Is there more to life than money?

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching

Jan 20

Ah, actually no.

Let me explain.

Wealth Factory says, “There is more to wealth than just money. Real prosperity involves your health, your spirituality, your relationships and your overall emotional/mental wellbeing. People don’t live compartmentalized lives.”

But I think the way to achieve “harmony” is through one of two methods:

  1. You make so much money that you never have to worry about paying your bills, or
  2. You reduce your costs to the point where you always have enough money to pay your bills.

The idea that health, spirituality, relationships, your emotional state flourish when you are stressed about money is false in my view and worse, misleading.

What’s the #1 cause of divorce?

-you fell out of love

-you fell in love with someone else

-you grew apart

-you are stressed about finances?

I’m guessing finances even though a new survey by Ramsey Solutions (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180207005698/en/Money-Ruining-Marriages-America) says it’s infidelity first and money second.

Except maybe the reason a person is unfaithful is because they are fed up with being short of money all the time…

To me, work-life balance is a first world issue; if creditors are calling your home at 3 am asking, “When can we expect payment, Mr Firestone,” expect some sleepless nights.

Hence, I recommend simplifying/de-cluttering your life, narrowing your focus, cutting your costs, improving your revenues/income and having a plan for creating/building wealth.

It’ll work wonders for your love life as well.

The moral?

First, take care of your business;

So, your business can take care of your family;

So, your family can take care of you;

So, you don’t become a burden on society;

Which means you can help look out for the interests of others once you have first taken care of your business, your family and yourself.

Bruce M Firestone, B Eng (civil), M Eng-Sci, PhD
Real Estate Investment and Business coach
Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc broker
Ottawa Senators founder
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Bruce is an entrepreneur/real estate broker/developer/coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/columnist/peerless husband/dad.

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