More thinking about why you want to be rich

May 14th, 2005 - 2 Comments

Nobody should want to be rich just for the money. Here’s a great quote from Tim Sanders in his new book, The Likeability Factor.

Success has been redefined. My grandmother, a product of the Great Depression, raised me to value a lifetime of financial security in which I would never lose my home and could afford to send my kids to college, drive a nice car, and enjoy an occasional steak. For the most part, financial security meant being able to maintain one’s lifestyle without worrying about going broke.

Today our goal isn’t financial security — we want financial freedom. Freedom from what? Freedom from facing ugly choices in life. Freedom from working on projects that make us feel sick. Most of all, freedom from working with people we hate.

More on why I want to be rich.

More on the Things I Hate.

Thanks to Ian for the link!

Now what?

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  1. If I sign up for your newsletter will you double pinky swear not to sell or share my email address?

  2. I promise. Hardly anybody sells email addresses anymore, anyway. I could make more money in one hour than by selling all the email addresses I’ve collected (and so could most people).

    Thanks for asking.