Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We're all donating to the system

We’re all donating to the system. I don’t think I’m contributing to Derek Jeter’s pay. Or Rodriguez, who makes $29 million a year playing for the Yankees. Except, every product that they pay to advertise, that product price already includes the advertising.

You know that major league baseball keeps increasing the price for teams to broadcast their game each year. Baseball players are now making $30 million a year. It’s absolutely unbelievable.
You are paying that, even though you don’t watch baseball.

I’m paying for football that I don’t like. And every product that I buy I’m paying.

Isn’t that bullshit that we’ve got to pay for that? What’s the bullshit game you want to create? Think how much you’re paying for something. Do you understand the problem we’re dealing with or not?

Either you’re playing somebody else’s game, and you’re paying to play that game, or you’re creating your own game and setting your own rules.

If you create the game, you have the power and freedom inside the game. If you play creating the game, you have an exciting life. You play life with freedom and power.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Amateur or Pro? - Be a Professional

If you’re a pro, you’re operating as a pro. You have to graduate from amateur to pro. You have a choice: Amateur or Pro. Decide which it’s going to be for you.

Pros are playing for big bucks, aren’t they? I don’t care what field, pros make the big bucks. If you want to make the big bucks, you’ve got to live like a pro. The tendency is you want to live like a pro but play like an amateur. Pro is the big bucks. Are you ready to go to the Pros? And how much is the big bucks?

Alex Rodriguez – A-Rod – gave up $29 million a year to negotiate for what he could get. He wanted $40 million for 10 years. He wanted $400 million over 10 years. He gave up $70 million by not signing with the Yankees with the lock they had in there. The Texas Rangers had to pay the difference.

Think about it – $40 million a year. Forty million dollars a year for 10 years. Playing baseball. Can you get that? Playing baseball.

Three teams talked to him. Boston, LA and the Giants. Then he came back to the Yankees for $275 million over the next ten seasons.

What do you think? I mean the guy is great at hitting the ball. He’s great at catching the ball. Forty million dollars a year. This is nuts. And how much money are you making a year?

Who are you being in the world? Amateur or Pro? As a pro, I need to keep practicing. It’s not that pros don’t keep practicing. Pros practice. A-Rod practices. You see him out there practicing all the time.

What are you going to practice? Practice shifting into an intention. Practice being your intention. Practice being the vision you have for your life. The key is the vision piece to begin with. It’s the reason to play the game. If not, go be an amateur.

You’ve been playing the game as amateurs. It’s time to be pros. You need to be professional. Are you going to be a pro in life, or an amateur?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What the Yankees Teach Us About Life

A Book About Life - and Yankees Baseball

Richard Giannamore is a life-long Yankee fan. Born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut, Richard mastered sales at an early age and went on to create several entrepreneurial businesses, from which he still generates millions of dollars of income.

After achieving success, Richard created the $-Road to Riches-$ Program and the Entrepreneurial Course for High School Students so that others could master the skills, techniques and ways of operating that allow one to generate wealth and prosperity, freedom, power and leadership in life.

Richard shares his insights on life, the human condition, success, leadership and professionalism, among other subjects, in this enlightening and entertaining look at the lessons of Yankees baseball.

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