GAP Myron Golden | Building Wealth


Myron Golden is a Business Consultant for Guaranteed Growth in the Tampa Bay area. Myron Golden is also a bestselling author in the arena of personal finance and financial literacy. His best-selling book, From The Trash Man To The Cash Man, has helped many people turn their lives around.

If you are looking for a business consultant that can produce more clients and customers for your business, then Myron Golden is your obvious choice. Not only is Myron Golden a great local business consultant, but he is also a speaker on the subjects of sales marketing and business growth. Myron Golden is not a business consultant in name only he can show you how to use the internet to measure the effectiveness of your current advertising budget. When you know these numbers, you can optimize your advertising, to spend less on the ads that aren’t working so you can spend more on the ads that are working.

Myron always says, “You wouldn’t continue to pay an employee if you didn’t know if they were working or not. Why would you pay for advertising if you have no idea if its working? 


Show Notes:

2:17 – How do you define attitude and who affected your attitude the most

3:33 – What did your parents James and Carolyn teach you?

4:57 – From trash man to cash man

5:53 – Listened to Art Williams, Earl Nightingale

10:06 – What is the attitude of wealth building and what is the biggest mistake in building wealth? What is the secret to building wealth?

15:03 – Peoples’ attitude towards money. The way people dedicate themselves to the way they think about money

17:15 – Contributing factors vs determining factors

21:54 – Telling the difference between fear and anxiety

25:36 – You don’t have writers block, you’re just expecting the book not to sell

26:25 – What is the story of your most fulfilling student?

30:53 – Should every person get a ring? The Skillionaire Millionaire Ring.

33:28 – Back from break and Knowledge Through The Decades. What is the attitude lesson at birth? If you’re here, you’re already a winner

34:50 – What is the attitude lesson at 10? You got be willing to fight for what you believe in.

36:32 – What is the attitude lesson at 20? Finding a practical guide to living life.

39:31 – What is the attitude lesson at 30? Being houseparents. Children are given to us for us to learn from them as much as they are given to us for us to teach them.

41:55 – What is the attitude lesson at 40? Shifting focus from liabilities and bills to assets. Your perspective on money has far more to do than…

43:21 – What is the attitude lesson at 50? Regardless of what you’re going through…

45:27 – Show close and a message of hope. Your greatest super power is…

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Myron Golden

Many of us don’t know how to create wealth. Many of us do not recognize what our attitude is towards money and our attitude is towards wealth creation. We have the expert and world-class coach, Mr. Myron Golden, on the latest episode of the show to help you define, understand, and communicate what money means to you.

We are with the one and only Myron Golden. He is the author of From the Trash Man to the Cash Man and Line ‘Em Up And Sign ‘Em Up. I’ve been following Myron on Instagram and Facebook. He is changing lives throughout America. He is helping people get from where they are to where they want to go and from who they are to who they want to become. Myron, welcome to the show.

Thanks, Glenn. I’m glad to be here. It’s my pleasure.

Myron, we’re so lucky and blessed to have you with us. I know you are changing the lives of people through your coaching and your coaching programs, and you’re taking them from where they are to where they want to be. The first thing I want to know is how do you define attitude? I’d love to hear a story about maybe the most influential person in your life that affected your attitude positively or negatively.

What is attitude? It’s your perspective. It’s what you’re focused on. I shouldn’t say your attitude is what you’re focused on, but your attitude is determined by what you’re focused on. I believe that the attitude is determined by the frame you put around the fact. A lot of people say that, “This happened to me. That happened to me. This happened for me. That happens for me and that’s why I’m the way I am.” However, you’re the way you are because of the frame you put around the fact, not because of the fact that’s in the frame.

When we learn how to build better frames for the facts that happen in our lives, then we have a better focus. That better focus creates better feelings. That better feeling creates better function. Only then are we having an attitude that can create altitude. Who’s the person who affected my attitude the most? I would’ve to say it would be two people that affected my attitude the most. That was my parents, James and Carolyn Golden. I’ve got six brothers and my parents did. They weren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but they did a whole lot of stuff.

You got six brothers and sisters. Are you one of seven?

