What Can I Do? I Only Have So Much Money!

Psssttt...Money is Only Money

Feb 6, 2012 by

Some quick math for the ATSGF Adopt-A-Village project: $12/month X 12 divided by 365 = 39.5 cents

shopping bagsOver the past – um – three decades or so, I’ve blown a lot of money, on good things and bad.

When working in corporate America, I tried to buy my way to happiness($65 for a make-up brush? No prob! I didn’t even look at price tags. Gulp…) My mid-life crises always seemed to involve some combination of men and new cars. (Oh Ah! A convertible!) Then there were the biz deals that didn’t work out (I’ve been worth a million or two, a time or two…on paper. Good thing I didn’t run out and spend it.) I could easily have several hundred grand in the bank (I don’t)…but ah well, I did have some good times.

Why am I telling you all this? Perspective. I like to think…Oh Hell, I’m just gonna say it. I AM wiser. Over the years, I’ve learned that money is only money. I can always make more. It always seems to show up when I need it.

Also – over the years – I’ve found that the more I give, the more I get. And that includes money. I give even when I don’t got. I mean, really. We here in the United States continue to be fabulously, incredibly wealthy compared with about 90% of the world’s population. (Before you disagree, go look in your fridge, I’ll wait.)

I’m going through a tight patch right now (the thing with being a hired brain – I’m either making really good money…or none…the nature of the entrepreneurial world.) The cash flow is ALL going the wrong way, but, I’m okay. In fact, I’m more than okay.

I can afford to give 39.5 cents a day to help a village become self-sustaining.

Now, imagine what I could do if I set aside a whole DOLLAR…Hmmmm….

How about you?

We’ll be telling you more next week, including how you can easily sign up to adopt a village, for only 39.5 cents a day.

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Mary Schmidt Has Written 26 Articles For Us!

Mary is a proud Corporate America refugee, having long ago decided that quality of life is far more important than quantity of stuff. However, that said, she thinks money is a very good thing - when used as a tool, not a success measurement. In addition to writing for us, she blogs about business development and marketing at www.maryschmidt.com and about marketing to and by women at www.lipsticking.com. In her consulting business, her clients have ranged from mega-corps such as Hewlett-Packard to local Mom & Pops.
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