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Happiness Isn’t Only For Millionaires

 

         As you know, I’m the crazy guy who wants everyone to be multimillionaires.  I don’t only “want” it to happen, I actually created a step-by-step program for everyone to become multimillionaires.  It’s called the TrulyRichClub.  The Goal of the Club: To Make Good People Rich.   And I’m happy to report that thousands of ordinary people are already on their way to becoming multimillionaires.

         BUT with the same breath, I also teach people how to be happy apart from material wealth.  Or they’ll NEVER be happy, no matter how rich they become…

Epicurusonce said, Whoever does not regard what he has as ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be the master of the world.

 

People think that happiness is expensive.  If you look at the list below, they seem to be right!

Buffet lunch at Shangrila Hotel                                     P1,800

Wearing a pair of Ferragamo shoes                                P12,000

Driving, or being driven, in a brand-new Lexus                P3.5 M

Lying beside a pool in cool Polo shorts                           P4,000

Checking the time in a Rolex                                         P400,000

Malling in a Lacoste shirt                                     P4,000

Seeing the glint of a one karat diamond ring (average)      P500,000

Walking in a party in an elegant Armani suit           P100,000

Cuddling up in a Marks and Spencers pajamas                P4,500

Daubing the scent of Estee Lauder perfume, small bottle   P3,000

Travelling in ‘business class’ instead of ‘tourist’ (U.S)     $3,000

There are people I know who don’t think that happiness is expensive.  But what they do is awesomely enriching.  For them, happiness means:

                  Being quiet in prayer for 10 minutes each morning                   P0.0

           Giving a glass of water to the postmen and garbage collector P0.0

           Laughing with friends                                                                    P0.0

           Calling up my friend and asking how he is doing                       P0.0

           Reading a good book.  (Borrow one!)                                          P0.0

           Visiting an Elderly Home and listening to the stories of a Lola P0.0

           Taking a quiet walk with a loved one and holding hands          P0.0

           Choosing to sleep-in until 10:00 AM one Saturday morning     P0.0

           Cooking popcorn and holding a songfest with the kids             P100.00

           Giving roses to a friend (from market) with an original poem     P100.00

           Wrestling with an 8 year old son, and letting him win                 P0.0

  Making love with your spouse                                                      P0.0

         Know that happiness isn’t only for millionaires.

Let me ask you:  What simple joys do you regularly take in your life similar to those mentioned above?

Make a list of other inexpensive pleasures you want to try.  Take your calendar and schedule some of these activities in the coming week.  If you don’t do this, there’s a big chance that you’d forget about these not-so-urgent but very important “celebrations of life”. 

You’re More Than Your Wealth

 

Jonathan Pond said, Living beneath your means is the only route to take to enjoy a secure and comfortable standard of living throughout your working and retirement years.  Living beneath your means isn’t a suggestion.  It’s an imperative.

I’m now earning a lot through my many businesses; Yet I still own very few things today.  Reason: 90% of the time, I only buy what I need, not what I want.  And 10% of the time, I give myself a few luxuries and buy what I want.  This financial habit makes me have much more to invest in my Stock Market investments and much more to invest in the Kingdom—through tithes and alms.

Why do I have this financial attitude?  Because I am more than the brand of my watch, the logo of my shoes, or the name of my car.  I believe that if in my soul, I deeply respect and value myself, people around me will sense that, and they too will value and respect me—whether I’m wearing an armani or not.

My friend told me that he bought a pair of jeans.  Cost?  P12,000 each.

I nearly fell to the floor.

Because last week, I just bought a really nice one for P800. 

I admit it may not look as cool as my friend’s P12,000 pair.  But I don’t think people will love me less than that guy.  (Disclosure: My most expensive pair is P3000.  So I’m no cheapskate either.  I enjoy and appreciate good, durable things as blessings from God.)

         Two years ago, my friend bought a brand new luxury car worth P7 Million.  Practically the same time I bought my own second-hand luxury car too.  I wanted bigger legroom at the backseat and smoother ride—so I could continue writing my articles on my laptop—while my driver circumnavigates Manila traffic.

Price tag?  P600,000.

Again, let me clarify: I’m not saying no one should ever buy a P7M brand new luxury car.  Life is too complex to pontificate general rules for simplicity.  (Perhaps when I’m a billionaire, I’ll end up buying one.)

         This essay isn’t about giving you rules of simplicity but attitudes of simplicity.

         Before you buy anything, first think of the amount of money, energy, and time you’ll need to maintain it, dust it, insure it, clean it, protect it, and fix it.

         Believe me.  You are more than your wealth.

Let me ask you: Do you feel a need to impress others by what you wear?  Do you feel an attachment to material things?

