I had a wonderful evening tonight with Wealth Expert Wayne Wanders at his Meetup Group “Improve the Health of Your Wealth”.
He created this fine concept #MeTooForTheMoney which is talking straight to women on how they can earn more money to live their lives and retire with comfort.
Even though the event was aimed at women, awesome men (including yours truly) were very invited to learn money. I totally loved it on many levels in that it was engaging, you had top exercises, Wayne gave great ideas and he was funny.
In the powerhouse time I have known Wayne, it was the first time I had seen his entertaining side and along with the crowd, we all loved it.
He made lots of great points and the favourite I would love to share with you all is a great quote from Will Smith:
- “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like”.
I totally loved this on in that I have subconsciously (and not proudly) been caught up in this cycle before. Be it beyond money, feeling like I must “outdo” people who I not only don’t like, but buy “stuff” or do “stuff” that I don’t want to do.
I was quite a liberating statement for me to hear and I loved it on many levels.
My advice and thinking? When it comes to money, your life, what you buy, where you put your time and the like; make sure it’s on your own terms.
Competing with others for no reason other than dumb ego can be a real way to keep yourself poor and stupid, so stay out of it. I like to avoid people like this and make sure I never become the person that gets off on this type of thing.
Our money is important and whilst I am an abundance thinker knowing there is more out there, that doesn’t give us a blank cheque (lol) to go out there and waste our funds. Ultimately, we want to direct them to what matters most for us.
Love your work, stay awesome and thank you Wayne!