Here are 3 of life’s lessons learned

Many readers will be familiar with the lessons here but perhaps others will not. That’s fine but it all comes down to experience. However don’t feel you need to make all the mistakes yourself. You can choose to bear in mind the lessons others have learned. Well here are three of life’s lessons learned that you would do well to bear in mind.

1. Money can’t make you happy:

If you’re not happy without money then having money won’t change how you feel about yourself. We experience happiness not through the things we purchase but through our relationships with other people. People are social animals.

If you want to be happy you must never lose sight of the most important people in your life, i.e. family and friends. Spend time with them and enjoy their company, especially your children. Make the most of every minute you have with your loved ones.

Yes of course, go out there and make some money. Manage it carefully and invest some of it too. Enjoy your some of your money and buy nice things occasionally too. Life’s too short not to enjoy some of what you have from time to time.

However never focus on money and work to the exclusion of your family and friends. Without them you have nothing. Money is important but the people in your life are more important.

2. Life is too short to do a job you hate:

You should never do anything for money alone. Yes you need an income and yes it’s nice to have plenty of money in your pocket. Let’s face it we’d all like to have plenty of money, wouldn’t we? That’s human nature.

However no amount of money will compensate you for the drudgery of doing a job you hate. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you won’t do it well. And if you don’t do it well eventually you’ll come unstuck. It will all end in tears. Now is that really what you want?

And then you must always remember that one day, like everyone else, you will die. What a shame it would be if on your death bed you felt you’d completely wasted your life.

So find a job you enjoy. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking. Don’t focus on money. Find the right job; do it well and add real value; and the money will follow.

3. Greed can lead to expensive mistakes:

There is a classic telephone scam, which never fails to catch some people out. The way it works is a salesman or woman in a ‘boiler room’ calls you with an offer for you to purchase an asset at a price which they’ll tell you will guarantee you an enormous profit.

It might be stocks and shares or it might be plots of land in some faraway place but the underlying message is always the same. Essentially they’ll tell you that next to no one knows about the availability of this asset just yet but when they do the price of the asset will go through the roof.

They’ll say it’s a steal and that you have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and make an absolute killing but you have to buy today or you’ll miss out.

The sales people always sound friendly, very plausible and they’ll make it all sound very professional. They’ll even take a little time to make you feel that really they are trustworthy.

This scam plays on our greed and our gullibility. We believe what we’re being told because we want to believe it. We just love the idea that we might get something for nothing.

However if we part with our money that‘s the last we’ll see of it. The asset will be worthless or even non-existent. If we’re foolish enough to buy, we’ll also be put on a ‘sucker list’ which means we’ll get inundated with similar calls from other high-pressure sales people offering similar deals.

In reality any deal that sounds too good to be true, will prove to be too good to be true.

Never allow yourself to fall for it. And never, ever allow yourself to be bounced into buying anything just because they tell you that this deal is only available today.

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