**"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose…There is no reason not to follow your heart" – Steve Jobs**
This blog post from Eric Barker's "Barking Up the Wrong Tree" reminds me of an #empoweredwealth story. When first developed the Brower Quadrant, he asked the person sitting next to him on a plane why, if she had to choose, would she give priority to core, experience, and contribution assets when passing them along to her children. Her response was that if they were rich in those assets, then the financial assets would take care of themselves. However, if they were bankrupt in those assets, the financial would not be sustainable and would eventually disappear.
In this context, I think that Steve Jobs' indirect admonishment to "follow your heart" means to find ad do meaningful, heartfelt work. In other words, nurture and grow your core, experience, and contribution assets. What do you think?
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