Episode 17: Start Your Financial Journey Here
Are you ready to be inspired and to find out what it took for Parris Mills of Millionaire Mindset Among Men to get started? It would be easy to say his journey started out like everyone else, but it was not even close. Parris joined the Navy and at his young age of 18-20 he was given a brand new credit card with a $15,000 limit. Then you add on a great military pay and what does that equal?
You guessed it. A whole lot of traveling to places like Guam, Hong Kong, Korea and racking up a mountain of debt. What do you do with all of that debt? You take it with you after the Navy and you carry it around with you for a long time. Until you hit your breaking point. Mills said, I look on my bank statement today and I could see purchases from, like, seven years ago, Singapore. So that just really made me mad.”
Parris is now on a mission to get out of debt. He is working and doing any side hustle to make upward of $2000 a week to just focus on paying off his debt. This is where is instagram was born. It was born to share his journey of getting out of debt. He main goal is to let others know that there are options out there. And he is sharing what he is learning.
He has no regret or shame with his military lifestyle and he is determined to learn from this and help others to accept what they did and then pay it back and work extra hard. Paying debt back is hard and it takes time. Mills said, “I have no patience. I want it gone now. ” He is ready to step away from debt and purchase his dream car a Tesla with cash and get into a home.
His biggest money killer is eating out twice a day. He is going to work on cooking his food or taking food with him. He will report back and let us know how is doing with this part of his budget.
This podcast is for those who are needing to be inspired or are just looking where to start. Parris is one to watch out for. He is on to change the world. I hope you enjoy the podcast as I filled in for the talented Dave Hall as my first podcast hosting job ever.Expand to read the Full Transcript
CR: Are you ready to get started? I mean, really start something you’ve been putting off well, prepare to be inspired to do just that with our next guest, Parris Mills who shares his journey for making great money in the military to climbing out of a mountain of debt. It’s all about the mindset and just getting started.
Announcer: Welcome to the Prosperity Gap, where we discuss the financial gap that exists between where we are and where we should be. It’s time to bridge that gap.
CR: All right, Can I tell you how excited I am to be here with you guys today? My name is CR Thelin, and I am filling in for the great, amazing Dave Hall who couldn’t make it today. Now I’m usually in the back end doing all the editing, all of the producing, And so I’m in the driver’s seat today, which means anything can happen. And as I’ve been researching, I have been trying to find you some amazing guests that inspire you that can help you and move you forward. And today is no exception. I am so excited that we have Paris Mills from the millionaire mindset among men with us today and he’s somebody that I am insanely inspired by as I found his instagram accounts. And I hope you feel of this positive energy today as we continue to talk Paris. Welcome to the show.
Parris: Hey, man, how are you?
CR: I am doing great. How are things for you? I mean, I love your Instagram and I started following you and I’m just totally inspired.
Parris: Things are things are very good. The Instagram is a work in progress. I have no idea what I’m doing with it. It’s just Ah, goal that I was gonna start in the new one decade. So that’s that’s just what I was gonna do, man. And I did it. You seen it? Never here. And I love it. It’s actually very benefit, so I really appreciate it.
CR: Let’s start out by asking you why you started Millionaire mindset among men.
Parris: I started millionaire mindset among men because I got out the military in 2016 and from 2016 until 2019 I would think about any kind of way to start a business being entrepreneur and I thought of hundreds and hundreds of ways, but I never knew how to start like the first step. Still, until today I have no idea how to start a T shirt business. How to start any kind of a bar? I have no idea. I told myself You know what? I could start an instagram. God Dang, I could do that. So 2019 came. I was like, You know what? Here goes out of the business. Page started the instagram, and what I focused on is all my struggles with dead for my past mistakes in military And even before that, So I just wanted to So see, now the guys at work, they they joke on me because they know that I have a lot of debt in there like, Oh, so you wanna You want to tell people how to get out of that Yet you’re in that, you know, they joke about it, which is fine, But my main goal is to let people know the options out there. You know, let people know if you save now, if you invest now, all I’m doing is putting out what I’m reading. What I’m learning. As soon as I learned something, I put it on instagram and let other people learn with me. Really, That’s all. That’s all. This is a learning platform.
