For as long I can remember, I’ve wanted it all. The Good Life. Fast cars and faster women. A palatial estate, filled with expensive artifacts. Servants to attend to my every desire. Designer clothes. A lear jet. Invitations to all the hot parties. Hobnobbing with the rich, famous, bronzed and botoxed.
Not likely. The truth is, I’ve only ever really wanted one thing: To live my life, totally, fully, absolutely and completely.
Most of the trappings typically associated with “wealth” leave me cold. Keep your tacky art, forget the the gaudy furniture. Give me instead the freedom to move about as I please, and an abundance of time to be able to do what I want. That, in a nutshell, is my concept of success.
Naturally, money plays a major role in this. Money is essential to everyone, whether you have a little or a lot of it. But money is only a means to an end; it’s a tool to allow you to have (and do) what’s truly important to you.
Wealthy Bohemian Insider Tip #1: What you can buy with money is never as exciting as what you can make happen with it.
There’s a new breed of wealthy person on the horizon. One who experiences abundance in every respect — often super-abundance — yet he barely fits the traditional model of what it means to be successful:
• Disdainful of “opulence,” he pursues as his fortune an interesting and colorful life.
• An intransigent individualist, cultural norms and expectations are all but irrelevant to him.
• A highly developed personality, he owns a rich inner world and exhibits a unique creative imagination.
• An enigma to outsiders, he can appear at times to be oblivious to his own success.
• External accolades and awards mean little to him.
• He loves what he does, and sees work as an adventure.
• He is among the most subversive people on the planet: he is actually happy.
I’ll be sharing some of my ideas about wealth, success, prosperity and happiness in this blog, as well as various other things that happen to be on my mind. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!