Here at Stately Anthill Manor, we cast far and wide for inspirational words that will lift you from that cash-poor, idea-bereft funk and propel you once again on your entrepreneurial path. We’ll plumb any source, no matter how lofty, pithy or obscure.
Submitted for your approval: One Johnny Sarhanis, a contestant on the VH-1 reality show “Ton of Cash.” A man whose chiseled frame has moved him to call himself “The Greek Mystique.” A man who, as the video below opens, has been voted off the island.
Offered a moment to say final words to the remaining contestants, G.M. launches into a give-’em-hell speech punctuated with this thought: It’s not how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
Sarhanis then drives home his point with … with … aw, we just can’t give it away. Just brace yourself at 0:51, and make sure your speakers are turned all the way up.
Postscript: Sarhanis’ speech is hardly off the cuff. It’s from “Rocky Balboa,” originally spoken by Rocky (Sly Stallone, natcherly) to his son. Still, “The Greek Mystique” gets Anthill Brownie Points for his memorably gonzo delivery.