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The Weekly Tone

‘Tis the moment to give, as I email you right on this windy and wet Christmas morning—you’ve probably spent more time looking at gifts this month than the entire year combined.

But what about for yourself?

You might find yourself wondering whether to treat yourself to that shiny new thing you've been eyeing. After all, you already bought Aunt Suzy her pebbled leather gloves lined with cashmere.

Can you help yourself?

Well, I'm here to tell you that the naysayers, those who tell you that buying that big expensive thing is a waste of cold hard cash, may not be as wise as they think.

Actually, they have no idea what they’re talking about.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not advocating for reckless spending. I understand the value of a well-planned budget and the importance of investing in assets.

But, as an entrepreneur, I also understand the importance of rewarding oneself and enjoying the fruits of one's labor.

Let's consider the sports car example.

You've likely heard all the warnings: "Someone will scratch it," "You'll have to pay to park it in a special spot," "It will stress you out!"

Are these fears grounded in reality or are they simply the projections of those who don't dare to dream as big as you do?

In my experience (I bought the car), all the fear around buying a 'silly' car were nothing more than lies. Yes, it's just like any other car, but with an added layer of fun.

And isn't fun a necessary part of life?

Listening to others who don't have what you want can keep you frustratingly static and stifled. It's like taking financial advice from someone who's always penny pinching or in debt—it doesn't make sense.

This holiday season is about treating others, but it's also about treating yourself. You've worked hard. You've made smart decisions. You've taken risks and reaped the rewards.

So why not enjoy a little bit of luxury?

Luxury that means something to you.

So, before you dismiss your dreams of owning that sports car (or whatever your equivalent may be), consider this: You've earned the right to enjoy your success.

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Especially those who haven’t tried it themselves.

As always, I wish you a prosperous and joy-filled holiday season.

And remember, whether it's a sports car or a pair of sweet kicks, if it brings you joy and doesn't break the (your) bank, it's a worthy investment.

P.S. If you decide to buy something cool - reply to this email - I’d like to hear about it.

💰 R/RR

Rich: They won’t notice, so I won’t bother.

Really Rich: No one forgets a kind gesture.

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