Hey Now, You’re an All Star

by Heather Vale Goss on

Every now and then we take a look at songs that can put you in the right frame of mind for success. These are the songs that play at motivational seminars, because they have value in the way they affect our subconscious minds.

Today’s song is All Star by Smash Mouth, and you’ve almost certainly heard it before. But today, listen as if the chorus is talking to you, and about you. Really feel it.

I saw the band play this song live, and it was energizing. Like all Smash Mouth songs, it’s fun and quirky… but it also has an inspiring, motivating message.

So much to do so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets?
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow

[Chorus:]
Hey now, you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play
Hey now, you’re a Rock Star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

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How to be a Millionaire by Age 25

by Heather Vale Goss on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg © Paul Sakuma, APYes, admit it, you want to be a millionaire. Most of us do. But is it possible to do it by age 25?

A lot of others have done it. If you’re past the quarter-century point you won’t make that goal, but there’s nothing to stop you from learning from their successes.

Each year, some Americans make their first million dollars before turning 25, including a few who are still in high school.

Among the traits they have in common are vision, smarts and determination.

A little luck never hurts.

Mark Zuckerberg

“Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg, now 26, told a Stanford University audience in 2007. Three years earlier, Zuckerberg had helped launch the enterprise that came to be called Facebook and vaulted him into the ranks of the nation’s billionaires.

Here’s a look at nine other individuals who were millionaires before they were 25, with some of their advice for achieving success.

Michael Dell

Michael Dell, now 45, earned his first million at age 19. Dell dropped out of the University of Texas shortly after starting a computer company that sold directly to consumers, at prices lower than retail rivals could match.

By the time he was 24, the company now known as Dell (DELL, news) had revenues of $258 million. At last check, Dell’s estimated net worth was $13.5 billion.

His advice for young entrepreneurs: “You’ve got to be passionate about it,” he said in an interview with the Academy of Achievement. “I think people that look for great ideas to make money aren’t nearly as successful as those who say, ‘OK, what do I really love to do?

Catherine Cook

Catherine Cook, now 20, has been a millionaire for a couple of years. She and her brothers David and Geoff started myYearbook, a social-networking site popular with teens, in 2005, when Catherine and David were still in high school.

Her advice for young entrepreneurs: “Stop just thinking about it and make it happen. When you’re young is the best time to start your own business, as you do not have the responsibilities you will have when you’re older. The worst that can happen if you fail now is that you have firsthand experience to make your next venture a success.”

Sean Belnick

Sean Belnick, now 23, became a millionaire at 16. He started selling office chairs online, an endeavor that morphed into a company called BizChair.com. Along the way, Belnick earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

His advice for young entrepreneurs: “It is never too early to start. . . . There’s a lot of great information on the Internet. Just do the research and find a way to do what you want to do.”

Jermaine Griggs

Jermaine Griggs, now 27, became a millionaire at 23 by pursuing his passion for teaching music. His website, HearAndPlay.com, is designed to help people learn to play piano, guitar or drums by ear, without reading sheet music. More than 2 million students download online lessons each year. Griggs’ plans include the launch of brick-and-mortar learning centers, a TV network and a magazine.

His advice for young entrepreneurs: “Understand the power of selling, not just things but yourself and your ideas. Study business. Study those who have come before you and find people with the same dreams and aspirations as you.”

Read the full article, including five more millionaires, on MSN.com.

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