The $10mm Man

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Dear Jack ~ A young man dreamed of being an actor, but in the early 1980s, he wasn’t getting the big parts he wanted.  Broke and discouraged, he drove his beat-up old car to the top of a hill overlooking the city of Los Angeles and did something unusual.  He wrote himself a check for ten millions dollars for “Acting services rendered.”

This young man had grown up so poor his family lived in a Volkswagen van at one time.  He put that check in his wallet and kept it there.  When things got tough, he’d pull it out and look at it to remind himself of his dream.

A dozen years later, that same young man, the comedian Jim Carrey, was making fifteen million to twenty-five million a movie.

Studies tell us that we move toward what we consistently see.  You should keep something in front of you, even if it’s symbolic, to remind you of what you are believing for.


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