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706. A million dollars today or a penny doubled for 30 days? | The power of momentum

706. A million dollars today or a penny doubled for 30 days? | The power of momentum

Which would you take? A million dollars today or a penny doubled every day for 30 days? Most would take the million and run, but you'd leave money on the table. This is the power of momentum in your life. Every day, a penny's worth of effort will go from additions early on to compounded results in the future. 

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Transcript

This is the sales life. I'm your host marsh B. And I created the sales life because I believe the number one skill that you need in your life to embrace uncertainty, handle the adversity and never settle again is the ability to sell, but you don't have to be in sales to learn how to sell. I'll take the skills that I've learned in the sales profession, and I'll show you how I've applied these to every area of my life and how you can too. Enjoy today's TSL moment and see how you can apply it to your life today. For more on the sales life. Go to marshbuice.com that's M a R S H B U I C E. Stay. Think about it when you're in it. And I say, okay, it's gonna take you seven months to lose the weight. You're like, I'm not doing that. It's gonna take you seven months to do any sort of initiative. A week into it you're like, Ugh, this is too long. But now when I look at it, man, 15 years of neglect and I could change my whole life in only four months. When you look back, see, how much clear it is, see how it seems like, oh, well that's nothing. Looking ahead, I thought it would never happen, which is why I say that, that you gotta feed the momentum. You gotta feed the machine every single day, every single day. And it seems small. It seems so inconsequential feed it. It's my job. Just to invest, let life figure out the timeline. You can figure out this broad timeline, but if you show up consistently, if you're relentless, if you're furious about seeing the results, oh my God. Life will grade you on a curve, man. That's no bullshit. Because what happens is, is when you start investing small, see, initially they're just small additions, but if you keep showing up consistently, it moves from additions to compounds and those additions that you're adding, they multiply. But it takes time. You have to build up enough momentum. You have to prime the pump long enough to build that momentum up. So it'll start compound. Think about this. If I walked up to you and said, I'll write you a check right now for a million dollars or I can give you this penny right here and double this penny. Every day for 30 days, which one you're gonna take? 99.99, 9% of us, would probably cash out. Well, I'll take the million that's instant money, but a penny doubled every day, is $5 million, it's hard to even conceptualize that, so day one's a penny day two is two pennies day three, four pennies day four, eight pennies day five is 16 pennies, but hold up, keep investing, keep doubling, day 21 it's $10,485. day 28. It's over $1.3 million. See how doubling that penny every single day. And if you consistently show up, I have to feed the momentum every single day and understand what I'm giving to it. Today is a small percentage, but one day, somehow some way. If I consistently kick the ant pile, and attack it every single day, it's gonna move from additions to compounds. Thanks for being a part of the sales life for more on the sales life. Go to marshbuice.com that's M a R S H B U I C E. Be sure and subscribe to not miss any future episodes. New episode every Sunday. Remember the greatest sale that you will ever make is the sale you own you because you're more than enough. Stay amazing. Stay in the sales life.