CR: And I love that you’re starting because as we talked many times in podcast episodes before, it’s just taking that ability to start. So I love that you said that you’re just putting it out there because that’s the best way to learn. And I wanted you to share a little bit about your journey because I know like you mentioned you were in the Navy, had lots of credit card debt. You’ve overcome a lot of obstacles. And if you could just kind of share that story with us, because that is really what inspired me to said, I gotta get Paris on here because that was so inspiring to read that.
Parris: I’m glad too, man, you know, I have no regrets, no shame at all. Man would go overseas. On deployment would be on a three month deployment. Will go took Guam or Hong Kong, Sai Pan Boo sign Korea and I would get the most expensive hotel I remember so specifically, we went to Guam, I got a thing. It was like a $900 hotel for like two nights we went to the club, spent $200 on like drinks alone, and everything’s on my credit card. I got paid really good in the military, but the credit card I went through my bank. They’re proving for like, $15,000 immediately fresh out of boot camp because they knew, you know, 18 years old. So I’m overseas, man, just swiping, swiping and it doesn’t look like it’s adding up on my credit statement. You know, it’s just little money. Little money here couple $600 here. $20 here, $100 here and boys later. $20,000 already. Then I get out of the military and I bought me a Nissan Altima coupe. I’m a Nissan Altima coupe. It was like a 2008 and it was a very good car. But my mentality, man, I had the credit. I had the good credit score. I went and got me. Ah, Infinity Crossover Bay. Very luxurious. Very nice. My payment was about $510 a month. Now, out of the military, I’m not getting a military paycheck anymore. You know, everything’s starting to shake around a little bit. I’m like Oh, something’s wrong. So everything’s stacked up on me now and that’s that’s where a lot of the dead came from. Was really just credit cards and going overseas and having a lot of fun. That’s I have so many stories, man. I have stories for years. I can tell just on, but I also have a lot of Ah, I look on my bank statement today and I could see purchases from, like, seven years ago, Singapore something. So it’s that just really made me mad.
CR: And I love the fact that you first of all recognize that because that’s that’s a problem that we all deal with. We get into these debts, you know, even myself. Years ago, my wife and I, you know, we were in the same thing. We moved into a new home. We had a lot of money from our previous song when we sold it, and instead of investing it, we just said Let’s buy a lot of great things for our place. I mean, new TVs and and then we just went crazy and we paid for it for a long time, and my wife and I had a buckle down and we had to just really get our act together and get it paid off. And it took a long time. And to now not have any credit card debt is amazing. But it took us a long time to figure out what we’re doing wrong. But until we recognize that, that’s where the first step Was.
Parris: That’s my problem, man. I have no patience. It’s so hard, you know? I want it all going now. You know, I’m trying to make $2000 a week so I can just throw everything on it. But yeah, that’s what I just gotta learn. Gotta learn the be patient.
CR: you’re right, you know? And I was reading one of your posts and you mentioned about your debt free journey and I you said, I literally dream about being debt free. Besides taking action and recognizing it, we also have to dream it. We have to put ourselves in that position. And becoming debt free is not easy. It’s a challenge. It’s a struggle and you said you wanted to take care of it. Now, it’s so quick to get into debt, but it takes forever to get out of it. And we have to really focus on getting out of that. Like you said, you sold your new infinity and you got your I think you said you bought a beater Toyota.
Parris: Yeah, yeah, but I love it though.
CR: And you save what, $700 a month you said?
Parris: Oh, it’s probably more than that, man
CR: that’s crazy. So what other changes are you making to get closer to being debt free right now?
