Money is Only a Tool
In the 21st century, we have more millionaires than ever before. Yet, you won’t know a millionaire by what Hollywood tells us. They’re not driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Their house isn’t on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Nor are their offices in tall skyscrapers in downtown metropolitan cities. They’re among us every day in our own environment.
My view of a millionaire wasn’t exactly in the aforementioned, but he or she wasn’t my next door neighbor either. Becoming a millionaire is always the goal. Why don’t we want to be a billionaire? For the very fact that a million dollars is still the coveted benchmark of success. Our fantasization with becoming a millionaire is so realistic, we distance ourselves with the norm of becoming someone of that stature.
I’ve learned money is only a tool to get us further ahead in life. In becoming a millionaire, every dollar is to be used for the accumulation for more dollars. The cliché of “Spend your money wisely” isn’t a hoax. Every purchase should be made to increase your value as individual, which in return increases the value you’re worth to others.
For example, if I was looking to become the world’s greatest chef but my reality is working at the local Burger King, I need to find a way to use my current experience to jump to the next level. On my personal time, I’d be searching for magazines and books to read. My mobile phone would have different podcasts from iconic masters of the kitchen. Every paycheck I would make an investment of adding another tool or service to my skill set, whether it be a new knife, recipe book, or cooking class. The money you earned increases your value as a chef, so in a year’s time you’ve accumulated the experience and skills to apply at a local restaurant and wowing them with your intellect and experience. You’ve wowed them so much, they hire you on the spot.
The value of money is to be used as a tool. Money isn’t to be sought as the last endangered material on earth. It isn’t to be treated like Uncle Scrooge either. We all have our personal values on how we view money’s value to us and our situation. I view it as a tool to enhance my craft.
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA
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