Updated: Jun 6, 2019
Money is such an interesting topic. It is used by all people (almost all), revered by some, hated by others.
In some circles, you are better off not talking about it or you will sound greedy, evil or selfish. In other places, there is an unstated understanding that if you don’t have enough, you might be a good person, honest and hard-working; and if you have more than enough, then, you surely are a very bad, greedy, materialistic, dishonest person.
I know that all of that is FALSE. Not true. WRONG.
Money is amoral. I'll repeat it: A-mo-ral, not immoral, but amoral.
Not concerned with the rightness or wrongness of something. Money does not care. Money is not good, nor bad in and of itself. Having or not having money doesn’t determine whether I am a good or a bad person.
Money, we all know, can be used for good or for bad, but that depends on the user, not on money itself. Money on its own doesn’t care. It will be attracted to the people who respect the principles by which it operates, and it will run away from those who don’t.
Do you want to be in the 1st or in the 2nd category?
I choose to be in the 1st one
I want to study, read, understand money and apply the principles by which it operates, because I know, like you most certainly do, that money is actually a fantastic servant, but a terrible master.
I personally love the freedom money allows.
You read that right.
I love the opportunities, the freedom, the options money allows, just like I loooove my excel worksheets, my best knife in the kitchen, or my Whirlpool Duet washer. I love my tools, and money is just one of them, and I love using it to accomplish my duties, serve my family, and experience life to the fullest.
I am committed to earn as much as I can to provide for my family, prepare our retirement, and help my community; in other words, I am committed to build #HappyWealth, I am very excited about the challenges, and energized about the possibilities. It’s super fun just to think about it.
Committed to earn money but detached from it.
I am committed to earn money, but detached enough to use it just as a respected servant.
So, I want to build Happy Wealth, but at the same time, I am detached enough to treat money like a tool, like my servant, like my serf. It will not define who I am, it will not determine my value system, and it will not decide what my priorities are.
That being said, if I really want to build Happy Wealth, I need real, honest, truth-based money advices, principles, and wisdom. I can’t afford to listen to people who believe in their mentality that money is bad, or that wanting to increase my income is greedy. I can’t read books, or listen to podcats or radio programs that assume that you can’t build wealth and be a good Christian.
I am committed to take the guilt out of wealth building, and replace it with timeless wisdom, spiritual principles, fun tips, practical ideas, joy, and inspired actions, the result: Happy Wealth.
If what I share resonates with you, if it’s aligned with what you know and believe, you are welcome to join me and my community. We need you. We need each other. Just fill up the form, and be a part of a group of fantastic mothers who are building Happy Wealth.
If for any reasons you can’t grasp what I shared, I respect your decision not to join us and wish you good luck on your financial journey.
Until next post.