Everyone wants to be rich. However, your definition of wealth is likely different than mine. Most people think rich is about having a lot of money. Others believe rich means having lasting personal and business relationships. I believe being rich means both, but having rich relationships can provide money and so very much more.

In 1910 Wallace Wattle wrote, “Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.”

I agree.

In 2006 famous sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer wrote, “Although most people think being rich is about having money, rich is a description for everything but money. Rich relationships lead to much more than money.”

Also correct, I agree.

I am a fan of money; I’m not going to lie. As the philosopher Adam Sandler said in the Wedding Singer, “I like it, I use it, I have a little. I keep it in a jar on top of my refrigerator. I’d like to put more in that jar. That’s where you come in.”

For the next couple posts I am going to write about creating relationships and what they mean to make more money.

However, before I get to that, I want to say something about my most important relationship in the world. Without this relationship I would be lost. With this relationship I know whom to count on. I can call this person any time of the day or night. This relationship is about business, friendship, fun, accountability, challenges and most of all love.

My most important relationship is with my lovely wife Angela, who just brought me another beautiful child, Dylan Isaac. I love you Ang and our five ridiculous relationships.