Mark Kennedy | Stamford Advocate
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Simmons wants you to be rich and powerful, but it’s not going to be easy. You’re going to have to learn English, wake up early, turn off the TV and study.
“I want to shake you up and tell, you a real harsh truth: The world doesn’t need you,” he says. “The only way you’re going to become rich and powerful is if you stand up on your hind legs. You’re only going to get the respect you demand.”
Simmons, the co-founder and bassist for the rock band Kiss, is brutal in his advice: Women, choose between a career or a family. Guys, get rid of your worthless friends. Above all, don’t listen to the self-esteem movement or be politically correct. Simmons is here to demand that you drop and give him 20.
“I want to be your drill sergeant and piss you off so that you wake up and smell the coffee and go out there and become that rich and powerful person you deserve to be,” he says. “You cannot fail in America.”
Why should you listen to this guy, someone who has spent much of his adult life slathered in scary makeup, in towering platform boots, wagging his tongue onstage and singing songs like “Lick It Up”?
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Ruth Umoh | CNBC
If you were planning on spending this weekend lounging on your couch, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons advises against it.
The controversial singer, who was reportedly banned from Fox News for inappropriate behavior, says you must log in hours over the weekend to acquire wealth.
In fact, the singer says that taking breaks from work is the biggest thing holding people back from becoming rich and achieving their career goals.
“It’s too easy to sit back,” he tells CNBC Make It. “We like to binge watch TV.”
Simmons says that most people live in an “entitlement area” in which they want to enjoy the perks of being rich but don’t want to put in the work that it takes to get there.
“You take two days off every week and do nothing, if you even have a job,” he says. “Times 52 weeks is 104 days.”
That doesn’t even include the time you take off for holidays and vacations, which are generally spent shopping and gossiping, says the rocker. That lost time could be better spent making money.
The co-founder of the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, has told BBC Hardtalk’s Sarah Montague how he has shunned alcohol and drugs throughout his long career in the music industry.
Mr Simmons, who formed the band in New York in 1973, explains how the use of drugs and alcohol by other members of the band led to tensions and eventually to the breakup of its original line-up.
Anthony De Lucia Jr | Alive75.com
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