Money, money, money. Most people are walking around with an incongruence between their money philosophy and their money psychology and the worst part is, they don’t even realize it.
Philosophy is what you believe and psychology is what you feel. The bigger the difference between the two, the bigger the destruction in our lives.
Money in and of itself is worthless, it’s what we can buy with it, that gives it purpose. We trade our services, goods/products, or expertise in exchange for money and with that money we can buy others’ goods/products, services and expertise. The key is that we value what we are buying enough to spend our money.
In order to attract more money into your life, you must create more value around your products/goods, services and expertise. People must see the value and you must believe in the value of what you are selling.
One quote I’m reminded of is, “the best thing you can do for the poor, is not be one of them”. It may sound harsh but the reality is that you cannot help someone if you cannot help yourself. How can you lead someone out of poverty by telling them that they are valuable and they have something of worth to share with the world, if you don’t believe what you are sharing with them is worthwhile?
One of the best things you can do is ask yourself these two questions:
- What do you want and why do you want it?
- Have you ever had guilt around money?
If you don’t know what you want and why you want it, then you will have no need to participate in the money cycle. The whole point of sharing your skills is to participate in the cycle of sharing what you have so you can get what you want.
Think about the caveman days, if you were good at hunting and someone else was good at growing crops, wouldn’t you both trade to get what you needed? That’s exactly what is going on today except the concept of currency was formed so you don’t have to lug a whole cow around with you to trade with.
There is no need to feel guilty about sharing with someone else and using currency as a placeholder until you get what you need in return.