Every holiday season, I buy lottery tickets for friends and family. But not because I’m delusional enough to think we will win. I do it because the $2 buys a million-dollar conversation. Try it!
- Buy a lottery ticket – & some for friends or family, if you’d like!
- Ask yourself what would you do with the jackpot?
- Now ask yourself Do you really need millions to do those things? How about doing some of those things- even small pieces of them- anyway?
So often, we tell ourselves we could live our dreams if only we had more time, or more money. And let’s be real: Money can buy many magical things and life experiences. But more often than not, you’ll find there are ways to live these dreams without a lightening-bolt cash prize.
In my 20’s, I worked 16 hour days for months on end with no days off in pursuit of millions, with the hopes someday I could be a philanthropist and make a difference. At 30, I realized I could skip the mullah part and go straight for the good stuff. Never made those millions for myself- I’m living in a 300 square foot corner of the house I share with 5 roommates- but I’ve raised more than $16,000,000 for women in Congo and Somalia.
Be the best you this year. Right now. You have the winning ticket: Your passion and will. Do yourself and the world a beautiful justice. Cash it in.