Growing up rich is a difficult but necessary part of life, says psychologist Dr. Daniel Pinto.
We’re taught from an early age that if we have money, it will help us get ahead, but what if that money isn’t actually there?
As adults, our sense of how to achieve our goals is shaped by the lessons we learn at home.
“We’re told we should do things, like study hard, and get good grades, and that money is our savior.
We’re told, ‘Go to college, go to graduate school, work at a company, get an MBA,'” says Pinto, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan.
But when it comes to getting rich, things are more complicated than we might think.
In addition to spending a lot of time in front of the computer, you can get a good education at a private school or a four-year college, but the more important thing to know is what to look for when you’re looking for a job.
When you go into a store and look for a new shirt, what’s important to you?
Or a new pair of shoes?
Pinto says that as an adult, it’s important for us to look at a range of factors, including our income, how well we’re spending our money, our relationships, and the number of friends we have.
And, as Pinto explains, “We can learn to value our friendships and relationships in a way that helps us achieve our dreams.”
To get to the top of your career, you need to learn the skills that will get you there.