“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
As men, we are arguably under even more pressure than women to be the provider in a marriage. I’ve even heard from some of my gay friends how much pressure they too exert on themselves to demonstrate their worth in a marriage or relationship. It’s not easy being a guy no matter which way your door swings.
Therefore, it’s a a goal for most of us to be financially solvent, wealthy even. But how much do we really know about the mind/money connection? Have you ever thought that there might be more than meets the eye insofar as how we deal with money? Is there perhaps more we should know about the psychology of spending and how it effects our lives?
In this blog I thought I’d have a stab at some little-known truths about why we feel the way we do when we spend money and how we can incentivize ourselves to hang on to more of it.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
Technology has made our world and the way we do business ever evolving platforms. It’s heartbreaking for me to listen to folks complaining about having to deal with stress and depression because of their careers. They require help getting better sleep or they end up dangerously tired behind the wheel on their commute.
But that type of career is fast becoming unnecessary. We have already seen a paradigm shift in some industries where folks are permitted to work from home, allowing them a more productive and stress-free day. The employees are able to avoid the commute to-and-from work and the employer needs far less office space or none at all. But as technology has developed, an even more significant shift is happening.
“Sleep baby sleep. The day’s on the run. The wind in the trees. Is talking in tongues” -Leonard Cohen
Sleep: that mystical part of our lives spent in an altered state of consciousness. Our brains tending to secret activities that we are only dimly shown through memories of dreams. I am one of those people equal parts blessed and cursed who gets to remember a fair number of my dreams. I’m often still drunk on a dream for hours before the morning tries to dissolve the emotions of it.
But besides the fantastical dreams and far away worlds we are offered while we sleep, why sleep is so vital to us, and exactly what happens while our brains marinade in our subconscious, has been speculated upon for millennia. I’m a ‘facts’ guy and it’s on the firm ground of facts where we’ll land here.