So many people look at their financial status as an indicator of their net worth and I frankly don’t agree with this logic.
We are so caught up in our society by seeing how much each of us has financially but the true picture can’t be that shallow or empty. How can we allow green paper with ink on it to define our “net worth”?
Let me walk you through what I see as the real measure of your true “Net Worth.”
Our lives are multi faceted and thank god we are all created with a multitude of talents, abilities and varying interests. What if we started to look at our true net worth by looking at life as it is, and not just through the jaded eyes of finances.
Since we all basically are playing six games simultaneously, lets measure each section and give each one a point factor that determines the “net worth” of each section. The areas to consider are. Spiritual, Relationships, Contribution, Financial, Health and Career.
So for example…
We all have relationships with friends, family, co-workers, maybe kids, etc. So ask yourself on a scale of one to 10, what point value do you give your relationship with…
Your kids, your spouse, your best friends, your colleagues, etc.
Give each one a point value and then I move on to another section.
What you’ll find as I have, is that you may be at a 10 in contribution but a 6 financially. Relationships and spirituality may be at a 9 and health may be slightly lagging behind.
In either case, I’ll bet you that when you look at the whole picture rather than just a small part like money, you’ll see that your “Real Net Worth” is much greater than you gave yourself credit for.
We all go through the ups and downs of life and I find it easier to go through them when I refer to an area that is peaking versus and area that is not doing as well. It’s the ebb and flow of life and nobody is impervious to it.
Start to look at yourself and your life on many fronts and you’ll always be able to find an area that you are content with or can quickly improve.
Learn to change what you can and let go of what you can’t.
I wish you a great day and remember to smile; you just might make someone else smile as well.
And, pass this blog to friends and colleagues.