No. I have six brothers, no sisters. I have 1 older brother and 5 younger brothers. I got a bunch of sisters-in-law, but no sisters. I’m 1 of 7.

You are number two. Tell me what James and Carolyn did right.

They taught us to work hard. They taught us to be honest. They taught us to get along with each other, fight for the things you believe in, and fight for each other. Those are some of the things they taught us.

Did you have a relationship with your grandparents?

With the exception of my paternal grandmother, three of my grandparents died before I was born. I met my paternal grandmother a couple of times. We didn’t have a relationship with my grandparents.

However, no big history. When you were growing up, did you and your brothers compete and did you play any sports as a kid?

I had polio as an infant. I walked with a brace on my leg. I didn’t play running sports because I can’t run, but I did karate. We played baseball in the yard and basketball in the driveway and all that stuff. We played sports. My brothers played on some organized sports teams, but I was in an actual karate class. I’m a black belt in martial arts.

Talk to me about this book called From the Trash Man to the Cash Man. Were you a trashman?

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From the Trash Man to the Cash Man: How Anyone Can Get Rich Starting from Anywhere

I was a trashman. As a married man back in the 1980s, the first job I was able to find was driving a trash truck for $6.25 an hour and $9.50 an hour for overtime. I worked as much overtime as I could. I drove a garbage truck during the day, but I was licensed in insurance and investments and I sold insurance and investments at night. That was my introduction to entrepreneurship.

I have a feeling though that there were some attitude lessons learned driving that truck. I know that trashmen work as a team. It’s not just you. Maybe it was. I’d love you to recognize those folks that were in that truck with you. What were the lessons and things you figured out as you were driving around and how long were you a trash man?

The people who were with me in the truck were interesting people because I had people in the truck with me like Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret. I was a shuttle driver. I didn’t drive a route. After they filled up the trucks, I would drive them to the dump and empty them. I did that for 4 or 5 times a day and I was done. I was the only person in my truck, but I had a battery-operated cassette tape recorder on the seat. This was before Walkmans and all that stuff. I would listen to motivational tapes while I was in the car. I’d listen to Art Williams. I’d listen to Earl Nightingale. I’d listen to whatever motivational tapes I could get my hands on that were inspiring me to go out and sell more insurance and investments at night.

Were you an AL Williams guy?

I was an AL Williams. Buy term and invest the difference.

I sat through a few AL Williams’ presentations back in the late ‘80s. Are you still generating revenue from AL Williams?

I stopped. I don’t even have licenses anymore. I don’t do any of that stuff anymore. I learned how money works and then I started making money and putting my money to work for me.

What do you think you learned mostly from Earl Nightingale? Is there any one thing that always comes to your mind?

Yeah. Thoughts are things. Not only are they things, but they’re incredibly powerful things, as he said in The Strangest Secret. In the whole concept of The Strangest Secret, we become what we think about. Our thoughts create our actions and our actions create our experience. A lot of people don’t realize what you do in your mind, this is the creation ground. This is where the battles are fought, won, and lost. If you get it right in here, the stuff out here will take care of itself.

What was in your mind when you were with your hands on the wheels sitting in that truck? Were you saying, “There’s something better for me. There’s something more in life?”

I was driving for sure. In fact, I only drove the trash truck for probably eight months and then I got promoted to be a salesman. My boss saw me right on my break reading books about how to sell. They’re like, “Why are you reading books? Trash men don’t read books.” “I’m not a Trash man. This is what I do for a living. I sell stuff at night, so I’m going to learn how to sell.”

Interestingly enough, when I got started in AL Williams, I was so woefully awful at selling. I was one of the worst salespeople in the world. I got started with AL Williams in October of 1985. I made my first sale in April of 1987. It’s 18 months of doing presentations, not 18 months of being licensed, not 18 months of being in the company. I finally made my first sale.

The most important thing that I learned from that was that you’ve got to last through the learning curve. Most people give up before they break through. Something’s going to give. Either you’re going to give up or it’s going to give out. It gave out before I gave up. After I made that first sale within a couple of months, I was the top salesman in our office almost every month after that. It was insane after that. Some people say, “What happened? What was the difference? What was the shift?” The shift was, over a year and a half, I ran out of all the ways that wouldn’t work to make a sale. All I had left were the ways that would.

