Consider two examples that illustrate this truth…
Mark works for an up-and-coming software company in middling America.
He earns a handsome salary.
He wakes up at 5 a.m., works out, and meditates for 30 minutes. His chakras stay open. His creative juices stay flowing.
He shows his coworkers pictures of his Tesla between ping pong matches.
He’s never had any of them over to his rented downtown apartment. They mostly just eat sushi at that new place, hit the town, then go their separate ways.
His flat screen TV and triple monitor setup display more pixels than his eye can perceive.
In short, Mark is rich… but he isn’t wealthy.
He’s not wealthy because he has no security. If he gets laid off, he loses his Tesla, his community, his apartment, everything.
Let’s consider another example…
Sarah earns average money running a small creative studio in Nowhereville, U.S.A.
She‘s late to her weekly lunch dates with her long-time friends. Projects don’t finish themselves!
The kids rushed cleaning the dishes… again.
When her mom died, her friends worked around the clock to keep her family fed with homemade meals.
When the dust of her day settles, she sits down in her bed, does some light reading, journals things she’s grateful for, and then hits the hay.
What’s left after business and living business expenses goes to her Roth IRA that’s been steadily growing for two decades.
Sarah may not be rich… but she’s wealthy beyond belief.
If anything happens, she has assets—a family, a community, a business, and savings—to support her. She rests easy the moment her head hits the pillow.
The takeaway? Invest in your security. That could be a savings account, a healthy relationship, a community, life insurance, or a stable business. Over time, those investments can help bring you the peace of mind you’re searching for.