We all have an Inner Fisherman and an Inner MBA influencing our decisions… How are your inner Fisherman and MBA driving your decisions? Are they avoiding each other? Are they connecting with one another as they dictate how you should spend your time and energy to maximize well-being while meeting your financial obligations?
For many of us, the expectations placed upon us by explicit and implicit messages we receive from parents, and media and society in general heavily skew our perception of what is truly important in life. Of course, and although money doesn’t make people happy, financial security is something everyone aspires to.
But, many times, we fail to address what amassing more and more money really mean to us. For some people amassing money is a way to gain respect and build their reputation as a success story. For other people, money is freedom, something you need so that you can spend more time doing what you want to do. For other people, money is dirty and handling or talking about money should be avoid at all costs (pun intended).
Take a moment to think about what money means to you. Think about becoming aware of the significance of money in your life has maybe driven some of the educational and career choices you have made thus far. Being aware of the significance of money in your life and career can significantly help you define what you can do to move past the simplistic ‘more is better’ attitude about money so often reinforced in the Western World.
Reflecting upon how much money would be ‘Just Enough’ for you can be liberating, and can tremendously help you connect your inner Fisherman and your inner MBA in a way that helps you build your path to meaning and money.