Were you the top AL Williams rep? How many reps were there in your market, 20, 30?

I wasn’t at the top in our market. I was the top in our office. In our office, we probably had 12 to 15 guys.

I know that you talk a lot about wealth building. Talk to me about the attitude of wealth building. What is the biggest mistake people make when it comes to building wealth? What is the secret to building wealth?

I’m going to give you two big mistakes. One is they believe that time is money. Believing that time is money is a huge financial mistake. If you go through life believing that time is money, you’re going to sell a lot of your time for a little bit of somebody else’s money. You’re always going to end up on the short end of the time is money stick if you believe that time is money.

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Poor people value money more than they value time. Rich people value time more than we value money. Poor people waste a lot of time to save a little money. They sell a lot of their time for a little bit of somebody else’s money. Rich people spend as much money as necessary to buy back the rest of our lives.

When you get that equation right and you understand that time is infinitely more valuable than money, then and only then can you truly start to create wealth. The reason I pay somebody to cut my grass is because my time is too valuable. The reason I pay somebody to clean my pool is because the time is too valuable. Even though I could fix my own car and do a tune-up, the reason I pay somebody to do that is because my time is too valuable. I value my time too much to waste it on those things.

Most people value the money. They’ll save a little bit of money but waste a lot of time doing something they could pay somebody else for. They could go make $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 an hour if they learn some new skills. The biggest hindrance to creating wealth is believing that time is money.

Now, not only is time not money. This is going to blow your mind. Maybe it’s not going to blow your mind, but it’ll blow somebody’s mind. Wealth is measured more in time than it is in money. If I ask you, “If you make $1 million, are you rich?” The answer is, “It depends.” What does it depend on? If you make $25,000 a year and you work for 40 years, you made $1 million, but you’re not rich. Why? It took you too long to make it.

However, if you make that same $1 million in a year, you’re rich. You’re 40 times richer than the person who makes $25,000 a year if you make that. By the way, the $1 million is the $1 million. The difference is not how much money you made. The difference is how long it took you to make it. I submit to you that most people make enough money. They think, “I’m broke because I don’t make enough money.” No, you’re not broke because you don’t make enough money. You’re broke because you don’t make money fast enough. One of the reasons you don’t make money fast enough is because you’ve been programmed your whole life to believe that there’s something wrong with getting rich quick.

However, rich, by its very definition, implies quick. You’re not going to be here long enough to get rich slow. You wrap your mind around the idea that we’ve been programmed to stay away from get-rich-quick schemes, but nobody’s warned us about the stay broke for the rest of your life scheme. Everybody’s bought into the stay broke for the rest of your life scheme because they’re so afraid of getting rich quick. I get it. There’s no such thing as free, easy money. You got to do something. You got to provide value in the world, but you can provide that value much faster or a lot more value in a short period of time and create rapid wealth for yourself. That’s the biggest mistake people make.

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Building Wealth: There’s no such thing as free, easy money. You’ve got to provide value in the world, but you can provide that value much faster or a lot more value in a short period of time and create rapid wealth for yourself.


The second biggest mistake is they think they don’t understand the value of money. They think that money is too materialistic. They think it’s materialistic, so they resist it. It’s not that people can’t create wealth if they don’t create wealth. It’s because they resist creating wealth. They resist creating wealth because they think it’s inherently evil. Some people say, “Money’s not evil. It’s not neither good nor evil, it’s neutral and it makes you more of what you already are.”

I submit to you that neither one of those are true. I believe that wealth is inherently good and money is inherently good even though sometimes people use it for bad. Why do I believe that money is good? I believe that money and wealth are good because God said it’s good. In Genesis chapter two, in the Garden of Eden, there are two people. They’re married to each other. There are no stores. There’s nothing for sale. There’s nothing to buy, but God put gold in the Garden of Eden. Not only did He put it there. He told us it was there and He told us that it was good. Wealth is inherently good.

