What I liked was your declaration about how being wealthy provides you the capability to provide. One of the footage that operates in my go is your declaration that we cannot out provide the Universe! Beyond this being wealthy offers us so much probability to not only stay the lifestyle we really like, but to give rise to the life of others in a way we couldn't before. And this doesn't mean just providing cash, this implies truly creating a distinction by quality of the economical independence we have. I'm a company believer in what Wattles said decades ago in SOGR and I DESERVE to be full of all methods. Thanks Randy.Filling my house with artwork, digital cameras & assisting the artistry, my way of recognizing the performers for the miracle they carry into my lifestyle. Collecting old traditional guides from all over the globe.
Simple Reasons You Might Want to be Rich
by Randy Gage
Some of you still chafe when I talk about flying the Concorde, staying in luxury suites, and going on PRADA shopping sprees. But you know what?
There are a lot of other reasons to be rich. Some very simple pleasures in life that come when you have enough money to enjoy them. So forget about garages full of exotic sports cars, vacations around the world, and designer togs for the moment. In the interest of your prosperity consciousness, I’d like to share: Simple Reasons You Might Want to be Rich…
Stepping out of the shower and grabbing a huge, thirsty, soft towel to wrap around your body.
Ordering from the left half of the menu, instead of the right. (You guys in China, reverse this.)
Sleeping on high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets that simply caress your body.
Being able to write the check that funds the church, temple or synagogue project that needs to be done.
Getting a whole car from the rental car company instead of half a car.
Sending your nieces and nephews the coolest holiday presents they ever got.
Wearing real leather shoes that fit your feet like warm butter, instead of those plastic Payless shoes, or clunky Florsheim ones.
Calling your loved ones long distance without worrying about the length of the call, or whether you are in the low rate window.
Ordering from the pizza place you like, not the one you have coupons for.
Getting the nice view from your room, not the parking lot of the Denny’s.
Yes sunsets, hugs and walks on the beach are still free. But there are literally millions of other simple pleasures that can bring joy to your life, which still cost money. And the more money you have, the more you can experience.
So if you afraid to dream big about exotic cars, extra homes and designer goods, maybe you should just think for now about which simple pleasures you wish you had more of in your life. Please share any you think of below.
BTW, the new episode of Prosperity TV is up. It asks the question, “Do You REALLY Want to be Rich? The answer may surprise you. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/randygage
Vincent St. Louis Nice Post! Because of my Multiple Streams of Income that I have I do what I want with who I want when I want.
A confortable house, with a big yard where my son Sanitago and me can play with our amazing big dog until we drop dead tired!!!!
A NICE CONFI HOUSE WITH A BIG ENOUGH YARD WHERE MY SON AND I CAN PLAY WITH OUR BIG LOVELY DOG UNTIL WE GET REALLY TIRED!!!
Making love to my wife in my dream villa. Driving my phantom coupe with my wife next to me in Vegas. Telling bedtime stories to my kids about how Richie Rich got to be so rich. :)
Infinite money buys me time & freedom. The simple pleasure I enjoy is the choice to do WHAT I want, WHEN I want, with WHOEVER I want.
If a person has a small dream it is easier for him to believe that he can achieve it. But I guess that that person is not using all his potential abilities. He could do better if he had a big dream.
Nice post indeed, here're some of mine.
Money means power and influence. We can use that power and influence for good.
Even if hugs and kisses and sunset walks on the beach are free, being able to fly to the cleanest beaches to hug and kiss your loved one during sunset surely enhances that "free experience".
I'm a teacher, so if I'm rich, I don't have to make teaching decisions based on my school's financial needs. I can base my decisions based on teaching ideals which I can fund myself if need be!
Randy, cool post. It's funny, I just went out and bought a brand new set of quality bath sheets, bath mats, hand towels and face washers on the weekend so I could replace all the other odds and ends I have, even though some of them are nice. It feels great! I had to hide them from my mother when she came over on Fathers' Day though. She's got a WWII scarcity mentality and once gave me home-made oven mitts made out of my Dad's old overalls!!! I'm still not comfortable with being myself in front of her - it's something I'm working on. Just before I went overseas I bought myself new bed linen with the softest sheets and when I got back I bought myself some matching cushions. I enjoy making my bed every morning because it looks so beautiful. The most expensive shoes I ever bought have been the most comfortable and I'm just getting them resoled for the third time now - definitely good value for money. I can't wait to experience my first pair of custom, hand-made shoes. I've also been learning to order from the left hand side of the menu. I'm giving myself permission to budget enough to eat what I like when I do go out and when I'm on a date, I now don't even look at the column on the right. It's one way of teaching myself that I do deserve the best.
