Hi this is Diane Kennedy. Today is Day 11 of the 30-day Coundown to the release of my new book, The Maui Millionaires™ that I co-wrote the book with David Finkel. The book is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2006, and from now until then I’ll be checking in every day with a Wealth Tip excerpt from the book, written either by myself or by my co-author, David Finkel.
Wealth Tip 11: Real Wealth isn’t Money in Your Bank Account but rather the Intangibles you Enjoy in Your Life
So many people who struggle financially (and far too many people who are financially affluent) mistakenly see money as an end of itself. It isn’t. In reality money is simply a sufficiency need that once satisfied ceases being important. As you work to build your wealth never lose sight that your real wealth is in the quality relationships you build, in the health you are blessed to enjoy, the deeper meaning you are able to tap into, and the legacy of sharing and giving you are able to leave behind.
Money matters, but only to a point. It is a form of energy that opens doors and gives you options, but by itself it cannot create meaning nor can it guarantee wealth. So focus some of your energy on building financial freedom, but never lose site of its place in the bigger picture of your wealth building.