I think what you’re talking about is people’s attitude towards money. Our definition of attitude is the way you dedicate yourself to the way you think. What you’re walking through is these are the ways that people are dedicating themselves to the way they think about money. I know that’s what you’re pulling out of people. That’s what you’re growing people and that’s what you’re teaching people.

What do we tell the GAPer? Those are the names of my readers. They’re making $45,000. There’s something deep inside their heart and gut and they’re going, “I feel stuck. I don’t have money to buy more time. I need to weigh out. I need to be Myron. I believe what he’s saying, but I got no money. I got two kids. I’m broke, COVID, whatever.” What do you tell that guy, that mom, or that single mom that’s stuck, that feels the world’s against her? What’s the message of hope? What’s the mindset? What’s the attitude you can instill in them to make a difference right now for somebody that’s reading?

I’m going to say this. Change your frame and you change everything. I want to show you what. This is so cool.

We are a show. We are on YouTube. We are on C-Suite Television. We got picked up by a TV show. We got you. Let’s go. We’re changing lives already.

This is you. This is the fact.

This is some Bob Proctor stuff right here.

I’ll take that association. Sign me up for that.

He’s always famous for stick. Go ahead.

You observe the fact. For me, the fact is I had polio. I was born in a segregated hospital. I was born in the 1960s during segregation. You may have lost your job. The doctor may have given you bad news. You may have lost your job. You may have lost your retirement. You may have been downsized, outsourced, right-sized or otherwise. “See you later, brother. We don’t want to pay you anymore.” You think that the fact is the thing that is the determining factor, but the fact is never the determining factor. The fact is the just fact. It’s a contributing factor.

Most people don’t know the difference between contributing factors and determining factors. Contributing factors are all outside of you. Determining factors are all inside of you. When you see this fact, the fact is either going to make you happy or sad. It’s going to make you excited or angry. What’s the difference and how this fact affects me? One thing is the frame in my head that I put around that fact. It’s not the fact that matters. It’s the frame that matters. If your attitude is right, the facts don’t matter.

People say, “The facts matter.” No. First of all, what people say are facts are not facts anyway. Second of all, there’s no fact that can happen to you in your life that’s bigger than you are. The fact is just the fact. You got this frame around the fact, which we’re going to call a focus in your head. There’s a focus in your head and that focus creates a frame. What do frames do? Frames create focus. The reason we put a frame around the picture is so we focus on the picture.

The focus in your head is going to create this thing called a belief. What most people don’t realize is belief is a two-sided coin. What does that mean? If belief lands on heads, it manifests as faith. If belief lands on tails, it manifests as doubt. This is the part people don’t understand. Faith and doubt are both beliefs. Faith is belief in the outcome I desire. Doubt is belief in the outcome I don’t desire.

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Do you have belief or do you have doubt? Doubt is a belief. It’s just more belief in the outcome you don’t desire than belief in the outcome you do desire. I’ve got this focus in my head that’s going to turn into a belief and this belief is going to travel down. That focus in my head is going to travel down and create a feeling in my heart.

I’m going to tell you something. The feeling in your heart is the motivating factor. What does that mean? That means human beings, I believe, are singularly motivated. Human beings do things for one reason and one reason only. That’s because they feel like it. I don’t need to make myself work out. I don’t need to make myself eat right. If I desire to be healthy, I need to make myself feel like eating right. I need to make myself feel like working out.

If I’m selling to somebody, I don’t have to try to get them to buy. All I have to do is create an environment that makes them feel like buying because human beings do what they feel doing and their feelings are determined by their focus. Shift the focus in your head and it changes the feeling in your heart. If the focus in your head manifests the belief that is manifested as faith, then the feeling in your heart is going to be called anticipation.

Anticipation is a feeling of joy that gives you energy because you expect a favorable outcome in the future. It’s the energy I gain in the present from an outcome I expect in the future. That’s what anticipation is. If the focus in my head produces doubt, then the feeling in my heart is going to be anxiety. This is game-changer stuff right here.

