Should I Sell My Knowledge?

Maybe you are like me. You’ve learned a lot of life’s lessons the hard way. You’ve figured out ways and means to get the best out of life, and be happy with who you are.

Then out of the blue someone sidles up to you, and wants to know what you know.

He or she wants you to tell all your secrets.

Do you give away everything for nothing? Do you give him or her all the keys to your success?

There are many books out there that tell you how to become successful.

But it seems everybody prefers to hear first-hand revelations.

Most people, who have talent and success but no great wealth, do not feel that smart.

No. The old adage seems to have a chokehold on many successful people.

It is, “If you’re so smart how come you’re not rich?”

Honestly, I’ve thought that myself when I have encountered people who are experts in a particular niche, or have a measure of fame.

Especially college professors. Most of them are not rich. But they know a lot.

I suppose putting labels on others and on ourselves is not a good idea.

I may seem selfish to withhold advice to the young (or not so young) who have approached me asking for my guidance.

So far, I have revealed everything I have learned or done in order to be where I am at. Yet, I sometimes think I shouldn’t.

I believe we all have to figure it out in our own special way. That way, the failures only sweeten the success and lessons can be truly learned.

Otherwise, if people need a coach or counsellor, I should charge them by the hour, so I can get rich from my wisdom and experience.

Musically yours,

Amy Zents

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Lousy Legacy

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You have to understand that in spite of all the noise from the media, when it comes to living
the good life, it’s all just temporary.
I’ve discovered that while rich people may seem to enjoy finer stuff, their focus is the same as you and me.

They want to enjoy a long life, and they want to continue to be able to afford living the lifestyle they have become accustomed to living.
Sadly, you can’t take it with you.

So, while the majority of people are worrying about accumulating more stuff, the aging well-to-do are concerned about leaving a legacy.

More aging middle-income folks are leaving a horrible legacy, leaving a pile of junk for the family to have to sift through, in order to either sell the house, or to vacate the premises of their deceased parent’s crap.

All these trends are food for thought.

My future plans are to focus on getting better at my work (music, and broadcasting,) so I can earn more money to travel more, and own less stuff.

The stuff I want to buy will be of higher quality and greater value. Less can be more, just remember, try not to leave a lousy legacy.

Musically yours,

Amy Zents