Some other stuff I'd love to do is invite my friends to dinner at a lovely restaurant for my birthday and pay the whole bill, cater for my parties (no BYO!) and get more massages. I'd also love to throw down a deposit on a house for my sister - she'd weep tears of joy and gratitude.
Being able to wake up with the family, and actually stay with the family and not HAVE TO go to a JOB...just over broke!
Like the post Randy! You are awesome.
Simple pleasures? Get a massage, go to a live concert, attend to a seminar, buy presents for me and my loved ones, buy flowers
Yup- and we forget how wealthy we already are compared to the rest of the world. When we talk about a crappy car, they're like "A CAR???"
I guess it's all relative.
Randy- can you help me with something? I noticed when I was reading your post that I felt like I always have to CHOOSE where to put my money.
For example, you were writing about an expensive suit, but also writing a check to a charity (or whatever- the two examples don't matter).
My brain sees it as having to choose, and I know you always talk about "Both", but it seems out of my experience that I can do both without taking from one or the other.... does that make sense?
I can write a $10,000 check to help my grandmother's knee replacement, or I can spend the $10,000 on a new suit to wear to my reunion. Y'know?
Please put it in practical terms versus "It's all infinite"; that doesn't translate to me yet.
Well if you have $10,000 and stop there, it's finite. But if you ask yourself what is the idea I need to manifest another $10,000...or $100,000, then it's infinite.
Totally get that you can keep expanding- I really do, and I have been; that's why I have done a ton of the things I want to in life.
Instead of the choice between "altruism" and "selfish", because that's not what I mean, what about a Suit for $100,000, or a car for $100,000- you have to CHOOSE, right?
Bones...man....you gotta learn to love yourself bro. I mean, I get it, I do, you can't help but have part of you thinking in the back of your mind about how horrible some people around the world have it..so, you always get caught up in that connundrum(sp?) "i have this extra money, I could splurge OR I could be a responsible human and help someone."
The thing is, everyone has the same ethers to create with. Everyone has an opportunity to shape their environment Into prosperity, or die trying. True, many aren't handed the tools as easily as some and many are never educated on their own ability to affect change. So, my belief is that if there Is to be a "social responsibility" for those with material wealth, it is to set he example, and educate. You should teach yourself what it feels like to live high on the fruits of your own labors. To live high while contributing to the livelihood of the cobbler who makes $3000 leather shoes, the textile company who fashioned that fabulous egyptian cotton bedroom set, etc. Then, once you have set this example, that such abundance does exist in the world for anyone who wishes to achieve It, then you must teach this.
We only have to choose when we don't have enough creativity to make it both :)
Initially we have to choose but it is always about asking how can I do both then acting on the ideas. Then we can have both.
Also I looked at your site Bones. Some cool videos! they made me laugh. I like your energy.
But are you serious about the products with your picture on them? That made me laugh even harder. I like you but not enough to wear a Tshirt with your face on it :) lol
Hmm, lovely question, here are some other nice things we can do with money :
Going to your favorite bookstore and buying all books and CDs you want .
Going to the best mall and buying clothes with best quality and design. (women's favorite one ;) )
Helping people in need instead of just wishing to help them.
Inviting all your friends to a high-class restaurant for your birthday.
Traveling all around your country and then around the world.
Buying tickets to travel to the moon and take a picture with your beloved in there.
Buying the most beautiful horse and enjoy riding it on the weekends.
Buying your breathtaking SLR,going to a beautiful road and driving as fast as you can.
Reserving room in a 5-star hotel while you are traveling.
Designing a website with your name on it and teaching others to become someone prosperous like you so they could feel the joy of living like that.
What I loved was your statement about how being rich provides you the ability to give. One of the tapes that runs in my head is your statement that we cannot out give the Universe!
