You want a rich life?
Most of users search online things like: “how to get rich”. “how to get rich fast” etc.
But let me ask you something. Do you know what rich means?
I am sure you will say expensive cars, a nice 40 rooms house, a long yard, private air plains, more girls, more friends, more parties, little stress. You get the point. But here is what happen to a friend of mine. We started on same school, we decided to go to same high school and fallow up with same university and same job. We were unbreakable. Always together always do same shit. Till something happens.
The moment you realize you want to be richer.
He saw a Ferrari passing us, and we were in a ford sierra. He was like : WTF that man do to get that Ferrari. I will work my ass to get one.
So he did. He started work 13, 14 some days even 16 hours a day. So that’s how he started to get a new phone (iphone) new gadgets, new electronics. He earned allot of money but had so few time to spend together. So he finally got his car. Remade all his house with new furniture, new electronics, new garage, a barbecue, he even bought a swimming pool.
The more you have the more stress you experience.
But he got to a point when he was so stressed, so pissed of that he couldn’t have time to do anything else . He was starting to want more, but he never felt like he is rich. He always had to pay bills, bank rates, more electricity, he even had to pay people to clean the house and the pool.
Like a final step, he always fight with his wife because he never pay attention to her. She always said: “you never home, you don’t take care of your children, you never have tome for me, you don’t listen to me, i need you more.” And he always answer: ” i don’t have time, i do all this for you”
Do you think you do things better for others when you are richer?
He started to be sad, upset and get angry very fast. He was at the stage when his wife politely told him that they will brake up if he continue like that.
Friends never called him after so many rejections. He never had time to go out. He was always on job or sleeping.
So with other words he was doing worse everyday. All those things didn’t bring him happiness , neither to his wife or kids.
The other side of a rich life.
I, on the other hand, i was living in a small flat with 2 rooms. I had time to go out with friends, get some kite surf lessons, diving, go out and play football. Go out and meet girls, made a gf that loved me, doing things together, going on vacations. I was happy. I was rich inside and i was rich for my friends, offering them help, support and parties.
The moment of change.
When my friend saw me that i always smile , i get along with my gf, have time to go out with friends, help him doing some home repairs, he finally got the balls to ask me: ” WTF are you doing to be so happy, you seem rich but still have time for other things.” And I work harder than you got all i need and i am still upset i can’t be rich.
So that way i decided it’s my time to help him. I asked him if he is ok to try to get him happy, and asked him to always listen to my advice.
So we went back to his place, and packed all things in ordered boxes. Useful stuff, to useful stuff, junk stuff to junk stuff, we even packed the furniture, the soup, the gadgets the sofa, the chairs, the washing machine, the fridge.
After one day of work and some pizza orders, we finally finished. Are we gonna sell this crap, he asked me. I said no, not for now. And than go one and explained to him to get out of the boxes the only things he need in the next 1 month.
So we meet after one month and we saw something amazing. 70% of his stuff were still packed. He never used them at least 1 time in a month. So he ended up sell them, work less, buy holiday tickets and went in a vacation with his family.
He sent me pics from where he was. He was smiling together with his wife and kids. That’s the richest person he can be.
Don’t waste time on what’s not important. Don’t get sucked into the american dream drama. Get on with it: don’t dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire. Spend more time with your friends. With your family. Don’t spend time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
You don’t have to be rich to be a rich person, you don’t have to be the best person to start being happy , you have to start being rich and happy.