Money is what you value.
Show me how you spend your time and your money and you’ve revealed your soul to me. Nothing else you say matters.
Money is revealed preferences. Why do I use Amazon affiliate links on book reviews – to earn a massive 8% commission on Kindle books? I want to know what people actually buy, as that’s the only way to know what you truly value.
These are the three most purchased books (other than Gorilla Mindset) by you:
- How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect,
- Choose Yourself,
- Get Serious.
Money is a mindset.
When I was poor, I was careful with money. This was due to poverty. You will meet people who, even when rich, have a poverty mindset. Avoid those people as they will steal from you.
Stingy people are greedy people. Men who have money and are stingy with it do not suddenly become generous when a windfall arrives. Avoid stingy people, as they will nickel and dime you to death when not stealing from you or hiding profits from you and pushing losses onto you.
How can you spot stingy people? When talking about a business opportunity their first thought is how much everything will cost instead of how much everyone will be able to make.
Money is a mindset, part 2.
Money is freedom. When you have enough money that you’ll never have to work for it again, you can do whatever you want.
Money is slavery. If you sit around thinking about who is ripping you off, ranting about the “Jew bankers,” worrying about the economy and obsessing over the next stock market crash, then you are poor rather than rich.
Money is a way of keeping score. I enjoy calculating book royalties from Gorilla Mindset, not because it’s making me rich but because it’s like a video game.
Some take the game too far, however, and can’t be happy unless they have a higher score than everyone else. Again, money is a mindset.
Money will not make you alpha. Some of the most insecure men I’ve met in my life have always been able to make money.
Money is stealth. The people with the most money are men you’ve never heard of.
Money is a mask. It’s easy to pretend like you have more money than you actually have, especially if you’re trying to sell get rich rich schemes to people or to convince everyone you’re an international alpha playboy.
Money is ROI.
Why would I live in California at three times the cost of living in Thailand. Is California three times better? (California is actually worse than Thailand, as Thailand is awesome. Thus California has a negative ROI.)
Money is sex. Those hot chicks you’re afraid of talking to due to your “approach anxiety” have a market value of $500 to $800 an hour. Why would you spend hundreds of hours learning how to talk to women rather than building a business?
Do you love money or what money can do for you?
Go meet 100 rich men. Most of them love money without giving any thought to what money does for them.
When I say I love money, what this really means is, “I love what money can do for me.”
You can work for money or make money work for you. There’s a massive difference in your levels of stress and happiness depending on how you frame your relationship with money.
Money is time.
The more money you have the more time you should have, yet this is not true for most men, as they never have enough money. (Did I mention money is mindset?)
When you get money, are you going to spend your time enjoying it? Or are you going to spend your time wondering will the economy will collapse and whether people truly love you for you or if they love you for your money.
As always, that’s a choice you make in the present moment.
With a health mindset about money, you take lengthy vacations. You call the shots. You do whatever you want.
You can always make more money but you cannot make more time.
Does this mean you shouldn’t spend your time making money? Of course not. But you should spend some time thinking about money, what you think money will do for you, and reflecting on what you truly value.
Money is sacrifice.
Unless you come from family wealth, you’re going to need to give 5-10 intense years to acquiring money.
It’s better to go all out, work yourself to your breaking point and beyond, for 5-10 years to set yourself up for decades.
But there’s no easy path to wealth. If you want to stash some cash, be prepared to work 80 hours a week for the next 5-10 years.
Money and me.
I spend around $5,000 to $10,000 a month. If you want to live my lifestyle, which is pretty cool, that’s all you need.
Yes, I live 100% off of my websites.
But I don’t and won’t start telling you how to “get rich from the Internet,” as there are far better ways to get rich:
- Learn coding and start writing apps.
- Join a start-up.
- Work on Wall Street.
- Do real Internet marketing.
- Become a trial lawyer. The only people making real money in law are plaintiffs lawyers.
- Become the best at a service and move to Dubai. (It worked for Amir Siddiqui.)
My Plan B for making money.
The real money online is in selling scammy diet pills to overweight housewives or testosterone boosters to teenage boys. Fortunately you’ve proven I don’t need to go down that route. Thank you!
I write and work online because it’s what I love. Yes, there’s a lot of money to be made online, but I could make much more doing something else.
I love what money can do for me, but more money won’t change how I live my life. I won’t do anything that isn’t fun no matter how much money someone offers me.
Some wonder why I don’t do x, y, and z.
Why would I?
My lifestyle is dialed in. What should I change and why?
Why do you need more money, how much more money do you need, and how specifically will more money change your life?