Yesterday I spoke of my revelation while reading The Four Hour Work Week that money in itself was not a worthy goal. Money is only a tool for making dreams possible or to enable freedom to pursue more rewarding activities.
It seems like this is an important message.
Last night I was reviewing a chapter from the profitable websites course I’m currently taking. Here’s the section as-is from the manual…
As long as you continue to â€œseekâ€ money it WILL elude you. I promise!
Money making is not real!
Providing quality products and services to people is real & that always leads to money!
Money is an expression of appreciation from one person to another. Expressions of
appreciation do not exist without people.
If you try to â€œmake money,â€ you’re in for a long and fruitless ride.
Instead, please people within a subject matter you are passionate about, You’ll never
grow tired of growing your business and your business income will grow as a natural
Okay, this is hitting home with me.
I’ve always seen two distinct camps in the online business or make money online universe. There are the ones that focus on long term value, building something that people really appreciate and are willing to pay for. And then there are the “make money” gang that sell you tools and e-books based on how much money you can make from them.
To put it another way, are you focusing on “what can I get?” or “how much can I make?” when working on a project or are you focusing on “what problems can I help people solve?”
Money for Nothin’
1.) It looks like, if we believe yesterday’s post, that money isn’t a worthwhile motivation or goal in and of itself. We need to fuel our money creation with worthwhile dreams, not just the desire to be comfortable and free of worry.
2.) Today I’ve learned that money is not real and the act of seeking it for its own sake will ensure that it always eludes me. I can vouch for this one to be true. I’ve spent plenty of time seeking money and have always felt that there was a barrier, preventing me from reaching any substantial accomplishment.
It comes down to a simple formula, which do we focus on:
creating value for those around us
making money the focus of life
I am struggling to move from the right side of the equation to the left side. I think this is a pivotal question in life and it will be easy to dismiss it, but to deeply consider it; well that would change a lot of actions in a lot of people’s lives.
For example, if you didn’t do any work that was motivated by the right side of the equation, would you:
- go to work at your job?
- work on that website?
- refer people to that affiliate product, just because they might buy it and it will make you a few bucks?
- do anything that makes you miserable?
Just some questions to ponder.