7 Lesser-Known Things I Did to Become Wealthier

Anthony J. Yeung
Mind Cafe
Published in
7 min readMay 9, 2024

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First, let’s define wealth.

If you look at most articles, “becoming wealthy” is only about making money.

Sure, money is one part of wealth, but it’s certainly not the only one.

Because in many ways, wealth is time.

When you have time, you have freedom. You have sovereignty. You have control.

And just as importantly, you can invest your free time in multiple ways to get more from your efforts than before.

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”

— Jim Rohn

In the land where I’m from, “being busy” is a badge of honor—people will seemingly brag about how busy their lives are and how they aren’t able to do simple things like get coffee with friends.

But to me, it’s a powerful sign that they’re “time-poor.”

Because being up to their eyeballs in busyness doesn’t necessarily prove anything except they’re literally trading time for money.

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

—Socrates

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Anthony J. Yeung
Mind Cafe

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