So often we hear the "But I don't have money!" cry. Well, neither did Colonel Sanders. He wasn't traveling around the country in his 60s trying to sell his chicken recipe and sleeping in his car because he wanted to sleep in his car. He was sleeping in his car because he had no money.

Social Security wasn't paying for his lavish accommodations. And by the way, age is another excuse people use for not trying to succeed.

W. Clement Stone, who started one of the greatest, certainly one of the most famous and legendary life insurance companies in the entire world, Combined Insurance Companies, started with $100.

W. Glenn Turner, who at one point owned 70 different airplanes, and was speaking to audiences and crowds of tens of thousands in the 1960s—he started with a borrowed $5,000 that was almost stolen. He hocked somebody else's furniture to get it.

And Ray Kroc, a 52-year-old soda-jerk fountain salesman, was a factory rep calling on one of his accounts—the original McDonald brothers. He just had a job. Michael Dell, in his first year in college at the University of Texas at Austin, didn't have a lot of money. Twenty years later, the company he founded is doing $40 billion a year.

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, are the first decabillionaires—that's what I've heard. I don't know what that means myself, except that they've got a lot of billion$—and they did it in less than 10 years!

Don't tell me there are no good ideas; don't tell me money can't be made starting with just a little bit of cash, focus, and dedication. "Oh yeah, but I can't do it like Michael Dell and Sergey Brin and Larry Page—high technology." Okay, Ray Kroc did it with hamburgers; Harlan Sanders did it with chicken. What's more mundane and normal than that?

And my phone woke me up recently. It was a gentleman from Australia calling me—of course, living on the other side of the world he was in a different time zone, so he called at 6:30 in the morning. He's got this story for me. Mike O'Hagan started off with $200, and now he's doing millions annually in the furniture moving business.

See, the secret is not what business you're in. The secret is this: are you going to find something that people want, are you going to deliver it to them, and then are you going to leverage and maximize on the motion that you create?

Those are the secrets. Those are what I wish you, my friend. Opportunity is welcoming you. It's calling you.

Author's Bio: 

Ted Ciuba, "living legend" and bestselling author of The NEW Think and Grow Rich, is one of the world's top human potential trainers. He helps people find, define, and actualize their passions to transmute their intangible desires into real money. To find out more about Ciuba, how he can help you, and to collect $297 worth of free gifts, visit