Welcome to April, National Financial Literacy Month. It’s the best month of the year to start working on your financial future, focusing on your financial health and making sure that, financially speaking, everything is hunky-dory.
Speaking of hunky-dory, best-selling author, physician and educator Dr. Deepak Chopra is a great source of information if you’re looking for not just financial health but overall health in general. He’s been giving people advice about health, wealth and wellness for years and is one of the most popular speakers in the world concerning those three topics.
Dr. Chopra has a “secret” to making money that, To be honest, really isn’t much of a secret all; it’s knowing the difference between money and wealth.
“Money is a symbol; wealth is a state of awareness that allows you to tap into your inner creativity in order to fulfill a need that somebody else has. So that’s the first thing,” said the good doctor.
The way Dr. Chopra sees it, what you need to do first is be passionate about any work or business that you get involved in, as well as make sure that someone (hopefully a lot of someones) has a need for it. “Figure out your passion, and then figure out how you can collect and join with people who want what you have to give them,” he said.
In Dr. Chopra’s opinion, investing in the stock market can be extremely counterproductive for many people who are looking to build wealth. “People bet on money in the stock market—they’re getting all unhealthy, stressed out,” he said. “Recognize that the purpose of money is to enjoy life and have good experiences and not use money to make money … to make money … to make money.”
He advises that everyone should focus on their unique talents, look for something in which they have a true passion and hone their entrepreneurial skills to find edge in order to achieve success and wealth.