I believe everything that takes place in my life is a stepping stone for me to get to the next level and that’s going to take me to places that I can’t even imagine.
Wesley Virgin is an investor, motivator and serial entrepreneur most known for his digital advertising conglomerate Virgin Media based out of Houston, Texas. Wesley is a strong believer in the power of the human mind and believes that is where all success begins and ends. Wesley also enjoys the finer things in life, like his personal chef, luxurious cars and the freedom that comes with being a successful entrepreneur. He gives all the credit to God and is very grateful for his success. Lucky for everyone else, Wesley would rather teach up-and-coming entrepreneurs his business and psychological secrets to success, than keep them for himself.
Wesley came up with his brand, somewhat out of the blue. After his coaching business began to take off, he found himself making more time to enjoy the company of friends and family. At the same time, he was beginning to feel that embodied something profound, and that is where the name “Wesley Million Dollar Virgin,” was born. Wesley is here to teach young business owners the value of owning their minds. He speaks about the value of meditation, fitness, stress relief, a free schedule, working smarter, not harder, tricks of the trade and much more.
If you or someone you know is a new entrepreneur and would like to learn how they can become as successful as Wesley and avoid making many of the wrong choices entrepreneurs commonly make when starting out, then Wesley’s daily affirmations on social media are a great place to start learning how to best frame your mind for success. Wesley prides himself in being approachable and eager to help anyone who’s willing to ask.
Where did the idea for Virgin Media come from?
One day, I made a ton of money and I immediately started to party, extensively. I was traveling, hanging out with friends and doing my thing. Then one day I just created the name Wesley Million Dollar Virgin, out of the blue. I’m a firm believer in affirmations.
Even every car I have shows it. My Lamborghini says, King Wes. My 4X4 G-Wagon says a billion. Everything I have shown everything that I embody. I always use affirmations. I basically just said, “Wesley Million Dollar, Billion Dollar Virgin, “over and over again, because unconsciously I was creating the reality.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I wake up in the morning and I thank the Lord for another day. I give all the praise to God. I’m just grateful to be alive and I give all the gratitude to God. I’m also so grateful for my family. I’m grateful for my kids, my mom, my dad, and my brother. I’m grateful for the people that watch me around the world. Then I meditate for about 30 minutes and I
just clear my mind and visualize my day. Then my maid usually comes in and tells me to get up and get out of bed. By then my chef has my breakfast cooked for me. Then I jump into one of my cars, usually the Lamborghini and speed down Westheimer, and through Houston, Texas. Then I’ll go to the Gym. I work out quite a bit actually. Health is the beginning of wealth. You’ve got to take care of yourself. I also go to the spa, maybe one time per week. Then I come back home and my chef will have my lunch ready for me. After that, I meditate and I may have a couple of meetings with the team. Then, depending on if I need to travel for a speaking engagement, I’ll plan around that. Outside of that, my day is pretty simple and rewarding.
How do you bring ideas to life?
By doing the visualization process. What I’m doing is taking the ideas and the things that I want to take place and visualizing them. The one thing about me that you’ll notice as you get to know me more, is I really focus on the outcome. Even when I work out, I don’t go to the gym and think about, “My muscles hurting, my soreness or my back hurting.” No. I really see the results. Even before I work out, I visualize my workout in advance. I see myself working out. I see my muscles growing. Same thing with money and business. Everything in my life, I create in my mind, I can see it before it happens. I can hear it. I can touch it. I can taste it. I do this over and over again. Anything that I do with these ideas are eventually going to become physical.
What’s one trend that excites you?
No one says a trend, but I’m very excited that right now young people, especially millennials and centennials, are starting to embrace the concept that your mind truly does create reality. We’re already doing it, right? We’re just doing it unconsciously. I’m excited because I get so many messages in my inbox from young people, even 13 and 14-year-olds telling me that they can see it working. You’re already creating your reality. Reality is perceptual and everything that you’re thinking about and emotionalizing is creating the world around you, believe it or not.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Meditation, I really enjoy it. I engage my parasympathetic nervous system all the time and all of the time spent doing that just resets my mind, helps me slow down and puts mine into what’s called alpha state. Which allows me to see things clearly. Sometimes I go into the Beta state, so I can start to really program my subconscious mind to give me the result that I want and I’ve gotten quite good at it.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Get clear, don’t focus so much on the money, even though I know that’s what people want, but don’t focus too much on that. I would tell any man or woman in their 20’s to, “Pull out a sheet of paper, and I want you to ask yourself this one question, what do you want?” That’s it. It sounds so simply because that’s called an intention, right? Many people have whims. They say things like, “Oh, I want this, I want that. I want a nice car. I want a nice house and I want to be a millionaire,” right? That happens every day. This happens continually based off what’s going on in their environment. So, what I would tell my younger self is, “Get clear about what you want for your life. Don’t think about the money. Just find what you want to wake up to every day. What do you want to do?”
