Who are you when you make money?

FRIDAY, 17 JUNE 2016

If I have to give people advice about making money right now, I would advise them to think carefully about their identity: Who are you? (Why are you this person?) Who do you want to be? (Why?) How do you see your purpose in life? (Why this purpose?) What makes you happy? (Why do these things make you happy?) Would you rather sell something – someone else’s products, or your time, your knowledge, your abilities or your experience, or would you rather take a risk speculating on some or other market?

One problem: few people are ready with answers to these questions.

Another problem: many people are too easily tempted to do things they should not be doing; and of course, too many people make it too easy for other people to deceive them.