When most people think of being rich, they think of having lots of money and being able to buy whatever they want and travel the world.
Growing up in Los Angeles, I would see fancy cars and big houses and think those people were so rich. I dreamed of one day having what those people had — I wanted to be rich.
But just because someone has those nice things doesn’t mean they are happy. We can only see part of their lives — a façade — without really knowing what’s going on or what challenges they are facing behind the scenes.
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Being rich isn’t just about money. It’s about time.
I once sat next to a sales executive on a flight who told me about the multi-million-dollar deals he made, the multiple homes he owned, his home chef, and his many other belongings. But he had missed his son’s first steps and his daughter’s soccer games.
He had a lot of money, but he didn’t have a lot of time with his family.
To me, being rich is about having the luxury of being able to control your time. It’s the freedom to step away from work to spend time with your spouse and kids, to be outside, and to pursue your hobbies and passions.
You can’t take money with you when you die, but the memories of time spent with others and doing what you love are lasting.
Money is still important, but it’s not the most important currency. Time is.
That’s why I love being an entrepreneur. I have the freedom to control my own time and schedule. And more than anything I own, that makes me feel like the richest person in the world.
Look beyond those fancy cars and houses to chase the kind of rich that really matters — being rich with how you spend your time.
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