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40 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire Your Mind For True Wealth

40 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire Your Mind For True Wealth

The world is full of people looking for quick money and wealth, especially in this age of information technology and instant gratification. There is nothing particularly wrong with that, but too often we miss the mark in our quest for wealth and material possessions and fall short of what we truly desire in life. Here are powerful quotes and words of wisdom from some of the greatest thinkers and achievers in history that will inspire your heart and mind for true wealth and happiness in life.

On the True Measure of Wealth

1. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” —Epictetus

2. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” —Ayn Rand

3. “The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” —Miguel de Cervantes

4. “Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” —Indian Proverb

5. “One man to live in pleasure and wealth whilst all other weep and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.” —Thomas More

6. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill

7. “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” —unknown

8. “The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel… its poverty by how little.” —Sherrilyn Kenyon

9. “Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” —R. Buckminster Fuller

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10. “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.” —Confucius

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    On Taking Charge of Your Wealth

    11. “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” —Jim Rohn

    12. “Destiny is as destiny does. If you believe you have no control, then you have no control.” —Wess Roberts

    13. “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” —Edmund Burke

    14. “Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” —Robert Service

    15. “Create a set of great personal values and surround yourself with the right people that can form your support system. Have an optimistic spirit and develop a strong purpose that you completely believe in and everything you can imagine is possible, for you.” —Andrew Horton

    16. “I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.” —Oprah Winfrey

    17. “Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool” —Seneca

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    18. “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” —Jonathan Swift

    19. “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” —Benjamin Franklin

    20. “Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.” ― C. JoyBell

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      On Pursuing Wealth and Happiness

      21.“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

      22. “It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” —Albert Camus

      23. “Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” —Dan Millman

      24. “What good is money if it can’t buy happiness?” —Agatha Christie

      25. “View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.” —Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

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      26. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle

      27. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey

      28. “Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose to be grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of lack falls away and we experience heaven on Earth.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach

      29. “Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.” —Mahatma Gandhi

      30. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” —Herman Cain

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        On Attaining Wealth

        31. “It is not in everyone’s power to secure wealth, office, or honors; but everyone may be good, generous, and wise.” —Luc De Clapiers

        32. “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” —Nelson Mandela

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          33. “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin E. Mayes

          34. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” —Arthur Ashe

          35. “When we feel stuck, going nowhere – even starting to slip backward – we may actually be backing up to get a running start.” —Dan Millman

          36. “Be ready when opportunity comes…. Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” —Roy D. Chapin Jr.

          37. “What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny.” —Maxwell Maltz

          38. “Fortune sides with him who dares.” —Virgil

          39. “No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.” —Theodore Roosevelt

          40. “No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself” —Plato

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          How to Answer the Tough Question: What are Your Salary Requirements?

          How to Answer the Tough Question: What are Your Salary Requirements?

          After a few months of hard work and dozens of phone calls later, you finally land a job opportunity.

          But then, you’re asked about your salary requirements and your mind goes blank. So, you offer a lower salary believing this will increase your odds at getting hired.

          Unfortunately, this is the wrong approach.

          Your salary requirements can make or break your odds at getting hired. But only if you’re not prepared.

          Ask for a salary too high with no room for negotiation and your potential employer will not be able to afford you. Aim too low and employers will perceive as you offering low value. The trick is to aim as high as possible while keeping both parties feel happy.

          Of course, you can’t command a high price without bringing value.

          The good news is that learning how to be a high-value employee is possible. You have to work on the right tasks to grow in the right areas. Here are a few tactics to negotiate your salary requirements with confidence.

          1. Hack time to accomplish more than most

          Do you want to get paid well for your hard work? Of course you do. I hate to break it to you, but so do most people.

          With so much competition, this won’t be an easy task to achieve. That’s why you need to become a pro at time management.

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          Do you know how much free time you have? Not the free time during your lunch break or after you’ve finished working at your day job. Rather, the free time when you’re looking at your phone or watching your favorite TV show.

          Data from 2017 shows that Americans spend roughly 3 hours watching TV. This is time poorly spent if you’re not happy with your current lifestyle. Instead, focus on working on your goals whenever you have free time.

          For example, if your commute to/from work is 1 hour, listen to an educational Podcast. If your lunch break is 30 minutes, read for 10 to 15 minutes. And if you have a busy life with only 30–60 minutes to spare after work, use this time to work on your personal goals.

          Create a morning routine that will set you up for success every day. Start waking up 1 to 2 hours earlier to have more time to work on your most important tasks. Use tools like ATracker to break down which activities you’re spending the most time in.

          It won’t be easy to analyze your entire day, so set boundaries. For example, if you have 4 hours of free time each day, spend at least 2 of these hours working on important tasks.