Parris: I’m glad you asked me the apartment that I currently live at. I live in a not as expensive area in the metro Atlanta. I’m paying around $1200 a month for a one bedroom, one bath. I’m moving to Ah, more expensive side of town, and I’m paying less when I’m paying $900. So that’s what $300 a month in my pocket and it just blows my mind. You know, that’s that’s so much money. Say it never hit me like I could be saving a lot of money so that I’m saving $3 a month. With that, I get excited to talk about this stuff is this is really cool, man. The car saved me so much money cutting down on subscriptions Horizon just gave me after music free with a new plan which is cheaper than a plan that I have. So I canceled my Spotify plan. I’m saving $10. Is his little goals like that? There’s so many things, man. I don’t go shopping for clothes anymore. Anything like I got plenty of clothes. My only issue is budgeting for food. I eat out at least twice a day. Still, I’m not perfect, you know? Yeah, definitely accept that. And it is something that I am working on, but rather than that the my rent, my car, little subscriptions not shopping for clothes. I still try toe go on dates with my girlfriend. That is something that, you know, we are young. That is something that I still do support, you know, because we do have one life Even though you’re trying to or we’re trying to make changes. I just feel when I find, you know, in my young years, so I still go out, you know, have fun. I drink, you know, here and there. So that’s really it. But overall, I’m saving about I’d say about $1000 over the course of a month, which is going to other things, you know, like my credit cards, savings, investing, stuff like that.
CR: And you also mention on your post about a no spend day maybe even a couple days a week. We’ve heard that term before, but tell me a little bit. About what? That no spend day.
Parris: Well, I can’t tell you what a no spend days, But I can tell you what my no spend day is. You know, like I said, I’m new to this as well. Am I talking to much?
CR: No. No, this is awesome. I love it, man.
Parris: Okay, I’m actually having fun. My no spin day consists of, you know, waking up and finding ways to not spend money. That’s it. So I wake up, I want to go to McDonald’s and grab me a quick breakfast. I’ll tell myself No, no, let’s look in this fridge and find me something, you know? And I have plenty of food, man. I’ve plenty of food. I’m just lazy sometimes. So I make me slight. You know, I made ah, eggs and some steak of meat. for Philly cheesesteaks. Just making stuff up. Like I’m in a laboratory just doing stuff together, put in the pot, eat it, and then put that money away. I put that money either, eh? My certificate deposit with my bank or my brokerage account for investing? That’s $7. It’s just $7. Put it away. And that’s that’s my no spin day. But I I spent that money on something else. Something that could earn me money in future. Same thing for lunch, you know, because that’s all I spend money on his food, man. So that’s Yeah, you know. So lunch do the same thing I like. I think about it personally, but Okay. I know. I want to go to somewhere. I know. I wanna go somewhere. I’m gonna spend $13. I forced myself going there. We’ll get a skillet dinner that I’ve having in the freezer. Cook it. It’ll be delicious. You know, I’m I’m happy now. Put that $13 away. You know, that’s dollars right there and same thing with dinner. But I can’t do that every day of the week, but I try to give myself one or two days a week and I’m working on more. So that’s really what my no spin days consist of. Is this food because I don’t buy anything else?
CR: Yeah, on. And I have to laugh because you posted on one of your post about budgeting and you said, How hard is because of Chick-fil-A
Parris: man Chick fil A kills me. only I started eating. She play like two years ago. I never actually, but the only reason open it because
CR: I love Chick fil A to Dave always gives me a hard time because he’s always like, Man, you love Chick-fil-A. It’s one of those things. I don’t know what it is. Just that chicken just makes me feel good. It’s like my daughters in Nashville. I’ll tell you, Hot chicken is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. So when I go out there, I have to budget for hot chicken in my life’s like, What’s wrong with you? That is it. Oh, my goodness. There’s some amazing places out there that I could eat all day, every day.
Parris: I gotta try it. You gotta let me know, man.
CR: Yeah, I’ll share it with you. I’ll give you some of the links, but it’s amazing. And that’s the thing is I love how you’re being so honest because we’re looking into this. There’s a lot of things that I love to do. I love to go to the movies with my with my kids. I love toe, go on dates with my wife and as we started our budget journey, we have to look at those things to to say Okay, what do we love to do? And so I’ve got really good at cooking and I’m not a good cook. But I over years I’ve gotten really good at it. And so, for date nights we would go to town, go to dinner, go to the movies and we’d stop at the grocery store. And by the time we got done, it was a 2 $300 date, and, ah, I said, we’ve got to figure this out. So put our budget together, go to the store, get what we needed, and they’re not. Friday night had something special. You know, maybe I had steak or add something set aside for that, but then we just watch a movie. That was what ended up saving us so much more. Because you’re right. We have to take time for those moments today. We’re so focused on pushing everything down to say we’re only gonna budget this month. But really, we have to live. We have to be able to enjoy. And so I appreciate what you’re saying, and and maybe I’m way off from everybody else but for me, I really believe you have to still live. So I totally hear you, man. So I’m not, uh I’m not saying you’re headed down the wrong path. I’m saying I do exactly what you do. And I just figured out another way toe, make my meals a little bit cost effective by cooking at home. And I’m sure my kids eating the right Dad, this is disgusting. But we’re going to continue Thio. I’m trying. So I wanted to ask you because I love one of the other quote she shared. It was money without a budget is like champagne without a glass. So what helps you stay on course and motivated with your budget right now?
