There is a common perception that when a man becomes wealthy his negative qualities become pronounced. This may be very true because wealth usually comes with a new lifestyle and attitude.
Wealth puts rich people in the spotlight. More people judge their actions and make comments about what they do and what they don’t.
So, when you find yourself living in money anytime soon, these seven lessons from John Rampton can help you sustain your wealth.
1. Be humble
With a lot of money, you’ll always have the tendency to flaunt your wealth which many people could translate as oppression. But with humility, the desire to show off your wealth in an offensive manner can be suppressed.
2. Treat people well
Every wealthy person’s lifestyle and character is always placed under the microscope. Everybody wants to know about them, everybody forms an opinion about them. And this is why you should treat people well because failure to do so can result in a negative perception.
3. Know how to invest your money
It is important you understand how to invest your money if you want to remain wealthy. A lack of knowledge about investing can lead to making poor Finanical decisions that can send you back to square one.
4. Find the things that make you happy
Who says money can’t buy happiness? If you spend it the right way, you and happiness will become inseparable friends.
When you know what makes you happy, you can buy it with your money. No one wants to be rich and live a sad life.
5. Surround yourself with the right people
Another lesson you need to learn before money hits you is to surround yourself both with those you enjoy and those who enjoy being around you. Doing this helps you to have the right people around you rather than sycophants who only want your money and don’t give a hoot about your financial wellbeing.
6. Be frugal
No matter how wealthy you are you still have to be frugal. You have to be very conscious of how your money is spent. Even when you have excess, you don’t have to throw it around. Instead, put it into a better use either by investing or donating to charity.
7. Manage your ego
When you have a lot of money, you’ll most likely establish a mindset that you are better than the people around you. This can be detrimental and this is why you have to manage your ego.
Don’t let your wealth oppress anybody, keep a cool head and be nice to everyone around you.