Millionaires, Jealousy, and Perspective


Welcome to this week’s issue of 3 Minute Thursday.


I spent 48 hours at a mastermind full of multi-millionaires. I’ll save the story around how I got invited for another time. Going into the event I was obsessing and thinking about how I could add value to all of these people who were several steps ahead of me. I didn’t want to come up short. I know I talk a lot about having a growth mindset but let me tell you,

My ability to “think big” has never been stretched so far in my entire life. Let me explain:

I sat at a table and set accountability goals with people making $5M a year and up (not exaggerating for hype). In case you didn’t know, I am not in that income bracket. A few examples of the goals being set:

  • I want to bring the 3rd largest portion of my business to $7M ARR
  • I want my company to rival LinkedIn
  • I want scale my YouTube channel to 5M subscribers
  • I want to publish my book
  • I want to bring my company to $10M ARR

And of course these are all being vocalized with complete confidence. Then it was my turn. I’m not gonna lie, for a microsecond I literally thought about lying just to fit in. But I quickly decided that was not the way. So with confidence and some gusto I said, “I want to start Mindset Coaching on the side of my full-time job.” To my surprise, everyone loved it. They supported me as if I had said I wanted to hit the $100M dollar mark.

Then it clicked for me. I had the answer as to why I even deserved to be at this event in the first place. Successful people don’t care about how much money you’re bringing in, they care about how you think. If your mindset aligns with theirs, you’re in. 


You’ve probably heard the quote, “If you’ve got haters, you’re doing something right.” Well yea, jealously is a bitch. It’s really unfortunate, but this emotion ruins so many relationships.

So get this, it blew my mind—this past week Lebron James became the NBA’s all time leading scorer. In addition to this, he’s top 3 all time in scoring average, number 1 in clutch points during the playoffs, and 4th all time in assists.

Yet on ESPN the day after he became the all-time leading scorer someone said, yea he’s now the All-Time leading scorer, but he’s not an “All-Time scorer”. Like excuse me—What??? What does that even mean? This man is literally, literally at the top of the scoring mountain and people STILL have the audacity to hate on him.

You can statistically be the best to ever do something and people will still say you’re not good enough.

Ignore haters at all times and move on.


A quote for your reflection,

“After so many years of struggling to keep up with you, I finally realized we’re not even running the same race.”

— Scott Stabile

Until next week,

Brandon Turp

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