Teaching The Terminator
You’ve seen “The Terminator,” right? Or maybe “Kindergarten Cop?” (Haha).
At the least, I’m sure you’ve picked up a bodybuilding mag and seen a suave Austrian face with 22-inch biceps on the cover.
What I’m getting at is that, unless you’ve been asleep for the past 50 years, you know damn well who Arnold Schwarzenegger is.
The Terminator. The Governor. Mr. Olympia.
Mr. Governator, if you will.
Well, I had the awesome pleasure of chatting it up with Arnie in Australia last month at the 21st Century Financial Education Summit — he’s still got the guns by the way.
We traveled to Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, speaking to huge crowds along with other presenters.
The trip was non-stop work and filled with meeting tons of people,
but there was one shining memory I’ll remember forever:
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Arnold came up to me after I spoke during one of the stops and stared semi-baffled as the crowd rushed to the back of the room to get signed up for my money-making programs, as they normally do.
“So … what do you do?” he said in his trademark accent.
“I help people make a lot of money.”
“Through wealth coaching, seminars, workbooks, real estate and speaking.”
“What is that? I’ve never heard of that before. Tell me more.”
At this point, the exact thought that came to my mind was “WHAT?!”
THE Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t know about this realm of business?
Keep in mind that this is a dude who has been at the peak of film, fitness and politics.
Yet, he was unaware of my line of work — And I got to teach him about it on that day.
What an honor!
We talked for a bit and he was genuinely interested in what I did, why I did it and how it did it.
That moment made my trip. It made the long flights & non-stop work totally worth it.
You’d be hard pressed not to see something in Arnold that you admire about him. And I was able to help him expand his knowledge into a new territory.
The neater part about it was how receptive and humble he was to learning and asking about it.
Just goes to show that learning never stops.
There’s a lessons to be learned here, kids:
“When you stop learning, you stop growing.”
So stay humble or you might miss out on new lessons. Even the amazing Mr. Governator can still learn a thing or two from a farm girl from Nebraska.