Lessons Learned from Creating Over $100 Million In Value With Gordon Miller
Gordon Miller is, without a doubt, one of the “realest” entrepreneurs I’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing.
Unlike the myriad of “Influencer-preneurs”, Gordon is a relatively unknown mogul who has generated multiple 9-figures across several highly technical industries and landed dozens of 7 and 8-figure government contracts.
If you want to learn how to grow a business the right way, his raw, no-nonsense style will put you on the fast track to success and teach you what it really takes to build $100 million in value.
Who is Gordon Miller?
Gordon Miller has devoted more than 30 years to the pursuit of excellence in design and innovation. An accomplished designer and engineer in his own right, Mr. Miller first focused his attention on K-12 and higher education solutions and then corporate websites, decision support systems and now mobile applications and data aggregation.
As CEO of G3 Systems, Inc. since 1993, Mr. Miller has developed a rapidly expanding base of mission-critical government projects including efforts for the US Dept. of Defense, US Navy, US Army, US Dept. of Education, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, US Dept. of State and US Dept. of Homeland Security. As CEO of G3i Ventures, LLC, Mr. Miller has co-founded, launched or funded a total of 8 companies.
Gordon’s Favorite Success Quote
“You are the average of the five people that you surround yourself with most” ~Jim Rohn
Key Points from my Interview with Gordon Miller
1. Your Network Determines Your Networth
Do you want to know how to really “get rich quick”?
Do you want to know the fastest way to achieve massive amounts of wealth and success?
It’s actually pretty simple…
Level up your network.
The quickest way to exponentially increase your results in your life, your bank account, and your body is to hang around people who already have what you want and more.
When you are constantly spending time around low caliber individuals who are worried about making rent, have fixed mindsets, and who let you rest on your laurels, you will eventually become complacent and begin to stagnate and die.
There’s no way around it.
But if you are around people who are playing the game of life at a higher level than you are, if you are around people who are true hustlers and game changers, they will start to rub off on you.
You will begin to see the world through the lens of the player instead of the spectator.
More importantly, you will have access to deals, opportunities, and investments that the general public doesn’t even know about (let alone know how to take advantage of). You’ll get objective eyes on your business, no-holds-barred accountability and proven systems from men who’ve been “in the trenches” for decades.
So I want you to commit right now, that no matter what happens this year, you will find a group of men who are playing the game of life at a higher level than you are and get around them.
Your success depends on it.
2. Fall in Love with the Process
One of the biggest mistakes that people make is that they are outcome-oriented, not process-oriented.
In this moment, you might think that you will find satisfaction by purchasing that big house, the yacht, or the car.
But what happens after you are done?
What happens when the transaction concludes and you have your “dream”?
You are left to your own devices once again and asked to find fulfillment and joy in yet another set of goals and outcomes.
You are constantly chasing something that you can never catch, because there is always another goal to achieve, another benchmark to hit, and another level to breakthrough.
But what if I told you that you could achieve all of the joy, happiness, and fulfillment that you desire right now in this very moment?
Well, you can.
All you must do is learn to love the process.
Learn to love the hustle and the grind as you work towards your dreams.
Learn to love the work, not the rewards and your life will change forever. In my own business, I discovered long ago that my passion for writing amazing content, interviewing badasses, and changing lives supersede any financial reward or acclaim that this work offers to me.
There is no tomorrow, the only time that you have is right now… So make damn sure that you are enjoying it.
3. Live Below Your Means and Put Money Away
One of the biggest mistakes made by most people in their 20’s is spending money like they will live forever.
Statistically speaking, if you are under 30 reading this right now, you will likely live well past 90 years old.
Do you really want to be working your ass off and hustling like a college graduate at that age?
If the answer is “No” then you need to start saving and investing money, immediately.
Do whatever you need to do to set aside at least $500 a month every single month and invest it into a money market account or low-risk index fund.
If you can do this, then you will be a millionaire by the time you are 60.
4. Get Out There and Do It
In our age of social media and hyper-connection, everyone loves to talk.
They love to talk about entrepreneurship, about how they are going to start a business, about how they are going to quit their job, or how they are going to make it big.
Here’s a revolutionary idea…
Stop talking about it.
Get out there and do it!
The world belongs to those who do.
So stop running your mouth and start moving your feet.
As Nike says… Just DO IT!
5. Own Your Mistakes and MOVE ON
You are going to make mistakes.
That is simply part of the human experience.
You aren’t perfect and you shouldn’t expect to be.
Mistakes are not only normal they are necessary.
So learn from your mistakes and move on.
Don’t dwell in the past, wishing that you could have done it differently.
Decide to do it differently today.
You only have the present moment, don’t waste it wishing that things could be different.
What is done is done.
All that you can do is learn from it and move on.