Most people that know me would probably say that I love money. I always had 2 jobs, I work as a financial planner and what do I do with my free time? I write on a financial blog! However, most people that know me don’t really know me. When you look at me without taking much time to analyze the situation, you will probably get to the same conclusion. However, I don’t really love money. But I love what money can bring. Confused? All right, here’s the story of my best friend. You will understand my point after reading it…
Once upon a time…
There was that man who found the right one. The one that makes him feel special. When he looks in her eyes, the time stop and the sun shines on her face… even in the middle of a dark night. They go out for a little bit more than a year. Then, things became more serious. Since she is the one, that man decided to marry her.
I was so excited for him, it reminds me when I was about to propose my girlfriend. We (the very same friend and I) were in the middle of Europe and we were looking for the perfect setup to show my girlfriend the ring and ask the ultimate question “will you…”. This is a great story that I enjoy remembering it and tell people how special that moment was.
Therefore, I wished that my friend had the same type of moment to live and to remember for the rest of his life. He came with the crazy idea of flying to London for a weekend and proposes in front of the Big Ben… probably one of the most beautiful places I know (I really like London 😉 ).
The thing was that the ring was already expensive enough that he started to have second thoughts about flying to Europe for a 48 hours trip. On top of that, he had to consider jet lag and the fact that both of them were working on Monday morning.
In order to make sure he takes the right (crazy) decision to fly there, I suggest we could withdraw as much money as possible from our company for several months. So we decided to put the growth aside in the name of love and finance both the ring and the trip from the company’s bank account.
He just came back a few weeks ago from a magic weekend with his new fiancé. Both of them had the most radiant smile in their face and were all excited about telling about their marvellous weekend. With money and creativity, he was able to create a little bit of magic during one of the most important of his life. He could have proposed her during a nice weekend in a hotel in the states and the result would have been the same: they will get married in 2010. However, the story, the memories and the feeling of doing something crazy would not be the same.
So my point is the following: money is the greatest extension tool to creativity. When you want to do something really cool, something you will remember for the rest of your life, adding money into your project will make it bigger and this will all become magic 😀
This is why money is so important; it helps making your wildest dream come true. But is it the feelings and memories that are really important. Money is just a tool for happiness…