Parris: My future. You know, I think about this 24 hours a day, just thinking about everything that I want. You know, my goal is a is a Tesla no time soon, but that’s my end. Go. So what? What keeps me on trying on? You know, working on my budget and stuff is just thinking about the future. Ah, house. I just think about the better my credit, the cheaper it is to live. And that’s insane. When I think about it like it’s expensive to be poor. It’s so expensive, man. Everything’s more expensive, which makes no sense. So what keeps me on my budget is just thinking about how you know, I got to get my credit together. I need this house to be the cheapest monthly payment that I cannot with the cheapest interest rate. I need my future card be paid off. I’m done with bills. I’m done with financing. Next thing that I will find, this is my house, and it’s the only thing. So that’s what keeps me, you know, going every every day, just budget and trying to find a way to save money in there because, uh, I’m gonna need it in, like, in the future.
CR: Yeah. So I was watching TV last night and LeBron James came on this commercial, and he said this was so powerful how to stop it and rewind and watch it again just because it was so impactful for me. But he said, We’re so focused on strength that we forget to strengthen our focus. The mind is like a muscle. The more you train it, the stronger it gets. And I thought that was so applicable to you and and the mindset that you’re encouraging other people to have and is I read your story. I thought about the ways in which you’d helped change mind sets for others as you’re going out in posting and doing different things. And I follow a blogger and a podcast to her name’s a Elyse Santilli. And she shared seven ways to transform your mind set. So I’m just gonna read those really quick It said, Forgive your past, change your story, open your mind to it. Infinite possibilities, practice gratitude, creates space, know your worth, and take small steps to cultivate the feeling of abundance I think a lot about as we’re talking about money mindset. Some of the things you also post about twos that mean is I look at your post. I mean being in the Navy and everything you’re obviously physically fit is the mind and body. Are those related in your mind? And how do we help both of those to be strengthened so we can continue to do the things we Do.
Parris: Yes, your mind and body is definitely correlated together. I feel like the harder you work, you’re going to stress yourself out and get your mind or your body can’t withhold that. You know that stress You’re cutting years off your life because you’re just so stressed about. You know what you’re trying to do? Working out is definitely something that you have. I feel like working out on Lee makes it beneficial when you are dead free so you can live 50 more years, you know, or 40 more years after retirement. You know, if you’re not working out now and strengthen your body and your mind, then once you are successful, let’s say you got you have your $1,000,000 retirement, pope, like, put my portfolio and you get there. And now you have you know you you have a heart attack at 38-39. Once you retire 40 you have a heart attack or you start having a stroke or something like that because you know you were so stressed or you just because you were so stressed. Stuff like that. So, in my opinion, yes, your mind and body is definitely correlated to definitely try to improve one or the other daily, You know, if it’s not working out and it’s and it’s our reading books which which, which I do, I try to do daily There’s this. I don’t know if we can throw out, like after something really have caught a Blinkist I believe Link is that and it actually it’s kind of lazy, I guess, But it breaks down books like long books in like 15 minutes, you know? So I download that. I read that sometimes I have read, you know, physical like physical books. But like the blinkers that you snapped about, I think three weeks now and I love it, you know, it gets all the important points from very, very good books and puts them right in your face. And every bullet point is something very important, you know, from that book. So that’s how I am powered my mind and my body and I definitely work out, uh, daily.
