I think money gives you the capacity to fully express who you are.
When you have money you can express yourself, a lot of people with 100K jobs get the big mortgage, fancy car, and fancy restaurants.
That’s an expression of who those people are.
But a fancy lifestyle is not an expression of who I am.
A lifestyle of FREEDOM is an expression of who I am.
I want enough money to be ABLE to do whatever I want.
But that doesn’t mean I will live my life much differently.
As long as I have enough money for the following every month, I’m happy!
• Shelter ($300)
• Food ($300)
• Gym ($30)
• Phone ($140)
• Bus Fare ($45)
• Xbox ($60 a year)
• Hockey ($700 a year)
• Debt Repayment ($150)
Total: About $1,000 a month on average.
Think about it, on just 1000 dollars a month I can live like a king did 500 years ago – in fact I can live even better than a king used to be able to live!
And I’m richer than everyone who ever lived in the 1800’s.
I’m also richer than 5/6 people on earth if not more.
Because I make $1,500 on a good month, that sounds like fuck all but it goes a very long way. 5 or 6 human beings don’t have the luxury I enjoy.
That’s why I’m grateful!
My lifestyle sounds pretty lame but if I were rich all I would do differently is Uber more often and eat out more often.
Right now I’m at Tim Hortons having a great coffee for $1.75!
Now that’s living the life.
I can derive happiness from the little things in life, I don’t need a mansion or a Lamborghini to be happy.
And I never will.
Give me a hockey team, a stick and a gym, and I’m a happy camper.
I want to be a millionaire just for the achievement and who I become in the process.
“Before you can get freedom from money, you need to feel free regardless of money.” – Angus Baynham-McColl
I don’t need money for security because my sense of security is INTERNAL not external.
I will feel secure even if I live on the street!
Because I’m resilient and strong enough to make a comeback from such a situation.
I never count myself out,
Nor should you!
Until next time,