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One Shirt At A Time

Published on 8/22/2016
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"One Shirt At A Time" is the 15th in my Tom's Summer Shorts series of holiday press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


The clothes in my wardrobe (sometimes on the floor) fall into three categories :

My 'Good Clothes' are mostly new and saved for wear only on special occasions (dining with the Queen and such like). In time they are demoted to -

My 'Every Day Clothes' which may lack the sheen of brand new but are smart, respectable and comfortable. Only after some considerable time (years mostly) are they relegated to -

My 'Scruffy Clothes.' These I wear for lounging around the house, messing in the yard, hiking and climbing in the mountains, doing exercises and training sessions. (I am it seems something of an oddity nowadays in that I hike, jog or cycle to feel good for me not to show off expensive designer wear for others)!

So only when a scruffy piece of clothing becomes reduced to a series of continuous holes do I discard it. At this point I demote a garment from my every day clothes to replace the scruffy item deceased and I remove an item from my good clothes to replace that one. This leaves a vacancy in my good clothes department which I may replace (note the word 'may') with a new purchase … but only on offer!

This clothes management system which I employ is of course testament to my Scottish and Presbyterian upbringing, each imbued great thriftiness … but we were poor to boot! (And no we couldn't afford boots, I went through many winters with newspaper stuffed into shoes with completely worn-through soles)!

But the benefit of all that is that I learned to spend, and throughout adulthood have spent, only a fraction of the money on clothes which many people do, yet I am perfectably able to be well dressed and maintain a smart appearance… (and I do shower daily whether I need to or not)!

And my system is also eco-friendly (no waste), charitable (not supporting far east sweat shops) and it's sensible. For anyone unfamiliar with the word 'sensible', it's what existed prior to 'politically correct'. The demise of the first coinciding with, nay being created by, the rise of the second … but I diverge …

The money I save by not being a clothes mad shopaholic, I invest in business opportunities and ways of making money rather than 'blowing' it. So with my thrift I become better off and, some would say, thus better able to afford to buy more 'stuff', more clothes even!

But no, I'm very attached to my familiar clothes and to my proven and effective clothes management system. After all, as was told to me by a very wealthy entrepreneur many years back - “Regardless of wealth … you can only wear one shirt at a time!” Think about it.

I am Tom Riach. I live and write shirt-less in the sunny south of Portugal!


For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAK (click on) where I talk of success and of creating serious wealth. Or send for my MASTERING THE ART OF MAKING MONEY Amazon best-seller, it's packed with my secrets of success and exact details of how I earned a fortune as a Super Achiever. Click the image below.

Mastering the Art of Making Money, Joseph T.Riach

ONE SHIRT AT A TIME is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading about One Shirt At A Time and found it informative/entertaining. To learn more or to get in touch with me please visit me on my website at WAKE UP 2 WEALTH.

See you there! Regards, Tom.

© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2017. All rights reserved.

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It took me some years to establish myself in business but I believe that in life only the most resolute of tryers will prevail and after several years of a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest my perseverance began to pay!

I became a successful Business Consultant, Investment Adviser and award-winning Salesperson and Marketing Professional and I coined the term 'Creative Solutions' to describe my work in devising and implementing innovative approaches to situations in business, commerce and industry (some call it touble-shooting). From my successes I grew my own group of small companies.

By later years I had realised that sheer sweat and toil did not represent the smartest or swiftest routes to wealth. Entrepreneurs, I observed, had always existed able to create fortunes from little apparent effort and I became increasingly fascinated by this phenomenon. I set out to emulate this approach and such was my success that I 'retired' at an early age to the tranquility and calm of South West France. I later moved on to Southern Portugal.

CONTACT ME – I'll be thrilled to hear from you!

The life of which you dream is HERE within your grasp!

© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2017. All rights reserved.


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