I've always felt that those who criticize money, who deride people who have amassed it through their own toil and brains, don't know what they're talking about.Before they condemn those who succeed in obtaining it, they should try it out for themselves.Make a fortune or two, and then weigh in with an opinion as to which condition you prefer, wealth or its alternatives.Having money is just one measure of wealth, anyway. There are people who arrange not to need money, and I believe they can also be considered "rich.".
For example, take a college professor who is provided free or subsidized housing at a private university's ocean-facing campus. He enjoys a multi-million dollar view at a fraction of the price.And while he doesn't own anything and he achieves no traditional price appreciation, his asset, the use of the dwelling, does become a more valuable perk with each passing semester.
He doesn't have to kill himself to earn the mortgage money on a similarly situated, private residence, located across the street. He can do what he loves, be a teacher, and not need big money to have an amazing life and lifestyle.There are other examples of people who are rich, without having any money of their own.The curator of a beautiful, small gem of a museum spends most of her waking hours surrounded by beauty. She eats in a subsidized cafeteria, drives a car paid for by her organization, and travels far and wide, expenses paid, to acquire more art for her employer.
By having money, officially wealthy people don't have to worry about the need to make money.If you can figure out how to take a vacation from money, then you've joined this fraternity, by unlocking the real benefit to being wealthy..Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of Customersatisfaction.
com, is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone® and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant. A Ph.D.
from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in Glendale, California, he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: email@example.com.For more information about coaching, consulting, training, books, videos and audios, please go to: http://www.
By: Dr. Gary S. Goodman