Entrepreneur and successful motivational speaker Patrick Bet-David says that there are two groups who really make America work, Patriots who put their life on the line and entrepreneurs who put their salary on the line. He says that entrepreneurs choose choice over force and despite anxiety, they do it because they don’t want to live an average and ordinary life.
Patriots and Entrepreneurs Make America Work
You know who makes America work? Let me tell you who makes America work. I think the two people who are patriots in America are our Patriots who put their life on the line, but I think the second Patriots are entrepreneurs who put their salary on the line. You may not put your life on the line but let me tell you something you put your salary on the line. Any entrepreneur knows what I’m referencing when I say put your salary on the line.
When you have a job and you’re making your three, four, five grand every month consistently. It’s security. You feel it’s security, it’s warm, it’s comfortable. You know you get to have your barbecue once a month, you get to have a decent life, you got some nice benefits. Somebody introduces you to an opportunity and you start working but most don’t, 80 percent don’t. They go back to protecting their salary.
What Happens When an Entrepreneur Goes to Sleep?
About 20 percent say man this is scary. They have a conversation with their wife and their family and their husband and they say… baby, I’m gonna make this decision. Babe this is scary, I know baby, and they go to sleep. You know what happens to an entrepreneur when he goes to sleep, he has a lot of anxiety attacks, he has worries, she stresses out, they think about their bills, they see savings deplete. They see all of us these things happen, but do you know why they do it? They do it because they have a dream because they don’t want to live an average and ordinary life and neither do you.
You don’t have to be here today, you’re not an employee. You chose to be here today. It is your choice to be here today. You chose. Whether you get up and walk out right now we cannot fire you. You have chosen to be in this room today because we prefer CHOICE over FORCE. It is what we as human beings prefer is choice. I want to choose because I want what I want to do to.
People Come Here to Be Free
The most honorable jobs any human being could take is being in the military and being an entrepreneur because both of them have a lot of risks. If you in the military you could get killed. If you’re an entrepreneur you could get killed. You don’t do it for the small little things. Both of them have the same outcome. You know what the outcome is for both of them? It starts with the letter F. What is it? Freedom. Why do 41 million immigrants come here and the number two country with 11 million coming here is Russia? Why do people come here? Because we want to be free.
You Are Responsible for Feeling Special
I think most companies are talking about whether you the hit your numbers or not. I think most companies are talking about the smaller stuff. What they don’t realize is they’re gonna live 80 years and then they’ll die. No one will remember them but a few people and within two generations they’re forgotten and history will not favor them. I mean, I don’t see a purpose in that. I really don’t think the Creator gave you all those unique gifts that you got just to go out and be a regular person. I don’t and I don’t think you do either.
I think when you’re alone by yourself and you kind of talking to yourself in the car, in front of the mirror, and you think you really are special. Guess what you really are special. But you only believe that for a split second and then you go back to feeling like you’re not special. So we’ve got to get you to feel like you’re special more often. You are responsible for that.