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You're a Millionaire... You Just Don't Know It

06/25/2014 09:07 pm ET | Updated Aug 25, 2014

Alan Cohen, who wrote "Relax Into Wealthy," said people often have a narrow view of riches, but it's not limited to dollars and cents.

As he puts it: "To deny that you are prosperous because of the numbers in your bank account is like negating the magnificence of a starry night sky because a small rain cloud is floating by."

Cohen's advice is to fill yourself up with gratitude for the wealth you already own. His line-up includes: a loving family, good health, close friendships, beauty in nature, and kindness from the people in your world.

I'm grateful for Cohen's wake-up call when it comes to finances because I'm just as guilty as the next guy for feeling pinched when the bank account is dwindling.

But the truth is we all have tremendous fortune in so many areas of our life regardless of our financial standing.

We just have to think outside the bank account.