Quality, Quality, Quality

Something that I have long (3 decades) practiced is the value of a great product over multiple cheaper products. When I was about 12 to 14 years old, I realized that I was really hard on clothing, shoes, and other gear. I started working around that time and willing spent money on things that were a little nicer.

When I was 16, I bought my first pair of Nike high top shoes. They were around 80$. A family friend really ribbed me over those shoes. I remember him saying, “are you going to eat those if you run out food?”

It didn’t bother me and that pair of sneakers lasted a good while. Later in high school, I started wearing jump boots and I even wore them for a few years after I graduated. they weren’t as expensive as some sneakers and they lasted longer than the sneakers I was buying.

As I got older, I continued to switch brands when I saw a better quality product over what I had. So, while I may spend more on what I have, I know they will last. This all came to mind because of this pair of oxfords I retired today after I collapsed the footbed. I think I have had these shoes for 4 or 5 years. I think they ran about 120$ when I got them and only in the last week the footbed collapsed and then I realized that the tread on one sole was really thin … see through thin.

I liken this to our lives. what are we filling them with? what influences are we allowing? Are you willing to give up some good or better things for the things that are the best? I know that for me, that is always the play!

Make the best choice you can with the information you have; then, go to work on educating yourself and gaining experience and a mentor that has proof of success by their associations and bank account.

a worn out well loved and used pair of shoes

by Robert Kiyosaki



a great expansion to Rich Dad Poor Dad

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by Alexandre Dumas




a great book about love, revenge, composure, learning, and a whole lot more!

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Ayn Rand, Ben Franklin, Ben Rife, Brendon Burchard, Brian Tracy, Cedric Penn, Chris Brady, Dale Carnegie, Darren Hardy, David Goggins, David J. Schwartz, Daymond John, Dennis Prager, Dom Faussette, Education, Eric Worre, Florence Littauer, Frank Bettger, Gary Vaynerchuk, George Gilder, George Samuel Clason, Gloria Mayfield Banks, Grant Cardone, Great Books, Guy Kawasaki, Hal Elrod, James Allen, James Gurick, Jason Riley, Jim Rohn, Jimmy Bluff, Jocko Willink, John C. Maxwell, Laura Hillenbrand, Leader, Lee Iacocca, Leif Babin, Les Giblin, Michael Ellsberg, Michael Hyatt, Michelle Malkin, Mike Fallat, Napoleon Hill, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Orrin Woodward, Patrick Von Horne, Podcasts, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ray Higdon, Rhonda Byrne, Robert Kiyosaki, Ryan Blair, Shawn Achor, Steve Jobs, Steven Pressfield, Sun Tzu, T.D. Jakes, The Arbinger Institute, Tony Hsieh, Walter Isaacson, Will Aylward, Work, Zachary Conley