Don’t Forget Your Shoes Wealth versus Riches

I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference -Robert Frost

As I am nearing the end of this entrepreneurial education journey at WCU, it marks the transition to the reality of developing wealth. Wealth over riches. I love to shop and eat and small town establishments. Those are the places where you have the stories from generations and not just competitive prices for cheaply made goods or services. It takes courage to say, I have an idea that I think is great; let me put it out there and see if others think it’s great too. Great enough that they are willing to pay for it. This journey will consume many miles of our lives. With every step we take in confidence and courage, know that the wear and tear on our soles makes new pathways for souls of the next generation. As you go forth in finding your niche, I would like to share a perspective of wealth versus riches. I am currently reading Poverty, Riches & Wealth by Kris Vallotton. This book shines a spotlight lack and abundance . See if you are walking in the light that it shines…


  1. Poverty lives for today, but wealth leaves a legacy.
  2. Poverty finds a problem in every opportunity, while wealth finds an opportunity in every problem.
  3. Poverty feels entitled, while wealth feels empowered.
  4. Poverty fears the future, yet wealth makes history.
  5. Poverty hangs around with other disgruntled sorts who validate its accusations, but wealth surrounds itself with other powerful influencers.


  1. Rich people have a vision for the things they can buy. Wealthy people have a vision for the legacy they are leaving.
  2. Rich people think their money protects them; they have a sense of being above the law. Wealthy people are inherently humble, because they are thankful, knowing the source of their provision is greater than themselves.
  3. Rich people compete for money. Wealthy people are compelled to destiny.
  4. Rich people step on others to move up. Wealthy people measure success by the people they help up.
  5. The rich person’s business goal is to make money. The wealthy person’s profession yields profit as the fruit of serving others well.

It is my hope that you find yourself and others in this wisdom that Mr. Vallotton shares. They can be used as soles for your journey to becoming wealthy business owners.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Your Shoes Wealth versus Riches”

  1. I think this speaks to me because I connect it with the notion of do what you love because you love it. Not to get rich. Because the greatest rewards come from the work that s most meaningful for you. I actually left my previous field for this very reason. The value of what I got from pursing may passion allowed me to have more of myself to give to my work and my family. I may have struggle more financially but we have been wealthy in more ways that I can count, due to this decision.

    1. Ellie, your comment is beautiful to my heart. I am in a place right now where I want to do what makes me happy. I probably should have considered it before I bought this new truck, but here I am. It seems like I am working all the time for others and not enjoying my life. My daughter is 11 and it seems she needs me more and more. I want to be a happy mom, not a tired and irritable one. She forces me to have fun. Isn’t that crazy. I’m giving myself permission to live and not work so hard at others dreams.

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