- “Your biggest obstacle to getting rich is the harmful meaning you’ve attached to it.” Derek Sivers
When I was younger I loved the idea of getting rich. I would dream about buying my Mom a Mercedes-Benz, I would tell her stories of all the things I was going to do with all my money… She would smile at me (I think I was 9 or 10) and just encourage me.
Now, at 50, I have such simple needs. I have enough money, but I love the game of business and never want to retire.
What I’ve learned about money is even though money can represent power, freedom, safety, attractiveness, generosity, experience, or just peace of mind it’s really as neutral as playing crazy eights.
People who play cards aren’t better or worse, they’re just good at playing cards.
Making money and getting wealthy is a fun game we can all play and add value to other people’s lives! Making money is just a skill like any other and I truly believe anyone can be rich. So it might as well be you.
Once you’re rich, be humble, be frugal, and don’t lose touch with regular people. This mindset will help you avoid the “money is the root of all evil” crowd.
Money is just a transfer of value so keep transferring value to others and enjoy the game of it. Once it stops being fun, it’s time to sell your business and go play a new money game. Just stay 100% focused on creating value in the world. It’s that simple. Lucky for us, we don’t need to find the “what to do” to get wealthy. We just have to execute on an already great business model that has little competition and a huge market.
How lucky we are…
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” –Albert Einstein