A formula of happiness

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

Adam Smith

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It’s about respect

My father taught me that reputation, not money, was the most important thing in the world.

William Rosenberg

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It’s about your vision

Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.

Tony Hsieh

As long as money is your primary goal, you will always lag far behind. 

You will always be in need of more money and you won’t find satisfaction. On top of that: As long as money is your primary goal, you won’t focus on your core strenghts necessarily, instead you will try to make a quick buck.

You should focus on your core interests, on those things that make you feel happy, that make you feel satisfied, that make you feel proud. You should get good at those interests and find out how to make money out of them.

Once you have settled for a general direction, work on your dreams and work on your passion, because it will generate more money (and in a better way) than any other honest job could ever do.

Maybe it takes time. Maybe you have to live several years in relative poverty in order to pursue your personal dreams, but it will pay off. Living with a small income for some years in order to spend the rest of your life doing what you love and making a living with it is more than worth the effort.

As long as you focus on your core abilities and interests, you will be fine. Everything else will only work for a short amount of time or under great pressure.

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Educate yourselves

Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

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A healthy life

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

Adam Smith

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It’s not all about the money

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford

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What if money was no object? [video]

Awesome speech by the great Alan Watts, together with an awesome video, enjoy!

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It’s not about money

Sometimes you earn more doing the jobs that pay nothing.

Todd Ruthman

Of course you need money.

But that does not mean that you should not work unless you are being paid. Often times the jobs with bad or no pay at all are  wonderful oportunities.

You can always learn a lot from work, you meet new people, exchange information, enhance your skills. Use all those opportunities!

Do not let greed stop your constant growth.

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Management

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.

Goethe

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Friends

Money can’t buy you friends; it can only rent them.

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