Taking A Holistic Approach to Money

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Financial Tip of the Day

Right now, I’m reading the excellent “Think & Grow Rich: A Black Choice” by Dennis Kimbro & Napleon Hill. One thing that’s become crystal clear to me from reading it is that financial wealth and success do not happen in a “vacuum.”

In other words, to be TRULY wealthy, we need to take a holistic approach to our financial health.

And no... I’m not going to start posting now about health remedies or things we typically associate with the word “holistic” (chuckle).

In order to achieve genuine wealth, we need to take care of ourselves the best we can in EVERY way. Taking short cuts to excellence in any area of our lives will not create lasting wealth.

For example, we need to get good sleep daily. Otherwise, how we will be able to perform at our absolute best for employers, clients, etc., when we are sleep deprived? Becoming wealthy requires consistently delivering high level performances - something that comes from well rested individuals.

Again, we need to eat healthily and get sufficient exercise (my constant struggle!). If not, poor diet and health problems inevitably drains wealth: 1) Health problems create lowered energy and productivity in the short AND long runs. This = lost money. 2) Health problems also create doctor visits and high medical costs. This = even MORE lost money.

Get the picture?

Although I know that I myself often speak of building wealth as though it’s done in a neatly compartmentalized way, I will be widening my view about this. And I enthusiastically encourage you to do the same so that you can build long lasting and sustained wealth.

What do you think? Does this make sense? Comment and let me know what you think!