CR: Readers are leaders, and we talked about that all the time with David I because one time Dave gave a challenge at the office when he said, For anybody that reads this book, I will give you $100 because he firmly believes in making sure that we are readers, that we’re making sure that we’re enlightening our mind and education. So if I go back to those seven steps that, um, at least until he shared, I would also add educate yourself and create a financial plan because those are other ways to help our mind to grow. I agree with you. There’s other great things out there because reading books are one thing but also getting snapshots and improving our mind through through these other APS. I don’t think there’s any harm whatsoever. And those, in fact, if you could do that, you can consume that and share that knowledge. That’s even better because that’s more power to you. And that’s more power that you can help somebody else with. And I love. That, you said, is you’re working with your buddies that they’re harassing you because you’re trying to teach other people how to be debt free, and you’re at least inspiring them. That’s the one thing. Is somebody out there somewhere? Hopefully is watching or listening to this and saying, I just need to start. I don’t even know where to start. I don’t know what to do, and I even see that you have side hustles. There’s a lot of things you do is a side hustle, and that’s a big proponent of what we do here is we talk about side hustles because if you just put the work in, you’ll see results. It’s like in working out. You put the work in, you’ll see the results. But if you don’t start and you sit back and say, Who am I to tell other people how to budget or whom I to sit back and work on money? You are. You are in somebody that’s gonna inspire somebody else because a podcast or a book or something else has written to that particular person, and somebody’s gonna pick that up or listen to that or hear from you and say, Man, Paris, that’s exactly what I needed in order to move today. And so I commend you for that because you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to start.
Parris: I love it, man. That was what I needed to hear. Thank you.
CR: Yeah. So I wanted to ask you a couple more things as we get toward the end here.
Parris: Oh, man. Already?. Yeah, ok
CR: its cruising right through. Okay. As we talked about one of the things you shared “self improvement is our foundation. Upon becoming successful, every day is a new day. To learn something new or to do something to put ourselves in a better situation in the future.” Tell me more about that.
Parris: Away to self improve. All I can do is personally talk about That’s something like all my posts are what I heard on my personal, you know, happenings and stuff. So but how I tried to self improve. Every day I try toe, learn something new or maybe utilize that. You know, you either help me make money or to learn something else. Like a 41 case. I talked to my boss at work about retirement funds. He’s he’s been very active in, you know, retirement funds. He doesn’t invest individual stocks, but he invested like, you know, the big Big Bang guards and each yes and stuff like that. So that’s that’s what I talked to him about and just I’m trying to learn something from everybody you know, just trying to improve my mind set on, you know, dust. That’s just an example without retirement funds. But when it comes to learning new hustles like there’s this app that I also used to make money. Call tax wherever. And you can do so many different jobs. And there’s just new little money making house so that you can do where you put together. I care furniture somewhat, huh? You know how I won’t learn. How do you know how to do that So much in YouTube videos? And I just put together furniture I wanted. My girlfriend bought me, uh, drill set for Christmas two years ago. I’m now using that just trying to put together furniture. Maybe I can use that to help me pay off some debt, make some money in the future by reading books and stuff, helping myself to learn more information. What I like to do is learn about people’s mistakes. I have a very specific needs to learn how this person might stop, how Iran must messed up or or Warren Buffett how these guys messed up so I can learn from that cause I don’t want to mess up like that. I don’t want to lose you no means of dollars and I want to learn from that. So I try to learn from people’s mistakes. I try to read, Read is anything you know, magazines you can learn so much. There’s so many people out there willing to teach. You just have to read the information. It’s so much information out there on Instagram alone. So I made my meter mindset among men in Instagram Page and I follow a lot of, you know, other finance pages and Budget bassist. I learned more from those other pages that I have reading any book, and these are normal people like you and I. These people working on the five day they did a lot more research than I did, and they’re putting it out there. They’re doing out there. So they made their let me, you know, they give me topics to look up. What is that? You know what’s So what’s the ETF O u know What’s Ah, What’s what’s this? What’s that? So that’s how I’m I know self improvement is so big because you know, like nobody knows everything. So you can learn something from so many people are doing is the people in this world that can teach you one thing. Um and it’s my mom.
