A millionaire pulled into the parking lot, strode confidently in a well tailored suit and smiled at us on the way in.
He was the keynote speaker for the event, a man with a net worth in the high tens, if not hundreds of millions...we're talking private jet style money🛫💰💰 ...Ironically he does actually have his own jet, along with the pilots licence to fly it👌 🤚Let's pause here for a second🤚
You've got an image of this guy in your head right?
Yeah, so did I.
Along with certain Instagram influenced expectations.
That's why I found the sight of him stepping out of a humble brown Toyota, so shocking😱
It didn't fit with my perception of what a millionaire is supposed to look like.
I mean, where's the Ferrari, Aston Martin, or even Mercedes?
Granted, I have no idea what's in his garage at home...
But from these basic outside appearances, I'm going to do what humans do best, and jump to conclusions 😝
My first conclusion is if I had access to his bank account I'd have a different luxury car for each day of the week:
Think Masserati Monday and Ferrari Friday 😜
Which highlights two things:
Our tastes and priorities are obviously different.
And perhaps the reason I DON'T have a similar sized bank account has something to do with how I use my money🤔
My second conclusion is wealthy people have a healthier relationship with money than poor people.
They seem to value it differently.
Majority of the population use money to buy THINGS. While the wealthy use money to buy intangibles, like time, health and experiences.
They withdraw money from where it decays🥀 and invest where it grows🌳
If a Toyota gets you from A to B, and nice cars mean nothing to you, then drive that Toyota with pride and invest the rest into an area that does matter to you.
I like this thought process, it's free from the usual obligation of keeping up with the Joneses.
But there's other ways this psychology shows up.
Take for example the tow truck service in Sydney that picks up Lamborghini's from their owners homes, takes them to be washed and cleaned, returning them later that day for the small fee of $500-1000. 👇Continued👇