Money vs Happiness
Money vs Happiness
Brothers and sisters in arms, Mike Sarrialle from CareerRecon. I’m back.
Hey, one of the things I want to talk about is, people ask me the question hey what’s more important, the amount of money I make or happiness? And that really is a personal decision. I will tell you more money does not bring happiness. And in fact, studies show that most people that make anywhere between $60,000 to $80,000 are amongst the most happy in the United States.
You’re not always going to find a job that you’re passionate about guys.
I enjoyed being a seal. I loved going forward with the guys and when that ended, it no longer existed. I sort of lost my sense of purpose, but when you do that for a living, and you get out of the military, it’s hard to ever replace that esprit de corps or that passion. That’s okay. That’s life.
One of the things I’ll tell you is that when I got out and yet to support the family. I was limited in options, and I took a job that I felt was below my pay level. But, when I stepped into that company I gave them my loyalty, I gave them my drive, my commitment, and I actually started to learn the job so well that I became irreplaceable. And the money, the monetary side, of that job started to increase as I ascended and took more leadership roles.
So again, you may take an opportunity that you’re not so passionate about, but just when you step into that company, you learn the trade, you actually might create a passion. Because you become so damn good that your company can’t operate without you. Just something to contend with guys.
when I stepped into that company I gave them my loyalty, I gave them my drive, my commitment, and I actually started to learn the job so well that I became irreplaceable.
And again, the money happiness discussion or purpose discussion is something that is very personal to you. If you have a loved one, a husband or a wife, they may play into that decision-making process as well.
Alright, guys. Mike Sarrialle out.