From Janitor To A 23-Year-Old Millionaire

  • how to choose the team around you,
  • why you NEED a mentor,
  • how to earn a million dollars in a depression,
  • recognize the problem around you to generate your success,
  • the GIVER’s scale,
  • start a competition to make someone else more money and so much more!

Earning Money In A Depression Era

  • A sewing machine shop owner who needed to make sales
  • The women in the local environment who needed to make ends meet
  • The fashion stores that needed quality, affordable clothing

There are different ways you could earn big during a difficult era. You have to find a problem and provide a solution. Ideas are all around us.

How To Discern Whom You Want To Have Around You

It would help if you surrounded yourself with a great community. Community in the last couple of years has taken on a new meaning. An example of such is reflected in the word “diet” — the term moved from meaning a meeting, to a stipend, then eating habit, and now to weight loss. The same word, spelled the same way, changed meanings, and we’re now seeing the same thing with the word community.

“Join our community; we got a lot involved.”

Before going into a partnership, risk awareness is an integral part of the business partnership puzzle. It’s not just about risk mitigation; it’s about the opportunities involved and the risk factors. Yes! There are other things you want to have right — agreement, protections, and more.

Observe, be aware, and plan what you’re observing and what you should be looking for. That would help tip you off; it will give you a better insight on what to do — whether to bring them close or respectfully distance yourself. Our deeds will always talk louder than words! Don’t underestimate the power of being around people of the same mind.

Types Of Giver Communities

  • The Giver’s Greater Junto: This could be any size, any number of people worldwide. A good example might be Salvation Army or Lions Club.
  • The Giver’s Insider Junto: This is a more close-knit group of members, usually between two to twelve members. Ben Franklin’s Leather Apron Club would be a good example.
  • The Guilt Givers Millionaire Junto: This is a junto of two to twelve vetted millionaires that are a close-knit group who have achieved a certain status working together. An excellent example of the Millionaire Junto would be in 1915 when Henry Ford formed a junto with Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs.

A critical part of the Givers Contest Intention is that every member has a fiduciary responsibility to put the other people’s interests before their own.

Steps In Forming A Junto

  • D Is Decide: You decide whom you want to bring in — observe them; you could do a checklist of twenty-five D.O.s and check off a list each time you see them do the deed.
  • I Is Invite: You invite them after they’ve checked all the lists.
  • S Is Seed: Explain the intentions to them–the givers contest intention–and ask if they’re willing to commit. Lay out the expectations from the beginning. The intention is the glue that will hold everyone together.
  • C Is Convene: Convene regularly; it might be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
  • E Is Establish: Establish a name; give the group a name. It could be anything, depending on your preference.
  • R Is Rotate: Rotate who the leader is going to be each week.
  • N Is Numbers: Depending on the type of junto you’re trying to form, you need to broadcast and bring in members.

Why Is A Mentor Important?




Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, negotiator and dealmaker with 30+ years of experience. He is also the creator and host of the DealQuest Podcast.

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Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, negotiator and dealmaker with 30+ years of experience. He is also the creator and host of the DealQuest Podcast.

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