Don't Let Money Direct Your Life

Don't Let Money Direct Your Life

Happy people are not afraid to try a "risky" passion:

  • They may be willing to work less hours on their job and use the saved hours to create their own business or to implement a craft project.

Happy people don't let money direct their lives:

  • They decide how they are going to spend their time based on what they want to do with their life. 
  • They may make less money, but they will have the time to do what they want to do.

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Five Personality Traits of Super Happy People

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ALBERT EINSTEIN

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

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Live in the Present

Happy people are focused on the present

  • They don't spend time reminiscing about the past or fantasizing about the future.

The simple pleasures in life are appreciated by happy people. They:

  • concentrate on today and now. 
  • aren't embarrassed to show their happiness with an impromptu public dance.
  • are also active in the conversations around them. 
  • listen to others, smile and laugh at what is said, and they contribute to the conversation.

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You Control Your Happiness

Your personality traits make a big difference in how you deal with the challenges of life. The happiest people tend to have several traits in common. They:

  • are comfortable with themselves
  • are open to change
  • live in the present
  • don't allow themselves to become a victim
  • don't allow money to direct their lives

You cannot guarantee happiness, but you can increase your happiness if you take charge of your actions, attitudes and behavior.

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Don't Become a Victim

Happy people don't let themselves become a victim in their own life

  • They are able to move forward after a job set back or a relationship break-up by looking at the bright side and start to form exciting new plans.
  • They don't look for sympathy from others. They know that negative thinking is not productive. Happy people look for the positive in what has happened and they move on with a winning attitude.

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Love Yourself

Happy people love and are comfortable with themselves and their situation:

  • They want to make the best of the experiences they have in life. 
  • They choose to concentrate on the positive aspects in their life, and they don't concentrate on weaknesses.

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Embrace Change

Happy people are open to change:

  • They listen to suggestions. 
  • They consider all options and they take criticism as constructive input.

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DR. SEUSS

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

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It represents the 5 personality traits psychologists use today:
  • Openness to experiences
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism
Each personality trait is characterized by 6 individual facets.

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Being a Natural Giver

We are all somehow inclined to want something in return when we give. However, the easiest thing you can do is learn to do things out of love, without expecting anything in return.

Next time you do someone a favor, do it without wanting anything back. Feel the joy of giving. If then you receive something in return, it will feel great; if not, it won’t be a big deal.

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10 Qualities That Make You Unforgettable

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People who invest are those who love the risk, trade frequently and have enough confidence to think they will beat the market.

A 2011 study found out that most investors underperform, namely 82%, because they were trading instinctively rather than strategically.

Advice: Continue to educate yourself, limit your trades to the amount you could afford to lose and try to act for your long-term financial benefits.

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The 5 Financial Personality Types

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