WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED’S AMAZING LIFE
In “Who Is Ted Thomas?” Ted talks about his travels, beliefs, experiences, and the weirdest thing he’s ever seen.
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Folks, I’m a businessman. You could call me a capitalist, but I’ve been doing tax liens and deeds for 25 years. I’m just an entrepreneurial guy. If I was just 25 years old right now and getting started, I would start at a business I knew would be long-term, and that’s the one I’m in now.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED TALKS ABOUT BUSINESS
Now my first career was as an airline pilot, and that was a great career, and it’s changed dramatically now. But at the time it was exciting and I got to travel the world.
If you want to make a lot of money, get involved with the internet, and get involved in a business like this that everybody doesn’t know about. Everybody’s worried about retiring. If you’re 45 plus, you’re scratching your head. You don’t know what to do.
Well, you probably don’t want to be a carpenter or a plumber or one of those things, only because it takes so long to go through the apprenticeship. Learn a business like this one. You can do it from home. It will allow you to travel. It will allow you to make money.
The only thing that will hold you back at first is having money, but you can use credit cards to get started. If you study, other people will fund you. This is a business you can do for the rest of your life.
What’s Ted’s favorite food? Steak.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED’S FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD
My favorite places in the world? South America is great. It’s the land of opportunity, no doubt about that. Mexico’s great, land of opportunity again, but unfortunately they don’t understand law.
If you want a calm, quiet, regimented life, you need to look at Switzerland in the middle of Europe. It’s a paradise, but it doesn’t have opportunity for young people. So young people, they all leave and then they go back. So that’s good.
If you look at Asia, you want to look at Singapore. It’s filled with young people. You’re going to have to be in very certain professions if you’re going to make it in Singapore. I don’t know enough about Japan to tell you there.
But Malaysia is probably, with all the growth that’s going to take place because it’s got so much land, so many young people and a lot to do there. So I’m not negative on any of it.
You notice I didn’t mention Communist China or Communist Russia, only because it’s Communist.
My greatest strength is I like people, and my weakness is beautiful women.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – THE WEIRDEST THINGS TED HAS SEEN
Oh, boy, weirdest things I’ve seen. Oh, this could be a long interview.
I’ve seen people buy a house, a livable house for $300, $316, as a matter of fact. And end up a month later renting it for $750. Okay, so they bought it for $300, didn’t sell it. And they rented it for $700. So they’ll tell you that.
I’ve also seen properties go to auction, where the people spent, round numbers, $10,000, and they were able to sell it and make $170,000. So I’ve seen some real wide ranges of what could happen in terms of money.
In terms of auctions, I’ve seen everything from 2,500 properties. They’re trying to sell them all in a place like Los Angeles, and as fast as you can snap your fingers like that, the properties are going and people yelling and screaming.
And they were usually three properties behind what they were buying, and then they were selling. So I’ve seen that.
I’ve been to auctions where nobody showed up. No one showed up, and that’s pretty shocking.
I’ve had people show up for auction. As a matter of fact, in a video in my course, a gal showed up for an auction and bought two properties, and she sold one of them before she left the room! She bought it and before she left out the door, she had it sold. So I’ve seen everything.
Another food I love, pickles, kosher pickles, little dills, folks.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – WHAT TED’S DAY IS LIKE
What’s my day like? I get up early. I go out and walk. I do exercises. I mean, strict exercises, so I work my back. I work my feet.
I read a lot. After I’m done reading, then I work. I work every day. I work somewhat on the weekends, but it’s mostly writing on the weekends, because I like to write and I like to create. My favorite thing to do is create new courses.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED’S TRAVELS
There was a time in my life when I traveled all over the world, and I flew airplanes and did a lot of, what you might call, adventure travel.
I’ve been to the North Pole. I haven’t been to the South Pole, but I’ve been real close. I’ve been on safaris. I’ve done all those things. So I did all of that when I was young enough to really appreciate it. Probably scared my poor wife half to death. Well, I know I did that.
So my day is full, and I live life, not that I’m going to die tomorrow, but I live it and I enjoy it.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – WHY TED WON’T RETIRE
When you’re 80 years old, people ask you this question all the time. Why are you still working? Why are you doing anything?
Number one, I like working. Number two, I’m a creative guy. The things I create are things that help other people make money. I’ve made significant money in my life, all of which I have to give away, but I still continue to do that. But I continue making things to help other people.
I mean, it helps me because I do get paid for it, but everything I create hundreds of other people learn and make a lot of money from it. If I didn’t work all the time I work, I would probably just die, because people sit at home.
I have two brothers that died in their 60s, and they both had huge retirements. One brother had 47 years of government service, and you can imagine what his paycheck was going to be, and he died within a year. And there was no reason for it. He’d just, you know, sit and watch television.
I’m interested in working and doing things. I can’t keep up with a 20-year-old, but I can keep up.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED’S FAVORITE STORY
I don’t have a favorite, but I’ll tell you a favorite story. Fortunately, I met a guy by the name of Louie Pinto years ago, and he introduced me to another guy. I was in Singapore, and they said, you’ve got to go to Chiang Mai, which is Thailand, almost on the China border.
In Chiang Mai, they raise tigers, and 12-year-old to 16-year-old boys that raise the tigers.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED AND THE TIGERS
You can go in a cage the same size as this studio I’m sitting in now. A Bengal tiger will be in the cage, and the boy will just tap its ear and it will jump onto a table. A 700-pound tiger jumps onto the table next to you, and that impression will last the rest of your life, I’ll guarantee you.
So the boy then tells you, touch the tiger, hit the tiger, do anything you want with the tiger, but don’t touch its face. And so I pet the tiger, and it was like petting a hairbrush. The fur was not soft and fluffy.
From there, I went to lying in a room with four tigers that were all six months old, and they were about as big as I am at six months old.
From there I went to where you could hold an actual baby tiger in your hand. And they bite right away, right away they bite. They’re one-day old, and they’re biting.
Anyway, that was an experience. Now you can go and see elephants in these parks, and you can go and see alligators and all those things, but there’s nothing like being close to a Bengal tiger.
When you’re in a cage and locked in, wire all around you, with a 700-pound, there were actually two 700-pound Bengal tigers, that was the most impression I’ve ever had of an animal. And I’ve been on the Serengeti and watched animal kills.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED’S PHILOSOPHY ON CHARITY
I do charity much differently than other people. I’m a little bit resentful of a lot of charities, because I watched my wife go through cancer and things like that and thought I could do my part by helping out. But I wouldn’t do that again.
My charity is every day when I eat out. It’s every time I’m at a car wash. It’s every time I’m around what people didn’t have a chance to go to school to learn, or they didn’t want to go to school, or they didn’t educate themselves. I make sure they’re taken care of.
So I don’t give any $2 tips. I mean, they’re $10 or $20 tips. That’s money that goes in the economy today, not into some kind of brown suit that’s making $200,000 a year and going to work 30 hours a week.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – TED ENCOURAGES SELF-IMPROVEMENT
Well, I’m sorry if you lost hope. There’s plenty to be hopeful for because you’re going to get better by using your brain. That’s how you’re going to get better.
You need to do something for yourself, not wait for somebody to do it for you, because there are plenty of books to read. There are plenty of things to do that will make you better.
I’m not a person that pats people on the back, but I can tell you right now, if you want something out of life, it’s up to you.
WHO IS TED THOMAS? – WHAT TED TELLS HIMSELF EVERY MORNING
So my first saying in the morning is exactly what I’m going to say right now. I turn and I put my feet on the floor, and I say these simple words. I say, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” I’ll say that again so that you don’t misinterpret it in any way. “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”
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