CR: And I love that you learn, because as we learn, we share. And as we learned, we adapt and we help others because learning is so great. But we have to know how to help other people because that’s the gift that were given to is that we can go collect all of this knowledge. But some people look at this and say, It’s so overwhelming and they’re looking for somebody to explain it to him in a way that helps them to understand. And so you’re looking at all of these other APs or Instagram accounts and you’re learning in such a unique way because 20 years ago this was not possible. You go the library, you get books. But now you have all of this just in your fingertips. And so when I hear this, it gets me excited because that means even a little podcast were a little video here and there, or you just going out and putting your story out there. That ramification is so great if we just learn from it and we grow So I wanted to ask you because one of the things I really made a New Year’s resolution for and I do New Year’s resolutions because it helps me toe to be more focused. It gets me moving. There’s a lot of people who don’t like them, but I wanted to make sure that I was complimenting at least 10 to 20 people a day on social media. That means not going out and just saying, Hey, love your post, but really engaging and writing great comments. So sending a d m or doing things that are different. And I also noticed you post something on there, too, about give a compliment to three people. I tell you, I did. This just kind of is a test because I wanted people to realize that I care. It’s not just I wanted to really get in there and tell people how grateful I am, and I love that you put that because that makes me feel like there’s other people out there trying to change the world one at a time.
Parris: Yeah. And also, you know, giving a compliment. So, people, I’m glad you said that as well, because I kind of felt for weird about it because I personally thought that. But they said it makes you it makes yourself feel better. You know, it put confidence in yourself to build some notes up, you know? So, you know, I get compliments. People daily, you know, just either if it’s compliments of my shoes or like you said, no sitting a d m. Explaining what? Like you know what it taught me? Well, yeah, I I definitely agree, You know, compliments. They build so much confidence in yourself and raise your self esteem more than theirs. Because, you know, you feel good about what you’re doing and you make a smile so good. So, yeah, I agree. 100%.
CR: That’s awesome. Well, our time has come. And because I’m in the driver’s seat, I gotta do something a little special. And another New Year’s resolution that I do is I write in the journal. And so I found all these gratitude journal. So Here’s one right here. It’s called 200 writing prompts, and I don’t know if you see these, but if you go to Barnes and Noble or Amazon, you can buy these journals that they basically have some type of writing prompt to help you to start writing how you feel. Because it’s amazing how many of these little journals have started opening up my mind. But what I wanted to do is I wanted to flip through here and have you tell me when to stop that. I’m gonna read the prompt and have you answer it for me. All right, So you tell me when to stop. Stop. All right? Okay. Tell me about the most recent gift you gave someone. Not including Christmas. It could be anything
Parris: I don’t buy. People know nonchalant gifts. I buy something they can use, isn’t it? It was my money to work. It’s kind of selfish, but I bought my mother. Oh, Papa. A simple But she has millions of parts, but I bought it is big pot. And I bought her a big pot because, you know, as she’s cooking, she runs out of you know, she once she had like six pots on the stove. But I bought it is like this big pot, and I mean, it didn’t mean anything, You know, different. I don’t think you know, it was just a pot. Uh, that that’s a pretty bad one. Let me see. I bought my girlfriend some air pods. You know, I tried to keep Christmas. Very Ah, simple. But, you know, kind of cheap putting the but like, not really, but I bought us. Ameriprise shouldn’t talk about airports, like, three years. 23 years. And I guess that was a very symbolizing gift. You know, it was something small, man, but she loved it. And that’s actually doing she like she loved the gift. She wears her air prize. You know, I could have gotten there anything I could have got her on a big TV, new couch in bed, anything. But all she wanted was AARP eyes. And I got her. I didn’t even get a no getting the most expensive ones. I actually got it. Just like like the cheapest, the cheapest air pies. And man, that’s a pretty good one. She loved it. She you know she loves him now. She wears him all day, so I don’t know why people with their prize just wear one. I guess it’s like a symbolism back there, something like I have airpods But yeah, she wears her air pyres proud, and that’s a pretty good gift. I think that was pretty good,
CR: you know. And for me, it’s just one of those things. I just write in these journals every day because it just opens my mind. It gives me an opportunity just to write about things because I want to make sure that my kids know what I was thinking, what I was doing. And I think that’s what Instagram is forced to. If we can consistently post daily, if we consistently share our financial journey, even if you think nobody’s listening or nobody’s out there, it’s okay because for you it’s it’s the most important piece of what you’re doing because it’s your journal. It’s your ability to really write how you feel and it’s your journey so your kids or whatever down the road will be able to look back and say, I love that he put this out there and he opened himself up to the world, even though it was, it was hard, but that’s what we do. If we open ourselves up and we just start, then our mind set begins to shift our bodies. Air moving. Now we feel like we’re able to accomplish more and we get up and we stop focusing on ourselves. But we’re focusing on changing the world.
