The Lesson of Poverty and Wealth

by Michael Simmons on Aug 10, 2013

Today, I talked with three entrepreneur friends. Two of them never have to work a day again in their life. The other is struggling financially and going through major challenges.

While seemingly opposites, I saw a commonality. Each was in a position of being forced to look inside and think about who they were and how they wanted to show up in the world.

Hitting bottom forces us to reexamine ourselves and remove limiting beliefs that are holding us down.

Hitting top forces us to look for a life purpose larger than money, proving oneself, and survival.

That’s what I love about life. There’s always something to learn.



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I'm the co-founder of Empact, one of the leading entrepreneurship education organizations in the world. I'm obsessed with understanding how we all can lead meaningful lives that have a positive social impact. I love probing into the truth of how we experience life. I believe that challenges are what make us grow the most, and I openly share my experiences. Continue reading…


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