To make more money, you need to understand what money is.
Money is a physical representation of compensation for an emotional or energetic exchange of services or products, between a provider and a recipient. The provider and recipient can be individuals, organizations, or a combination of both.
Money is a measure of the perceived value and quality of the service or product provided, as perceived by the recipient. The perceived value depends on several things.
Is the service or product rare and of high quality? Or, is it more common and readily available? Is it something that almost anyone with little or no special training or talent can provide? These variables influence the ‘perceived value’ of the service or product offered by the provider.
For example: a rock star is single and highly compensated; while a choir member volunteers and sings for non-monetary compensation.
An actor is unique, and also very well paid compared to an extra, who is paid a scale, or even less.
A bestselling novelist is a unique talent and is highly compensated for their writing, while a magazine article writer will earn an industry-standard salary.
So when we think about making money, we should think in terms of the services provided: their quality and availability.
The scope of this article is limited to making or earning money as a source of monetary gain. Gifts, winnings, inheritances, and accidental acquisitions (ie, finding a lost wallet), while mentioned, are not considered a monetary source in this discussion.
Now, let’s talk about the mistakes you may be making that are keeping you broke and what you can do about it.
Mistake #1: There is no plan of action to earn more money
This means that you simply move on, hoping that fate or a stroke of luck will provide you with the necessary income or windfall that will provide you with the financial prosperity and security you seek.
So, you float like a ship without a sail, without a plan or vision to ensure that you will have the money you need to live your life now; and without defined actions to foresee his future retirement. Maybe you don’t even know you need a plan.
This is what you should do instead:
To you, money seems hard to come by; but there are successful and prosperous people around you. You see the evidence that money is plentiful, and yet you never have enough.
Obviously there is no shortage of money in the universe; So the question is, how can you tap into the limitless source of abundance and prosperity that surrounds you?
You can start by believing that it is possible to access that source. Then research your options. What is available to you now? What do you need to do or learn to have better opportunities in the future?
What are your dreams… your passions? Can you make money with them? Can you ‘modify’ them to make them profitable?
A great first step is to network with other successful people and follow their examples. Then make your own plan to change careers or start a business that will lead to your goals.
But, the best way is to hire a life coach who specializes in helping people plan for their future. Your coach should have proven methods and systems available for you to use to give you an advantage. They should also provide support and guidance between sessions to help speed up your progress.
Mistake #2: Not following through on opportunities and ideas that come your way
Opportunities are all around you; you will have many of them to choose from during your lifetime. You may also have your own ideas to generate money for a product or business. But, if you don’t follow through with any of them, nothing will happen.
These wonderful opportunities for financial freedom are gifts from the Universe; they are most likely an answer to your prayers. But, if you don’t get out of your comfort zone and take advantage of them, you won’t be able to experience the benefits and success that you could.
Here’s another question: Do you let the people around you, the naysayers and the skeptics, talk you out of your dream? Or worse yet, do you talk yourself out of your dream?
Do you let fear, insecurity, and lack of self-confidence get in the way? Have you ever thought, who am I to dream so big and aim for so much wealth?
Well… who are you to ‘NOT’ dream so big and aspire to great wealth? You are a highly favored child of an abundant universe. And everything in it is yours by divine right… simply because you were born!
So this is what you can do instead:
Start keeping a journal of your dreams and ideas, until you have 5 or 10 to consider. Take a few days or weeks to see which ones strike a chord within you, when you think about making or making that dream come true.
Then pick the top 3 and start researching what it will take to make this happen. Be sure to research the market to see if you can make money doing what you’ve chosen.
If you can make money, it’s a possibility. If you can’t, it’s a hobby. This process will help you further narrow down your options. Once the research is done, you should be able to make a decision and then start planning.
Then start to visualize what it looks like; how it will feel to have that dream or goal come true for you. Then get to work and believe you can do it. If you need more education or training, sign up for classes or find a partner.
If you need partners or mentors…start networking with like-minded people who can capture your vision and help you move forward.
Mistake #3: Illusions
Maybe you are an expert at procrastinating and are always procrastinating. If you never start, you can’t do anything. But let’s face it… we all procrastinate.
It’s a pattern of behavior that can be overcome because it’s really just fear in disguise. With the right training, tools, and practices, you can reduce or completely eliminate their power and influence over you and your success.
To be successful, you must find ways to motivate yourself beyond your fear. If you really want to make your dreams come true, this is one of the critical barriers you need to overcome.
This is what you should do instead:
To realize your dream, you must have determination, focus, and courage. Believe in yourself, believe you can do it, go ahead and take action.
Do what you must to motivate yourself and learn to take action even when you feel challenged.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. If you think you can have money, cars, houses and the life of your dreams… you can! If you think you can’t… you can’t.
Start from where you are now and make the decision to succeed. Then, go ahead and take the golden ring and shoot at the moon. You may be right!