I am close to finishing the manuscript of All The Money In The World: What The Happiest People Know About Getting And Spending. As regular blog readers know, this book did not have a title until about a month ago. Consequently, as I look over it, I think there’s a lot of good advice in there…. but I’d like to profile a few more happiest people. So I’m seeking leads. Do you know someone who has a great relationship with money? Who is really using money wisely to advance his/her happiness or the happiness of other people? That doesn’t mean having a lot of it, necessarily. I tend to think it means believing three things:
1. I have enough. Enough to meet my (and my family’s) basic needs, and, of course, more than about 5 billion-plus people on this planet, just by virtue of reading this on a computer. We are operating from a place of plenty. We often compare ourselves with people who have more, but it’s just as easy to compare with people who have less. Easier, probably, because there are a lot more of them.
2. If I want more for personal or family goals, I can get more. Being happy about money comes from a mindset of growth, too.
3. Every dollar is a choice — how I earn it and spend it. We are in control here, using money as a living values system.
What do you think?