Glen James wants you to know that money doesn’t really matter.
Glen has a very successful financial planning business in Australia and hosts Australia’s top podcast for millennials, called my millenial money.
Glen believes that if you follow your passion, focus on helping others, start your own business and automate everything that you can, then the money will come.
But it doesn’t come overnight. Glen is in his early thirties, but he started in business almost two decades ago, and by the age of 25 had more real life business experience than most people in their 40s. Glen didn’t come from money, and worked hard to get to where he is today.
When the money does come, the thing to do isn’t always extreme frugality and aggressive saving. You have to take care of future you and your fixed expenses, but once you’re covered there, you should have permission to spend the rest and enjoy your life.
Glen wants you to know that the pursuit of money alone won’t bring you happiness. Money gives you options but it should not be the goal.
I didn’t get to connect with Glen during my visit to Australia in July but we were able to meet up later in Orlando during FinCon 2018, where he shared his personal finance story.