The “Make It Big” List


When I finally make it big, of course I’m going to do all the responsible things like invest in a serious savings plan, buy tons of assets, and create more businesses. But, I also plan on making a few ridiculous purchases just because I can!

Lately I’ve been thinking about the lifestyle I’m going to enjoy when I finally make it big. No, I’m not talking about when I get my first big paycheck. I’m talking about when I have enough money to secure my children’s children’s future. I always believed that one day, I’d get to that point. That is why I put my all into my business every single day.

Here are ten things I’m going to get when I make it big:

1. A sexy sports car

2. The ultimate dream house on a beautiful beach

3. An incredible home for my parents (and grandma)

4. Custom made art and furniture from all my favorite artists and designers

5. A Diddy-like cruise vacation around the world with my family and friends

6. Several real estate investments in the U.S. and abroad

7. A diversified stock portfolio to grow my money

8. Box seats to all my favorite sports games

9. Two personal stylists to keep me looking sharp day and night

10. A decked out office building to hold all the great employees I plan to hire

And a few other splurges that I’ll keep to myself… (hint: shoes, handbags, and more shoes!)

How about you? What ten things are you going to get when you make it big? Regardless of where you are in your career, it’s never to early to start visualizing yourself enjoying the lifestyle that you ultimately want. Create your “Make It Big” list and let it motivate you every day to stay on your grind.


  1. Trevor T.
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 4:36 PM | Permalink

    Thing is, Tia, none of this crap matters, and you won’t realize any of it until you realize that. Then it seems to happen without much effort. I know it sounds all touchy-feely, but I’ve been there. It’s really about companionship. It’s about being a pillar of strength and reliability. It’s about helping for the sake of helping, not for rewards or recognition. It’s about doing right by your family and friends. It’s about realizing a $90,000 car is 10% car and 90% douchebag. It’s about knowing that selfless is much more satisfying than selfish. I know your list is a fun thing to think about, but if your true intentions and beliefs aren’t considerably deeper, your ultimate enjoyment of the next 50 years or so is going to suck.

    • Posted November 11, 2010 at 6:29 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for your comment, Trevor. While I had fun creating this list, I definitely know what’s most important in life. I wouldn’t have taken this journey as an entrepreneur if I didn’t want to make a meaningful difference in the world and build a legacy to pass on to my children. There are a lot of sacrifices entrepreneurs have to make during the startup phase, so it is great to take a minute to think about the fun stuff every now and then. I hope you allow yourself to do the same. ;-)

      I wish you much success on your journey!

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