Financial success secrets from a failed actor

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People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living. — Robert Downey, Jr. 

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Robert Downey, Jr. went from being a failed actor to being one of the highest-paid in the industry. But, he’s an exception to the rule. I rarely go to the movies nowadays because of the type of bullcrap going on right now in Hollyweird. It’s become the new norm. 

Here’s what I mean:

Bond and Thor as females.

Don’t get me wrong. I love females. I married one. But… I also think what Hollyweird is doing here isn’t about making genuine female heroes. It’s about co-opting male heroes and riding the coattails of obviously successful male franchises.

James Bond is an inherently male character. It can’t work as a female one. Ditto for Thor. 

In my weird male chauvinistic mind, a better option would be to remake Red Sonja and make it an epic revival of a real female hero. I remember watching it with my dad as a kid and being fascinated by it but I can’t remember why. But, the original Red Sonja was considered a flop by critics. What an excellent opportunity to turn that around and make it a new classic. 

But no. 

The Bond franchise is wildly successful and already profitable. Ditto for the Thor franchise. This is a cash grab, plain and simple… and a poorly thought-out one at that. 

Point?

You can’t change people’s minds by tricking them or hijacking an existing success or being a warmed-over version of the original.  You also can’t threaten people or guilt-trip them into making good choices in their life.

Which is why 401(k) auto-enrollment rules at employers are totally bizarre to me. 

That choice to save money and make smart financial decisions has to come from deep within a person’s soul — a desire to make it part of their normal life… part of who they are.

David Lewis

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