Anxiety is the thief of your dreams. Anxiety feels like fear. Most people erroneously attribute anxiety to fear. They say, “I’ve got a fear of failure. I have a fear of success. I have a fear of talking to people. I have a fear of being rejected.” None of those are fears. They’re all anxieties. “I have a fear that I’m going to lose everything. I have a fear that I’m going to lose my job. I’m afraid that going to get COVID. I’m afraid I’m going to get sick. I’m afraid the doctors are going to give me bad news.”

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That’s not fear. That’s anxiety. How can I tell the difference between fear and anxiety since they feel so much the same? Here’s how. Fear is caution over a real and present danger. If there is no real and present danger, there can be no fear. Fear is caution over real and present danger. I was riding my Segway on the golf course one day. I’m cruising around and I’m checking my Instagram while I’m cruising on my Segway. It’s a bad idea to Instagram and drive. It’s an even worse idea to do it on a Segway, trust me.

I come around this corner from hole number 4 to hole number 5. I’m looking at my phone. I look up and I’m about 10 feet from a 15-foot alligator lying across the cart path. I stop my Segway. My heart starts racing, beads of perspiration like, “Whoa.” It then gets up and starts lurching around. It goes and crawls. I had fear. Why? It’s because there was a real and present danger. My fear served me and potentially saved me. Fear can serve you. Anxiety cannot serve you. Anxiety can only destroy you.

Here’s what happens when you have anxiety. Anxiety is cautioned over a future imagined danger. I’m expecting an unfavorable outcome in the future. It’s robbing me of my energy to take action in the present. Anxiety causes me to waste my present energy on a future outcome that is undesirable to me. What happens when I have anxiety? My heart races. I get short of breath. My head sweats. My hands are sweating. I’m having a physical reaction in my body to an expected outcome in the future.

There’s no danger present, but I am having such a clear vision of this unfavorable outcome that it’s causing a physical reaction in my body in the present. That is what has robbed most people of all their dreams. They have fed their anxiety by building a frame around a fact that causes them to have a belief that manifests this doubt. That produces a feeling called anxiety. The only thing you can do when you have anxiety is go sit down or lie down. You can’t even use that for sleeping because your anxiety won’t let you fall asleep.

However, the focus in our head creates a feeling in our heart. The feeling in our heart creates a function in our hands. The function in our hand is going to be determined by what is the feeling in my heart. If the feeling in my heart manifests as anticipation, the function in my hand is going to manifest as power. Now I have the power to act. I have the power to change my life. I have the power to go make a sale.

I have the power to build a business. I have the power to be in a meaningful relationship. I have the power to affect and change in the world. I have power because I have the joyful anticipation of the outcome I desire. However, what happens if my focus causes me to produce a belief that manifests as doubt? The feeling’s going to be anxiety. The feeling of anxiety can only produce the function of paralysis. The function of paralysis means now, I can’t do anything.

I want to say to all the authors out there who think you have writer’s block, “You don’t have writer’s block. You’re expecting the book not to sell.” I want to talk to all the people out there who think you have a procrastination problem. Nobody has a procrastination problem. Procrastination is always the symptom of a problem. Procrastination is a symptom of anxiety. You’re expecting an outcome that you don’t desire, and that expected outcome will not allow you to take action in the present. That’s why worrying about something bad happening makes it happen because it robs you of the energy to take action to keep it from happening.

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Building Wealth: Nobody has a procrastination problem. Procrastination is always the symptom of a problem.


That is how you bridge the gap from who you are to who you want to become and from where you are to where you want to go. That is awesome, Myron.

That’s how it works.

Two more quick questions. I’d love to hear the story of your most fulfilling student. I’d love to hear the story of a person that came to you that you said, “I did it. I helped that person.” Does that person come to your mind? I’d love to know that story because sometimes stories give us hope. Tell us what that person was doing.

A couple of years ago, I was at an event. I met this person, and we started having a conversation. She said, “What do you do?” I said, “I teach people how to build a business according to the principles of the richest man who ever lived, King Solomon.” She said, “Really? Tell me about it.” We talked. I told her about it. She said, “I want to work with you.”

