What is the price of success?

Here is a little pop quiz for you. In 1923, who was:

  1. President of the largest steel company?
  2. President of the largest gas company?
  3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?
  4. The greatest wheat speculator?
  5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
  6. The Great Bear of Wall Street?

These men were considered some of the world’s most successful in their day.

Now, 85 years later, the history book asks us if we know what ultimately became of them.

The answers:

  1. The president of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
  2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.
  3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
  4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.
  5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.
  6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

However, that same year in 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.

What became of him?

He was healthy and played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95 and… he was financially secure at the time of his death.

So what’s the purpose of this little tale? Is it to play golf until you are 92? The answer is… only if that’s your passion.

The purpose of this message is to invite you to live life on your own terms. Life is too short to settle for less than your full potential.

 

To you Having It All,

John

 

Comments

  1. Nancy Baughman says:

    Great read, John, thanks. Can’t wait to speak with you tonight. Thanks for the opportunity you and Murray have extended to all of us.
    Sincerely,
    Nancy Baughman

  2. Nancy Baughman says:

    Great read, John, thanks. Can’t wait to speak with you tonight. Thanks for the opportunity you and Murray have extended to all of us.
    Sincerely,
    Nancy Baughman

  3. Rouan Kruger says:

    Hi John
    Very interesting facts, I look forward to your conference call this evening.
    Best Widhes
    Rouan Kruger

  4. Rouan Kruger says:

    Hi John
    Very interesting facts, I look forward to your conference call this evening.
    Best Widhes
    Rouan Kruger

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    Best regards

    Mary

  6. Mary Moraitis says:

    John, I am in Greece at the moment but I feel that I mentally back home through your website. Please, if I am chosen for your free mentoring programme which I desperately need, my phone is 0030-6945714309. Hope you change my life and my son’s life.
    Best regards

    Mary

  7. How do I RSVP to qualify for this opportunity to be mentored? I would love to speak with you and pick your brain!

  8. How do I RSVP to qualify for this opportunity to be mentored? I would love to speak with you and pick your brain!

  9. i am really excited to be a part of your world.

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  10. i am really excited to be a part of your world.

    Finally the word is getting out on being able to have it all.

    Thank you Big time !