Tyler Jorgenson

One Entrepreneur's Journey To Find Greatness



I have been enjoying a few unexpected blogs recently. A noteworthy one is written by the artist/author of one of my favorite comic strips, Dilbert. In his recent post talks about how when he was 11 he applied for the Famous Artist School and even then had a strong vision that he would one day be a famous cartoonist.

Proverbs tells us that “Where there is no vision, the people perish

I believe that the opposite of this proverbial statement is also true. That “Where there is vision, the people prosper”

Many of us fall into the trap of ‘going through the motions’. I was at dinner with a friend the other night and he told me that for many years he would set goals and whenever he would revisit his written goals he would see that he had accomplished them. Oddly enough he hadn’t written goals in the last two years. We were at dinner to discuss how he could take action on a particular dream of his and make it a reality. Although this post is full of quotes another favorite of mine is ‘a goal not written is only a wish’.

Take the time to sit down and write out your goals. I promise that doing so will pave the way to your achieving them. Until then, live long and prosper.
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California’s Richest Men

A friend of mine from Junior High and High School recently blogged about how one of the characteristics of the ‘New Rich’ was that they put themselves in the flow of money. This got me thinking about the businessmen and women that I network with and if I needed to work on getting closer to greater ‘flow’. I googled ‘California’s Richest Men’ (nothing sexest ladies, I would gladly network with wealthy women as well) and found this gem of an article. Published in The New York Times on January 4th, 1891 the list of California’s richest men started with a staggering net worth $250,000! Topped off by the founder of Stanford at $50,000,000. If a net worth of $50,000,000 seems like a lot just remember that Tiger Woods will pull in over 100 million USD in 2007 from endorsements only. He could probably afford the 250 Million Dollar yacht in my last post.

In 1891 a net work of $250,000 got you on the list… what will it be in another 116 years? Maybe the trio of Benjamin’s folded in my money clip will do the trick.

Click on the picture to see the article.

So, hopefully it won’t take me over 100 years to climb the list. If you don’t see me for a while, I’m out putting myself in the flow of money.

p.s. Although many of my posts will be on the topic of wealth attainment I do not feel that money should be our main goal in life. The most important things in my life are my God and my Family. My purpose in seeking wealth at a young age is to buy me time with my loved ones and the freedom to serve my God around the world.

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