Understanding Money is Like Water
Money, like water, is necessary for our survival because without it, we can't function. Money is also similar to water in that it flows in and out. And just like water, we have to protect it- make sure it doesn’t leak or evaporate away. We must learn how to store it and make it grow. Once we do that, the possibilities are endless. Benjamin Franklin said, "If you want to help the poor, you can't be one of them." So, in order to do any good in the world, we must have money. Some simple things you can do to start:
-First, monitor your intake and outpour. Are you keeping a river running through your bank account, or are you building a reservoir?
-Who is looking out to protect and grow your reservoir? Are they doing a good job?
-Take the time to learn about money; read books, take seminars, meet with specialists, ask for advice from people who are smart with money... most of all, investigate!
-Have a measurable financial goal; this will keep you inspired along the way.