Search for people you know who aren’t attached to material things but are happy, loving, and free.  Interview them.  Get some tips from them.  Be inspired by them.  And pray for this grace.

         May your dreams come true,

         Bo Sanchez

PS. Grow Your Money Through The Stock Market.  It’s risky only if you don’t know what you’re doing.  I can teach you how to do it in a simple, safe, and automatic way.  Join my How To Make Millions In The Stock Market Seminar on August 3, 8:30am to 12noon, in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.  (Note: TrulyRichClub Members get half-off the Seminar Fee.)  For more details, click here now.

 

54 Responses to “Happiness Isn’t Only For Millionaires”

  1. Hi Brother Bo, this is really weird but I’m just following your advice from your Truly Rich book ever since I got it as a gift about 4-5 yrs. ago.

    BUT this is the first time I’m going to do this.

    CAN I TREAT YOU FOR LUNCH? (cross fingers)

    Email me :)

    #billionaireinthemaking

  2. I’m 18 years old and I would really like to talk to you,
    thank you so much for inspiring me :)

  3. Awesome tips on living simply yet magnanimously happy. Thank you so much for the inspiration, Bro. Bo. God bless us more! :)

  4. thank you Bro Bo for the reminders!

    Truly we are more than our wealth.

    May we learn to value real wealth - namely our relationship with God and our neighbors.

    I know and believe that God is very happy having you make good people rich, to use wealth under the lordship of our God.

    More power to your team.

    May God bless you more and more.

  5. Simply nice.

  6. thank you. i shall follow up on your advise.

  7. Just take time to enjoy simple things in life…Thanks bro. Bo. God bless!

  8. really nice! just added 10 items in my bucket list.

  9. Thank you, Bo. I am trying to really implement an attitude of simplicity and this one guides me in so many ways.

  10. Hi Bro Bo! Thank you for the reminder that we should live a simple life. There are a lot of activities that cost nothing and yet the happiness it bring is equivalent (or even more) than those with price tag.

  11. very inspiring message, Bro Bo. Tnx!

  12. Thank you for reminding us that hapinness is a choice

  13. sometimes i just need to buy a birkenstock. or a tomy hilfiger watch just for my purpose and pleasure sad to say that at my age i cannot still buy a car. for 14 years the good lord has prevented me from making money or too muh jd of it. and now my creative juices are just confined to at it job home based work that doesnt pay call that u inlucky but i think god how iriitatingly it is wants to use me in a purpose i purposely avoid. hope to find answers. and that is why i want tojoin feasts. so mebodysaid i was gifted somebody said id preach. i know i d like to know the secrets of charismatics that they have invisible gifts. and me having a hard time coz i dont join groups. well i hope to find out. and not waste what is to be waasted. god be willing

  14. Thank you Bo, for sharing your insights, this one guides me to have a simple yet happy life, to live with an attitude of simplicity, being a member in TRC for months now truly change me and had a great impact in my life, I’m on the way of making to be a truly rich millionaire and be a blessing to others. To god be the Glory. God Bless

  15. Sir,

    I appreciate the article, simple living is one key of happiness and success too.

    Thank you very much for this inspiring story and advice to us.

  16. as. OFW I believed before once i reach here i’ll be happy and rich to have a big house to make travel yealy without knowing passive income plus titgh now I realize all of this is nothing without helping other , I hope in the near fuure i could have another vacation to attend a feast to grow my knowledge and to contribute bro.bo’s programs..

  17. Thank you so much po Bro. Bo, I appreciate your lectures…thanks for lending it to me and for everybody else.. Godblessyoualways:)

  18. Awesome! Thank you!

  19. Thank you for a very nice article. It inspires me a lot.

  20. Hi Bro. Bo,

    I am your die hard fan and follower. In 2006, I brought with me in UAE lots of kerygma & cassette tapes (hehehe i have them in 2005 and until now i listen to them) of your talks. Your talks strengthen my soul when I felt so down, depressed and homesick when I was abroad. I am already a member of TrulyRichClub but i was not so active since i was so busy then. I am here now in the Philippines for good and definitely i want to continue and become an active member. How and what are the things i have to do to activate my membership? Please help Bro. Bo. Also, thanks so much that I started investing in the stock market when i was in the UAE, ALL through your online vids and guidance.

    More Power Bro. Bo!!! You’re inspiring millions… God Bless.

  21. Very inspiring message thank you Bro Bo!!!

  22. Keep on inspiring a lot of people thru your articles, you’ve been a blessing to others and I want you to know i am one of your fan. God Bless Brother Bo!

  23. Thank you Bo, for always inspiring me.

    and for touching my life.

    God Bless your good works!