Parris: I feel like I don’t know, I just want to sit beside you. And we could start talking to other people because I could listen to that all day, and you should you should definitely
CR: Well, thank you. I’m here working hard, trying to make sure things work. And again, I’m just kind of the back end guy. But I have the great opportunity to talk to you today. Paris and I really appreciate that. And as we end any final thoughts, you want to share with those out there who are listening as he talked about, it’s a CZ. You start as you work on your mindset, the millionaire mindset among men. How can we share that with other people? What kind of final thoughts do you have?
Parris: I made that page just to give somebody their first step. You know, there’s a step one for everybody in there. I only have like, 50 followers. I haven’t been on there in, like, a month, but this podcast right here definitely motivated me a 1,000,000%. Like I will be on their daily because you are right. I needed that. If one person reads that and learns something from it and it was always, you know, I’m very glad to be on this show. This is definitely what I needed. I’m very excited, too. Get back to work on the page and get back to the world, Man, I really appreciate it. Honestly,
CR: Yeah. No, I appreciate you being here. I know it’s taken a couple of tries to get you on the show, and I and Dave’s out in Puerto Rico. I know right now they’re they’ve had some earthquakes, and so what we’re trying to do is still in and help, because again, that’s what we do. It’s it’s one. Men’s down. The next person picks up and keeps going, and that’s what it’s like in life is that we can’t to continually help each other because I’m sorry, but we’re not in this world alone. I don’t care if you know I I live in Utah, you live in Atlanta. We can still help each other. It’s not that Oh, he’s too far away. Because the way technology is, we can continue to help. I mean, Dave’s in Puerto Rico, and we can communicate every single day. And it’s just so powerful what we have if we use it together, if we continually do it alone, it’s gonna take a long time. We’re gonna eventually hit the right areas, but and together we can accomplish so much. Well, thanks again Paris for being on the show and for going through my nonsense today. But I appreciate you being here and sticking with me today.
Parris: Thank you so much. Man. I really appreciate the time.
CR: If you like our show, make sure you subscribe to our channel on YouTube or subscribe anywhere. You’re listening to podcasts because you have been listening to the prosperity gap, the financial gap between where you are and where you should be. And until next time, keep investing, saved some money, get some good food, right?
Parris: Yeah, that that I gotta cook
CR: and we’ll see you soon. Thanks, everyone.
Parris: Thank you, man.
CR: Thank you so much for listening to the Prosperity Gap. I hope you were inspired and motivated by Paris and his story. Man. I love talking to him. You can follow Paris on millionaire mindset among man on instagram. Give him a shoutout. Let him know you heard the show and continue to help encourage him to pay off his debt so that he could become financially free. We’ll talk to you guys again soon.
Parris Mills is on his way to financial independence. His journey started out with him serving for 4 years in the Navy. While overseas he stayed in the nicest suites, went to clubs and drank everyday. Being 18-20 years old he put all his luxury rental cars, luxury suites, drinks, shopping all on his credit card. He left the military and purchased a luxury infinity and got another credit card with a $10,000 limit. He became overwhelmed and was not able to pay his bills, and he knew he had to make a change. He started reading, researching, and working hard to pay off debt. He also begin to slowly invest. He sold his infinity and bought a beater Toyota. He is moving into a new place and with all of this will be saving over $1000 a month. He currently is working and taking on many side hustles to help him pay off his debt as fast as he can.
In the meantime Parris is sharing his journey on his Instagram page, and is sharing all the knowledge with his followers. You can follow his journey to being debt free and learn from his wins and failures. Instagram.com/millionairemindsetamongmen