I was writing this article on my laptop when my nine-year old came into the room and asked what I was working on. I barely looked up and grumpily muttered that I was writing an article on finding Financial Peace. He happily responded “Great Dad I want some Financial Pizza too!” I immediately realized that now, like so many times in my life, I was distracting myself from the very thing I was seeking. To honor the wisdom of my son and all the pint-sized geniuses that bless our world each day this article is published as Financial Pizza.
I was fully ready to educate you on the wisdom of making more, spending less and wisely investing for cash flow so you could reach some magical number that allowed you to sit on the beach, drink Margarita’s, never again worry about money and fully explore and share financial peace with the important people in your life. “You just have to be in it for the long haul,” “Nose to the grindstone,” “stay the course,” and “save for a rainy day”. That’s all a load of crap. If you do not have financial peace today regardless of your income, assets and social status, there is no amount or secret formula that will help you!
It is simply impossible to find outside of ourselves anything that does not already exist on the inside. My life has been an endless quest for more; more money, more power, more love all while desperately hoping to finally experience peace by reaching the mysterious goal of enough. I have finally realized enough and more cannot coexist no matter how many people buy into and share the delusion.
Shortly after the Pizza discussion my wife and I were babysitting our 5 month old grand-daughter. She …Continue Reading >>>