Friday, March 7, 2008

Without Love - There Is No Money

You guys must be thinking ... what is she on about?! What do i mean when i say "Without love - There is no money"

Well let me tell you....

I'm talking about passion. I'm talking about burning desire. I'm talking about heart. Stop doing what makes others happy and start doing things that make you happy. Stop living by someone else's expectations and start living by your own.

Ever heard the term "Do what you love and the money will follow"? Well thats what I based this post on. I really believe that each and every one of us was put on this earth to contribute something. Maybe its something grand. Maybe its something small. But whatever reason why we are here, its because there is a grander purpose.

Not only do we owe it to ourselves to follow our passion ... we owe it to the world.

What would the world be like if Oprah didn't pursue her dreams? What would the world be like, if Bill Gates didn't pursue his vision and passion for his business? What would the world be like if Anthony Robbins let the best of them get to him? I can tell you, that the world would not be the same today, if these people didn't take the opportunity to step up and express themselves and pursue those things that they hold close to their heart.

So how does this relate to investing? How does this relate to making money? Here's the thing. When you find a passion for what you do. It no longer becomes like work. It becomes something that you want to spend time on. If you are passionate about something, people will also believe in the beauty of your dreams. Its infectious. Its exponential! If you are passionate something, you help build that belief inside yourself. And it is that belief that will propel you to move forward.

So when it comes to investing. Find something that captures your interest. That you understand. That you are comfortable with. When it comes to your career. Do do something that fills that burning desire in you. Do something that you can leave as a present to the rest of the world. Not only does that help riches come your way, but it also leads you to a happier and more fulfilled life.

With that said. I'm going to leave you with this very famous quote by
Nelson Mandela. I believe in this quote, he states the greatest truth of all.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Nelson Mandela-1994-Inaugural speech excerpt by Marianne Williamson

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PeaceMom said...

Great post!
BTW, your Nelson Mandela quote is actually from Marianne Willamson. This is a really common error, so no worries. Just thought you might like to know.

Investment Realty said...

Hi Peacemom,
Thanks for much for clearing that up for me. I have changed it accordingly!


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Lauren said...

Hey young investor....I have never actually read blogs before. was reading 101 in 1001 and then the simple dollar, loved your comment so had a look at your page...its great. and I love that Mandela speech, I have it on my fridge.
What do you invest in mostly?

anyway, just want to say congrats.