It’s been said that a successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend and that a successful woman is one who can find such a man. It’s a joke of course, but it’s funny because there is an element of truth in it.

Ladies, let me tell you something. Being a gold digger is a good thing. What’s wrong with it? I dig for gold everyday. I’m a gold digger and respect others willing to admit they are. If a man can’t take care of his bank account how will he take care of your kids? I’m not talking about just going for money of course, you want to fall in love and have it all. But let’s get real. If a man has no money how will he take care of a family? Start digging for gold. There isn’t shame in it. Celebrate it. Check his credit score and have him show you his financials before you get serious with him.

If you’re not digging for gold, what are you digging for?

I have built wealth, and you should be too. Don’t hide the fact that you want it. Tweet me @GrantCardone—”I want to be rich!” I’m not talking about just being a millionaire. You want to become a multimillionaire. A million dollars will give you less financial security than you think. With the way the world economy is, don’t assume a million dollars will provide you and your family with true security.

You need to decide to get rich and get rid of your poverty think. Poverty think concentrates on how much something costs rather than what the potential benefit would be. Poor people worry about the cost of a $30 book while rich people think about the value that can be gained with the knowledge in that $30 book.

Work like a millionaire and shift your focus to creating multiple flows of income. Surround yourself with winners and start stacking cash. Jack your income levels up and get rich—it’s American. Do it for yourself, do it for your family, and do it for your community.

Get freaking rich.

Be great,

If some want to label me obsessed, so be it—that’s why I wrote a book about it. Getting rich should not be a taboo topic. Being poor is not a good thing for anybody. I have been poor, and believe me—it sucks. More parents need to tell their children, “Don’t be poor!” Bill Gates said, “If you are born poor it’s not your fault. If you stay poor, it is.”