When you write about money people reach out with books to read, offers of content, and yada yada yada.
Most of the time I politely pass.
I’ve always been a sucker for mindset, history, and different world views on topics that we take for granted, especially money, because there seems to be so much negativity in the news about money and wealth.
I’ve never seen money as evil.
I’ve always viewed money as a magnifying glass that makes you more of what you already are.
If you’re a selfish jerk, having a lot of money will make you more of a selfish jerk.
If you are selfless, having money will make you “more selfless” (that’s a thing…) and charitable.
So what’s the solution?
Well, because we can’t take all the money away from the jerks of the world, the solution needs to take place at the individual level, starting with each of us resetting our money mindsets and seeing money for what it really is: just a tool, an accellerant.
I could go on and on about money being only a tool to accomplish your goals and accellerant to speed up the process, which is why I found It Is Only Money and It Grows on Trees! such a fun read that I wanted to share with you.
To be clear, I got paid nothing to write this or recommend the book, although I did score the book for free because I’m such an important person in the personal finance arena.
Also if you order it on Amazon by clicking my affiliate link I might be able to super size my next Happy Meal as a result of the affilaite commision I’ll generate, haha! 😉
Seriously though, it’s a quick read, only about 100 pages, but it goes deep into how wealth is viewed around the world in different religions and cultures.
It’s told as a narrative, which also makes for a much easier read than a whitepaper-type case study.
And it will help you break away from the money mindset you have by default and help you choose a money mindset that is more authentic to you.
So if you’re into this type of story and study, definitely score a copy of It Is Only Money and It Grows on Trees!
And let me know what you think!