You Must Be Rich To Be Happy

…Mey here blogging on a fantastic Tuesday evening, did a handstand today and it felt GREAT, blogging about You Must Be Rich To Be Happy

…does that shock you?

…you must be rich to be happy?

…what if I told you that it will all make sense with a math equation?

The Story – The Extremely Wealthy Gas Station Attendant

…this story is taken from Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman…

…a young man named Dan had a teacher who he called Socrates…

…Socrates was very wise, and was also a gas station attendant…

…so one day Dan and Socrates were attending to a limo…

…and after, Dan said, “Do you think rich folks like that are happier than poor stiffs like us?”…

…then Socrates replied “I’m extremely rich Dan.  In fact, you have to be rich to be happy.”

 

…then he drew the following math equation:

SATISFACTION
HAPPINESS = —————————

DESIRES

…and he told Dan that happiness is when you can satisfy your desires…

…and so if you have very large desires you need to do more to satisfy them…

…or you can have very few desires and it’s very easy to satisfy them…

…so if you can be happier with less, then you are extremely wealthy…

Conclusion

…do you think you have to be rich to be happy now?

…rich in that everything you desire is satisfied!

…let me know what you think in the comments below!

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…I love blogging and it makes me money too!

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There Are No Ordinary Moments, Satori and Finding Financial Freedom

…Mey here on a rainy and peaceful Tuesday evening, the in-laws are visiting from the Philippines and they are in the living room with my husband and Jordan watching Star Trek, and I’m blogging about the important topic There Are No Ordinary Moments, Satori and Finding Financial Freedom

…I have been reading the book Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman, and reading this book will change your life…

…in it there is a part where the main character Dan is told by his teacher to sit on a stone in the back yard until he can think of something inspiring and enlightening to say…

…so Dan is stuck on this rock, sore and hungry for over 24 hours…

…he misses his classes and his gymnastics practice….

…thinking and thinking…

…finally he comes up with the enlightening thought…

There Are No Ordinary Moments

…so, there are no ordinary moments

…what does this mean?

…it means that the present…NOW…is always special, a miracle, an amazing and fantastic time to be alive…

…this moment and EVERY MOMENT is special…

…even when you think what you are doing doesn’t matter, like when I walk up the stairwell between floors in my bank…

…even that moment has meaning…

…you, here, reading this blog, is a special moment…

…understanding this is one of the keys to finding financial freedom…

…because I know a lot of people with a lot of money who are not free…

…freedom lies in your mindset…

…want to be financially free?

…well, there are no ordinary moments…

…enjoy the time you are living NOW…

Satori

…in the book, Dan’s teacher explains Satori by throwing a sharp dagger straight at his chest…

…Dan dodges and is scared and surprised…

…Dan’s teacher tells him that his focus and complete attention to that moment is Satori

…and it is important for us to be in a state of Satori, being fully awake and alive, at all times in our lives…

…you want to be financially free?

…do you appreciate the freedom that you already have right now?

…do you live fully alive?

Finding Financial Freedom

…becoming financially free is not something that difficult to do…

…you just have to save money, invest it wisely and live off of the dividends, interest, etc…

…most of the work can be done in less than an hour or two a month…

…the rest of the time you need to leave your money where it is (most people just find ways to spend it and that’s the only reason they aren’t free yet) and just enjoy your current life, free time, and not so free time…

…practicing how to be free in the mind…

…which you can do right now…

…I would start by reading the book that inspired this post…

Conclusion

…I love writing about Financial Freedom…

…I love sharing the knowledge that I have gathered, and helping others achieve their financial freedom…

…it’s a dream…

…are you living your dream?

…is there something that you love to share with the world too?

…something that the world needs?

…then go ahead and start blogging, and make money doing it…

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3 Books That Changed My Life Instantly

…Mey here on a Thursday morning, winter is coming, it is dark and cooler outside, grateful for my son and husband and my mom and our beautiful home here in Honolulu HI, blogging about 3 Books That Changed My Life Instantly

…ever read a book and then INSTANTLY, your life changed for the better?

