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Most people I know…

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on October 17, 2013

… want to get rich so they don’t have to care about the company they work for, or the crappy project they are doing. Once they make bank they can do what really turns them on.

I used to be that guy.

Now I just do what really turns me on, and all of a sudden I don’t care so much about how many zeros are in my bank account.

My father once told me; “Regardless of how rich you are Steve, you can only eat 3 meals a day, lay your head on one pillow and enjoy the company of those around you. Money is an illusion. The art of becoming wealthy is actually knowing what it means.”

Needless to say my dad is the richest man I know.

So what we ought do, is not let the Industrial Complex redefine wealth on our behalf and make us live a life of postponing what we care about. Because once we can feed ourselves and have somewhere warm to live, the rest is in our minds.

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  1. samotage said, on October 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

    …think that I’m craaayaayaazey

  2. TC2 said, on October 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    As Maslow pointed out, we have a hierarchy of needs with self actualisation being the pinacle, not wealth or material gains. The skill is knowing when your needs have been met. We should strive to meet needs, not greeds. Like any discipline, it is easier said than done.


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