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
That your mind really does create reality. I know people that are multimillionaires that believe that this is the key to success. What I’m saying is metaphysical. “Oh, come on, Wesley. You’ve got to take action too.” Well, that’s obvious, right. But every thought plays its part. Everything ever created started as a thought. Other people say, “Mind is not everything. You’ve got to work hard.” I don’t believe in working hard. I’m going, to be honest with you. The less I work, the more money I make. I think it’s a very obsolete principle, working harder to make more money. A lot of people can’t believe it, especially in Western civilization, we’re just so married to the idea. “No, I have to work hard. I have to get up. I’ve got to grind,” right? It’s so inundated in our brains. Yet other parts of the world use the opposite strategy and they work wonderfully.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Self-affirmation. I do that, and I meditate. I’m going, to be honest with you. You’ve got to meditate. I know it sounds so esoteric and just crazy. But meditation is so powerful.
When you understand the brain, you’ll realize how powerful it is. Most people are in what is called the beta state. The beta state is what you are in right now. We’re talking. I’m talking. You’re listening to me. You’re engaged. But at the same time, you can be thinking about, “Oh, I’ve got to go. Why’s he talking too much?” Most people are in high beta. That’s why they’re stressed. I don’t stress, never. I haven’t stressed in the past 10 years. I don’t have a stressful day or even a stressful moment. Even though that may sound unbelievable, it’s true. You just can’t believe it because you’re in a high beta state constantly. I’ve already trained myself, so when I’m doing something, I am there. When
I’m with my children, I am there. When I’m working, I’m there. I’m not thinking about flat tires. I’m not thinking about the business, Facebook ads or even lost money. I’ve already trained my mind on how to focus effectively.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Mindfulness. It was pure consciousness to grow my business. I know it sounds crazy and you might be right but it really did happen like that. It’s worked very well for me. I start everything from the mind up. I also use this strategy to avoid becoming irritated like everyone else. I think we give ourselves so much pain about the goals that we’re not hitting. I don’t do that. I only show gratitude. That’s my strategy. It works because, in gratitude, you really can’t be irritated, angry and upset about something not happening. I’m always grateful for the things that will happen. I believe everything that takes place in my life is a stepping stone for me to get to the next level and that’s going to take me to places that I can’t even imagine.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
When I lost my car in my early 20s. I went to stay with my friend. I got up, and my car was gone. Even at that time though, I just got on the bus. What else would I do? I’m never going to cry and put myself in this dark, terrible place, ever. That’s insane to me. I
knew I wouldn’t always be there. It was tough. I had to eat some ramen noodles, some peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches. I had to take the bus. But to be honest with you, I
just always saw where I could go rather than where I was. I just had the ability to do that even when I was young. I overcome failures by reframing them. I don’t believe a failure can actually take place unless you say that it’s your failure. So I think once you label something as a failure, then that’s what it is. It’s a limitation for you. I don’t think anything is limited. Any mistake I’ve ever made in my life, it was just there for me to become the man that I am today.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I have something that’s called the Seven Millionaire Mind Hacks. I give those for free,
and I can give you access to that as well. I show people step by step on how to start the process of getting wealthy. Doing these will give you more ideas than you can imagine.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I paid 100 bucks for a book on Amazon. It was a mindset book, but it was powerful. I
can’t remember the name of the book because I read so many, but I think it was the best $100 I’ve ever spent on just getting information and applying it to change my world.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I really don’t believe in any of that stuff. I know people have taskers, to-dos, organization and I don’t like it. My life is different. I don’t live my life by a task. I don’t have-to-dos. If I
don’t make a commitment, then so what? I don’t run my life like that. When I get up in the morning, I do exactly what I want to do. If something is pre-scheduled, then I knock it out, but I don’t live my life by a task or a calendar telling me what to do, or what not to do.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Go get that book. Everybody should read that book. Young people should read that book. It really breaks down the science as to how the mind works and how people create habits that they don’t understand. The reason why they can’t be motivated, the reason why they’re not dedicated, or when they start something they quit, and why they get upset for no reason. Why different triggers happen to them, that kick them out of the game for long periods of time. It’s a great book to get.
What is your favorite quote?
In life, you don’t get what you want. You get what you picture. If you don’t believe you can obtain it, it never happens. It doesn’t matter what you want. You have to be able to picture something different that’s possible for your life.
- Mindset. Everything starts there. Everything begins in the mind. Every thought,
everything that you hold in your hand is going to start there. Remember that.
- Be flexible. You’ve got to be flexible in business and life. Don’t take life too seriously. I
see life as a game, which means it is. Just understand that maybe what you believe,
needs to be changed.
- Believe in you. Work on a belief of yourself. I’ve got a program that talks about this. Just believe in you. Work on your belief. Build up your belief about you and what’s possible for you in your Life. The more certain you are about yourself, the more you will control your world.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.