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Nothing Pretentious

Published on 4/10/2017
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"Nothing Pretentious”  is an original copyright Tom Riach press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal



To strive for success, be it in some small daily activity or in a major business project, is an admirable quality. But when we achieve our goals we should never feel superior to those who have been less fortunate. Yet it happens.

The presentation was concluding with the guest speaker, a leading figure in the industry inviting questions from the assembled professional delegates.

An impressionable greenhorn asked the somewhat fatuous question of him, “What kind of car do you drive?” With something of a superior upper crust drawl the speaker replied with the soon-to-be-his-nickname words, “Nothing pretentious, just a Porsche!” That's when I left.

I should have departed sooner. Because while I welcome any opportunity to further my education and learn from all, I draw the line at mixing with pretentious snobs. And this speaker, successful as he undoubtedly was and knowledgeable too, was also a class A, self-centred, arrogant twat. His purpose was more on exhibiting his self-importance rather than giving encouragement to or even simply entertaining his audience. His address had made it clear that he looked down on 'us lesser beings' from his lofty perch of monetary well-being with barely concealed contempt.

So 'Nothing Pretentious' became his name and he the butt of endless jokes throughout the profession. But I did learn one great lesson from him.

Success at a high level inevitably brings wealth and recognition too. This places you in a position of much responsibility where others look up to you for inspiration and guidance. So when success comes, wear it with dignity.

The simple truth is that be you 'Nothing Pretentious' or no-one pretentious, having financial wealth makes no one person better than the next. It makes no-one important nor does bragging about it endear them to others. In fact material wealth is nothing.

True wealth, the wealth of the spirit and of the heart, comes from friendship, generosity, love of others and the common bond of helping where-ever possible and doing so with grace and humility.

These are the ultimate riches waiting to be claimed when you set out to succeed in business and in life.

POWER POINT - “The true reward of a life lived well is the opportunity it provides to help others … wear your success with dignity and humility.”

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.

For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAKS (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.

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Nothing Pretentious" is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it informative and/or 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.

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