by Tara Agacayak on September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Me by Matt Clark

What do you think is more valuable?

The $20 you earned doing your chores, or the $20 your grandmother put in your birthday card?

They have the same face value, but which one feels like it’s worth more?

Which one do you think more carefully about how you’ll spend?

Maybe that’s why some lottery winners ironically become destitute by burning through theirĀ  winnings – there’s something transformative about earning money as opposed to having it given to you.

Money that you earn – that you generate – has meaning. It is charged with your hard work making it more precious.

When you give yourself away, don’t be surprised if you are taken for granted.

If you demand what you’re worth, be prepared to be treated accordingly.





Previous post:

Next post: