Well hello there! And happy Wednesday to you.

It’s money week here on the blog and I want to share my favorite quotes about money. I’m no expert but I’ve been doing my research and over the past 6 months, I’ve read 10+ books on money and wealth creation. And  let’s be real, I’m around people who have money constantly. I also happen to live with one (hence the fancy cars and big house in the photos). This doesn’t make me an expert but I certainly pay attention. And what an eye opener. You know the saying, “money doesn’t make you happy?” It always sounds like bullshit when rich people say it, right? I mean, how would they know?

Wrong wrong wrong. Take it from an outsider who’s looking in (think Leonardo DiCaprio in Great Gatsby.) Money in no form makes you happy. I actually know more unhappy wealthy people than happy wealthy people.* And I’ve noticed this to be particularly true when it comes to looking at how people have made their money.

*I do have to caveat this by saying I have met incredibly happy, down to earth, hardworking men and women who inspire me and I learn from constantly. Money or no money. I cherish these people like they’re gold. And they are examples of the point I’m trying to make: their money doesn’t define them – they make daily choices to be happy.

I have a fundamental belief that you will never be happy with how much money you have if you’re not the one making it. And this belief is a driving force in my life. I’ve watched it time and time again. If you’re living on your parents money, win the lottery, rob a bank, or any other number of scenarios that give you money, you will always have a money complex. For me, this includes being financially dependent on my fiancee. I haven’t worked for the money that’s around me and I think it creates an imposter syndrome – something I never had when I was financially dependent on myself.

We all have core beliefs that drive us to wake up every morning and do the things we do. The value of making my own money will never leave me. And it’s not even about making crazy money. It’s about putting the work in to pave my way, be independent, and never worry if I can take care of myself.

So I’ve been doing some studying and I’m in process of formulating my plan. Neither Brandon or I are ready to retire and ride off into the sunset anytime soon. We have a vision for our lives and our careers play a big role.

So in January, I made a New Years Resolution (your girl LOVES resolutions) to read one new book each week this year. 52 books. I’ve gotten a bit off course over the past few weeks but I was a reading machine for the first half of the year and many of the books I chose were centered around making money. I won’t bore you with a synopsis of each book but here are my favorite quotes that are either from the author’s themselves or from thought leaders they quoted in their books. Enjoy💋

My Top 10 Favorite Quotes About Money

“RICH: Able to afford all the things and experiences required to fully experience your most authentic life.”  ― Jen Sincero

 

“You have one glorious and brief shot at being the you that is you on Planet Earth, and the power to create whatever reality you desire. Why not be the biggest, happiest, most generous, and fully realized humanoid you can be?” ― Jen Sincero

 

“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” ― George Lorimer

 

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” ― P.T. Barnum

 

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” ― Kim Garst

 

“I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.” ― George Soros

 

“Change your story, change your life. Divorce the story of limitation, and marry the story of the truth and everything changes.”  – Tony Robbins

 

“The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is what they do in their spare time.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki

 

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”― Warren Buffett

 

“Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.”

― Richard Branson

 

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1 Comment

  1. Gus

    Interesting post.
    Similar to you, I grew up around wealth, my mother was a surgeon, my father on the board of directors for a fortune 500 company, and I lived very well as an only child. I now live on investments and while it’s “a lot” I have to be very careful or it could turn into “not a lot”. This has happened to a few friends of mine at the prestigious private school I went to. your observations are spot on, I look forward to reading more and more about your journey. plus of course you’re amazing to look at (lucky hubby).

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