That program is $155,000. It wasn’t that much back then. It was $40,000 back then. I said, “Great. Here’s what you do. If you want that $40,000 price, put down $2,000 right now and I’ll give you 10 days to come up with the rest of the money.” She’s like, “Okay, cool.” She put 2000 down on her credit card. She tried to get a loan and didn’t get approved. She tried to get some money from her family and couldn’t get money from her family. She was stuck.

She had to pay half down, which was $20,000. She had already paid two. She had an $18,000 balance, plus then she had to go on weekly payments of $400-something a week, whatever that was. She calls me and she says, “Myron, I want to work with you, but I’m not able to come up with the money. What should I do?” I took my phone when she called me and I said, “Who is this person?” When people tell you you’re going to do something, they don’t do it.

They don’t call you and say, “I want to do this. How do I do it?” They hide. They disappear. She didn’t disappear. She called me. She said, “What do I do?” I said, “Here’s what you do, Eileen. You got to make more offers.” By the way, before I even tell you what happened, I’m going to tell you this. She’s a homeschool mom with three children. Her husband was driving an Uber. They were not making $40,000 a year. They were a family of five living in a one-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC.

She took more money. I said, “Make more offers.” She said, “Okay.” I said, “Here’s what that means. You have an offer, right?” She said, “I do.” She hadn’t sold many of them and had this little $4,000 offer. I said, “Here’s what you do. Raise the price to $6,000.” She said, “Raise the price to $6,000?” I said, “Raise the price to $6,000. Let everybody who’s on your list know that at the end of this month, that product is going to $6,000. If they want to work with you, they need to get it now.”

“Take the number of offers you would ordinarily do in a year. Do that number of offers in a month. Take the number of offers you do in ordinarily do in a month. Do that number of offers every week. Do that number of offers every day. Take the number of offers you do every day. Do that number of offers every hour of the day that you are working, and you will have the money in 30 days.”

She called me in six days and said, “I have the money.” That’s powerful. It gets better. One of the things I taught her was how to do live events. She scheduled her first live event to happen within two weeks of the time she came to the training. She had twelve people show up for that event. She did $108,000 in sales. Since that time, she has gone on to make well over $1 million. In 2020, she made $750,000. Now, she does VIP days with people on Zoom, where they pay her $55,000 for her to coach them in their business. They pay her $55,000 for one day of coaching, plus they pay her 25% of the revenue she helps them create over the next 12 months. She’s killing the game.

When we end this, I’ll try to get her name and we’ll interview her next.

I’ll make sure I give you her name.

I would love to do that. The next question is, you wear rings. I want to know, what’s the story behind the rings? What’s the significance of the rings? What do they mean to you? Should everybody, every GAPer out there find a ring to put on their finger? Tell me.

This ring is my Skillionaire millionaire ring. The name of my company is Skillionaire Enterprises Inc. As I said, my business is based on the business model of King Solomon. Solomon was the wisest man in the world. Most people mistakenly think that wisdom is smart, intelligence, or education, but wisdom would be translated into our modern-day word, skill.

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The name of my business is Skillionaire Enterprises because I teach you the skills to become a millionaire or a multi-millionaire. I ended up buying a diamond from a friend of mine because he was in financial difficulty. It sat in my safe for two years. Long story short, I met a gemologist and told him I had this diamond. I said, “Can you build a ring around it?” He built a ring. He gave it 138 friends, other diamonds. One hundred thirty nine diamonds in this ring. That’s my Skillionaire millionaire ring.

Is there a significance to 139?

There’s a significance to nine, which is fascinating.

Tell us.

That’s just how many fit on the ring.

I’m sure you can come up with a story to make it good. Tell me the second one.

This ring is my Two Comma Club X ring. That’s for having built a funnel that does over $10 million in revenue.

That’s the great Russell Brunson, for sure.

He is great. He is a good dude.

This has been such a great opportunity for our GAPers to reframe their mind to say, “What am I doing?” and to understand that their attitude about wealth and life matters. You gave them some super information on how to leverage that. We are so grateful. I know that you guys have been enjoying this. We’re going to do this fun little thing that we call Knowledge Through the Decades to finish the interview. Myron, what we want to know is some people remember being born, but what is the attitude lesson of childbirth?

