Let’s start at the beginning. What is wealth? So many people, so many opinions. Some feel wealthy when they have a huge bank account. Others feel wealthy when they can enjoy the things that really matter to them. And others feel rich when they never have to work again.
At Vixx we believe you are rich when you feel carefree, satisfied and happy. However, this is different for everyone. You cannot express this form of wealth in money. But money can be a tool to make you feel rich. We feel wealth is about happiness. Not about money.
But when are you happy? Can money make you happy? We believe it can. That is, if your (financial) affairs are properly taken care of. And don’t get us wrong, it is better to be healthy and have friends and family around you while not having a penny to your name, than being a millionaire without having anyone to share it with. What we mean is that money is a tool which can help you be happy. It is not an end in itself. Money can help you to do what makes you happy. Whatever that may be. And if you can do that, you can consider yourself rich.
People are happiest when they can live their dreams and get a feeling of fulfillment from what they do. When they can develop themselves and grow. Making your dreams and wishes come true and achieving your goals gives a feeling of satisfaction. And this makes you happy. These dreams, wishes and goals can be small or big. It all depends on what you want from life.
In order to feel this way, it is important to be aware of what you wish for. You can then make a concrete plan to make your dreams, wishes and goals come true.
Money is often a requirement if you want to achieve a certain goal. For example if you want to buy a house, go travelling or start your own company. We believe money should help you make these dreams come true. It should not be a hindrance. However, money is often in the way when people want to do what they actually dream of. Which is such a pity. Because in a lot of cases, it is less difficult than you might think to let your money work for you instead of being an obstacle.
Becoming rich starts with figuring out what makes you happy. What do you want from life? What really matters to you? Is it to have lots of money in the bank? Or spending as much time as possible with the people you love? Sharing your money with people who need it? Starting your own company, enabling you to share your ideas with the world?
Take some time to think about what really matters to you. Imagine yourself in 10 or 20 years time, what would make you happy? Then try to link this to concrete plans. Things you want to achieve in the coming years to ensure you can live the happiest life possible. And then think whether money is currently helping you reach that goal or if it is in the way.
Once you know when you feel rich, you can make a plan on how to fulfill your dreams(s). Do you need to make any changes to your income or expenses? Or do you already feel happy and rich, and can you learn to enjoy this a bit more? We hope this blog inspires you to live a life that makes you feel happy and rich.
At Vixx, we cannot ensure you’ll become rich. You have to do that yourself. However, we can help you. By thinking along with you, offering sound financial advice and discussing the possibilities to reach your dreams, wishes and goals.
We are happy to help, because helping people fulfill their dreams, wishes and goals is what makes us happy.