The Pursuit of The Happy Millionaire

Derek Notman |

Happiness is when we feel positive about ourselves and our lives; it’s something we feel within. We know when it is there, and we certainly know when it is not. There is no more worthwhile exploration to undertake than that which makes you happy.


Happiness is conceptually simple but a challenging reality to sustain. Finding ways to nurture your happiness can guide you along a path of bliss. Does money bring you happiness? The answer to this age-old question is that money doesn't change your ability to be happy, but it does magnify your personality.


Money may not directly buy happiness. However, it does offer you a greater deal of choice. With variety being the spice of life, these options can lead to a more fulfilling life. A fresh perspective can help you feel content and satisfied, but how do we maintain this state of wellbeing? How do we preserve our health and wealth in our pursuit of happiness as self-minted millionaires? 

Engage with projects and activities that excite and stimulate you with a feeling of purpose.

Find Your Emotional Hunger

You got to love what you do, whether that’s professionally or in your leisure time. The easiest way to keep your fire burning is to engage with projects and activities that excite and stimulate you with a feeling of purpose. When something has value to you, either from a sentimental or an aspirational vantage point, you unlock a touchpoint in yourself.   


This emotional connection to what you are doing can bring you fulfilment. Take luxury holidays, for instance. When picking your next vacation spot, consider the place you’ve always dreamt of going or perhaps the place that would evoke the most wonderous feelings of nostalgia within you. Living with passion and indulging in what you know will bring you the most happiness.   


Believe in something and follow your bliss. Listen to the small voice inside you. There’s a reason it’s speaking to you. What is it that you love? Is it staying at the most luxurious hotels in the world, dining at Michelin star restaurants, or teeing off at one of the best golf courses in the world? Whatever it is, that’s you, and it’s priceless.


Accentuate The Positive

The power of positive thinking is unparalleled. The idea that your mind can change the world you live in seems almost too good to be true. Developing a positive attitude can truly shape your entire existence for the better. Happy millionaires think about what they want and how to get it. 


When you do this, you feel happier and in greater control of your life. When you think about something that makes you happy, your brain releases endorphins, which give you a feeling of wellbeing. This boost of chemical happiness can help you develop a positive attitude and improve your quality of life.


Perspective is how we see the world around us. If we look at how optimists choose to interpret life, we can discover a unique source for happiness. To be an optimist means to find the good in every problem. When things go awry, as they often do, set out to find the positivity in that given situation. For to be truly happy you must find the good in the world.

Adopting a luxury lifestyle coupled with regular physical exercise and activity can be a recipe for a more fulfilling life.

Stay Active

Physical activity has far-reaching implications, with exercise strongly linked to increased physiological health and improved wellbeing. Studies reveal that those who are more physically active tend to be happier. This means that how you choose to use your leisure time can significantly impact your overall state of being.  


Adopting a luxury lifestyle coupled with regular physical exercise and activity can be a recipe for a more fulfilling life. Choosing to make more responsible everyday decisions when it comes to your exercise routine and diet can profoundly affect your happiness. Make use of autonomy within your work schedule to prioritize a more active life to reap the mental benefits while balancing your wealth and health.


Give To Others

There is a science to generosity. Why does giving back makes us feel so good? The unique joy of making someone happy is more powerful than we often imagine. There's something inexplicably satisfying about witnessing a loved one or friend unwrap a gift and respond with unadulterated amazement and happiness. A luxury life and the joy it brings is meant to be shared, and you can be the architect of that joyous exchange.


We also find great satisfaction in giving back to the world around us. As Winston Churchill once aptly said – "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." It is through giving that we enrich and perpetuate both our own lives and the lives of others.


I hope my sentiments resonate and inspire you to take steps toward becoming a happier millionaire who revels in what life has to offer. Remember to bask in luxury, but also to find balance through shrewd wealth management and caring for your health to indulge indefinitely.   

Sending positive vibes your way,

Derek Notman