Want to be rich? Think money!

From my office window, I see a yellow apartment building in consturction.

A poor person would think, “I could never own one of those apartments…”

A middle-class person would think, “How much would it cost me to buy an apartment?”

A rich person would think, “How much money would this building bring?”

I work and meet with a lot of people. Until recently, I was only interested in the way rich people think, so I could learn from them and copy the things they are doing right. If I talked to a poor person, I deliberately tried NOT to listen when they talked about money because they were so negative.

Rivers of gold: Use your money to get rich

All my life I’d never had money at the end of the month, so I never really had to worry about what to do with them. Whenever I did have some money left, there was either a loan to pay, or something to save for (hosting for the site), or something I needed to buy (a replacement laptop after I hit the last one against the floor in a moment of fury).

But recently, I’ve been doing better.

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Love without money or money without love?

Love without money?
Love without money? Src: from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany

They say money can buy you a dog, but only love can make it wag its tale.

Wow. We must be pretty hooked on the idea that money can’t buy love – we’re bringing dogs into it!

That idea looks great on the big screen, too: love stands higher than the material world. Tons of Hollywood scripts revolve around the cliché of a rich guy chasing after a girl who doesn’t love him and is, instead, in love with a poor guy. The rich guy is either boring or doesn’t truly love her, while the poor guy can give her everything she needs – except money. Girl runs off with poor guy to live happily ever after, THE END, roll credits.

Only we never really know if they do live happily ever after. The movie usually ends at, or soon after, runaway point.

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10 tips: Improve your chance of getting rich

Dream bubble
Dream bubble. Src: Google images

One winter night in Sofia, all dorms were dark except for one: ours.

Sitting in bed in our pajamas, my roomies and I were talking about how we’ll decorate our houses some day. Imagination knows no limits: we talked about pools and gardens and romantic dark bedrooms.

We chirped well into the little hours, and then my roommate said: “You know guys, no one ever sees themselves being poor in the future. Everyone imagines they are rich, or at least much better from now. But it doesn’t always turn that way.”

I could hear our three dream bubbles go pop, pop, pop.

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Social skills and money

 

House MD
Dr. House

So I’ve been hooked on HOUSE lately (“it’s not Lupus!”, tee-hee-hee!). Love the show!

Now, anyone who’s watched at least one episode would know that Dr. House, while a brilliant doctor, is not much of a people-person. In Season 2, a patient comments:

Patient: “House must be a great doctor.”

Dr. Foreman: “Why would you assume that?”

Patient: “When you’re that big a jerk, you’re either great or unemployed.”

WHAT ARE SOCIAL SKILLS ?

Social skills (people skills) are what you use for interacting with other people. They help you distinguish between when to speak and when to keep silent, what to say and how to say it; they also help you “read” the other person by picking up on hidden signals beyond the verbal.

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