A while back, I mentioned Jacob Needleman’s Money and the Meaning of Life. One of the points Needleman makes is that for almost any problem in life there is a very specific amount of money that will solve it.
If you are building a software company and have figured out how to scale, there is usually a specific amount of money that will help you execute your plan. This is what VC’s provide.
If you have an incredible idea but no time to build it, a specific amount of money will allow you to quit your job to focus on your startup. An angel investor might provide this.
If you are sick of hosting your own blog, there is a specific amount of money that will help you remove that problem from your life.
If you want your son to be a racecar driver when he grows up, there is a specific amount of money you can expect to invest in that goal.
If you want to impress your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, you can think of a specific budget to lavish her with gifts, flowers, and a dinner at a fancy restaurant.
BUT … there are some problems that can’t be solved entirely with money – it’s important to know the difference.
Happy Valentine’s Day – spend some time today appreciating the things that money can’t buy.