Seth Godin on Thinking About Money.

July 1, 2013

I only recently started reading Seth Godin’s blog (this year, I know where have I been?) and everything he writes about is always relatable to different aspects of your life.  He’s such an amazing speaker (I had the privilege of attending his Creative Mornings talk in NY in May) and thinker.   Sorry for the vagueness, but that’s the best I can describe  as I write this in my 85 degree room in this humid, rainy, gross NY weather.

His latest post on money really got me thinking about the way I’ve been thinking about money lately, especially being a freelancer money doesn’t come in the form of a stable paycheck every month and feeling doubt and worry is a daily thing, especially when you’re new to freelancing.   Here are a few key points that really stood out to me:

2. Money spent on one thing is still the same as money spent on something else. A $500 needless fee on a million-dollar mortgage closing is just as much money as a $500 tip at McDonalds.

12. Don’t get caught confusing money with security. There are lots of ways to build a life that’s more secure, starting with the stories you tell yourself, the people you surround yourself with and the cost of living you embrace. Money is one way to feel more secure, but money alone won’t deliver this.

16. In the long run, doing work that’s important leads to more happiness than doing work that’s merely profitable.

Seth Godin on Thinking About Money