Manufacture Your Day by STOP CHASING MONEY
Did you know that most people chase money because they’re scared to chase dreams?
Money, money, money….. Money makes the world go round.
People often have a difficult time understanding when I tell them that I don’t do what I do for monetary reasons. I absolutely love what I do and money is just icing on the cake. Of course money is important but if money becomes our sole driver, the road to freedom and fulfillment gets out of sight very soon.
According to Tony Robbins we have six core needs:
- Certainty – safety, stability, order, predictability, control
- Uncertainty – variety, surprise, change, adventure, excitement
- Significance – being needed and wanted, sense of importance
- Love and Connection – communication, approval, unified
- Contribution – need for constant development
- Growth – give, care, protect, serve others
What do you think? Are you meeting all of these six needs?
I see this in companies all the time, and I notice it in my personal life as well – many people are too focused to impress others instead of being aware what actually makes them truly happy and fulfilled in their personal and professional life.
Of course, any company has to make money to stay in the game. However, putting numbers over people will never bring the expected results. After all, who is producing these numbers?
As someone who started a business from scratch and who went financially through very difficult times I can tell you first hand that having not enough money is very stressful. My foundation during this difficult time were my friends, my husband, my athletic adventures and my gritty attitude.
Today I know that it doesn’t take much to be happy, and while it is important to have enough money in order to have a good lifestyle, the old cliché of “money doesn’t buy you happiness” is truer than true.
The people I have met over the course of my life have either
- lots of money but no time to spend it, or
- lots of time but no money.
There are very few who have mastered the art of truly enjoying the money they have worked for so hard.
That’s why I encourage you to
- be grateful for what you have.
- value experiences over things.
- build strong and meaningful relationships.
- spend enough time with the people you appreciate and love.
- enjoy where you are and strive to become a better person.
- measure your value on your happy moments in life.
You may want to read these Life Lessons by Steve Jobs. This way you don’t have to take my word for it.
I hope you will enjoy your well-deserved weekend.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Do you consider yourself a “money chaser”? If so, when will it end?
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