Dave, Barnes, Irvine Chris discussed on Dave Ramsey

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The third week of the everyday millionaire theme our continues with our Greek of the tour continues. This is a theme. Our talk about it. Chris HOGAN, the author of the book Ramsey personality is joining us number one bestselling author and the book is everyday millionaires. How ordinary people built extraordinary wealth and how you can to this project has been so exciting. These three weeks have been very blinding. It really has. Dave. I am so excited to be out to be meeting. People looking them in the eye and talking about this message. This is a project that we began a while back and so to be here and to be out on the road. It's just exciting. It's time. I mean, we like we've been hatching for a while. Sitting in a while. But tomorrow, Chris will be doing the smart money live event here in Los Angeles at Mariners church Irvine. Of course, I'll be doing that with him. And it's fun to be in LA and to do this really really good stuff. Now, Monday, January the twenty twenty-first will be doing a book signing Chris will at the Barnes and noble, Los Angeles at six o'clock at the grove at farmers market. And it's not just a book signing. No, it's not Dave. We're also going to be given away one thousand dollars. So you've got an opportunity to come out. Now, you've got to be present in order to win. But you don't have to buy a book I'd prefer that you did. But you don't have to to win the thousand dollars. But it's a great opportunity just to get together. Dave see some people that are all motivated and moving in the right direction. I can't wait to get this movement started. So now, you've got all traffic in LA, and I know the book signing us tonight at the Barnes and noble at the grove at farmers market. But I also know somebody's gonna get a thousand dollars for brave in the traffic. And and everybody else is going to become an everyday millionaire play follow the guidelines in this book because we show you statistically, how the millionaire did it that does two things one. Is it gives you re? Real hope based on real facts. And to is it destroys the mythology out there that has stolen the American dream with this victim mentality because a victim of something. I'm not a person of privilege. None of these millionaires that we found were hardly persons of privilege only four percent actually became millionaires because of their inherited money, according to their own responses in the survey, we added a little bit to that and found that some of them did inherit money, but they didn't inherit enough or soon enough to cause them to be a million dollars. In other words, they might already had two million and then inherited two hundred dollars. Right. So that did not cause them it did inherit money, but then caused them to do that then caused them to remain are they were already a millionaire or they got it. So late that they're millionaire the millionaire's already on its way. And so what we can determine from these numbers are ninety three percent of America's millionaires are not millionaires because of inherited money, that's an important number. If you think you're a victim. No. It really is. Because if you're looking and you're saying, listen, I didn't get anything. I don't plan to get anything. Therefore, I can't become a millionaire that's called false these millionaires over ten thousand of them that we talk to these are people that were focused, and they did some things consistently Dave over time. And so they they realized that they were in charge of their future. They decided to make decisions and move in a direction. And so what it tells you America is that it's available. This is something that you can do as well. It's just a matter of getting started Dave and having the right information the largest study ever done of millionare's in North America. And we found that ninety four percent of them grew up in middle class or less. Around eighty percent. Eight out of ten said they were lower middle class or below. Yeah. And so this idea that you have a silver spoon or this idea that you're a person of privilege whether it's due to race creed color, national origin. It's just false. Yeah. Yeah. Does everyone have obstacles. Of course. Of course. We're not saying no one has this is not a pollyanna thing. It's not easy. There's easy everybody. Do it. We wouldn't need to write the book, you know. But this is doable. Yeah. It really is. And listen, we all have obstacles. And we all have different starting points as well. But they've reality is is that it's a matter of making decisions being intentional and staying that way not getting distracted. Right. Not not following this next whimsical thing but following a fire plan, and that's what we walked through in the book. So hear me the book is fantastic. The team did an amazing job working on this. We have the the statistics from over ten thousand. Millionaire's? We talk about the attributes that these billionaires have all of them have in common. But we also more importantly tell you their stories. I mean, it is amazing to hear where some of these people have come from what they walk through some of the obstacles and challenges that they had. But guess what they didn't let it hold them back. They were very very focused an extremely hardworking people Condoleeza Rice Senate entree summit last year. It doesn't matter where you're coming from all it matters is where you're going. I love that quote to editor so Los Angeles. Here's the deal tonight. Chris will be signing books and Barnes and noble. Six o'clock at the grove at farmers market thousand dollars giveaway by the Smartvestor crew. No purchase necessary. Must be present to win and must be eighteen. That's always the giveaway. Rules, right. He'll be signing books in San Jose, California. And you folks listening up there in the San fran- area and San Jose area. Make plans to come out of the Barnes and noble at Stevens creek boulevard, again a thousand dollars that's Wednesday night at six o'clock on Tuesday night. We'll be doing the smart mouth. Event at Mariners church and Irvine Chris, and I'll be doing that together. And then of course, Thursday, Chris will be in Sacramento. Listen up Sacramento here, we come Barnes and noble, six o'clock at Arden fair, and that's one thousand dollar giveaway there as well. Again, all of this brought to you by the Smartvestor team in the thousand dollars on giveaways and all that. So you won't be that because Smartvestor connects you up with ability to do the investing that causes your being everyday millionaires. Yeah. This all works together. It's not an accident on Friday will be in Seattle at the Barnes and noble. They're more information coming up on that really really soon. Busy time last week of the book tour three weeks out or you're gonna make it. Oh, absolutely. I'm gonna make a Dave still got energy. I'm still fired up and ready to go. I may extend it a couple of weeks. Really, no. But I am excited. Listen, california. I want you to come out. I wanna see you. You all have always treated me fantastic. And and really turned out excited. I expect to see you there. We're we've already kicked off a new year. Now, it's time to get on a plan. That's going to take you where you wanna go. This is not an accident. The American dream is available. And I'm coming to see you to prove it to you. Well, it is available. It's hard. Yeah. It's not easy. Not everyone will pay the price that you have to pay to win. And then I guess it's comfortable to take a victim narrative if you're not willing to pay the price to win, and that's just sad. Yeah. Because we want better for you than that. We believe in you when you're proud of you, we know that you can do this stuff. And we think that hope is alive, and well, and it's not pollyanna, and it's not just some kind of false positive thinking thing. This is statistical facts of exactly what occurred and it gives you a model to follow. And if you follow the model, it's best practices. You will be one of the everyday millionaires that we're talking about. And we're meeting people everywhere there now self identifying they're walking up to us and whispering everyday. It's.

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