Why Gene Simmons says you should work on the weekends if you want to be wealthy

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.

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