Beyond this being rich affords us so much opportunity to not only live the life we love, but to contribute to the lives of others in a way we couldn't before. And this doesn't mean just giving money, it means truly making a difference by virtue of the financial freedom we have.
I'm a firm believer in what Wattles said years ago in SOGR and I DESERVE to be rich in all ways. Thanks Randy.
Randy you do it again. Think about what you can do if you were Rich. For me it is family and travel. We would be able to spend more time with my family. Now the tough part where would we go Asia , the Caribbean and or Europe, Maybe tell me about your travels.
Thanks Great Post
I like this and I like nice things and I like being able to really nice things for people who have never done those things. Like take my kid to the Plaza Hotel and let him order room service. Take Joey to see Barbra Streisand and now build a college education for my granddaughter.
I also would like to spread the word of God through my church and lift the consciousness of the world. It would be great if people could feel the love instead of the hate.
Thanks for a great post
Making sure that there will always be more than enough for my family if needed is one of those goals that drive me.
Filling my home with paintings, photography & supporting the arts, my way of acknowledging the artists for the magic they bring into my life.
Collecting old antique books from around the world.
Traveling & exploring cultures with no set time frame to go home because i don't need to.
These are some of my simple reasons - simply because it fills me with joy. This is such a heart-warming post. Thank you rocksta.
Randy last week my best friend and mentor suddenly passed away. As I was hurting for his wife I started thinking about the fact that he built a very large network marketing business that is built on the efforts of other people like me. Because he was what most would think rick his wife is able to morn her loss and focus on taking care of things and not worry about the mortgage or going to work. He built a business that will out last her.
That to me is worth so much more then any other reword of success.
That's what I will leave my wife.
If your wife will be financial in trouble if the sudden should happen to you. Then think twice about watching that silly TV show and man up and go make a future. You're one person away from your life changing.
I'm not intimated by the flashy cars or mansions but appreciate the heck out of this post.
Money is freedom. It allows you to do, have and be more. "Little" - of course the universe doesn't know big or small, only people do - things cost money too. We often don't realize how handcuffed we are due to a poverty consciousness.
Thanks for sharing the list with us.
For me the number one is having TIME for spending developing my crazy ideas or playing as much tennis as I want during the day, without feeling guilty of not working!!!!
and agree with the egyptian sheets and having the best matress ever...
You hit the point... people are hung up on the money... and they don't see the benefits to themselves and to those they love.
One of the other benefits is being able fly to Europe or around North America to share a few ideas with fellow speakers without worrying about who is going to pay it... our privilege to be in the position to gift them...like you did in Amsterdam in March...
People see what they want to see... but some, see beyond and see the real benefit....
A few of mine would be: a facial, massage and buying gifts for friends/family "just because".
Good one, Randy!
While noblesse oblige is an important reason for paying the price, why else would one do that if not to enjoy hotel suites, two residences, helicopters, doing anything and everything for the people in your life that you love, having new experiences, loved the towel and sheet thing, I 100% agree with that, and shoes, big on that too along with handbags. Simple things are hugs, smiles, kisses, perfect weather, the beach, feeling loved and understood, ocean breezes, decadent chocolate, watching children play, the smell of garlic and butter when you are cooking, etc.
Being able to take my whole family on great trips. Including the air fare and the 5-star hotel. I am talking 3 grown children with their children here!
Robert Kiyosaki is not a particularly flashy rich guy but he does say he spends a fair bit on extra health perks like massage, accupuncture, etc... there's a good reason to be rich, you can look after your health a lot better...
I totally agree with you, Randy. Being rich is not only about exotic cars and vacations. It's even a great deal about your inner peace, having a stress-free life, not fight with your family about money thus having a great relationship with your family, having freedom, being healthy (because having stress and thinking a lot causes sicknesses and illnesses, and here you are having money, that means most of your stress and thinking will be gone :).), and a whole lot more of other stuff which I think can fill a whole book :).
My #1 "small thing" would be:
Buying tons of cool books that enrich your mind and soul and doing it whenever you find something of interest.
Nice one, Randy!
I like that Josip but take to the next level for me. Donate the self help books to a school and change a future
Good one, Vincent! I was actually telling a friend the other day that my wish was to open a private library dedicated to personal development and science fiction. It would function in the same way as standard public libraries, open to everyone, but targeting people with interest in personal growth and development.