For most men, achieving financial prosperity is one of their primary goals in life. They think that if they can accrue a certain amount of wealth—buy a bigger house, or purchase a certain car, their purpose in life will be fulfilled.
The problem that many men encounter is that after they achieve this level of prosperity, they are still left feeling empty inside. If you find yourself in this category, you may wonder what you can do to cultivate a greater purpose in your life.
At the same time, if you are one of those men who are actively chasing prosperity, don’t think that you will automatically find yourself in this camp once you achieve your goals.
Make no mistake about it: money can—and will—solve a great deal of life’s problems. I can tell you a dozen stories of men who came to me without a penny to their name and were able to completely transform their lives thanks in large part to their newfound financial prosperity.
The key is balance. If you think that money will be the be-all and end-all of your entire existence, you might find yourself in a constant cycle where you are always chasing wealth yet never seem to have enough.
Each financial milestone just leaves you wanting more.
One supercar leads to two supercars. And that leads to three and four.
A million-dollar mansion inevitably leads to a two-million-dollar mansion… and so on, and so on…
In the end, the search for greater amounts of material wealth consumes your life, and all you’re left with is a longing for something that you can’t quite place in the first place.
Does this sound familiar? Have you been ‘successful’ in life in terms of material wealth but still feel like something is missing from your core existence?
If so, you’re not alone. This is a common problem that plagues thousands of well-to-do men across the globe.
Equally problematic is the arrogance that often plagues men of such stature. Because they are such high achievers and have already accomplished so much in life, they are under the impression that they do not need help and are reluctant to ask for it.
Well, let me be blunt with you: as a fellow high achiever who was able to reach—and surpass—my financial aspirations in a relatively short time period, there is nothing wrong with seeking the help of others.
Yes, you’ve made lots of money, but that does not mean that you know everything there is to know about this little blue sphere we inhabit.
For me, coaching and helping other men is what gives me purpose. Knowledge for Men is my life’s creation, and it is what gives me the motivation to constantly improve myself as a man.
I can’t tell you what your purpose is, but I can help you start thinking about it.
Because remember, in the end, all the money and material possessions in the world don’t mean anything if you don’t have the time to enjoy them.
Take it from Felix Dennis, the multimillionaire founder of Maxim Magazine (among others): “Time is the only thing we cannot replace, apart from our health and our lives. I resent wasting a moment of it.”
With that said, let’s explore some of the ways high-achieving men can work on cultivating a greater purpose in life.
1. Cure the isolation epidemic and embrace the transformative power of a dedicated men’s group.
As many men who have achieved wealth can attest to, the path to prosperity is often a lonely one. It can often feel like you’re on a completely different journey compared to your friends, family, or even your lover.
The relentless ambition that drives men to greatness often comes with a certain drawback: isolation. While this is by no means the rule—and I know plenty of men who are financially wealthy and have bustling social lives—I also know a great many more who are quietly living out their days in utter isolation
What tends to happen is that, at some point, these men come to the realization that they are different from others around them. As a result, they may double down on their work in the hopes of filling this void.
Months or years go by, and before you know it, these men are left in complete isolation—with nothing but casual acquaintances.
Sure, you can get together and play a few rounds of golf on the weekends, but if you’re lacking true companionship from like-minded men, it will do little in the long run.
Enter professional men’s groups. Look, it’s no secret that many men struggle to make friends. Sometimes it’s lack of truck, lack of time, or just plain ego that gets in the way.
Whatever the cause, you may find it refreshing to be in the company of strong, like-minded men who are looking to both better themselves personally and build a stronger connection with their peers.
Professional coaching groups—aside from providing you with a solid framework to become a more grounded, emotionally intelligent, and assertive man—can also provide an outlet for you to make genuine connections.
Just being in the same space with dozens of other men who share a common goal can go a long way, so if you find yourself in need of a “brotherhood bond,” men’s coaching groups could be exactly what you’re looking for.
2. Escape your comfort zone and harness the liberating power of an abundant mindset to fuel your life’s purpose.
I know lots of wealthy men that are extremely conservative with their money. Despite seeming to have all the wealth in the world, they have a very serious problem when it comes to parting with it.
Often, people will judge these men and label them as cheapskates, but there’s more to it than that. What it really comes down to is fear. Usually, these men weren’t born wealthy, and because of that, they secretly fear that they will lose their wealth.
Because of this, no amount of money is ever enough for them. For these guys, it’s not even about buying fun stuff with the money—it’s about having money just for the sake of having money.
