Who is rich?
That’s a very interesting question, isn’t it?
What is even more interesting is that it has no right or wrong answer.
So, let me give you my answer and I am eager to read your answer in the comments section below.
I believe that the rich is the person who could have the most fun and rejoice with what he/she has.
Based on that definition, here are 5 simple ways to become rich:
1. Don’t Rely On Money To Be Happy
As Jerry Gillies, author of Moneylove, says, “Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.”
It’s true that money gives you more flexibility in doing what you want to do whenever you want to do it. However, it never guarantees happiness.
It has been said that happiness is a state of mind. And I totally agree with that.
2. Simplify Your Life
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann
After you eliminate the unnecessary from your life, you will only be left with the little things that you like and enjoy the most.
When you master the art of simple living and practice enjoying more with less things, you will increase your financial independence. Thus you will enjoy doing the things that you really want to do, not the things you have to do for the sake of earning more money
3. Be Creative
“But out of limitations comes creativity.” – Debbie Allen
Put your creative muscles into action to come up with ideas to turn what you already have into a lot of fun.
Creative thinking is very important to create a passionate lifestyle in which money does not have that much power over you.
Creativity is also very helpful when it comes to starting a business around what you are passionate about. Most startups lack enough capital. So, the only tool you will have in hand is your creative ideas!
Small business experts Paul Hawken and Seth Godin usually point out that good ideas trump heavy capitalization. That’s very true.
4. Discover Your True Value
It’s been said that, “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.”
Think of this: How much Bill Gates would be worth if he lost all his money?
Personally, I would still call him a rich person.
Your value cannot be measured by the money you have. The ultimate measure of your value is by the size of the problem you can solve and the number of people you can impact their lives.
5. Determine What Your Ideal Life Would Cost
One of the most useful techniques that I have personally tested is: Identify what is truly enough for you.
I did that exercise a few years ago and I found it very relieving. I thought I would need billions of dollars to be happy and rich.
However, when I started to list everything I needed to have and do in order to enjoy my ideal lifestyle, I realized I needed much less than I thought I would need.
In a nutshell, in order to become rich you need to be creative, have fun and enjoy more with less things.
In your point of view, Who Is Rich?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.