Forget what you thought you knew about money and work.
“MONEY WON’T CREATE SUCCESS, THE FREEDOM TO MAKE IT WILL.” NELSON MANDALA
One way I see money is that it provides leverage and a cushion.
Money is like oxygen, we can’t live without it, yet people have done so for tens of thousands of years.
What I see as our biggest challenge is when we do not have money we are vulnerable to having fewer choices in life. What we want to do, how we do things, where we want to live, who we associate with, and how we manage our time.
The difference between someone with money and someone who doesn’t have money is time. People without money get robbed of their time to do things they normally wouldn’t for money. People with money choose to do things that they want to do most times.
Let me elaborate on this because I find this a fascinating assumption/concept.
What if I told you it was all in your perception and beliefs? What if you could do the things that you really want too with the time you have?
“WE HAVE THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE HOW WE VIEW OUR ROLES AT WORK AND LIFE.” THE LEADER WHO HAD NO TITLE ROBIN SHARMA.
I want you to sit on that statement for a minute.
“WE HAVE THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE HOW WE VIEW OUR ROLES AT WORK AND LIFE.”
Money is an idea it is something that is made up. We let it rule our lives because our mindset about money is all wrong.
We think money as the end goal, as the objective that we need to achieve. What if you flip that backward, and shift your mindset? Let money not be your first objective but your last. How would that look?
Imagine a world where you thought about what you want to do first, and your primary goal/objective was to get really good at what it is you do. What would be the outcome/by-product of that?
You guessed it, money.
In my life, I encounter two extremes, at one end someone who is suffocating because they don’t have money, and on the other end, someone who has a lot of it and is laser focused on the work rather than the money.
That’s two opposing dimensions, one is solely focused on getting money the other is on the work itself.
You might be able to relate to this cycle; You go to bed at night stressed and overwhelmed that you have a debt to pay, then you have a hard time getting up in the morning. Then you are dreading to do the things you don’t want to do because you feel you must, your choices are limited.
It doesn’t have to. You are in control of that life.
To shift a mindset is not that complicated and it does take time. Just like any habit. Rather than instruction, it is the repetition that will boost the change in your life.
Why do you want to shift your mindset? Life sucks remember?
How we think about money is all wrong. The mindset must shift from wanting money to wanting to do a good job. I know this is the second time I am saying this; however, it is that important that it needs to be repeated over and over again.
When we strive to be great at what we do, paradoxically we are then compensated for our work.
How do you get out of the mindset of thinking that money is the objective?
Begin by acknowledging that your work is important. Doesn’t matter how trivial you think your work is or what kind of contribution you think your work is doing for the organization. When you start to take charge of your tasks, not just doing them, but doing them well with the utmost charisma and ‘wow’.
That is when things begin to shift.
You will encounter resistance. Resistance occurs in the face of adversity. (something I will elaborate more on in a future post)
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