I’m at the point right now in which I feel like I have woken up and there’s no turning back. Seven years ago… eight years ago… nine years ago I had no wish for greatness. I only wanted to live life and enjoy it and try to get as much as possible as I could from it.
Today I have a strong burning desire for greatness.
Martin: I have one final question, and I know Neal usually likes to end it on a kind of a nice finish a question off as we started out. You have your own platforms and you’re really good at talking, and I’m not expecting you to answer but, maybe we can get something out of you.
Is there a question you never get asked that you would like to answer?
Manuel: Wow, what is it a question that I never get asked and I would like to answer? Well what is my drive? What makes me go every single day? What makes me wake up in the morning and be excited about the day? I never get asked that question. It’s an important question, right? It’s definitely an important one.
Martin: Yeah, do you mind answering it?
Manuel: Yeah absolutely! I believe that it’s so cliche Martin, it’s so cliche, but for me I’m at the point right now in which I feel like I have woken up and there’s no turning back. Seven years ago, eight years ago, nine years ago… I had no wish for greatness. I only wanted to live life and enjoy it and try to get as much as possible as I could from it.
Today, I have a strong burning desire for greatness. Maybe that’s selfish, I don’t know… But it drives me every day. I want to accomplish great things. I want to help a lot of people. I want to leave an impact. I think a part of why I have that feeling right now and why I’m going for that right now, is because, I didn’t realize the power that I had. Back then I didn’t know how I was powerful. I was able and competent. I didn’t know that I would drive the energy of so many people. I didn’t believe that I could be a leader like I am right now.
I have people sometimes… I have moments and I think about it and I try to let it sink in. Sometimes I’m like, wow, this is really happening. Am I the leader for all these people under me? These people all look up to me, they depend on me. They all are wondering what my next step is. Whatever I say they say “Yes Sir!” and that’s incredible.
I have a soldier under me ready to go to battle at all times. I got an army of people under me and that for me drives me every single day. The way that I’m looking at right now is that I’m just getting started. I’m growing really fast. I’m getting big effects accomplished across anything that I do. I got more and more people that want to get closer to me and have me help them. Because of that my goals, have expanded. Now I’m shooting for greatness.
What I didn’t even dream about seven years ago, is part and parcel of my beingness every day and it drives me every day. I want to make sure that when I hit 60… 50… 70 years old I want to make sure that my kids can look back and be like “Wow, I’m so proud of dad! Look at what he’s done!”, “Oh my God, look at the lives that he’s changed!”,”Look at the empire that he created!”. That is power.
I have that fire in me right now. Something that I didn’t have most of my life. So, seven years ago this was all unreal. Today it drives me every day and it gets me excited to just go to my next level and accomplish greatness. It’s the purpose. There’s no particular endpoint. It’s not it’s not like there’s an end to this race. There’s not a finish line.
For me, it’s like the idea of getting through this process, the energy every single day, that we put forward, that’s what drives me every day. I enjoy doing that more than anything. That’s what keeps… it’s fun, it’s exciting and it’s again, doing what you love there’s nothing like it, right?
Every philosopher for all the time has talked about that. From Socrates to… all these guys, right? Like do what you love and you never work another day. To this guy, Zig Ziglar, right? He’s talked about that, do what you love, right? If you can figure out that thing that you’re passionate about, that puts you on fire, then man, what a great life that is. When I… when I get to the end of my life I’m gonna feel like I did everything I could to enjoy it, have a great life instead of regretting what I could have done. That’s my drive every day.