Monthly Archives: November 2018

Money is a Tool, Not a Goal



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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: Gratitude

Money is a Tool, Not a Goal

If your goal in life is always to have more money, you will never be satisfied. There will always be an urge to constantly chase money, which will only cause unnecessary stress and dissatisfaction. Conversely, if you view money as a tool to achieve what really matters in your life, you will start to focus on the things that bring you the utmost satisfaction.

In our consumer culture, we’ve been conditioned to believe that buying more stuff will lead to greater levels of happiness. In my experience, this is a horrible misconception. No matter how many possessions you own, there will never be enough. The richest people in the world “have it all” but many are still starving for happiness.

Here are 5 things that I believe you should be spending your money on:

  1. Experiences

Material possessions may give you a temporary pleasure high, but they won’t lead to lasting happiness and fulfillment. Psychologists call this “hedonic adaptation.” In other words, the excitement of that new car or expensive purse that you buy will quickly fade. However, nobody can ever take away your life experiences.

It’s not until you’ve acquired everything that you realize that these things don’t enhance your life. The exotic cars that I’ve owned will never replace the travel experiences and memory-making with my kids. Money allows you to experience more.

 “Set a goal to become a millionaire, for the person it will make you to achieve it.”

– Jim Rohn

  1. Health

Your mind and body are connected. What you put into your body affects your level of happiness. If you are eating junk food, how do you think you will feel? If you want to be successful in life, you need to make sure that your body is operating at the highest possible level.

Money allows you to invest more into your health. By having money I’ve been able to biohack my health. I invested in things like regular physicals and blood testing and better nutrition to optimize my health, energy and well-being.


  1. Time

Time is a depreciating asset. You only have so much time, which is why you need to be mindful of how you are spending it and with whom. More money will buy you more time. It is possible that there are things that you are currently doing in your life that are making you unhappy that money can solve for you. This could be in the form of cooking, cleaning or bookkeeping. I encourage you to leverage other people so that you can focus more on what matters in your life and help them earn money for theirs.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tom Hart and the Success Series Team


Happy Thanksgiving From Success Series


Happy Thanksgiving!

This coming Thursday those of us who reside in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday primarily celebrated with family and friends in an expression of shared gratitude for our many blessings. As you sit down with you and yours, please remember that we at Success Series are truly grateful for the wonderful support that we receive from all of you. Continue reading

Talk with Tom: Episode #48 | TwT Motivational Minute: Seek a Mentor or Coach to Accelerate Your Results


Do you want to know how to cut twenty years off the learning curve in your business or personal life? It is to learn from people who are already where you want to be, or people who have done what you want to do.  Having a mentor or coach is one of the many ways to accomplish this. You’ve read Tom’s blog post on the subject, now hear it on today’s episode of the Talk with Tom Motivational Minute. Learn why seeking out a mentor or coach will accelerate our results.

Every month Tom shares topic after topic to Grow Your Life and Build Your Business. If you’re not already a subscriber, join us. Talk with Tom is 100% free, and there are special benefits available only to our subscribers, so be sure you subscribe yourself on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and we look forward to seeing you right back here on the last Wednesday of every month with Talk with Tom.

Gratitude and the Law of Attraction



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Life Area: Personal  
Topic: Gratitude

Gratitude and the Law of Attraction


Befitting the month of Thanksgiving, I thought I would blog on gratitude. Daily habits of gratitude and appreciation are one of the highest emotional states you can experience. When you cultivate gratitude, you’re able to feel true joy and contentment, no matter what you have or don’t have in your life.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, when you’re grateful for what you already have, you will naturally attract more for which you can be grateful. However, many people find that it requires great diligence to cultivate a persistent attitude of appreciation. That’s because we’ve been culturally conditioned by marketers to focus on what we don’t have, rather than appreciating what we’ve already received or achieved.

To help you combat this conditioning, here are 6 simple tips from my mentor and friend Jack Canfield on how to make gratitude – one of the most important habits of successful people – a natural daily habit, so you can attract more joy and abundance into your life all year long:

1. Take 7 minutes each morning to write down everything you appreciate in life

Starting your day this way primes you to be receptive and grateful for everything your day will bring. It also helps you cultivate an air of positivity that makes you naturally more attractive to other positive people – and inspires them to want to help you achieve your goals.

2. Make a conscious effort to appreciate at least 3 people every day

By letting people know how much you appreciate them, you increase their own sense of appreciation and self-worth and encourage them to pay this positive energy forward to other people.

While most people enjoy receiving verbal appreciation, written notes are also nice because they can be saved and re-read. (For ideas on expressing appreciation, grab your copy of The Success Principles and review Principle 53: Practice Uncommon Appreciation).

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