…you had an AH HAH moment and then BOOM, instantly you were a better person?

…sometimes a book can change you slowly, sometimes it has an impact years later, however, these 3 books changed my life the second I read the life changing words that were found in them

…the first helped me lose 3 pounds easily in 2 weeks without any change to how much I exercise…

…the second gave me more money in my bank account every month…

…and the third helped me live in every moment, and appreciate how extraordinary life really is…

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

…the first book is The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg…

…I actually am still listening to the audiobook, and it is a very powerful book, written in a way that you want to hear what is going to happen next…

…so, here’s my story…

…while listening to the book as he’s summarizing the kinds of habits people might want to change…

…he mentioned a “snacking habit” and INSTANTLY I realized I had a snacking habit…

…and I decided as the sentence rolled through my ears and into my brain that I would stop snacking…

…I realized that I was just eating chocolate in my office out of habit…

…if it was there, I would grab a piece…

…and that ended up being about 5 pieces a day if there was a good supply under my desk or in the copy room…

…and I wasn’t even hungry…

…sure enough, right then I stopped snacking…

…that was about 2 weeks ago…

…I would go into the copy room and even motion towards the chocolate, then I would ask myself, are you hungry?

…and my response was, NO…

…so then I didn’t eat the snack…

…you know what?

…I’ve lost 3 pounds already and have not been doing anything else different…

…that one sentence brought to my attention that I had this automatic behavior that I wanted to change…

…and I changed it on the spot…

Money is My Friend for the New Millennium: 2nd Edition

…ever start making more money instantly?

…I did after reading Money is My Friend for the New Millennium: 2nd Edition by Phil Laut…

…in it he had a section that discussed why we need to spend the earnings from our Financial Freedom Account (the money that we are saving to become financially free/retire)…

…prior to reading this, I had my dividends being automatically re-invested back into the REIT (stock)…

…I immediately turned off the re-investment, and ever since then, I’ve been paying myself my earnings, and boy does making money feel a lot more fun now!

…instantly, I had a bigger paycheck every month because I was also paying myself!

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

…reading Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman is like reading a novel…

…there was even a movie make about the book…

…it’s entertaining and fun to read…

…a real page turner…

…it was recommended to me by Aaron Rashkin, who spoke to us on stage at an event for our business and said that the book changed his life…

…so I went and read it…

…and WOW, did it change my life…

…there was this one part in the book where the character is told my his mentor to sit all day on a rock and come up with an important and extraordinary idea…

…and he sits there, coming up with ideas and getting sent back, until he has been out there literally all day…

…what does he come up with?

…there are no extraordinary moments…

…so how did that impact me?

…I realized that I had been living with ALIVE TIME and DEAD TIME…

…alive time is like now, when I’m blogging, or when I’m parasailing or surfing…

…dead time was when I was walking up and down the stairs at my bank to process something…

…and I realized that there is no dead time…

…that all of my time is extraordinary…

…and so when I walk up and down the stairs at my bank, sometimes now I will think, what is extraordinary about this moment?

…what is special about RIGHT NOW?

Conclusion

…hope you enjoyed reading about these 3 great books that really impacted my life for the better…

…it’s so true that reading and learning new knowledge on a daily basis will transform your life for the better…

…it’s funny how a lot of people don’t do it…

…they watch tv instead, or gossip with their friends, or listen to music instead, when they could be listening to audio books…

…I’m going to tell you a secret, I’m in a community where we encourage each other to read everyday…

…and we give each other more books to learn from, and we teach each other what we’ve learned…

…and we do this because we want to empower other people…

…empower them to live a better life, to become wealthier, to live up to their fullest potential…

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…it will astound you =)

Do you have books that changed your life for the better?  Tell us in the comments below!