Success: It’s Not About the Money, Right?

If only I had a dollar for every successful entrepreneur I’ve heard claim, “It’s not about the money.” It’s about the lifestyle, or the time freedom, or the relationship with their family. I’ve always had a quarrel with this.  Because it’s the MONEY that allows you to have the lifestyle.  The MONEY that gives you the time freedom.  And, the MONEY that allows you to spend all of your time with your family. Without the money, you can’t have the lifestyle of a millionaire.  Your time can’t truly be your own if you don’t have the money to free yourself from the 9 to 5 struggle. So, if it makes you feel better — less materialistic and uncaring and greedy — then call it what you want.  But the bottom line is that it IS about the money, and the “things” — material or otherwise — that the money buys you.  Right? Well, maybe not. When I started this blog, in my mind, my success was about money.  I wasn’t content with a 6 figure income.  I was on “the work at home millionaire journey.”  Hence the original name of the blog. And I remain on a journey.  And a seven figure income working from home will be one eventual result of the journey. But, if I had achieved seven figures over the past few years, and yet remained the same person that I was when I started, I would be sorely disappointed. Conversely, although I remain shy of the seven figure yearly income, I have become a “seven figure person.”  And I am thrilled. Thrilled that I have...