As an entrepreneur, I know you are not in business just to make money.
You’re also in business because you think it will make you happier.
With this in mind, you may be interested in the following true story.
Albert Einstein is known as one of the smartest guys in history.
And one of the wisest (they don’t always go together).
In fact still today, decades after his death, his brilliant quotes about life appear worldwide.
But just a few weeks ago, something pretty amazing happened.
Someone forked out $1.8million to get Einstein’s personal tips on happiness.
Here’s what happened.
In 1922 Einstein was on tour in Japan and was staying at The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
When a waiter delivered some food to his room, Einstein purportedly had no money on him to pay him a tip. So instead, Einstein wrote a few lines of advice about how to live a happy life and gave them to the waiter.
Incredibly, these notes were sold at auction last month for $1.8 million.
So, you might be wondering, what was Albert’s priceless advice?
Well, his wisdom was written on two separate pieces of paper.
On the first piece of paper:
“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”
And on the second piece:
“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”
So as you build your business, keep Albert’s advice on happiness in mind.
If one of the world’s greatest geniuses thought these points were so important, they are surely worth considering.