Rule 12: You Can Make Lots Of Money, You Can Enjoy Your Job, And You Can Sleep Nights

Bola Shagaya
A lot of people
hold one or other – or all- of these notions:
• Making money
goes hand in hand with being a ruthless, manipulative, amoral, greedy lizard.

• To make a bit
of cash you have to sell your soul, grandmother and principles.
• Being wealthy
means you end up with a heart problem, insomnia and other stress-related
disorders.
• To make money
you have to turn into a slimeball who sacrifices their
family, morals and happiness and all on the altar of wealth.
Well, it can be
like that, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it shouldn’t be. That’s the
beauty of it. If it is like that, then you’re doing it wrong. You see, money is
so freely available – and to anyone (as we looked at in Rule 1) – that you
really don’t need to try that hard, or change that much. An awful lot of pretty
ordinary, nice people make money – and lots of it. The staid old cliché of the
cigar-chewing, high-pressure executive barking orders down a phone while
signing dodgy deals probably went overboard off the Lady Ghislane
You can make
money, enjoy your job and sleep at night. You just have to decide that is what
you’re going to do – no matter what. And then stick to it. 


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“A small girl pokes her head round the door and
says, ‘Money can’t buy a kind smile’. The businessmen all look, momentarily,
shamed. Then the chairman growls, ‘Get outta here, kid, who the hell wants a
kind smile?”

Remember, if you
are starting to lose sleep or have stopped enjoying what you do, then you need
to have a serious talk with yourself. Go back to the beginning of the book and
remember what it is that wealth is all about to you.
I remember a
cartoon of a boardroom with fat-cat executives. A small girl pokes her head
round the door and says, ‘Money can’t buy a kind smile’. The businessmen all
look, momentarily, shamed. Then the chairman growls, ‘Get outta here, kid, who
the hell wants a kind smile?’ and the others all look relieved and go back to
their meeting.
Well, I for one
would like the kind smile even if it does mean I lose a little money. I want to
sleep nights and to enjoy my job and to make money. But I won’t compromise my
principles, spend too little time with my family or children, neglect to sit in
the sunshine occasionally, take a day off. I won’t worry about work or money
once I’ve gone to bed, be driven so much by money that I lose my sense of
humour or need to have fun. These I swear by And it is possible – believe me,
I’ve known and observed enough wealthy people to know this is true – to make
money and have a life, to be ethical and rich, to earn a lot and be a
thoroughly nice person. It is possible. It just sometimes seems it
isn’t; all part of debunking our money myths.
From The Book; The Rules of Wealth by
Richard Templar
(Read Rule 13
of Rule of Wealth tomorrow on Asabeafrika)
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