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Old 12-21-2007, 09:38 AM
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Rob I applaud you for sharing this insight with all of us.

I want to point a few things out to you.

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Quote[/b] ]One time their was 4 guys (lcos) in a nice brand new chevy and we were at a stop light. I looked over and the 2 in the back (same age as me) were looking at my truck and laughing.
As far as this specific situation goes. The 2 guys in the back were laughing? I am guessing that they were sitting in the back because they weren't owners. They were laughing because you are a shinning example right in their face that you are in the drivers seat and you are making it happen without having to go into debt to buy a brand new truck. They use all these excuses to allow themselves to stay as employees and they fear venturing off to do what you are doing now. They laugh because it makes them uncomfortable that you called them out on their excuses. It's nervous laughter. Let them laugh. You are a success in my book.

Now for more stories.

Have you ever heard of Henry Ross Perot?

Henry Ross Perot - Net Worth: $4.2 billion
Source: Investments, computer services, real estate
Self made

Age: 75
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Education: US Naval Academy, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Former IBM salesman founded Electronic Data Systems 1962, sold to General Motors for $2.5 billion in 1984. Founded rival information services firm Perot Systems in 1988. Stepped down for politics in 1992, making 2 unsuccessful bids for presidency; warned of job losses from free trade agreements. Since then Perot Systems set up subsidiaries in India. Chairman emeritus spends time supporting military veterans. Son Ross Perot Jr. stepped down from top spot at dad's company last year, still heads Dallas real estate firm Hillwood Development. Money management firm Perot Investments lead investor in new intellectual-property fund.

When Ross Perot ran for president in 1992 it was revealed that he still drove a 1983 Chevy Nova.

Now think about that. This guy is a billionaire!

When you take a moment to reflect on it, you can see how he became a billionaire. He knew where to spend his money and where not to. He was thrifty.

Now let's move on to another billionaire Sam Walton.

This is Sam's actual truck! See more of it here.

Sam Walton - Despite having billions, Walton still drove a pickup truck and wore clothes from his own discount store, Wal-Mart.

Ingvar Kamprad - KEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, ranked 4th richest man in the world, drives a 15-year-old car and always flies economy class, in part to inspire his 90,000 employees worldwide to see the virtue of frugality.

Here is his actual car!
I am attaching the picture its a white volvo.

Net Worth: $28 billion
Vehicles Owned: 1993 Volvo 240 GL

Now how does this effect your view on what you drive?
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