Wealth isn’t just about money. As a matter-of-fact, most wealth has nothing to do with money at all. Money is a by-product of a wealth mindset. Wealth is a mindset that encompasses every aspect of life – health, relationships, and your overall attitude about people in general.
Let’s look at some examples of wealth that aren’t money related:
A loving family- Having a family who loves you and chooses to spend time with you when there are a million other options is a true testimony to the wealth you have created.
A healthy, functioning body- If you are fit, have excellent mobility, and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, you are wealthy. Making the choices to eat well, exercise regularly, and be in nature are all examples of making good investments. Just like your money, making smart moves with your health reaps great returns.
High-functioning relationships- If you have friends you can count on and have healthy relationships with people in your inner circle, you are wealthy. True friendships come from investing time and energy. Being able to be a good friend and experience true companionship is a form of wealth equal to a six-figure income.
A purpose-driven life- Those who have a purpose-driven life are wealthy. Knowing that there is more to life than immediate gratification and having a willingness to give creates wealth for others. Being willing to focus on a cause or a purpose creates a meaningful existence that surpasses what money can buy.
Being a generous person- Truly wealthy people are givers. It doesn’t take wealth to give. Sure, the more you have, the more you can give, but you don’t have to wait until you have an overflow to be generous. Being a generous person, no matter how small, creates a domino effect. Generosity breeds kindness, friendships, a sense of purpose, and a form of wealth money can’t replace.
It’s a common mistake to believe that wealth is tied to economics. It makes sense that money is a measurement for how wealthy someone is materially, but no amount of money determines someone’s wealth in every area of life. How you do one thing is generally how you do all things. So, being focused on wealth in different areas of life will lead to wealth in your bank account, too.
If you would like to learn more about your current relationship with money, take the “Money Type Quiz.” It takes less than 5 minutes and only you see the results.