6 Minutes For The Next 60 Years Of Your Life

I want this to give you the audacity to just go out and do it.

You're 52 years old and it's not being talked about enough that hey man hey gal it's not over if you want it so bad if it's in you like maybe it's not time to take up golf or pack it in maybe it's actually time to triple down and really focus on your 7 pm to 2 in the morning.

There are so many people that truly are good entrepreneurs or have entrepreneurial DNA but they weren't lucky enough to be born during an era where that seemed practical.

It's hard for somebody who for 30 years has followed a certain blueprint to understand that this is that realistic and they feel this is a young man's sport and it's just not. Its just not.

if you've got the right DNA and you're a 72-year-old female you've just as good of a bat as a 27 year old dude. But you've been trained and story told to and positioned and lived in a 50 year old batter so you feel that this Internet thing isn't a practical way to build but it is.

Entrepreneurship is not predicated on taking away from your family entrepreneurship is taking away from everything else.


Stop making excuses. "Oh these millennial kids are so entitled, these kids didn't have to work as hard as we did".

Nobody cares if you're 40, 70, 90 alien female male minority, the market will accept your victories if you're good enough to have a victory and I believe more than ever that if you're a 49-year-old housewife with two kids because of a phone you've got more opportunities to create something for yourselves.

Please my friends do not allow just the 14 and 18 and 22-year-olds to grab at this pie that is so available to all of us regardless of our age. We're going to live longer and the opportunity is real.

For the 58-year-old that is watching this you're gonna live another 40 years. 40 years of being able to do the thing you love is a big deal. Start putting in the work, start recognising this isn't just a young person's game. Start representing the people that actually put in the work, the grey hairs, that context that knowledge, start deploying that.

Educate yourself on the new world.

Yes you didn't grow up with Instagram, you didn't grow up driving and you learned that. Stop making excuses start getting educated in the actual world and start opening up the opportunities.

In my true opinion you're more likely to be successful in building a company at 45 or 50 today than the 18-year-olds that are coming out because there's a naivete a lack of experience.

Stop making excuses

You have experience, that's a real thing.

Cool - youth and excitement is great, but you have actual business experience.

05 you have experience

There's a plenty amount of talent and a ton of fire and bravado and a confidence that youth provides.

The difference between me and so many of you is I've put in the goddamn work to learn where people's attention now is and I'm deploying myself through there. Many of you have drawn a line in the sand and say I'm not downloading Snapchat I'm not downloading Instagram that my friends will allow you to lose.

This this video is made for one reason, I want it to be the calling card the seed of the explosion of the 40 to 80-year-old entrepreneur in our society.

there's plenty of talent

The fire I see in the eyes of a 19 to 25-year-old who feels they're entitled to this and then on the flip side the diminishing little bit of ashes and a little bit of smoke left of that same entrepreneur when they were 22 at 46 when practicality and family dynamics and the history and the market tearing down and the lack of that same opportunity has just dwindled people down to a moment where they don't believe that they've got that shot and I'm here to tell you, you absolutely do.

There's absolutely a tonne of entrepreneurs that started companies in their 40s 50s 60s and 70s when it was difficult to do such a thing. C D Frank who started Grey Goose didn't create his great thing until his 70s.

I'm desperate to give you the springboard to say you know what instead of watching house of cards seasons instead of going to ball games and things of that nature, I do have 7pm to 2 in the morning Monday through Friday.

For a lot of you the kids are out of the house. Let's get into the practicality, for the late forties fifties and sixty year olds the kids are out of the house. You could pick up golf or you could finally start that candle company because you put pretty pictures of candles on Instagram and it happens.

Learn the craft, figure out the opportunity at, go attack it you only live once.

When you're 90 to 100 years old and you're regretting that you never built this business and you let this era pass, this moment when there is so much entrepreneurial upside you'll regret it and regret is the worst.

the kids are out of the house

That's what it is, at least that's the way I see it. I got home at midnight last night and every fucking night, its just real, I don't have to. There's a real opportunity to inspire a generation that so deserves it.

Being 40 I feel like I'm caught in the middle. I realize I had to be insane to do what I did. You can't imagine how impractical it was to be an entrepreneur when I was in school.

A 15-year-old in school that is getting Ds but selling shit on the Internet and everyone is saying oh you're the next Mark Zuckerberg and I'm like oh you're the next piece of shit. It is so insanely different so I have a lot of empathy for people that don't realise how real it is.

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