A Bodey in Motion

Building momentum, one step at a time

Real Wealth

Real wealth is discretionary time. Money is simply fuel for your life. You can always make another dollar, but you can’t make another minute. Don’t let the pursuit of money erode your wealth.

– Alan Weiss

I instruct people about prosperity so that they are able to invest in possibility and increase their generosity.

Broke people don’t have the option to do radical things with their lives. Your payments don’t go away just because you’ve got a great opportunity or a dream to chase. They still expect to be paid. And your ability to step up and fill another’s needs is limited by how much you need. Living a broke life puts your focus on constantly pursuing more money.

No matter what you might think, every class I lead, and every family I coach, and every word I write isn’t about getting rich. I’m not interested in helping you become rich.

I’m interested in helping you become wealthy.

May 2, 2013 Posted by | Past and Future, Work and Money | , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Good Creed

My Creed

I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon— if I can.

I seek opportunity not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.

I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.”

– Dean Alfange

This short piece has also been titled “An American’s Creed” but I prefer thinking of it as the creed of the individual, no matter what nation they’re from or part of the world they find themselves in. The world needs more uncommon men.

What are you going to dream and build this year to make it uncommon?

January 9, 2012 Posted by | Past and Future, Work and Money | , , , , | Comments Off on A Good Creed