A personal finance hieroglyph …

Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 7.05.04 PMIf you left a review on Amazon for my new book, then your personal, signed copy is on it’s way!

[There’s still time: if you downloaded the Kindle version, please leave an honest review at Amazon and I will send you a personally signed, printed version as my way of saying ‘thanks’]

Inside the front cover, along with my ‘AJC’ signature, you will find a scribbly hieroglyph much like the one above …

… hopefully, it’s not too difficult to translate; it simply means:

Your Money is not your Life!

Too many of us live our lives as though money was its sole purpose: we work more than 1/3 of our life away; we constantly argue with our spouses about it; and, we spend much of the remaining time simply worrying about it.

I haven’t been immune; this was me until a critical date in 1998, when I discovered my life’s true purpose. Without getting all New Age’y on you, I’ll give you a hint: it had nothing to do with money.

My Life’s Purpose was all about how I really wanted to live.

But, I quickly discovered that money does come into it …

… but, only as a means to an end.

My first book (co-written with Debbie Dragon) shows you how to separate your money from your life; but, it doesn’t shy away from the subject of money. Because, as I discovered, money is the key enabler of a fulfilling life for many of us – not all – but, certainly for me.

Probably, for you, too.

So, the real purpose of my book is to help you find out how much money you need in order to be happy. Simple!

If you want to understand a little more about my journey and how I think about money and its real (subordinate) place in life, check out my video interview; it’s with Jaime Tardy at Eventual Millionaire:

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And, if you can, leave a comment to share how you think about your Life … and, your Money!


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5 thoughts on “A personal finance hieroglyph …

  1. Just read the book and left a review 🙂 I found this blog a couple days ago and the information here is gold.

    I have always wanted to start a side business but wasn’t sure if it would be worth my time. Now I know that it will probably be one of the only ways, outside of investing, that I will be able to retire early. I have my number set, a rather large number, but I can see the road ahead and it is exciting!

  2. @ Josh – E-mail me [ajc AT 7million7years DOT com) and I will send you a signed copy of my book.

  3. Great articles you publish, I started visiting this blog after listening to your interview with Jamie Tardy’s. I will look up your book and send a colleague to buy it when they travel (am based in South Africa). But all the same wanted still acknowledge that your articles provide real value to people in places I dont think you thot you would be reaching out to. Guess its the global part of your thinking…

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