If Money Doesn’t Make you Rich – What Does?

If Money Doesn’t Make you Rich – What Does?

Happy is harder than money. Anybody who thinks money will make you happy hasn’t got money.” -David Geffen

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What makes you rich? A lot of people are under the impression that money makes you rich. This is why they try to amass as much money as possible on their path to wealth. This can be true. Technically, you can be rich if you know what to do with your money. However, there are a lot of things that you have to consider for you to be truly rich. That’s when you’re financially wealthy, and very happy.

Happiness is Wealth

A lot of people forget all about happiness in their path to wealth. While it is money maneuvers that make you rich, you have to ensure happiness as well. What’s money if you aren’t personally happy?  You have to be happy with what you’re doing. Sure, you can buy things that can make you happy if you’re rich, but there will be a lot of times in your life when you’re alone and miserable and no amount of money can help you become happy.

A mix of money and happiness is what makes you rich. Find money-making strategies that can make you happy. This way, you’ll be happy while you’re in the process of amassing wealth, which will make it easier for you to be happy once you’re already wealthy.

Improve your Knowledge as Well

Have you ever wondered why there are a lot of entrepreneurs that become bankrupt, only for them to be wealthy in a short time again? This is because they’ve already amassed a lot of knowledge. You have to know that knowledge is wealth as well. This is why you have to invest in your knowledge.

“Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual” -Socrates

Lots of struggling entrepreneurs don’t want to invest in their knowledge because they feel that it’s an unnecessary expense and as such, doesn’t make them rich. That’s the wrong mindset. You may have nothing right now when it comes to money, but if you have a lot of knowledge on how to become wealthy, consider yourself wealthy. Of course, you also have to know how to implement the things that you know.

Don’t Forget your Family and Friends

Don’t forget about the people that matter in your life in your path to wealth. At the end of the day, your love for these people is what makes you rich. Think about it. If you love your family, you’ll do everything in order to provide a good future for them. This is a good way to become rich. Even if you don’t end up as a multi-millionaire, the fact that you love your family and your family loves you back is enough for you to feel rich. Of course, you have to make sure that you’re living comfortably.

In addition, a loving family is a happy family. Happiness is wealth and you’ll find yourself smiling at the end of the day knowing that you have a happy family. You’ll count your blessings and you’ll feel rich with all the blessings that you’re getting.

Create Several Paths to Wealth

Don’t get stuck with a single path to wealth. This way, you’ll have several streams of income. What happens if you have a single path and it didn’t work out? You and your family will suffer as you’ll work double time to go back and create another path.

While you’re at it, make paths that are not just for money-making purposes. Why not set up several paths for your family’s happiness?

Put Everything Together

Yes, happiness is wealth. In addition, knowledge is wealth as well. So, what makes you rich? No one’s stopping you from becoming truly rich and you can do this by putting everything together.

You can start by investing in yourself and your knowledge. Maybe the strategies that you’re using in business are already outdated. It’s time to update your knowledge so you can update your strategies. This way, your path to wealth will be smoother because you have the knowledge needed to overcome the humps.

Also, it’s time for some soul-searching. Is what you’re doing making you happy right now? If not, find ways to become happy with what you’re doing or do something else that makes you happy. Of course, you have to make sure that it will make you happy and rich at the same time. While happiness is wealth, there’s nothing wrong with becoming financially wealthy.

Lastly, make sure that your family is happy as well. You can do this by spending more quality time with them. While making sure that your bank accounts are constantly growing is good if you’re a provider, you also have other responsibilities with your family and this is to make them happy as well. Money is a short-term source of happiness, so make sure that you spend more quality time with them for happiness for the long-term. That’s what makes you rich.