Where is your ‘here’? How did you get here and where, realistically, can I help you propel your future self to? Roughly how much money are you going to require for that intrepid journey? Equally important, what are your values, your goals and ambitions, and what sort of legacy do you want to leave behind for your beneficiaries?
Funnily enough, what drives your motivation is the same old emotions that drive the markets: greed and fear, carrot and stick. They either repel you away from bitter suffering or attract you towards some kind of sweet prize. Risk is a dangerous blade that carves your appetite's boundaries, defining the very limits of your comfort zones. Get it wrong and she is a cruel, sadistic teacher.
One of the few times I have ever seen him weep was during the early 90s recession, when I came down to breakfast one school morning and he announced that he had been made redundant and that this would affect our lifestyle for the foreseeable future. Desire and an innate ambition gave me a hunger for freedom and tasting the finer experiences in life, forging my own attitude to money.
That type of pain and humiliation can create a subsequent need to impress, that is the best example of the drive inside the most motivated and some of the wealthiest self-made individuals I have ever worked with. It is, however, an itch that it seems can never properly be scratched.
what drives your motivation is the same old emotions that drive the markets: greed and fear, carrot and stick."
Money is both a tool and an energy - it will increase your options beyond just shiny materialistic stuff. It opens doors and will get you recognition, upgrades, nicer shoes, a slicker motor, a bigger house, a different social group, private education, free gifts (ironically), even a more attractive partner if that’s what you feel you need. But however wealthy you are, there will always be someone richer than you: fact. You won’t even have heard of the richest families because they don’t want you to know about them. True wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants. Who is the rich man? He who is content.
The only people that understand what money can’t do are people who have it. People who don’t have it believe that it can do things that it cannot. The most rewarding thing I do is show you how to best use the money you have accumulated to live the life you want. I explain how you can make the logical decisions so that you can make those important emotional ones yourself.
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