Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, You Say?

Aug 26, 2012, Self Development

Money doesn’t buy happiness? …Really!?!? …Well, neither does being poor. (This is a bad ass email I got from David Wood, the founder of Empower Network… had to repost here so you can enjoy it.)

Happiness, like all emotion, is controlled
by the focus of attention, not money.

Money is an inanimate object, like a hammer.

You can build a fortress with a hammer,
and bash someone’s head in with it, too.

The power is given, not by the hammer,
but by the one who wields it.

A more accurate statement would be:

“Money has absolutely nothing to do
with happiness, or any other emotion
whatsoever – they are unrelated
phenomenon, “

Get more money, here.

Happiness is a funny phenomenon, too.

I was talking to a religious guy earlier,
about the money thing – and then happiness
came up.

He said something like this:

“Well, maybe Jesus said it’s harder for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle,
because religious people are less likely
to depend on God for happiness.”

Maybe that’s true, but here’s the problem:

Happiness has nothing to do with God.

Now – before you bash the Bible over my
head – I’m not bashing religion there, I’m
just disconnecting non-related phenomenon.

In a similar way to money not buying happiness,
God doesn’t give it, either.

(unless you’re talking about being happy
forever – in which case, maybe you’re right)

However, right now – happiness, or sadness,
has nothing to do with anything other than
the focus of your mind and your biochemistry.

If your mind is constantly focused on stuff that
you don’t have – generally, it will produce

In other words – let’s say that you want $10,000
a month, and you don’t have it.

Instead of focusing on what you DO have, you
focus on what you don’t have.

You focus on the ‘lack’ of money in your bank
account, or whatever.

That’s a formula for not being happy.

However, I can tell you that it’s not the poverty
that brings the unhappiness.


Because I live in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is the happiest country in the world.

It’s also poor.


Because people here aren’t focused all the time
on the future, they’re focused on what they have
right now.

Whenever your intent is focused on NOW (and
now only) you become happy.

In fact, it’s actually impossible to be dissatisfied
with yourself if your focus is in the moment.

Therefore, a formula for happiness = focus your
energy of intention in the moment
, and then – remember
a time you were happy, and what it felt like.

Let’s talk about money, for a second, though.

How do you get more money?

The truth is – you may as well have more, since
it doesn’t have anything to do with how you
feel, or anything other than the fact that you
have it.

(Evil people have been rich – so have incredible
people who give their whole fortune away to the
poor – it’s unrelated to righteousness, or anything
else but the laws of money)

So how do you get more money?


Follow the laws of money.

Just like happiness follows certain laws, so
does getting lots of money.

Lucky for you – it doesn’t matter what your
belief system is, and the proof is that people
of every religious background have gotten
lots, and lots of money.

First, I want you to disconnect getting money
from emotion of any kind.

Money has nothing to do with emotion.

Get money here.

Sometimes, people believe that they’ll get
money if they want it really badly.

The reality is, wanting money badly simply
causes your mind to confirm the fact that you
don’t have any.

The more badly you want money, the harder
you’re going to find it to get more of it.


Because by the act of wanting it, you’re showing
your unconscious mind that you don’t have enough.

Your unconscious mind will then look for ways to
prove the fact that you don’t have enough.

It will prove it by helping you not get money.

(read that again)

The reality is – if you want money, the first step
is disconnecting money from emotion.

Think about money like you think about a hammer.

It’s an object – nothing more.

Money is not a human being.

Money is not something to love.

(It’s worthwhile to note that Jesus didn’t say
that money is evil. He said that ‘the love of
money is the root of all evil)

BIG difference.

Money is not something to love.

Money is also not something to want, or not want.

It’s just there.

Second, there’s only one way I know to get more money.

It’s comprised of two parts:

1. Have a vehicle that produces lots of money.

Get your vehicle here.

A vehicle – like a hammer, needs to be used in
the proper way.

It doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get rich, it just gives
you a vehicle to produce what you want.

Like a job isn’t going to make you rich (ever) neither
will shitty vehicles.

A lot of people in network marketing are driving a
beat up ford truck of a money vehicle, and they could
be driving a mercedes of a money getting vehicle.

There’s not a difference in cost – it will cost you
more to drive a shitty vehicle
, in this business.

You need a vehicle that can produce what you want.

Here’s the truth:

In this business, we’ve been preaching a ’2-4 year plan’
for 60 years.

And it doesn’t work for the most part.

The truth? People who try and take 2-4 years, end up
taking ‘never’.

Read that again.

It’s not a good model.

It doesn’t work.

Get a good vehicle.

2. Giving creates money.

Now, don’t ask my how this works – I can invent
all kinds of explanations.

