This video was published on 27 April 2015 on You Tube by Steve Harvey. I was unable to find the transcript anywhere and had to do it myself. I have posted the transcript here for the public’s learning purposes.
Start With a $10 Idea By Steve Harvey
When people tries to figure out how to make a million dollars, they have no idea how darning that is. If you know to make a million dollars, you go make it tomorrow; but since you can’t figure out how to make a million dollars, you go somewhere and sit down. That is the wrong approach.
If you apply your gift, your God given gift that He gave you, you have millions already at your disposal. If you break down, inch by inch of anything said of the ten by ten theory, which is very simple, you don’t need a million idea; you need a $10 idea. You need something that your gifted God give you to make $10. That is all you got to be able. I don’t care if it is cutting hair, cutting somebody’s grass, washing somebody’s car, I don’t care if it is mowing somebody’s lawn. I don’t care if it driving people to a certain destination.I don’t care if it is baby sitting. I don’t care if it is baking cookies or pies.
You have something braiding somebody’s hair. You have something that you can do so well that someone will give you $10 for it. Write my paper for me.Do this for me. Somebody gives you $10 for it.
Once they give you $10, all you got to do is whatever you did to that $10, do ten more times. You now, my friend, have $100. You have $100 simply because you took a $10 idea and you did it ten times. Well, guess what, if take that $100 that you made since you done it ten times and you do it ten more times, I got news for you, my friend, you now have $1,000.
$1,000. Guess what you got to do? You got to multiply the effort again. Do whatever you did to get $1,000 do it ten more times. My friend, you now have $10,000. He got $10,000 now. Imagine that you were making an extra $10,000 a month. Just imagine that you were making an etra $10,000 a month; that is a $120,000 a year.
But I got news for you, my friend, whatever you did; whatever it took to make yourself $10,000, all you got to do is you got to do it 10 more times. 10 more times, my friend. You now have $100,000. I got news for you now. If you can make $100,000; you are just a step away from being a millionaire, man, because now you hire a few more people to help you out, to do portions of what you do, so that you can duplicate efforts. And one more time, just one more time, do it ten times. Man, that sounds hard. It is hard, but what else you got to do? You going to stop it at $100,000? All you got to do is to duplicate your efforts by 10.
You duplicate your efforts by 10. 10 times $100,000. Welcome to the club, my friend, you are now a millionaire. Congratulations. You became a millionaire with a $10 idea.
Stop bargaining yourself down, trying to make a million. Do what you can do to make $10; and then do the ten by ten theory; inch by inch. It is a sinch. Here is the joyful part. Along the way, when you were down here making $20,000, then all of a sudden you are making $30,000; now you are making $100,000 but on the way to duplicating that times ten, you may stop along here at $250,000. You can make a quarter of a million dollars a year. That is way better than the $20,000 that you have when you started. So there is joy in the process. Your life is a little richer at $250,000.
You will become more richer at half a million.It becomes richer than that at three quarter of a million; $750,000.
If you don’t make it to the million because you tripped because you made $900,000 a year, no, you are going to be happy. If you don’t the million, you only make $750,000 a year, you can’t find happiness in $750,000? Something is wrong with you, man. There is joy in the process. That’s how you make a million dollars.