This week I found a article in inc. magazine and tweeted it out. The premise was that money can buy happiness.
When I read the headline of the article, it reminded me of a comedian who said
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness is an idiot, I ain’t never seen anyone crying on a jet-ski!
If you read the article, you know the idea, but for everyone else, here are the
I don’t have enough time for all of this stuff highlights, and some ideas for you to leverage that information.
The authors contend that buying things gives us a short term pleasure but GIVING things gives us a longer term pleasure.
The premise is that when you have money to buy things and give them to other people, you are happier. Therefore the authors say that money can in fact buy happiness.
But do you need money to buy happiness? We all know the lack of money can cause a lot of stress, especially when it comes to small business owners and independent people like you.
A lack of money just means you can’t buy gifts, it doesn’t mean you can’t give gifts.
While you are starting your business, or expanding your horizons at your work acting like an independent contractor, money might feel tight, so how can you give so you can still make people happy.
In fact when you give someone more than they are paying for in your business, you might just be giving them the gift they needed. If you aren’t happier when you get paid for your work, and the people paying you aren’t happy, maybe it is time to find different work?
You can also volunteer, and I already hear you that you are already out of time, but I’m telling you, find a couple of hours a month to volunteer and it will pay dividends in your long term success.
So can money buy happiness? Maybe, can giving help you be happier probably.
Does being broke suck? absolutley!
Come back next time and spend a few minutes growing your life, your business and ultimately your happiness.