I can tell you, for example – that there’s no more
powerfull way to show you unconscious mind that
by giving.

I can also tell you that God multiplies and blesses

The truth? I don’t know why it works – I just know
that it does.

Giving works – and it doesn’t matter how.

My Dad (and lots of my family) are Mormons.

To this day, my Dad sends me talks from Mormon
folks, because he’s consistent in trying to get me
on board.

(I respect that – and the truth is, I read them, even
though I think most of it is nonsense)

The other day though, he sent me this talk that was
given by a Catholic Priest to a group of Mormons.

I read it, because I always do – and this was fascinating.

See, most people think that rich people are stingy.

They take their info from comic books – like Superman.

The hero is a poor farmer – the villan is a rich businessman.

The truth is, that’s a manifestation of the beliefs of society,
not the reality of how the universe works.

I’ve found rich people to be more giving than the poor,
in every country, society, religious group, and social
circle that I’ve been a part of.

Here’s the interesting part, though:

This talk my Dad sent me (the one by the Catholic guy)
showed something that I’ve always thought, but never
could prove:

Rich people start giving BEFORE their money comes.

See, a lot of people look at someone like Bill Gates,
who’s giving a THIRD of his money to charity, and
they criticize – because ‘of course’ he’s given money
away – he’s rich!

“I’d give money away if I were rich, too!!!”

This study, though, showed that the opposite is true.

It proved, that over a LARGE group of people – that
people who give money away tend to have it come
back to them, at a ratio of something like 39 to 1.

What I’ve just said doesn’t make sense economically.

If you give away your fortune – it would seem that
you would have less money, not more.

Isn’t that some shit that the opposite is true?

Rich people give away more money – BEFORE they
are rich.

How does that work?

When you GIVE, and you GIVE, and you GIVE,
I don’t know why – or how, I just know that the tides

Get more money, NOW!

How does it work?

Maybe one guy would say that Allah is blessing him,
while a Christian would say that it’s Jesus – and maybe
Jonathan Budd would say it’s ‘The Universe’ and a
hypnotist would say that it’s the collective unconscious.

The truth?

Maybe you know – I sure don’t.

I just know that the more you GIVE, the more you GET.

For example, I had a lot of people question me when
I started a company that was GIVING away 100%

They said:

“How are you making money???”

Like I care.

For me, it wasn’t about making money – it was about
making the average person rich.

It worked.

Here’s the funny thing, though:

Giving AWAY 100% commissions, and doing my best
to HELP people make more money, with less work,
also resulted in me making more money than I’ve ever
made in my life – with less work.


When you give, and give, and give – it comes back.

The universe takes money from the stingy, and gives
it to those who give.

Read that again.

And get more money here.

Remember this:

Having money has NOTHING to do with what
you were born with.

It has to do with how much you give.

When I was new – I didn’t have money to give.

So I gave my whole heart and soul.

It came back, 100 fold.


I don’t know.

It’s just the way it is.

The lesson?

Disconnect money from religion.

They have nothing to do with each other.

If that was true – one religion (the right one, whatever
that is, maybe you could tell me) would have ALL
the money.

However, there are rich people in every religion,
even athiests have lots of money.

So disconnect it from religion.

Also, disconnect it from emotion.

Whether you’re happy, or sad has NOTHING to
do with money.

Happiness is an emotion.

So is sadness.

Neither have anything to do with money.

If you want to be happy – smile, focus on the moment,
and remember a time when you were happy.

If you want money, follow the laws of money, and be
a giver.

Give more, and more will come back at you.


It’s just the way it is.

This year, I want to help 10 people make $250,000
a month.


Watch this.

(if you’ve seen it – watch it again – all the way through
this time…)

The truth is, I honestly don’t care if all ten make more
money than I do each month.

That’s why I’m rich.

Love you!

-David Wood
“The Guru Slayer”


Hey it’s Brent, I’m back…

Now, was that some “bad ass-ness”
or what?

Look, honestly let’s just finish this
up with a quick “real talk” chat…

I know there are many people who
I invite here to my blog and you’re
promoting all kinds of stuff…

Everything under the sun, and I
think that’s awesome!!

I’m all about FREE ENTERPRISE!

Whatever you promote… great!

But what you just read…

I hope you read it again and again
because this kind of mindset can
literally change your life fast!

Whatever you think about Empower Network
or… whether you’re going to jump in
and go “ALL IN” like I did because
it’s just cool to hang around and
promote the same stuff as these
AWESOME people…

It doesn’t matter…

Just take this lesson to heart
and share it… and change someone’s
life with it… starting with yours.

It’s All Good in helping you Live Life On Your Terms,


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