When Warren Buffet was asked by a TV interviewer about how he measures wealth, he answered, “By how much love a person has in their life.” He said that he knows a lot of high net worth people who have few successful relationships. For Buffett, these people are not wealthy.
I agree. In Build Your Money Muscles I say that when you feel loved, accepted, acknowledge, and appreciated, you’ll be open to greater cash flow. And experiencing these feelings depends on your relationship with yourself and others.
Feeling loved, accepted, acknowledge, and appreciated by others begins with loving, accepting, acknowledging, and appreciating yourself. Many people I talk to admit that their internal dialog is more critical than loving. When this is your internal state, people will reflect criticism rather than love, and it is difficult to generate acknowledgement in the form of money.
To alter your internal dialog, start focusing on treating yourself like someone you love. Here are some suggestions: Read more