My myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar

My myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar

The lead-in question on the information requested when I coach with someone personally is this:  “Briefly describe your current work situation.”  Here is a classic response I received from a 28-yr-old:  “Antithetical to my personal and professional expectations.  And unfulfilling on multiple levels:  Lack of meaning and purpose; a myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar; a parasitic and never ending voyage into the shallow waters of avarice.”  Wow – this is a powerful and eloquent statement of being off track.  And of the understanding that money is never enough compensation for investing one’s time and energy. This young man continued:  “Because of the … Read More

Don’t we just work for the money?

I love this question from Mike: “Dan, I’ve seen the quotes about security being the enemy of creativity and passion. I was wondering what motivates you and your other successful friends that I assume probably have a fair amount of financial security? What keeps you and others like you working hard after achieving financial success?” Mike references a quote I recently shared that says:   “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”  Security is not our friend.  It is more likely to bury our adventurous spirit and our passion for being fully … Read More

Will buying day-old bread make me rich?

Here’s a listener question: Dan, I have a question for your podcast, which I listening to weekly and love.  In Steve Siebold’s book, How Rich People Think, he says the middle class put their focus on saving and the world class put their focus on earning (chapter 1). For the last year I have kept an Excel spreadsheet with all my expenses so I would know how I spent my money that month. – Am I putting my focus on the wrong thing?  I think I’m operating out of fear instead of abundance, like the author mentions also. Could my Excel spreadsheet be … Read More