How To Be Rich - Part 2

15 October 2014
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15 October 2014, Comments 0

How To Be Rich by Andy Stanley is the topic of discussion for this series of articles. In Part 1, we discussed that to be rich in the world, a salary of $37,000 means you are in the top 4% of wage earners in the world! A salary of $48,000 places you in the top 1% of wage earners in the world! Now that you know you are rich, what type of behaviors do wealthy people demonstrate?  The number one behavior is arrogance! Once people step out of the “poor American mentality”, they often get a sense of arrogance and start placing hope in their wealth. It can translate into a belief that everything they have is because they deserve it. Stanley says ” The more a person possesses, the greater his potential to acquire a distorted sense of reality and the greater the odds that he will lose his sense of balance”. In summary, money can do 2 things to people: make us arrogant and make money our primary source of hope, leaving us with the impression that we are self-sufficient. Stanley goes on to say, “It is in this way that wealth eventually possesses its possessors.” How can you avoid the trap and the side effects of wealth? Be rich in good deeds. Be generous and willing to share. It is hard to be arrogant if you spend your time thinking of ways to be generous and doing good deeds. A simple shift  in your mindset can help you be good at being rich. Stay tuned for our next article on How to Be Rich…

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