A CEO Teacher 04
How do you define a Credit Cards?
We use Credit Card, with the money we don’t have, to buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like.
How amusing! Continuing from our previous conversation about money, let us look at what would be do with the money we seek.
Do you remember the 1st KBC Winner? Harshvardhan Nawate, was an instant celebrity. The person with the supposed highest IQ score in the country. The toast of the nation. What happened to him and his one crore? Do you know of his new company or that he traded stocks in millions!
He lived in the world of Instant Gratification. And as quickly he rose to fame, so was his fall. Perhaps, he had bad financial advisors. Do you know that lottery winners are no more happier than they were before they won the millions. This is what we learn from the 1st KBC Winner – Instant Gratification is well, a flash in the pan!
WANT & NEED
What is the difference between a WANT and NEED? God gives us what we need, not what we want.
Let me share an example – my daughter was crying for the new toy – those Frozen dolls (Elsa & Anna plus Olaf, the snowman). This is while we were shopping – so I explained to her to wait and I will give her a whole set, instead of just two dolls. To my surprise, she agreed.
Then next week, she fell sick – now she could not go out and play and instead of using the mobile all the time, these doll toys were a perfect gift for her. First time, she just ‘WANTED’. The second time around, she ‘NEEDED’ them.
There was a very popular test done by Stanford University on Pre-Schoolers titled the Marshmallow Test. Basically the test was having a kids sit alone in a room, with a marshmallow, which she could eat instantly or wait a while and be given one more.
The study revealed that those kids, who resisted the urge were more successful over the years in careers, business, and relationships. So what is your urge with the money?
Plan you finances
- pay a part to those more needful [gratitude]
- save for the rainy day [grasshopper]
- plan you Amazon sales well [greed]