I had the most successful career I’ve ever had, the kind of money that made me happy, and I also had the money that let me buy the best things in life.
As my father put it, my “futures” were “bust and burn” and “lots of money, lots of houses, lots and lots of kids.”
He and I grew up in a family that had “goods and pleasures” and was “a bit like a family of farmers.”
I had money, but my parents were hardworking, committed, and devoted.
I was also, of course, lucky to have a mother who was always there for me, to raise me.
As I learned more about how the world works, I became less afraid of the unknown, more determined to do my best.
I’m proud of what I did and have no regrets.
I never did have a “great” career and never thought of it as a career goal.
I always believed in myself, and when I started my own business, I made sure I was doing it for the right reasons.
I learned to do it in a way that was aligned with my values and priorities, not for the sake of financial gain.
The lesson I learned from all of this was: Be bold and make your goals, not your money.
If you don’t want to be rich, don’t be.
It is important to build a life of success not for your own financial gain, but because you are striving to build something bigger than yourself.
I hope my story helps you feel empowered and more in control of your life, so you can get back on your feet in the future.