I’ve never contemplated that before. What’s the attitude lesson of childbirth? If you are here, you’re already a winner.

GAPers, understand you’ve been given some great information by a great man. If you are here, if you are on this show, there’s a reason you’re here. It’s because you’re a seeker, you’re a learner, and you want more from your life, and you are a winner. Myron, thank you for reaffirming everybody that’s reading this that you’re born to be great. You have greatness within you, and you are a winner. Now, let’s get to when you were in 3rd and 4th grade and you were 10 years old. I want to know, what school did you go to at 10 and what was the attitude lesson you learned at 10?

The school that I went to was Buchanan Elementary School in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. The lesson I learned in that decade would’ve been you got to be willing to fight for what you believe in and stand up for yourself. What reminds me of that? When I was in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, there was a kid in my school, Dave Ray. I was walking down the hall.

I’ve got this brace on my leg, and he started making fun of me while walking up to me. I acted like it was funny and then I punched him square in the nose. His nose started bleeding all over the hallway. We both got called into the principal’s office. I thought I was going to get a paddling, but I didn’t get a paddling. The principal said, “You can’t do that anymore.” He told Dave, “Don’t make fun of him anymore.”

My guess is you probably learned how to throw a punch from somebody. Would it have been your older brother?

Older brother, parents, and my older cousin, Howard. I had a cousin who was a grown man, or at least I thought he was a grown man when I was in elementary school. He was either a late teenager or early twenties. He used to play fight with us and beat us and it hurt.

The courage that it takes to throw a punch is something. We are not condoning violence, GAPers, but here’s the thing. When you’re ten years old and you’re getting bullied, sometimes it’s the only way out. You go through elementary. You get through high school and college. I’d love to know where you went to college. You’re twenty years old. Tell me what was going on in your head, the attitude lesson at twenty, where you were, and what you learned.

I was focused heavily on learning the Bible in my twenties and even in my teens. I had an experience with Christ when I was sixteen years old, and I started reading the Bible and the Bible‘s the first book I ever started reading. Before, I never read a book for school. Other than comic books and karate books, the Bible was the first book I ever read.

When I started reading the Bible, I was shocked because when I read it, I didn’t find what I thought I was going to find. I thought I was going to find religion in the Bible, but I didn’t find a book about religion. I found a practical guide to living my life, how to get along better with my brothers, and how to do better financially. It had all of these answers for my practical everyday life.

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I was heavily focused on learning the Bible. In fact, I was in a Bible college that is going to remain unnamed because I don’t want to promote it because they had some issues. I’m not interested in promoting. I don’t want somebody to think, “Myron went there. I want to go there.” No, you don’t. I was going to a Bible college in my twenties which is where I met my wife.

God sent you your wife. What’s her name?


What’s Toni’s attitude and what’s the greatest attitude lesson she’s taught you?

The greatest attitude lesson I’ve learned from my wife is to always have a song in your heart. Hers comes out of her mouth a lot. She’s always singing.

She’s a singer. The Bible is the greatest selling book of all time which has plenty of lessons. Brevity is king. The greatest leadership lesson is simply, “Follow Me.” Two words. That’s it. All good. He did some good stuff.

Greatest recruiting presentation of all times.

That the truth. You think of that and we’re doing this.

It’s interesting. You talk about Follow Me. I remember something Jim Rohn said about that. He said, “Jesus said, ‘Follow Me.’ It’s such a brief presentation and so powerful. How could a presentation be so brief and yet so powerful? It’s because of all that He was that He didn’t have to talk about.”

I love it. You went from Bible college. You got out of Bible college, and then you turned 30. You found your wife. You were probably married. I don’t know if you started having kids, but where were you at?

By the time I was 30, all of my children were already born.

Where were you living? What were you doing and what was your attitude lesson when you were 30?

When I was 30, it was 1991. My wife and I were house parents at a children’s home. We were both making $14,400 a year. We were working 7 days on, 4 days off, 7 days on, 3 days off. When we were on, we were pretty much on duty 24 hours a day, but we’d have 4 hours off in the afternoon or whatever time of day we decided to take it. That’s what we were doing.

