Habit 25

They Enjoy the Journey as Much as the Destination

Secret 51 for Creating Your Own Success: Recognize That It Is Not About the Money

My godfather, Uncle Phil, owned a small corner grocery store from the 1940s through the 1960s. Credit cards did not exist in the 1940s, so when his customers bought groceries, they paid Uncle Phil in cash.

Rather than depositing money in the bank, my mom told me that Uncle Phil kept his money in safety deposit boxes—in his home, that is. He would stash money in coffee cans under the kitchen sink, in the freezer, under the mattress, in the attic, virtually everywhere you could imagine. A thief's haven—if only they had known!

Although I was only twelve, I will never forget the Thanksgiving dinner that my Uncle ...

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