I remember as I child, I always thought that the super fast cars like Lamborghini’s, Porsche and Ferrari’s were only accessible to a few individuals in the world. I would always have this impression that it you had to be super smart, a genius or play professional basketball.
But after watching this interview with Peter Beatie, his story put all the myth and misconceptions to rest.
When I first learned about Peter, I realized he is just a normal guy and that basically anyone can do what he did. You just have to have the desire and then have a clear plan on how to achieve your goal.
Peter didn’t really have the greatest start in life, as a matter of fact he didn’t even have a good start in life. He was known for being a timid kid in school and he was perceived as an outcast because he wasn’t considered as one of the cool kids.
One thing, I would like to point out is that, for some reason being a outcast or loner, if you want to call it seems like to be a common characteristic of some of the successful people I read about. For example, for those who know skateboarding, Tony Hawk was a loner. All he did was practice skateboarding by himself all the time. Another outcast who comes to mind is Pharrell Williams, the rapper, producer and fashion designer, who also known for the hit song “I’m Happy” which was featured in Despicable Me 2. (I love that movie by the way!)
So these guys were all outcasts and I can see how that contributed to their success. If you happen to be one of the popular kids in school, you are not going to be as focused as the other loner guy. The popular guy or girl in school will always be occupied with something. They will always get invited to a house party, friends will constantly call them to the movies or hang out at so and so house. More than likely, they love to party which will lead to drinking and recreational drugs because someone who doesn’t engage in these illegal activities, doesn’t really sit at the top 10 things of being popular.
Going back to Peter, he had 2 siblings and was raised by a single mother. His dad was a drug addict was most absent through out his life and unfortunately, he later died due to a drug over dose.
These unfortunate events in his early life, almost made him drop out of school but he ended up barely graduating from school.
He ended up becoming an Architect and no this wasn’t what allowed him to buy Lamborghini. He later realized that he can never afford any luxury car, if he was always going to work for someone else. So during his off time, he would dabble with making custom videos.
He became good at making these videos that he was able to sell them to other business owners. Later, he found a way to streamline his process and made software that he could sell to others, so that they can easily make a video for themselves.
He custom video making products became a success and just took off from there.
What did he do next?
He quit his job, thats what he did. I probably would of done the same thing too. So he was able to generate enough income is short period of time, that he decided to buy that Lamborghini, he had always been dreaming about for so many years.
So the next time, you see a Lamborghini cruising down the road, just know that it is possible, that anyone can own one.
It doesn’t matter how much your life sucks right now or you just happen to be grow up in the worst kind of environments.
Hopefully after reading this inspiring story about Peter, will definite change your mindset and maybe get you own Lambo. If so, you can contact me here and I would love to write a post sharing your success and your new whip.