Sept. 7, 2022

VICTOR YOUNG on MONEY AND HAPPINESS


Transcript

I've heard people say, Money can't buy you happiness. Okay with, I could take a homeless person off the street, give them a job, and help them get their family back on their feet. A guy who has nothing but opinions, and anger can do nothing for this person. So money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy an apartment, it can buy medical, if you can save a life, I think that's happiness, right? Even if there's no store that's called a happy store that I may not be able to go to and spend my money. But when you keep your focus, right, and in the right place, if I can trade my emotions, for power, and wherewithal and influence and money, I can change the world. But my feelings and my emotions I'll be invisible. I'll be a thing of the past as soon as I make the bad decision, and I'm on the bad side of life.
Victor very interesting about money, I see money as oxygen. We don't think about oxygen right now, other than I mentioned it, because there's plenty of it. Well, at this moment, as you walk around all day, you're not thinking about oxygen. But if you empty the room of it, that's pretty much all you're thinking about. And that's how I think of money. I don't really care about money and money can't buy happiness, but money does finance what you care about. I have a 22 year old son with mild cerebral palsy, mild autism, he didn't walk or speak till he's five now he's doing a lot of things. And I spent in his first 11 years over 500 grand outside of you know, out of pocket medical. And I was always grateful that I could do whatever therapy you know, try this that I don't have to get into what that particular one matters to me a lot like because I mean there's some people that have a struggle with well, you know, money's the root you know, like I don't know which thing worked with my son I can't say which thing you know, we threw the kitchen sink at him and he's doing a lot now and I you know, I don't know which thing did it I mean, he never jumped up after any particular therapy. But I like to bring that up because I think for even the naysayers it's hard for someone to have something bad to say about getting your kid going right? You have an issue anyone with medical could be your parent could be in so I don't need to get into other specific examples. But like you said the homeless person I know people that hadn't have needed money for immigration and like you said taking care of family back home education creating like you and business creating ecosystem so that there's more opportunities for somebody to get going absolutely you know food versus no food now we can get into quality of food versus you know, just food you know to fill the gap in your stomach money's important for that is long you know it to me it just finances what's important. Yeah. That's That's all. That's all. This has been Jeff Sterns connected through cars.

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Victor Young

Managing Partner, Founder, Entrepreneur

Victor Young is Managing Partner for Morgan Auto Group. MAG is
the 9th largest dealer group in America with revenues over $6 Billion
annually and growing. MAG is also the largest dealer group in The
State of Florida. He is also a Partner at Digital Caviar, creators and
producers of theatrical and streaming movies such as Lady of The
Manor, Bernie The Dolphin and Crazy Lake.
Most recently he founded Dunamis Premium Spirits distillery in the
Tampa Bay Area. Dunamis will distill and blend Bourbon, Rum, Gin,
and Vodka at its new facility. The Dunamis name was chosen because
it represents the highest level of excellence known to the world.
Young also founded a minor league soccer team in Sarasota, Florida.
Sarasota Metropolis FC competed in the United States Soccer League
(USL) and was a critical pathway to Major League Soccer. Victor
donated ten percent of the teams profits to cancer research while
helping young men learn about positive character, leadership and
family value.
Community involvement has been a critical component in Victor’s life. He was appointed by Governor
Rick Scott in 2011 to serve on the Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando State College until his term
ended. He served on the Board of Directors for The Sarasota Economic Development Corporation, the
Hancock Whitney Bank Advisory Board, Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, Southeastern Guide Dogs
Endowment Fund Trustee, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Advisory Board and Sarasota County Film
Commission. You can listen to his Daily Life Coach podcast on Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio.
Young currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of The Moffitt Medical Group at Moffitt Cancer in
Tampa, Florida.
Victor was named CIO of The Year in 2017 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for developing his
Dream Boss Application. Dream Boss provided users with an interactive project management tool with
motivational reminders and updates to keep them on pace with project completion timelines.
Victor is married to Tia L. Young, Founder of Tia Young Image and Etiquette and has three daughters
named Anitarece, Jordyn and Taylor. Young’s family is the fuel for his engine and as a helicopter pilot
he needs all the fuel he can get. Everyday he works to create a long lasting legacy that will live forever.