From Monk to Money Manager
I grew up in a rich family where having too much money was a problem, so I ran away to a monastery and took a vow of poverty where having too little money was a problem.
My family idolized money, and then in the monastery, we believed that money was the root of all evil. And neither extreme worked out well — My family shattered, and the monastery went bankrupt.
So I vowed to learn everything I could about money management to make sure I never repeated either mistake.
Then I noticed something curious: Monastery guests who were in spiritual pain were often in financial pain as well. I’d pray for them, but I also insisted we make a budget -- because God is not going to work a miracle to fix a problem that you have the power to solve.
Over the years, I realized I had a talent, so I became a money manager to take what I learned in the monastery and bring it out into the world.
In my book, From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk’s Financial Guide To Becoming A Little Bit Wealthy — And Why That’s Okay, I unite the best money management practices and the highest ethical values together to make you wealthy, the world wealthier, and to help love flourish. I’ll teach you how to:
Identify your money personality
Conquer your psychological money monsters
Build a financial support team
Establish an emergency fund
Create and stick to a good budget
Win the tax game
Create an estate plan to protect your family
Find the right insurance products
Invest wisely to grow wealthy
Start your own business
Share your wealth intelligently
Becoming a little bit wealthy allows you to:
Retire on time and with dignity
Pay for college
Afford quality healthcare
Live debt free
Own a home
Care for yourself, your loved ones, and the world