Early in my sales career one my mentors was Wallace E. Johnson co founder of the Holiday Inns with Kemmons Wilson. Wallace started his business with a $250 loan on his car and built affordable homes starting at $2,995. He became the largest builder of affordable housing in the South.
As Wallace E. Johnson wrote in his book "Work is my Play" he believed as I do also that "the United States is the greatest country in the world and that under our free enterprise system there is no limit to where a person can go if they will seek God's will for their life and use their God Given talents to the fullest . " - Wallace E. Johnson
Each day Wallace would write his goals down daily on a card which he would carry with him throughout the day . As you write your goals as Wallace would do pray specifically that God will help you accomplish each goal you set for the day, week, month or year. Then go to work to reach your goals. Follow your burning desire for your life, and God will bless you richly.
Develop the proper attitude toward God, family, country, job, your fellowman - a positive friendly, thankful attitude.
If you are unable to get a job. place a job wanted ad in a leading newspaper where you live. You don't always get what you want unless you inspect . Honest work and thrift are not below the dignity of any person. There is no substitute for hard work. The American dream is not dead as long as we are willing to work. Freedom to work is second only to religious freedom
Get help in achieving your goals from many sources but especially from God
Thanks to "Together we Build" a book on the The Life and Faith of Wallace E. Johnsohn originally published as "Work is my play" for your model and some of the quotes on this page that we strive to live by as we build our personal and business goals.
We live in an age where the computer has pretty much changed the landscape of making access to products and services. Companies like Geico , Amazon, Next Insurance to name a few are seamless and consumer friendly. At JBGmg our business model is to make our business simple and continue to make adjustments for what we call IMPCS ... improve / manage / products / controls /services
Are you looking for an Income Stream for life ? Consider a (SPIAs ) fixed single premium annuities launched in 1994 .
A fixed SPIA is form of insurance in reverse . In the the case of a SPIA, you pay pay a single large premium all at once to an insurance company and then in a nutshell it provides a payout for the rest of your life like a pension. At JBGmg we are happy to provide you more information on fixed and indexed annuities we offer through our insurance carrier affiliates we are appointed with. Call James B. Griffin @ 562.810.8881 for more information on Fixed and Indexed Annuity Insurance Policies
The simplest calculation is take your maximum salary ( for this example lets use $50,000 as your annual salary). Multiply your MAS maximum annual salary by 25. Doing the math you will need $1,250,000.00 to live comfortably in retirement over the next 25 years doing nothing . If you receive Social Security or a Pension than you can back out that amount . For Example your maximum salary was $50,000 minus $20.000 you receive in Social Security Benefits annually . Your new number - $30,000 X 25 or $750,000 to retire and maintain your lifestyle over the next 25 years
90% of all millionaires make their money in REO aka Real Estate . We all learned to play the parlor game Monopoly as kids. Best educational game ever invented . Start buying Income Property Real Estate. Buy and Rent out for Income . Remember no pain no gain. As a landlord expect the 3 T's ... annual property taxes, toilets, tenants.... Its worth it .. keep buying and never work a day in your life - Just kidding about that. Property Management lotsa work trust me I know !
A must for your success a reliable CPA and Lawyer on your dream team
Stay Organized always:
Keep all your Income / expenses organized in files . Save all of your deductions keep receipts and make sure you have a trusted person who returns your phone calls is reliable and will be your go to guy or gal to keep you in compliance with all the taxes you owe make sure you get all the tax breaks you deserve.
Know the Law
Lawyers are great and if all Businesses should have a reliable business lawyer to help them navigate throug h any legal issues a business can incur along the bumpy road to success
Maintain healthy habits and remember to practice moderation in all things . Eat, drink and be merry. Always remember Laughter is your best medicine.
Keep the Faith and Trust God Always .
It is best to give advice in only two circumstances. When it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
"if money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man or woman will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability." - Henry Ford
"I don't know the hey to success but the key for failure is trying to please everyone " Bill Cosby
" Woman and Men have two reasons for a doing a things. One that sounds good and a real one" - J. Pierpoint Morgan
Without passion you don't have energy: without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in this world has been accomplished without passion - Donald J. Trump
Without vision a people perishes - Soloman