Does the word “money” make you cringe, shudder, and gulp, or does it make you excited, happy, and filled with zest? Let’s hope the latter.
To be honest, it’s scary writing a post on money.
That’s because the idea of “making more money” can have a negative connotation behind it. People could see you as greedy, selfish, and an a-hole who beats people with tree branches. Or as a Wolf on Wall Street who throws $100 bills in the trash for shits and gigs, who cat calls women while smoking a cigar in a Gucci suit, or who destroys authentic relationships and cheats on their hot wife with an ogre just because, you know, money.
Last I looked, however, not all rich people are douchebags like this. There’s a huuuuuuge difference between greed (above) and growth (more on this soon).
To add more to the conversation, I’m sure of plenty of people who are rich, or who want to grow their business and simply become more awesome, still rescue puppies, donate to charity, appear at the soup kitchen on a Saturday morning, and open doors for women. There are shitty rich people, but there are oh so many AWESOME rich people who have a bank account and heart the size of Kate Middleton.
So let’s change our view on money and people who want more of it. Yes, let’s.
Before I dive in, let’s agree on this universal truth: humans are meant to grow. And with money, we grow. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but this is the world we live in.
Whether we want to go on adventures, invest in our business, buy a plane ticket to a conference, pay for continuing education to become more badass, or I don’t know, have the money to put gas in our tank to hang out with friends and do fun shit, we NEED money.
So let’s stop hating on people who want to grow, explore, and become more enchanted with life on this Earth. It’s human nature. Truthfully, I’m tired of hearing things like this:
1. “They just want to make a quick buck”
2. “They’re in it for the money”
3. “They pick up any and every client they can”
This should be commendable.
As an example, I have many friends who freelance: soccer coaches, strength coaches, personal trainers, life coaches, spiritual teachers, authors, artists, music producer managers, interior designers, and so much more.
Freelancers need money to get to the next level, to live out their purpose and to have a profound impact on people and to help the world.
And you know what? You probably consume a lot of information freelancers put out there.
Thinking of money in a negative way is bound to build resentment and feelings of ickiness and unnecessary hate for amazing human beings. So maybe, just maybe we should look at it in a positive light in which it helps us to support our dreams and become a better a human and grow into our passions and do fun things like see Black Panther for the 100th time with our children and drink a $7 peppermint mocha from Starbuck’s while gossiping about Tinder matches with our girlfriends and hiring awesome, sarcastic soccer coaches like me. Kidding. Except I’m not. ;-O
Pushing the conversation further, there’s plenty to go around. Greedy people, however, believe there’s always a lack of money, so therefore, turn into assholes doing everything they can to hold onto it.
In the other corner, people who understand that there’s an abundance of money, who live in a growth mindset, are the ones who make the magic happen. And if someone wants to increase their clientele, write a book, grow their online business, sell products, namely, *MAKE SHIT HAPPEN*, good on them. Doesn’t make them terrible human beings.
The end. Hope that helped.