Sept 2018 £0 Challenge Part 3: Money As Insurance

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A rich company director once confided in me that he felt up to his eyeballs in stress. He owned an expensive house, could support his family easily and afford lots of luxuries besides. His company was doing well and he wasn’t in debt.
“It’s just that every day when I wake up in the morning,” he told me “the first thing I think is this: today will be the day I’ll lose it all!”
“You don’t feel secure?” I asked.
“Exactly. I just want to feel secure.”
“What does your company do again?”
“I sell insurance…”

TRANSCRIPTION: Well, there’s no mystery as to why he was so successful at selling insurance - just talking to him made me feel concerned about my own finances!

Being rich and being secure are not the same thing and money cannot buy security because that’s not how it works.

They say that if you give a man a fish, he’ll feed himself for a day, but give him a fishing net and he’ll feed himself for a lifetime. 

Money is a strange thing, because we think it’s net, but in fact it’s a fish. Unless it’s converted into something more solid, it just runs out. To feel secure, we must feed, repair and build our nets.

What is your net? What can you rely on or trust? Who do you treasure? Who and what can you count on? When you know your blessings, nurture and nourish them, that is what leads to security and happiness.

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from Pause For Thought: BBC Radio Devon, released January 30, 2017

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