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Have you ever wondered what separates you from a millionaire? It comes down to two simple words, mindset and habits.

What was your number one takeaway from Jesse?

My number one takeaway from Jesse was to be unrealistic, and it’s a way that I’ve lived my life anyhow. In fact, today, I was emailing back and forth with my editor from my publisher for my book, Man Up.

I found a typo, and that didn’t sit well with me, so I said, “Hey, just change these two, and send me another 200 copies.”

They said, “No, no, no. We don’t do it that way.” I said, “Well, do it. I want it that way because I’m very specific about how I want things.” She goes, “Well, it’s going to take three weeks.” I said, “I need it faster.” She goes, “I can only give you a realistic timeline.”

I sent her a long email, a very passionate email, and I said, “Jennifer, I need you to be unrealistic in your expectations because right now, at this very moment, there’s a rocket with a Tesla being shipped off to Mars,” and I said, “Elon Musk is unrealistic in his expectations of putting a Tesla automobile on the planet Mars, and so he could do that. You can send me another 200 copies of my book.”

Let’s talk about our friend Sharran Srivatsaa, what thunder and fire did he drop to you?

I have actually stolen this phrase from him because I think he so eloquently shared it on the Empire Podcast Show when I interviewed him, and that was a singularity of focus.

So often, we focus on so many, many things. We focus on too many priorities.

There’s Instagram, there’s Facebook, there’s YouTube, there’s, “should I write a book?”, “should I start a blog?”. Those are many priorities, but the singularity of focus says, “Commit to one thing and do it better than anybody else,” and that’s a discipline.

Let’s go to Amanda Bucci. What did you learn from that amazing, amazing young woman?

In addition to her relentless drive was that you’re never too young.

So many of our listeners and viewers think that when I’m in my 30’s is when I can really step up because who am I to step up and ask a question to Grant Cardone, Ed Mylett, Andy Frisella.

Why aren’t you qualified?

  • You’re young.
  • You’re motivated.
  • You’re driven.

Age no longer becomes a number. Now is the time to do it. If I can go back 20 years, I would have taken more risks, put in more effort in my 20’s, but I waited to mature in my 30’s.

Remember this big takeaway lesson.

Mindset and habits are the two biggest things that will supercharge your life and your business.

The key to living your best life is believing that you can overcome what is in your way, and live that best life, and to move fast. That’s absolutely what I loved so much about Empire builders.

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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