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.

Why Living Without A Dream Is Not Good For You

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Photo by Alesia Kosik

Live with your dreams. Think about your dreams every day. Work hard and smart to make your dreams come true. Don’t just dream, but make it happen. Believe in your dreams. Don’t let people kill your dreams. If you want your dreams to come true, you must nurture them. You must feed them.

No matter how scary, always follow your dream. It is not enough to talk about your dream. You must work to make it happen. Dreaming is not enough. It is not enough. It is not good for you. It is not good for your family. It is not good for the world. It yields nothing. It brings nothing. It changes nothing. You must act. You must work.

According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To live without duties is obscene.” To live your life well is to pursue why you are here. If you don’t know what you want to do with yourself, ask great people who can help you. But remember, “No one can help you if you are not ready to help yourself.” If you want people to help you find your purpose, you must first help yourself. If not, no one can do it for you. P.T. Barnum said, “The best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.” To make your dreams happen, you must decide to make things work.