Quotes on Money as a motivator

by Santosh

(Mark) Cuban grew up motivated by money, he wanted to be rich.

~ from Jared’s Money as Motivation.

Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.

~ from the movie Wall Street (1987), Carl Fox to his son Bud.

So with a family of 4 and a new house and $300 in checking I started my own plumbing company. Anyone who cares to listen here is what I have to say. Weeks went by with no customers calling and I didn’t know what to do. We were out of money and my wife gave me a choice of getting a wal-mart type job or get out.

That night I freaked out and was up all hours of the night just thinking and thinking. Then it came to me. My problem was simple, I was going about this backwards. Money is a stupid motivator, customers are the real motivator.

So here is what I did. I went to a printer and had them print up a 1000 $50.00 gift cards on heavy paper stock all of them with code numbers. The next thing I did was go door to door and meet people one at a time. Ya, it was crazy at first but the people were blown away, they loved it. As of right now I am the number one plumber in a town of about 40,000 people and am looking to hire another plumber.

~ Mike Johnson, Jared’s Money as Motivation

~ Santosh