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50 Cent’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@50cent)


– He’s sold over 30 million albums and has won several
awards, including a grammy. He has a shoe company, water business, film production companies,
and a headphone line. He’s 50 Cent, and here are
his top 10 rules for success. – A lot of us, under the
circumstances, when you starting where there ain’t no plan b. Shit got to work! If it don’t work, what’s going to happen? You know, so if you’re
in that point in position you go, what’s working? And you start to get… Influenced or you swayed to what’s actually working at the moment. And your music changes and
starts to sound a little bit like what’s happening on the radio right now. I’ve heard demo tapes from
10 different Lil’ Wayne’s that wasn’t Lil’ Wayne,
you know what I mean. I was like, “Damn they
got that shit down pact. “That shit sound like
Lil’ Wayne did it, right?” (laughter) You know what I’m sayin’. And then it’s tough like how
do you say that it’s not good? If what’s working right now is that? You know what I’m sayin’. So you go, “Damn it’s good, “but it’s hard for me to really embrace it “because you ain’t Lil’ Wayne.” Like you want me to
invest money in a copy? Nah man, know what I’m sayin’. (laughter) That shit ain’t going to work man. I thought I was ready in ’97. And I didn’t have a major
record company marketing to promote my project ’til 2003. So for that time period I had
to be run on my own energy. You know, I had to convince
myself that I’m going to make it. You know, regardless to how
people felt at that time. What it does is it makes you feel like, well it made me feel like… There’s going to be points
that people going to mistake my confidence for arrogance because I’ve had to. They don’t understand the
process I went through, and how much I’ve had to believe in myself in order to make these things happen. I kind of, I felt like
you can will yourself into a good space. Things that are meant to happen will, and if you believe in yourself enough, you can help yourself learn. You can inspire yourself in different ways where you can actually discipline yourself to the point that you
can become good enough. Like, from ’97, when I started writin’ it was full-time, everyday
I was writin’ music because I had no choice. If I was going to stop hustlin’, then how was I going to provide or create, continue the lifestyle that
I created for my son’s Mom, my son, and myself. I think the things you go
through make you who you are. So I don’t regret those things. I don’t regret ’em because I don’t think I’d be who I am today. If I wasn’t exposed to those situations, if you asked me what I… Those are unfortunate situations that I’ve had to experience. And if I had a choice, I
would have definitely went in a different direction. I might’ve went to school
for business instead of having to go through
this portion of my life. No matter how much you feel
like you prepared for something, it never happens on your term. Like when you think you’re ready. Like it’s suppose to happen. It always happens when
it’s suppose to happen. Because the period that you feel ready and people are not
acknowledging the material the way that you feel like
they should, ’cause it’s good, is the time that you actually
develop skin thick enough to survive when it does work. Yeah I’m not interested
in the financial outcomes of continued success. But there’s no specific mark
of finances that’ll work ’cause to be honest with you,
if I’m sitting here with you, a year from now, two years from now, and they like, “You did
it, you’re a billionaire.” (laughs) I’m a still be sayin’, “Yeah
but I got another idea.” A new idea, is what I think is
representational of a person who’s truly ambitious. Because ambition isn’t a learned behavior, it’s a part of your natural character and you’ll always find
something to be passionate about or a new goal, or a new… You see guys sell companies
five, six billion dollars, and go, “Yeah okay now
what’s the next one.” I’m a rapper… Entrepreneur, a person that
doesn’t see limitations. I have personally high
expectations of myself. And when I actually start to
look at some of the things that I’ve accomplished, and I
become a little more interest in my legacy, like what
people remember me as, is what made it more important that I involve myself in philanthropy. Because the people that
resonate the strongest in their absence have done more for people when they were actually in good positions. And it’s why I’m here. There’s nothing that can actually compare to when it’s right. What it feels like when it’s right. The music is just dead right
and it’s like (exhales sharply) that energy is there. That’s a special kind of high that you’d get addicted
to and you’ll chase it for the rest of your actual career. When you feel that feeling whether it’s your first
album, second album, third album, just a single. ‘Cause a lot of artists
have a career long enough for one song, you know. But when you feel what that feeling is you ain’t going to replace it. We even brought it down to
the perspective of a person that’s in a staff meeting that won’t, is watching someone else raise their hand and answer a question that
they know the answer to. That means that person
deserves to be ahead of you in life because your fear
of being wrong at that point is not allowing you to create your value. Guys this is crazy! I grew up without money but
I didn’t grow up hungry. Whats going on in this
world is out of control. I mean there’s so many
people suffering from hunger. I mean dying from hunger every day. I went to Africa, and the devastation I
witnessed changed me forever. I mean to see people who don’t know when they’re going to
receive their next meal, or if they’re going to
receive their next meal, is crazy. I want to feed a billion hungry people, and I need your help to do that. This is our world. These are our streets. I need your energy. Let’s do this! Wassup! This is 50 Cent. I just want to thank everybody
for showing their support, and all the “get well”
messages I got on thisis50.com. Yesterday, I listened to Fat
Joe’s record and it hurt me. And I told you people, not
to listen to his music, and some people didn’t listen,
and look what happened. (“Lean Back” by Terror Squad
ft. Fat Joe and Remy Ma) Young Buck… (“Shorty Want to Ride” by Young Buck) Tried to buy his motorcycle after listening to Fat Joe’s record. (motorcycle revving) (“Cupcake” by Fat Joe) The skateboarders… (“Cupcake” by Fat Joe) The people who ride they bikes. (“Cupcake” by Fat Joe) These people all over the
place, these people playing the music trying to work out. (“Cupcake” by Fat Joe) It’s terrible, I mean Fat Joe that guy is the worst thing
ever happened to hip-hop. (sobs) And it hurts, it hurts bad,
because I love hip-hop. I don’t know what else to say, I mean, everywhere it’s just happening
all over the place (sobs). It’s because his music sucks so bad it’s going to kill people. Don’t listen to it, please. (sobs) Please. (“Cupcake” by Fat Joe) – [Man] You think I’m
going to make it dude? I mean, I probably won’t
make it past the first light. – [Man] You’re going to make it baby! Hold up kid, don’t take me with ya. – [Steve-O] Alright, 50 fucking barge it. One, two, three, go! – [Man] And he’s off. (laughter) – We’re talking about film. You’ve got a big, big, big
film coming out very soon. – Yeah, I did a project. Man, look… I did a big one. – [Jimmy] You did a real big one, yeah. – [Woman] I know who you are. Are you a shadow? It’s been following me
ever since I was small. – [Narrator] The story you know. – [Woman] Don’t be afraid. – [Narrator] The villain you don’t. – (evil laugh) I’ve been shot nine times, I’m not afraid of no little white girl. (laughter) – [Narrator] MaleFiftyCent. (applause) – (evil laugh) This shit just got magical. – Thank you guys for watching. I made this video because
“quickdhh” asked me to. So if there’s a famous entrepreneur you want me to profile next,
leave it in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do. I’d also love to know which
of 50 Cent’s top 10 lessons are most applicable to you. Which one do you love most and why. Leave it below. I’m going to join in the discussion. Thank you so much for watching. Continue to believe and I’ll see you soon.

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