Warren Buffett is not only rich, but very smart (a significant reason why he is also the former!). He is competent but humble, and he does business, not because it makes him rich, but because he loves a challenge, he loves to work, and he loves to see himself progress in ways that don’t just have a dollar amount attached to it. Like his buddy Bill Gates, money is simply the by-product of passionately and tenaciously pursuing a worthy goal–it is little wonder then that they are so pro-active about their philanthropic efforts, because money is not their main objective!
People that are truly successful as a human being are givers before they get rich (if they even get rich at all), because they understand one key aspect of societal transactions that can be commonly missed by capitalistic greed, and that is something called VALUE.
As Mr. Buffett often says, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Sometimes we spend more than we need to, just to make a statement about our supposed (but false) wealth. While standardizing and assigning monetary value to goods and services is necessary for a capitalist growth economy, it should never be the sole decider, incentive, or aspect of something’s value. Indeed, if we as employees, employers, or business people only ever gave to our work what something is “worth” in dollars, then genuine and heartfelt acts of service and kindness–the things that really enrich life–would seldom occur, if at all.
You might work at minimum wage, or (especially in a period of a relative slow economy) not be getting paid what you feel you are “worth,” but that should never stop you from adding value and utility or happiness to your tasks and to your working environment.
With our snow guards and with our free consultation services, we really do aim to give you the best price possible, but more importantly, we try to give you the best value possible too. Our products speak for themselves–they look good, they are tough and durable, and they out-perform competitors in practice; but we aim also to provide you with a transaction experience that shows we care about your roof, your project, your property, and your peace of mind. Price is simply a number, but value–that’s a way of living!
Pictured above is Warren Buffett’s very nice, but still modest home. He purchased it in 1958 for just $31,500 (about $250,000 in today’s money), and insists that one’s wealth is determined by value and values rather than figures. Read more in this Huffington Post Article.