessons LESSON: Thoughts become things I have a big hairy audacious goal My BHAG is: This speech will create over 100 millionaires By November 3, 2012 LESSON: Thoughts become things So raise your hand if you are a millionaire today Raise your hand if you want to become a millionaire within 5 years LESSON: Thoughts become things Now, raise your hand if you think you’ll become a millionaire within 5 years LESSON: Thoughts become things There is a problem here LESSON: Thoughts become things If you don’t think you’ll become a millionaire LESSON: Thoughts become things There is almost no chance you actually will LESSON ONE: Thoughts Become Things What you think about, turns into what you do And over time becomes tangible and real So throw away all the negative thoughts, energies, and influences And create an ambitious and measurable goal For example, to become a billionaire by age 40 Or a millionaire by November 3, 2012! Let your mind focus on how to achieve that goal You don’t need to know how you’ll reach your goal To set your goal So start now, set your goals, and aim high And never ever let your mind, or others Tell you what you cannot accomplish Once you determine what specifically it is you want to achieve The universe will connect you With the people and knowledge that you need So put your Big Hairy Audacious Goal out into the universe But what does ‘put it out into the universe’ mean? Write down your goals, frame them And hang them in your room! Harvard Business School conducted a study in 2003… So write down your goals! And frame them! As soon as you get home! Do you promise me that You will write down your goals in the next 7 days? And Frame Them? And hang them in your room? As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say, I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie LESSON TWO: There is Purpose to Life Why we are here is really confusing It makes no sense at all why we’re alive We’re really just a spec of dust On a pale blue dot in the vastness of space We’re right here Here we are! It’s hard to keep things in perspective sometimes We have these strange instincts And we all have secrets And tragedy Yet there is meaning And while life is short in the Grand Scheme of Things We do have time to make an impact, to create change The purpose of life in my opinion is to be happy And help others But note that happiness is first You cannot help others if you are not happy So only associate with constructive vibrations Only associate with positive people, and thoughts And have a positive mental attitude As you decide how to interpret events You are the only one who can create your story LESSON THREE: It takes 5 Years From When You Start It takes 5 years to break through Once you are in the game So get in the game today Are you in the game? If not, do you want to get in the game? I said, do you want to get in the game!? So start your five years of paying your dues now There is no better time in human history to start a company There is no better time in your life to start a company Get out of your comfort zone a little and take action Five years ago on November 3, 2002 I was sitting in those very seats I was 18 years old I decided then to get in the Game After hearing an inspiring speech Two days ago, November 1 We hit $10 million in all time sales And we’ll do $10 million more in the next 10 months Build up, to break through indeed It takes five years, so start now And surround yourself with great mentors along the way LESSON FOUR: Whatever You Believe, You Will Achieve I know what you are going through I know what it’s like I’ve been there It’s hard It’s lonely Few people believe in you Your parents might doubt you Your friends might doubt you But you must focus And persevere End any negative associations Focus on the positive And visualize So take a moment Close your eyes Take a big deep breath And slowly let it out Keep your eyes closed Now envision What you want to accomplish in your life What do you see? One day you will no longer be on this earth And in your place you will have left something What will that something be? How will you be remembered? What will you create? That continues on after you are gone? What will be your legacy? Think about it Okay you can open your eyes You know, the people in this room believe in you And if you believe in you, you will figure out a way To reach places you cannot yet fathom If you believe, you can in fact achieve But first, you have to get out of your comfort zone Hold up, do I hear Soulja Boy? Give the person next to you a strong high-five! And always remember Whatever you believe, you will achieve LESSON FIVE: There Exists a World of Unlimited Wealth To take a company public on NASDAQ or NYSE You need about $40 million in annual sales High-growth companies are valued at a multiple of annual revenues Public companies in the space I’m in The Software as a Service Space Are valued at an average of 7.5x annual revenue So a company in our space Can get to $40 million in annual revenue And go public It might be valued at around $300 million That’s a lot of money A lot more than I ever thought was even possible When we began