This is what happens when you’re conditioned to embrace the scarcity mindset. Because you believe that wealth is hard to come by and that there isn’t enough money to go around, you subconsciously hoard it.
Many men think the only thing they can buy with their money is more stuff, but that isn’t true at all.
If you want to find a deeper meaning in life and achieve a greater purpose, you need to come to terms with the idea that money can be used in a multitude of different ways.
Money can not only buy personal experiences, but it can quite literally give you the power to change the world.
And not to toot my own horn, but just look at what I’m doing with Knowledge for Men.
Running my business costs money—a lot of money—but it also gives me the opportunity to achieve something that is priceless: knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of men across the globe.
Because of that, I have absolutely no reservations about spending money to strengthen my business. Because no matter what this thing costs me, what I get back on a spiritual level is that much more valuable.
And just look at Elon Musk. The guy has consistently sat at the number one or number two spot on the list of wealthiest people in the world for the better part of a decade. But do you ever hear of the man hosting lavish parties or buying yachts?
Not at all. He’s investing his time, energy, and money into things that matter to him. Starlink. Space-X. Tesla. The list just goes on and on. The man wants to be the real-life Tony Stark because that’s what gives him purpose.
Regardless of your opinion of the man, there’s no denying that he has a very clear goal in life. He wants to leave his mark on humanity; the money that comes with that is just a happy accident.
So if you’re searching for something that will help get your ass out of bed in the morning, look for something that really calls to you on an emotional or spiritual level.
Look at it this way, you’re in the privileged position to have the money to take risks, explore, and try new things. You owe it to yourself to get out there and see all the things that life has to offer. So do it.
3. Unlock your heart and discover the power of true love to redefine your journey.
Another common problem among wealthy men is finding true love. Studies indicate that when people perceive their wealth to be relatively higher than those around them, they become more picky when it comes to their partner’s physical appearance.
And I’ve encountered so many wealthy men who have become jaded toward the opposite sex. I’m talking about guys who have completely given up on the prospect of love.
They either had a string of bad relationships in the past or were under the current assumption that any woman who expressed interest in them was only doing so because of the money.
Oppositely, lots of wealthy married men complain that the spark has completely faded from their marriage. Whether it be infidelity, lifestyle differences, or parenting problems, they’ve completely given up on the idea of trying to salvage a happy marriage.
Either way, I always thought this was a terribly shitty outlook to have in life. Even though both of these sentiments can often be true, that does not mean that your entire viewpoint of the world should be dictated by it.
If this sounds like you, you need to look inward, figure out the root causes of these beliefs, and do whatever you need to do to change your mindset. Because if you don’t, you’re going to end up being miserable for the rest of your life.
Love is powerful—very powerful. Did you know that a study from the University of Syracuse found that being in love has similar effects on the human body as cocaine does?
Look, you can waste your time doing lots of meaningless shit in your life, but chasing true love is not one of them.
If you’re really so dejected that you believe you’ll never find true love again, you need to seek help. Our coaching program can help you confront your subconscious limiting beliefs and emerge as a man who is simultaneously stronger and more willing to be vulnerable.
Resilience is the secret to any successful man. And if you’ve achieved prosperity in your life, I guarantee you’ve had more than one or two missteps along the way. Still, you persisted and were able to achieve your goals, right?
Do you think love is any different? It’s the same exact thing, yet so many men shelter themselves because they’re secretly afraid of getting burned again.
If this sounds familiar, you need to confront the problem head-on. Finding true love can be one of the most transformative experiences of your entire life. So many men believe they’ve been in love before but don’t even understand the definition of the word.
And news flash: love can find you at any age. So if you’re under the misguided belief that you or the women you’ll meet have too much baggage to find true happiness, get that crap out of your head.
You already know how to take risks in one aspect of your life, so step it up and learn how to take risks in another.
4. ‘Hunt’ for life’s marvels: As the late Hunter S. Thompson said, “Buy the ticket. Take the ride.”
Here’s something that not many people realize: there’s an infinite amount of money out there. You’ve obviously made a decent amount of it, so you can obviously make more.
Do you know what there isn’t an infinite amount of? Time. So I ask you, what are you doing with your time?
Are you living out your days going through the same old cycle of monotony?
Are you waking up in a posh penthouse, driving your Ferrari to the same old office, then spending the majority of your day sitting at your desk and working until your eyesight gets blurry?
Then do you go home, go to sleep, and wake up just to do it all over again?
Let me ask you: Are you really content leaving so much of the world undiscovered?
How much of the world have you seen? Even if your answer is ‘a lot,’ I bet you haven’t seen all of it. You may have vacationed in dozens of different countries throughout your life, but how many cultures have you been truly enveloped by?
