Choosing one of these goals as your focus will produce more money than you could ever expect.
Keanu Reeves rarely talks about money. I scoured the internet trolling through many interviews and videos of him trying to find a comment from him about money.
Why? He has famously given away much of his money to an unnamed Leukemia Foundation and the cast and crew of movies he has appeared in without keeping a lot for himself to buy nice stuff or flaunt his success.
One of the most successful Hollywood actors of all-time doesn’t focus on money. There has to be something in that. There has to be a reason.
Finally, after hours of searching, an interview with Keanu back in 2006 shared his views on money:
“Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account.
I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is more important.”
Money adds stress
“Building your bank account,” as Keanu puts it, is stressful.
You constantly have to haggle to make money, work at it, maximize every opportunity, be greedy at times, and make your objective be to make a dollar.
All of that is stressful. The more stuff you own, the more time and attention it requires. Having everything is having peace of mind and that comes from having less. When you don’t have stuff to worry about, you can use your talent to help others the way Keanu has throughout his acting career.
When your financial wealth thrives, another area of your life suffers
This is the nature of life. When you’re doing well in one area of your life, like your finances, another area is suffering. In Lorraine Kelly’s 2008 interview with Keanu, he says “My private life is a boring disaster, but work is good.”