The next time you see a funeral procession on the road, close your eyes and envision a U-Haul trailer hitched to the back of hearse. Now that would be a sight to see!
I know what you’re thinking, “That Buckster guy is really a sick bastard.” Seriously though – while the visual is funny, many of you are just strolling through life trying to fill up that stupid ass trailer. And a lot of you fill it up with even more stupid shit than others – Rolexes, designer bags, luxury cars, all bullshit!
What for? None of the material belongings that you’ve accumulated over your pathetic life thus far means shit once your dead – you can’t take it with you, and it does you no good when you’re six feet under! It’s time to start living every day embracing this death mantra to become the ass-kicker you know you are.
So, now you are probably asking yourself, “what do other ass-kickers do when they decide not to rent that U-Haul?” or… “How do you keep score knowing that the accumulation of shit doesn’t work out too well when you are laying lifeless in the back of that hearse?
Here’s Bucky’s Top 3 boxes to check before your Learjet hits the mountain.
1. Screw a legacy, leave a scar. Financial and estate planning are a good thing, and something you need to do as you eventually accumulate wealth. That’s a monetary legacy that you almost have to do to keep the predators away. It’s either the taxman or your family, and most of us will choose the latter (Your family better not come blaming Uncle Bucky if you decide to leave them nothing). However, your true goal in life shouldn’t be about a legacy, it should be about leaving a scar. Leave a mark on your industry. Change shit. Create. Always continue to take shots.
2. Take business & life risks without hesitation. We were not put on this planet to retire. We are here to work and kick ass until our last breath. There’s nothing more pathetic than to see a former ass-kicker in retirement mode. It’s just a horrible countdown to taking your last crap on yourself (which is what happens when you die!). There should be no target date for you to shut it down. Enjoy fruits of your labor, scale back if you must, but never quit. Your only target date is death, and you don’t know when that’s going to happen. So, take risks and take chances. Roll the dice overhand, and with a running start.
3. Tell your family & friends your “No U-Haul” plan. Be very upfront with your spouse, partner, family, and friends about your No U-Haul Life Plan. Let them know that you are going to maximize your life and opportunities until the day you die. Life is more fun that way, and you might find that some people will actually follow in your footsteps. If you know that you are never going to shut your brain off, then you will continually be in ass-kicking mode until your Lamborghini hits the tree.
This can all be done today, player! You just need to stop giving a rip what other people think, and take risks – No U-Haul needed.