I got to go down that rabbit hole. It’s so beautiful. My guess is you probably learned a lot from those children. Tell me. Give me the feelings, the emotions, and the lessons of being sent to deliver that to the Lord’s children. That’s cool. How many kids were in the home?

The largest number was 22 girls at one time. For a guy that had no brothers, that was it. No sisters. That was interesting. We had the opportunity to attempt to provide a good example for them as well as to show them love and light. We’re still in contact with some of them to this day. It was good.

I’m guessing you didn’t stay there for ten years. What was the attitude lesson you took from being house parents?

From being a house parent and being a parent, children are given to us to help us learn lessons as much as they’re given to us for us to learn how to teach lessons.

We can go to the 40s since we got that out of you. Tell me what attitude lesson you learned at 40.

It wasn’t exactly at 40, but it was in my 40s. I learned to shift my focus on how I thought about money. What I mean by that is I was probably 41 or 42 when I realized that poor people are poor because they think the purpose of money is to pay bills. Middle-class people are middle class because they think the purpose of money is to maintain good credit so they can buy things they can’t afford. Rich people are rich because we understand that the purpose of money is to turn it into more money before we spend any of it.

I shifted my focus from liabilities and bills to assets in my 40s. 1999 was my first 6-figure year. I would’ve been 39. 2005 was my first 7-figure year. I would’ve been 44 or 45. What’s the attitude lesson? Your perspective on money and how you manage it has far more to do with how wealthy or poor you are than how much money you make.

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We’re not going to get to do this for 60, but I will ask you for a message of hope at 59. At 50 years old, you hit the big 50. Talk to me about your attitude lesson when you hit that, what your thought was.

The big 50, that would’ve been in 2010. We got a chance to exercise our ability to create frames around to focus on. From 2007 to 2013, we went through 7 years of tragedy, year after year. In 2007, my oldest son, Adam, was killed in a car accident. In 2008, they created the Great Recession. We were still doing okay, but a lot of people who owed me money got abducted by aliens. I know because I’ve never seen them again. In 2009, I built a new network marketing business because that was something I knew how to do. We had a big lifestyle by that point. We had a million-dollar house and $300,000 worth of cars.

We had a big lifestyle and business. Our regular business revenue was going this way. I built a network marketing organization that gave me the ability to make $40,000 a month from the network marketing company and $100,000 a month training the people and the company made some changes to the product. The whole thing went away in a matter of months. In 2010, I got audited by the IRS. It kept going in that direction until 2013. What I learned from that is regardless of what you’re going through, you were assigned to go through it, not to go into it.

GAPers, I know what you’re into or what you think you’re into if you tune in to Myron. All things will pass. We’ve learned this before on several shows, and you need to understand that you’re not stuck. You’re not in the mix. You’re going through the mix and you will come out on the other side. We’ll finish it up as we talked with Myron Golden, who’s been so good and so giving. What’s your message of hope? What’s your message of attitude for our GAPers as they emerge from the pandemic and look at the future for the next several years?

My message of hope is as a human being, your greatest superpower is expectation. If you don’t learn how to use your superpower skillfully, then the cultural hypnotic societal mechanism is going to use your superpower against you. You’re either going to use your superpower of expectation to expect the outcomes you desire or the outcomes you don’t desire. The difference is going to be who’s controlling that superpower? My recommendation to you is to take control of your superpower and only allow yourself to have empowered expectations and disregard and discard all of your disempowered expectations.

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I’m not so sure you didn’t redefine attitude with that message of hope. How good was that? Myron Golden, you’re a gift to the show and to our GAPers. We thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to follow Myron on Instagram, he has a Linktree there. You need to follow him. If you know there’s more to your life and to your bank account, I want you to go to

He has all kinds of courses, all kinds of training. If you need a motivational speaker, Myron is the man. We want to thank you again, Myron, for being on the show. We will talk to you at the next episode as you bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to go and from who you are to who you want to become.

Thank you. I appreciate it.

Take care.


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