Do You Deserve to be a Millionaire?

Do you deserve to be a millionaire? Why?

If you said you deserve to be a millionaire because you work hard, long hours, you are wrong. Lots of people work long, hard hours and earn minimum wage.

If you said you deserve to be a millionaire because you have been in this business 25 years (could be any number), you are wrong. Lots of people think they have been in this business for 25 years but really they’ve been in this business 1 year, 25 times. Time in the industry isn’t worth much without continuous, compound learning.

If you said you deserve to be a millionaire because you are popular on social media and get lots of likes and recognition there, you are wrong. Even a million likes won’t get you a cup of coffee.

Truth is that it’s not up to you if you deserve to be a millionaire. It’s up to the people you serve. If you bring enough real value to your clients they will help make you rich. If you bring enough value to the team you lead they will help make you rich.

The key is that in serving we become deserving.

Who are you serving? How well are you serving them? Are you serving them well enough to become deserving?

Greg Muzzillo

About The Author

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.