Many people are familiar with the phrase “Show me the money.” It comes from the movie Jerry Maguire. In the movie, the audience listens to a long phone conversation between Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. where Cuba is testing Jerry’s resolve as his agent that eventually culminates in the famed “Show me the money” phrase.

In the movie, Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a professional athlete that is unhappy with his current contract and Tom Cruise plays a sports agent that is looking to rebuild his career after a nervous breakdown. In the movie, each thinks the other should do more than they are currently doing to make the other’s job easier and is the impetus for the famed phrase.

If you put yourself in the mindset of Cuba Gooding Jr., this tale illustrates the difficulties associated with hiring an advisor or an agent…

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