What does it mean to be good with your money? How much does being good with your money have to do with your beliefs about money? Where did you first derive your beliefs about money? Who were your money influencers? Do you have money or does money have you?
Although money is an extremely logical entity (means of exchange), it’s always amazed me how emotionally charged it can be. Put another way… money is energy, in fact, it’s “Your Life’s Energy.”
How much value do you put on your life and your time?
How did your beliefs get altered the first time you lent your friend money and they were slow to pay you back? Or worse, you lent them so much that they couldn’t pay you back?
"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." - Woody Allen
Money is countable thus measurable so it’s easy to judge a person or a company by how much money they have obtained. For this reason we say that a company or a person is successful because they are making more money than another. We have attached money making with success. Obviously there is a modicum of truth to this, however, it’s not always the whole picture.
It’s so much easier to measure things that are easy to count like money. It’s much more difficult to quantify the amount of care, compassion, concern, motivation, commitment and determination a person or a group of people (a company) can have.
In order to get the full picture of the success of a person or organization I’m convinced that we should stretch our cognitive function to include a few more “hard to quantify” attributes before deriving our conclusions.
Dominic Kotarski – International Consultant | Author | Coach | Trainer | Speaker
Dominic Kotarski is the author of international best seller “The Making”. He writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of your business including Sales, Coaching, Team building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos FREE by subscribing HERE!