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  • (upbeat music)

  • - Buenos dias, millennials.

  • And welcome back to another

  • Advanced Lesson in Millennial Money.

  • I'm your host, Alexandra Gonzalez.

  • Today, we have an incredibly special interview for you guys.

  • Where I sat down with Robert,

  • and saw a side of him I've never seen before.

  • One that was honest, truthful, raw,

  • and it got a little emotional.

  • But in this episode, we find out

  • why a millionaire like him does what he does.

  • What guides him and what drives him.

  • So let's use this episode to enlighten us all

  • on how to find out true purpose in life.

  • - I just know that, like your father,

  • he went to military school and I went to military school,

  • and noticed the people that have had

  • really tough mental, emotional,

  • physical and spiritual training, they're tougher.

  • So I came out of the academy, like your dad,

  • he went in the Navy, I went in the Marine Corps,

  • and we come out tougher, internally stronger.

  • And I don't know how you guys get that.

  • I call it spiritual intelligence at this point.

  • Let me draw this (mumbles), you guys have seen it before.

  • But again, if you look at it this way,

  • this is intelligences,

  • and this is what makes us human beings.

  • We have mental intelligence.

  • we have physical intelligence,

  • you know, like Tiger Woods is a fantastic golfer.

  • I suck, you know.

  • And then you have emotional intelligence,

  • and emotional intelligence, they call it EQ,

  • is the most important.

  • Because I get my feelings hurt all the time,

  • I get angry, I hallucinate in my head,

  • I think things that aren't true,

  • but the biggest one of all is the spiritual.

  • Difference between mental and spiritual, it's very simple.

  • Mental causes two.

  • So man, woman, good, bad, up, down.

  • Where spiritual is one, so I'll give you an example.

  • Why do I do my work?

  • Yesterday, I was driving down the road

  • and I saw this young guy, just broke my heart.

  • He's standing there in the hot Phoenix sun,

  • he says "unemployed, need money

  • to feed the kids," and all that.

  • Now, mentally I could say get a job, you idiot.

  • But spiritually, I am him.

  • I feel for him.

  • So in my work, I work for this.

  • I don't need the money.

  • My teacher was R. Buckminster Fuller,

  • and he says "I don't work for me, I work for everyone."

  • And that was one the biggest lessons

  • I got from the military, from the military

  • was very high spiritual intelligence.

  • That's why you dad and I get along so well.

  • Because when we went into combat,

  • which is a horrible experience

  • of good and bad people, enemy and friends.

  • But when we climbed into our aircraft,

  • it was a crew of five, we became one.

  • It is the best feeling, as horrible as it is,

  • flying into combat, because we might not come back.

  • But it was the highest feeling of all, it was spiritual.

  • And I'm afraid, as not just millennials,

  • as as human beings, well is this good, is this bad?

  • Is this the best Vuitton shirt?

  • Can I get it at a better price?

  • Or he's cute, or she's cute, but is there somebody better?

  • Right?

  • - Yeah, I mean that's exactly what's going on.

  • - So you guys are stuck in your head,

  • and I think you should get more into your spirit.

  • Like saying what can I do for my fellow human being?

  • What can I do for the environment?

  • And I think the biggest secret of my success

  • is I have all, and we all have these.

  • We all have some degree of physical things we do,

  • emotionally I'm a basket case a lot of the time,

  • I get upset, I get angry, I get sad, I get my feelings hurt,

  • and I'm always this is good, this is bad.

  • You know, you watch politics, it's all good and bad.

  • It's a bunch of BS.

  • But what keeps me going is this, and it's spiritual,

  • is how can I serve others?

  • How can I serve the planet?

  • How can I fix this problem?

  • Millennials, it's not just millennials,

  • it's just human beings in general,

  • if you can get back to being one.

  • Being compassionate.

  • You'll always have idiots here,

  • you'll always have idiots here and idiots here,

  • but just stay in your spirit.

  • It's like when I saw that guy,

  • he's probably 45 years old, I couldn't imagine

  • being a father saying I need money for my kids.

  • I gave him a few bucks, but it doesn't help.

  • When I gave him a few bucks, I was saying

  • hey, we're one, I feel your pain.

  • And so what's happening I think,

  • it's not just millennials, it's human.

  • Human beings are idiots, you know?

  • We inflict a lot of pain,

  • but this is spiritual intelligence.

  • Is how do we make it one?

  • Like my love of trees, when I see people

  • cutting down trees, I wanna kill them.

  • (laughing)

  • And then the oceans, it just breaks my heart

  • because I grew up in the oceans.

  • So when we're in our spiritual,

  • in our hearts, in our silence of the brain,

  • of the mind, that we're most effective.

  • - And I think you nailed it there Robert,

  • because I think a lot of us haven't made the shift

  • from being just in mental to spiritual.

  • And so we're so concentrated on me, me, me,

  • and it's because of the era we grew up in.

  • Just all these platforms are just about me.

  • And so I think if a lot of us

  • made the shift from mental to spiritual,

  • and concentrated on the greater good,

  • we'd do a lot better in life, be more successful too.

  • It's sad that we have lived our lives so small,

  • instead of thinking bigger.

  • And I think what you said too,

  • is what really pushed you are these critics,

  • and when your feelings have been hurt.

  • And I grew up and I had a hard time

  • because my dad, the Marine, he grew up with four brothers,

  • and here we are four women, growing up with a soldier,

  • and he would push us in a very hard way.

  • And I don't think I understood until now why that.

  • And I took it very painfully, but it also,

  • I understand now that it was for the greater good.

  • And that's what pushed me, and I think

  • we need to use these platforms that we have

  • to develop that, and find that pain,

  • and create into something good.

  • - Yeah, go here.

  • - Go spiritual.

  • So when I see these comments, what helped me

  • know that they have a little bit of truth behind them,

  • and help them make me into a better person.

  • - And so the compliment I will pay to millennials,

  • I think your generation is more socially conscious.

  • You wanna take on these challenges,

  • you wanna right the wrongs of the past,

  • so you're more stepping up to, hate to say it,

  • but what the military was.

  • Where we're here not for us,

  • we're here for a higher cause.

  • And I noticed that with the millennials,

  • you guys are more looking for a spiritual purpose in life.

  • And that's the difference.

  • You find that spiritual purposes,

  • like the reason I teach, I don't need the money,

  • I just need to teach what I was taught.

  • And it wasn't taught in school.

  • So anyway, if you can stay, there'll always be idiots here.

  • A hundred years from now,

  • there'll still be idiots out here.

  • - Yeah, and I think that's what keeps you going.

  • So many people are like whoa,

  • Robert has all this money, what is he doing?

  • Why is he giving us all this free information?

  • And I think that it's your spirituality

  • that just keeps you going and won't let you stop.