I’m not a millionaire.
I’m constantly hit with a barrage of programs promising me “the secrets to six-figures online” and it has made me think.
Not made me think that the program is a scam or not. I really have nothing to base a judgement off of–my bullshit detector is definitely activated but who knows?
What I do know is that millions of dollars made in my sleep wouldn’t make me happy and it probably wouldn’t make you happy either.
A study examining 450,000 responses in America showed that happiness rises steadily with income until it has reached $75,000. At that point, more income doesn’t add to an increase in emotional well-being.1
And to me, happiness is the goal; making money to buy things that I don’t need, but think I need, or somebody else has convinced me that I think I need it, isn’t.
I work solely online. My other site helps trainers bring fitness to more people around the world. This site teaches people with powerful ideas how to master social media. My goal is to help others increase their happiness, spread their message, and develop freedom.
I believe that freedom is happiness.
The freedom to explore whatever you find interesting.
The freedom to help and support others and not ask for anything in return.
The freedom to not be stuck in one corner of the world–to travel, to discover, to explore.
In 1972 the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, jokingly said that his country would measure GNH (Gross National Happiness) instead of GDP (Gross Domestic Product)–what a concept.
I’m not a millionaire but have developed the mostly passive incomes to pay my rent, keep me fed, and maintain my modest lifestyle. I’m happy because I have the freedom to explore what I find interesting and challenging.
I’m not a millionaire, but I smile every day–my GNH makes me wealthy and that, I believe, should be the goal.