five years ago More is possible than you think I did not realize That there was an entirely different universe out there I am the son of an Episcopalian Priest and a Social Worker I never knew a world existed in which Someone who worked intelligently for seven years Could earn $70 million And yet people do it all the time Once you’ve been in the game for a few years Learned some key lessons And have built a team of A player superstars around you It’s absolutely achievable It just takes time And a willingness to sacrifice short-term money And comfort for long-term gain I never knew a world existed In which there were hundreds of firms That will beg you to give you tens of millions of dollars To grow your company But now I get five calls per week from those very firms Institutional capital they call it The world of private equity, venture capital Leveraged buyouts, and strategic acquisitions Was foreign to me But it exists And if you get in the game today And get started And figure out how to build initial revenue And get over the biggest hurdle there is in business Making your very first $100,000 in sales You will begin to meet the people And gain the knowledge to get access To this universe of unlimited wealth And begin to scale the great skyscraper of business I’ve seen the view from the fiftieth floor And I want you to see what I can see And although you may not see it yet Don’t limit your ambition It will take at least five years And the first three will be the biggest challenge of your life But it will be worth it So get in the game now There’s no better time Will you get in the Game now? Look. If you had one shot. One moment. To seize everything you ever wanted. Would you capture it? Or let it slip? - Eminem LESSON SIX: Our Generation Can Change the World When I was 15 I had red hair, listened to punk rock music, and was disillusioned I didn’t realize there was a purpose to life I didn’t think an individual could make a difference Today, I know that one young person can make a huge difference I realized at 17, two facts that changed my life 49,000 humans die every day From preventable disease and starvation It’s the tragedy of our generation And 2.7 billion people live on under $2 per day I couldn’t ignore those facts I couldn’t pretend I didn’t know them So I joined the ONE Campaign I got involved with social entrepreneurial ventures And I decided to do what I knew how to do best Be an entrepreneur What really drives me What gets me up every day Ready to take on the world Is a desire A desire to see a world created in which There is equality of opportunity A world in which there is no more extreme poverty A world in which humans don’t kill humans Through war and genocide every day I have a dream That someday, every child in every country in this world Regardless of nationality, race, gender, or geography Will have access to education, food, healthcare, and technology And that together we can create a world In which world leaders realize, that which separates us Is much less important than what binds us together A world in which we can end the ‘Us vs. Them’ mentality A world that is environmentally sustainable These are the challenges of the entrepreneurs of our Generation I hope to spend the rest of my life Working through entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship Investing, philanthropy, and public service To hopefully lead a generation that creates this change And I hope you will join me as entrepreneurs We can make a difference Will you promise me right now That you will give back in your life Toward making the world better? Whether you believe you can, or cannot, you are right. - Henry Ford In Conclusion… 1) Thoughts become things 2) There is a purpose to life 3) It takes 5 years from when you start 4) Whatever you believe, you will achieve 5) There exists a world of unlimited wealth And 6) Our generation can change the world So who here wants to become a millionaire within 5 years? And now for the key question Who here thinks they will actually become a millionaire within 5 years? Stand up if you think you will become a millionaire within 5 years? Remember, the first step to becoming a millionaire Is to set your goals in writing Believe you will reach them Make a definite plan to achieve them And then take action Remember what you have promised me and yourself Write down your goals, frame them, and hang them up And remember that your life is your message So let’s work together entrepreneurially To solve the world’s biggest problems I am happy to help you as I can along the way Let’s stay in touch, here’s how: You can friend me on Facebook I’m the Ryan Allis at UNC Chapel Hill Or email me at email@example.com We have a entrepreneurial summer internships So email me if you are interested And if you’re ever in North Carolina, look me up Here at the conference I’m giving away 1000 copies of my book Together, let’s make a statement That the entrepreneurs in this room In the next six decades We will change the world, together So say it with me now I will change the world I will change the world! Thank you!
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