The Power of Investment – Fast Money or Belief in Your Vision? What’s better?

I have many mentors, some are making 6, 7 figures upwards to even 8 figures a year. I’ve always been taught as a child about the power of investing. Unfortunately, the majority of us millennials have missed out on crucial financial education. I want to share with you one of my favourite learning moments.

A few years back, I was at a great financial and business seminar. One of my favourite questions were asked to the crowd, a room full of millennials and baby boomers with the majority of the room being baby boomers/gen X.

The question goes like this:

If I gave you $1million today or I gave you a penny doubled every day for the next 30 days, which would you choose? When this question was asked, we were asked to stand according to our preference and I would say up to 95% of the room would choose the $1million upfront, I mean who wouldn’t we as Gen Y/millennials LOVE money, we love spending, and we definitely love money. To us, $1mil cold hard cash upfront would be amazing, so why not take the money?

Now the thing is, we weren’t the smartest people in the room, the smartest people would take the pennies at first. I had to ask myself why? Eventually, it was broken down for us. Here’s the maths:

Day 1: $.01
Day 2: $.02
Day 3: $.04
Day 4: $.08
Day 5: $.16
Day 6: $.32
Day 7: $.64
Day 8: $1.28
Day 9: $2.56
Day 10: $5.12
Day 11: $10.24
Day 12: $20.48
Day 13: $40.96
Day 14: $81.92
Day 15: $163.84
Day 16: $327.68
Day 17: $655.36
Day 18: $1,310.72
Day 19: $2,621.44
Day 20: $5,242.88
Day 21: $10,485.76
Day 22: $20,971.52
Day 23: $41,943.04
Day 24: $83,886.08
Day 25: $167,772.16
Day 26: $335,544.32
Day 27: $671,088.64
Day 28: $1,342,177.28
Day 29: $2,684,354.56
Day 30: $5,368,709.12

After 30 days, the total equals to a whopping $10.7million, had you help out for the full 30 days you be almost 11x richer than if you took the money upfront.

Those who can see the benefit of this “long term” income strategy are destined to do successful business. I mean just take a look at the numbers, it’s almost exactly as a business would run. As you start a business, you struggle to generate profit, every struggle brings you a small victory which compounds and builds up. You’ll struggle a lot in the beginning but eventually, you will have a business that just takes off at an exponential growth rate. When considering business for yourself, or investments for yourself, I urge you to take this into account. If the business has potential to generate an exponential growth rate of income like we have witnessed here, this is a business for you to seriously consider.

I mean the majority of us has heard of this analogy before right? A rocketship uses 80% of its fuel just to get off the ground, but once you get to a certain stage of launch it’s all smooth sailing from there with minimum fuel usage. Next stop space, and next stop success!

So to all my millennial followers out there, I urge you to consider business and investment instead of trying to earn a quick buck. It the long run, you will get the real $$$ using the same effort you put in for earning that quick dollar.

Besides health and fitness coaching, I am also a business and success mentor. I have limited spots on my team to work with, if you are interested in working with me please send an email to

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