Sure, you can travel for the sake of snapping Instagram photos or having bragging rights among your friends and family, but those types of trips don’t give you the opportunity to expand your perspective and see the world from a broader viewpoint.
Travel shouldn’t just be about visiting different locations; it should be about better understanding the intricacies of this crazy world we all inhabit.
Human beings can often be terrible, and our propensity for doing terrible shit is what makes it into the evening news. But at the same time, we’re capable of some truly awe-inspiring feats, and people across the globe are achieving tiny feats of greatness on a constant basis.
You, thanks to your prosperity, have the opportunity to experience these feats firsthand. In today’s hyper-connected world, be happy that you are aware of all the amazing things that are happening throughout the world.
And if you have no urge to see and experience these things, I want you to question why.
Again, I want to circle back to the point I made at the beginning about many men operating under the misguided belief that money is the ultimate endgame in life. It’s not. The greatest thing you can buy with money is time.
And if you have the money to buy back your time but aren’t doing that, you need to take a step back and figure out what the hell is going on.
Working from dusk until dawn is simply no way to live. The world is vast, and its opportunities for new experiences are virtually limitless.
So, in the words of the late Hunter S. Thompson, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
5. Roll the dice: bet on joy, rediscover simplicity, and craft a richer reality from scratch.
Here’s a proposition for you. Let’s say you discover something that fires up your soul. I’m talking about something so profound that it puts a whole new perspective on life.
But, in order to dive into this passion, you may have to loosen your grip on the life of luxury you’ve grown so accustomed to. Maybe not permanently, but at least for a little while, you might have to downgrade your lifestyle.
Are you willing to do it? Do you have the courage to take the leap, risk failure, and take a gamble on doing something that will make you truly happy?
And here’s another question: do you remember the things that used to make you happy in the past that you lost touch with? What would you have to do in order to become reacquainted with those things?
The wealth you’ve accumulated so far can certainly buy you comfort, but if that comfort comes at the expense of happiness, purpose, and a deeper sense of satisfaction, what does it really matter?
You can think of it one of two ways. Either you’re chucking away everything you’ve achieved, or you only achieved all those things just so you can have this opportunity to chase your passions.
In other words, you can think of it as a redirection of your resources, energy, and talent toward achieving a new dream. By all accounts, you’re a guy who can get things done right, so why not make a little investment in yourself?
And look—I get it—starting fresh can be terrifying. I don’t care if you’ve got all the money in the world in your bank account; going out there and trying something new can be intimidating. But if you can muster up the courage to be willing to fall on your face once or twice, the rewards will be well worth it.
Beyond that, try getting reacquainted with some of the people from your past. Life beyond prosperity doesn’t necessarily mean surrounding yourself exclusively with those of similar financial standing.
The most profound experiences and lessons often stem from interactions with people from all walks of life. And it is through these connections that we become more attuned to the world around us and learn to appreciate its diversity.
Reconnecting with old friends or making new ones who are not in the same financial bracket can be incredibly enriching. They can provide a fresh perspective and help you remain grounded and in touch with the realities of life beyond the wealth bubble.
The experiences shared with them, even if that means sitting in the nosebleeds at a baseball game and downing a half-dozen overpriced beers, can prove to be a great change of pace to feasting on martinis and caviar.
While seemingly simple, these activities can often lead to genuine happiness and a newfound appreciation for life’s simpler pleasures.
If you’ve achieved a great deal of material wealth in your life but feel like you’re broke on the inside, we can help. My team of coaches and I have devoted a great deal of time and energy to creating a program where supportive, strong men come together to help each other become stronger.
It’s not a place for empty promises or false flattery, but you probably weren’t expecting that, were you? It is a place where you have to put in the time and effort to become the best version of yourself.
If you want to be a better leader, a better partner, a better father, or a better friend, this is where you do it. You’ve already mastered the art of building wealth; now, master the art of building yourself up.
In the grand scheme of things, investing in yourself will probably be the most profitable investment you’ll ever make. The real question is, are you ready to take a gamble on yourself?
Again, I believe that high achievers—men who are comfortable with taking risks and who have already proven to themselves that they are capable of greatness—are particularly well-suited for what I have to offer.
It’s natural to go through rough patches in life—we all do—but you have to do your best to remember that you are in a uniquely privileged position because you have the means to transform your life in any way you see fit.
Will it be easy? Of course not. But the journey, no matter how difficult it may be, can be the most fulfilling part of the process.
So, are you ready to embrace it?
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