          2. Set your own boundaries

          Having a successful career isn’t always about the money. According to Gallup, about 70% of employees aren’t satisfied with their current jobs.[1]

          Earning more money isn’t a bad thing, but choosing a higher salary over the traits that are the most important to you is. For example, if you enjoy spending time with your family, reject job offers requiring a lot of travel.

          Here are some important traits to consider:

          • Work and life balance – The last thing you’d want is a job that forces you to work 60+ hours each week. Unless this is the type of environment you’d want. Understand how your potential employer emphasizes work/life balance.
          • Self-development opportunities – Having the option to grow within your company is important. Once you learn how to do your tasks well, you’ll start becoming less engaged. Choose a company that encourages employee growth.
          • Company culture – The stereotypical cubicle job where one feels miserable doesn’t have to be your fate. Not all companies are equal in culture. Take, for example, Google, who invests heavily in keeping their employees happy.[2]

          These are some of the most important traits to look for in a company, but there are others. Make it your mission to rank which traits are important to you. This way you’ll stop applying to the wrong companies and stay focused on what matters to you more.

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          3. Continuously invest in yourself

          Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make. Cliche I know, but true nonetheless.

          You’ll grow as a person and gain confidence with the value you’ll be able to bring to others. Investing in yourself doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, you can read books to expand your knowledge in different fields.

          Don’t get stuck into the habit of reading without a purpose. Instead, choose books that will help you expand in a field you’re looking to grow. At the same time, don’t limit yourself to reading books in one subject–create a healthy balance.

          Podcasts are also a great medium to learn new subjects from experts in different fields. The best part is they’re free and you can consume them on your commute to/from work.

          Paid education makes sense if you have little to no debt. If you decide to go back to school, be sure to apply for scholarships and grants to have the least amount of debt. Regardless of which route you take to make it a habit to grow every day.

          It won’t be easy, but this will work to your advantage. Most people won’t spend most of their free time investing in themselves. This will allow you to grow faster than most, and stand out from your competition.

          4. Document the value you bring

          Resumes are a common way companies filter employees through the hiring process. Here’s the big secret: It’s not the only way you can showcase your skills.

          To request for a higher salary than most, you have to do what most are unwilling to do. Since you’re already investing in yourself, make it a habit to showcase your skills online.

          A great way to do this is to create your own website. Pick your first and last name as your domain name. If this domain is already taken, get creative and choose one that makes sense.

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          Here are some ideas:

          • joesmith.com
          • joeasmith.com
          • joesmithprojects.com

          Nowadays, building a website is easy. Once you have your website setup, begin producing content. For example, if you a developer you can post the applications you’re building.

          During your interviews, you’ll have an online reference to showcase your accomplishments. You can use your accomplishments to justify your salary requirements. Since most people don’t do this, you’ll have a higher chance of employers accepting your offer

          5. Hide your salary requirements

          Avoid giving you salary requirements early in the interview process.

          But if you get asked early, deflect this question in a non-defensive manner. Explain to the employer that you’d like to understand your role better first. They’ll most likely agree with you; but if they don’t, give them a range.

          The truth is great employers are more concerned about your skills and the value you bring to the company. They understand that a great employee is an investment, able to earn them more than their salary.

          Remember that a job interview isn’t only for the employer, it’s also for you. If the employer is more interested in your salary requirements, this may not be a good sign. Use this question to gauge if the company you’re interviewing is worth working for.

          6. Do just enough research

          Research average salary compensation in your industry, then wing it.

          Use tools like Glassdoor to research the average salary compensation for your industry. Then leverage LinkedIn’s company data that’s provided with its Pro membership. You can view a company’s employee growth and the total number of job openings.

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          Use this information to make informed decisions when deciding on your salary requirements. But don’t limit yourself to the average salary range. Companies will usually pay you more for the value you have.

          Big companies will often pay more than smaller ones.[3] Whatever your desired salary amount is, always ask for a higher amount. Employers will often reject your initial offer. In fact, offer a salary range that’ll give you and your employer enough room to negotiate.

          7. Get compensated by your value

          Asking for the salary you deserve is an art. On one end, you have to constantly invest in yourself to offer massive value. But this isn’t enough. You also have to become a great negotiator.

          Imagine requesting a high salary and because you bring a lot of value, employers are willing to pay you this. Wouldn’t this be amazing?

          Most settle for average because they’re not confident with what they have to offer. Most don’t invest in themselves because they’re not dedicated enough. But not you.

          You know you deserve to get paid well, and you’re willing to put in the work. Yet, you won’t sacrifice your most important values over a higher salary.

          The bottom line

          You’ve got what it takes to succeed in your career. Invest in yourself, learn how to negotiate, and do research. The next time you’re asked about your salary requirements, you won’t fumble.

          You’ll showcase your skills with confidence and get the salary you deserve. What’s holding you back now?

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