  24. Thanks Bo! God is so nice he gave the Philippines a person of your likeness for others to emulate. Truly, you inspired a lot by your words and your deeds. I know plenty of people like you who is exceptionally sincere in bringing others to prosperity (financial, personal and spiritual..) but you’re such a distinct from them coz of the type of your teaching (well rounded). I hope humans of your type (Bo, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Cardinal Tagle) be multiplied by God and be scattered around the world especially in the Philippines. What then a wonderful world! Praise be to God!

  25. Need this today.
    Thanks for the reminder, Bro. Bo.
    God bless!

  26. Thank you so much!

  27. This id really helpful, Bro. Bo. Thanks for this article.

  28. thank you bo! may GOD bless you. continue to make more articles and blog because honestly you’ve really inspired me with your works.

    more powers and Godbless.:-)

  29. Thank you Bro. Bo😊🙏!!!

  30. bro Bo, thank you for sharing word of wisdom .

    May you help more people :)

    God bless :))

  31. Thank you Bo for such an enlightening advice. I have learned ( though later in life), that just do what makes you happy.
    if having a lot of money makes you happy, then work for it;
    if having a lot of time in your hands doing what you love even though you have less money makes you happy, then do it;the thing is for every action you make, there is a corresponding reaction. ” kung saan ka masaya, duon ka”

  32. Hi Bro Bo,
    Thank you for your words, you inspire us to be much more than what we can imagine. Because of your wisdom I now know how to value not only the tangible things but the other important things in life. Now I strive to be a millionaire not just for myself but also for the people I love and my neighbors. For I know that money is not everything, unless you know how you can use it for the greater good. Even if some people try to bring you down with criticisms on what you are preaching. Believe me there will always be someone that will believe you and you can count on me for that. Godbless. PS wisdom is priceless yet it can be earned for free.

  33. Thanks brother Bo for the reminder that with simple things one can find happiness. Praying every morning really sets our day right and can bring happiness through out the day….Praise God..

  34. hi bro bo, iemailed to you and meann to pls register me and my friend for your aug 3. seminar so we can avail of 975 before june 30. pls reply to my email so we know weare accommodated.we are from iloilo ok we have the ticket na. godbless you

  35. Thank you Bro Bo for this nice advice that you are sharing to all of us. It is practically correct. I’ll be practicing this soon.

  36. Thank you Bro, Bo for another inspiring article.
    What you said is very true. I’m happiest when I spend time laughing , eating and exchanging stories with my loved ones and friends. They are more fulfilling than whatever material wealth this world can offer.

  37. Your articles really inspire me to be a better person..truly material things wont make a person happy..as ive experienced before..more power Bro Bo…

  38. Thanks Bro. Bo!
    You inspired me so much. More power and more blessings.

  39. Truly an icon :)

  40. Thank you Bro Bo, now I’m well guided.. ;)

  41. Bro, Bo,

    Thank you very much for this article, God bless you …

  42. This is article really the great one.

  43. Fantastic Article Bro.Bo. Keep it up. God bless us more!

  44. salamat po sa message :)

  45. Hi Sir Bo.
    You’re my avid fan.
    Thanks for inspiring me.
    I’m looking forward to meet you po.

    God bless us all always.
    Janet

  46. […] Happiness Isn’t Only For Millionaires […]

  47. Thanks Bro. Bo for another inspiring article. God bless.

  48. Thank you again Bro. Bo for another inspiring message….

  49. Thank you Bro. Bo for this nice article! Yes, I do agree with you that happiness isn’t just for millionaires alone.

    There’s a lot of simple things that you can do for enjoyment, such as those examples that you have mentioned above.

    I’m happy to be part of the TrulyRichClub. Its an awesome experience for us members.

    Thank you and God Bless.

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  50. Dear Bro. Bo,

    HAPPY HAPPY birthday. May the Lord God continue to guide, protect , love and bless you and your family. ….

    You have been a blessing to me and my family. Not only that, my son shared your talks to his boss and the boss and her family had been attending the feast religiously and they are blessed. Now his boss is already investing in mutual funds.

    Me, I had been a TRC member since March 2012. I already invested in stock market. Of course Im a little bit worried now because the stock market is in red but I decided to follow your advice so I invest every payroll and it makes me fell better because the % of negative becomes smaller because Im buying it at a lower price.

    Sorry, I have to greet you thru this article because I dont know where to address you.

    Praying for you,

    GRACE C. CASTILLO

  51. Bro Bo,

    Happy birthday! Thank you for inspiring us.

    God bless!

  52. I am so blessed with your article bro. Bo. I experienced being happy by sharing my talent, time and treasure. Helping other people and make them feel important is so priceless and brings happiness to me. Thank you again for reminding us that happiness is not expensive.God bless you always!

  53. Hi Bro. Bo.

    Nice article..simple yet very inspiring. Thanks a lot..

    God bless!

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