In this book I have learned and validated many values which I believe and learned concerning money and what it should mean to us, Ken Honda the author introduces us to a great concept and a question everyone can ask by looking at the wallet “Is my money smiling ?”
it gives us a paradigm shift in understanding the idea of Happy Money (money which has flown through us through positive experiences like from the job we love to do, a happy customer who bought our product or service, a gift ) and Sad Money ( money from the activities you hate doing or uninterested like most 9-5 jobs )
What does money mean to you? 🤔
I have learned from my coaches and reading several books that money is a resource which should help us to live a life like food, sunlight but most of us become a resource to it; do you use money or money uses you?
Ken does a great job explaining the concept of money and how its meaning is different for everyone, as he explains money as an energy which flows through all of us and its neutral by nature, you are the one who decides either its good or bad from the experiences and habits and goes deep to where these habits and perspective originate (mostly from your childhood and closest circle parents)
Money IQ & Money EQ 😇
this the fundamental idea which most of us are not aware of unless and until you learn through someone or experiences, we all chase the money with the idea of searching for means to make more by increasing our IQ by education ourselves by pursuing degrees, skillsets, investments but forgetting its not the Content (amount of money) but the Context (what it means to you) which gives happiness and satisfaction in life.
The Stack & The Flow 💵🧰
he walks us through explaining the idea between the stack (the financial assets you have stocks, real estate, cash, assets ) and the flow (a job, a business, a roi of asset ) . the stack defined as net worth , “how much do you value ?” , most people start chasing the stack to keep piling money but don’t focus on creating a cashflow the Flow ; an act through which you are making that money, which you love doing . the stack may make you feel good temporary but not a source to happiness . find a flow which gives you joy , which doesn’t feel like a job but a vehicle to your destiny , your WHY ! and find a mentor who can guide and coach you build up the stack not to feel rich but to have CHOICES !
Come out of the Money Game 🏃🏻♂️
we know we are progressing in life only we can compare it with a reference point ,but most of us do the mistake of comparing with other people which will never make you feel good because there is always someone better than you there is no perfection only progression in life, instead start comparing with the person in the mirror you, ask yourself are you better than yesterday ?
the day you are happy about where you are and stop living for others, you are out of money game.
The 5 steps to Happy Money 💸
1. Shift out of scarcity mindset , chase abundant mindset (opportunities, kindness, service)
2 .Forgive and heal your money wounds (make peace with past)
3. Discover your flow which gives you joy (a source to happy money)
4. Trust life (trust in yourself, people and the flow you choose)
5. Say ありがと (Arigato) – Thank you for everything in the life the money which flows in and which flows out , a flow of gratitude .
when you are on death bed none of us check our bank balance , what we own is not the most important part of the life but the people and relationships are , chase legacy ,chase experiences , memories, value and the money follows you as a byproduct . you get what you give
Arigato – Thank you 🙂