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Working for Money? Or “True Wealth”?

money123Real wealth isn’t about money. It’s actually about discretionary time.

This concept is something I’ve believed in for a long while. But I think it was Alan Weiss who articulated it in this particular fashion.

Almost all of us have had to work for money. And with that money, we’ve been able to buy things as well as pay for services and experiences. So it’s not really the money we want, it’s what that money can do for us. But even that doesn’t go far enough.

Here’s what I mean. The accumulation of a certain amount of money doesn’t really constitute true wealth. True wealth is having the freedom to do as we please with our life. It’s the time we have to live our lives in our own way that makes us rich.

And sure, it takes some money to do that. But rather than focus on accumulating a particular amount of money, I invite you to take a different approach. Because I’ve seen far too many people working very hard to create a portfolio only to die short of achieving it—or shortly thereafter.

Five years ago, we were looking at real estate in Florida. We’d only been in the new home we’d built in Vermont for a little over two years. But with real estate tanking in The Sunshine State and still fairly stable in the northeast, we decided to make the move. The result was a bigger, nicer home on a larger lot with many more amenities—not to mention a more attractive climate.

And that wasn’t all of it. After our move, we identified slightly over $4,000 a month in savings between Vermont and Florida. Everything except auto and homeowner’s insurance was less—with a good bunch of savings in taxes (Florida is one of 5 states with no state income tax). In actuality, the savings were even more than the $4K per month, when you consider that no federal income tax needed to be paid on that savings. In other words, we’d have to generate nearly $6,000 in income in order to have the equivalent of the $4,000 a month. We’re talking real savings here. Heck some people don’t MAKE $6K a month!

So why am I telling you this? Because it’s not about how much money you earn or how much money you have, it’s how much you get to keep. And more than that, it’s about how much freedom or discretionary time you have. That’s true wealth.

And I can assure you that you don’t have to make a million dollars a year to live a rich life.

You might say that you don’t have a business or work that allows you the flexibility to move to a less expensive part of the world. But you can do it. We positioned ourselves to do it. We were just able to do it a little sooner than we’d planned. Partly because we were focused on the freedom rather than the amount of money in an investment account. And mostly because we value our time more than we value money.

I encourage you to view true wealth as discretionary time rather than numbers and zeroes on a balance sheet. In the words of the great Ben Franklin, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

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Oh, the Wisdom in the Room . . .

WisdomMy New Inner Circle MasterMind is coming together very nicely indeed.

We’ve had an orientation training (now recorded) and our first MasterMind meeting is next week. We’ve set members up with bonuses, a long list of resources and plugged them into the network.

And the talent, experience, wisdom and intelligence represented is truly amazing.

We have published authors, a networking expert, a small business consultant, a life coach, a Forex trader, an attorney, sales trainer, an engineer, a doctor, financial planner, a martial arts expert, and more.

Imagine having all this expertise available to you in achieving your most important goals and objectives. Knowing you can share your challenges, ask questions, and bounce ideas off from these people as you create your best year yet is truly priceless.

We’ve not closed Inner Circle yet, but we will soon. There’s still a chance for you to participate at a VERY nominal monthly fee.

It’s all explained on this page . . .

And if you were not on the Webinar or have not listened to the replay of “How to Stay Focused All Year Like it Was the First of January”, you can still do so—although that too is scheduled to come down in just a few days. Click here to access . . .

I would love the opportunity to help you each week as you design, create and live your best life. The networking, the ideas, the resources, the connections and the PROGRESS will be exceptional.

You really can’t afford to miss out on all this has to offer. See for yourself on this page . . .

Make it a great day—and a great YEAR, with my Inner Circle MasterMind.

P.S.: I promise to inspire, motivate and challenge you throughout 2014. Join us. It’ll be fun—and you will wonder how you ever tried to go it alone.

P.P.S: Oh, do you know why all these people are going to help you get what you want? Because you’re going to help them get what THEY want.
It’s all explained on this page . . .

What’s Your Theme for 2014?

I usually have a theme for each year—something catchy and memorable to keep me focused on my most important goals.

And this year’s is the same as last year’s: “Lean and Green in 2014”. I’m lighter, earning more and helping others earn more than a year ago, but it’s still my focus. And because I’m committed to helping even more people generate more income, freedom and confidence, “Lean and Green” still works.

What’s your theme for this year? What would you like it to be?

Having a yearly theme has worked well for me and the many others whom I’ve recommended it to. And it will work for you.

We all need more focus and concentration. It’s the 2nd C of The 3C Formula (see The Achievement Code: The 3C Formula for Getting What You Truly Want). In fact, if you can accomplish your top goals without a lot of focus and intention, you probably don’t have very big goals. If so, you may want to re-evaluate.

All you have to do is select your top one or two goals and make them into a theme. It doesn’t even have to rhyme like mine ;-).

Let me know what your theme is for 2014. You can comment on this post below or comment on our FaceBook Fan Page.

PS: If you didn’t see my brief article on listing your Tolerations for elimination, it’s on our home page.