How To Make Money Your Friend, Not Your Enemy

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“The desire for wealth is nearly universal, and none can say it is not laudable, provided the possessor of it accepts its responsibilities, and uses it as a friend to humanity.”– P.T. Barnum

Money comes and go. It makes people comfortable. But it can’t buy happiness. If you want to make yourself happier, make money your friend, not your enemy. Control your money. Don’t let your money control you. Use your wealth to change the world. Use your wealth to make the world a better place. Use your wealth to nurture your soul, not to poison your soul.

Remember, “It is not what you have that matters; it is how you use it that matters.” It does not matter what you have. It matters how you use what you have to change your life and the lives of the people around you. People don’t really care about how much you have until they know what you have for them.

When it comes to helping people, “People don’t care about what you are going to give to them. They care about how you are going to give it to them.” If you want people to respect your gifts, give them with respect.

4 Simple Steps For Living Happily

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Photo by Tatiana Twinslol

You deserve to live your life the way you want it. We all want to be happy, but we are not. Why? What is going on? Why are most of us still searching for happiness? Why are we trying to force happiness into our lives? Why?

If you are not finding happiness in your life, don’t look too far, look within you. Why is that? Because you have the power to create whatever you want in your life, including happiness. Why are you not doing it? You can make yourself happy. And you can also make yourself miserable. As one wise man said, “If you want to be happy, be.” If you want to make yourself happy, make it. Do it!

You deserve happiness and ease- no more and no less than anyone else.”- Mark Bertin

To live happily, you must be yourself. You cannot live happily without a deep knowledge of self. It is very important to know yourself. Because if you don’t know who you are, you cannot make yourself happy.

To live happily, you must focus on what can really make you happy. Choose one thing that, if you work on it, would make a big difference in your life. It is better to waste your time doing something that can change your life. Don’t waste your time. It is irrevocable.

To live happily, you must embrace each challenge that comes your way. You cannot live happily without problems. When you encounter a problem, don’t worry yourself about the problem. Find a way to solve it. Embrace it as an opportunity to move your life forward. Remember, “You cannot grow without solving problems.” If you are ready to solve problems, then you are ready to grow.

To live happily, you must allow yourself to experience life. Stop trying to resist life. Allow yourself to just be in the moment. Do not try to control what you cannot control. Just live! In Meditation of the Week, Elisha Goldstein writes, “Whatever is being experienced, just allow it and let it be.” Just let your life be.