“It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”

“It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”

– Sarah Bernhardt, French actress

About six or seven years ago, I attended a coaching conference where one of the keynote speakers was Lynne Twist. Lynn is a global activist and fundraiser who had the audience enthralled with amazing stories and encounters from her work.

Her book, The Soul of Money, offers many revealing insights into our attitude toward money in regard to earning it, spending it, and yes, giving it away as a means of expanding our prosperity.


One of the first quotes that I posted in The Quotable Coach series was “Time is the coin of life” by Carl Sandburg. With this in mind, how can you spend yourself and your time each day – and in the process, become richer for it?

Consider picking up a copy of The Soul of Money and reading it with a close friend or family member, to see what insights it may hold for you.