There are those who have found their calling. And they made that call their career. And they get income from it – a little or a lot – and it gives them a purpose.
There is also another category of people who are content with what they do because of the monetary rewards that come with it. It can make them happy. Or not. And there are also those for whom money is not a big deal – they just work and feel satisfied.
You may be one of those who are doing well. Those who don’t know if it’s the passion they’re looking for or the money, but it makes sense to them in the end.
Whatever you do, what motivates you? Is it the passion or the money? So, should you work for passion or for money? And is the money enough to reward your passion anyway?
Edith Siddondo, founder and CEO of Profit Acumen, a financial coaching company, says there’s more to what you do than money. She says that early in her career, she believed the way to get rich was to study hard, get a good job and climb the corporate ladder.
“I thought if I put in enough hours, I could be promoted to a big job that would pay six to seven figures and have the life of my dreams,” says Siddondo.
Once she got the corporate job she dreamed of, she realized she wasn’t building wealth the way she had always thought.
“My increased income was used to pay for increased lifestyle expenses like the latest fashions for clothes and shoes, cars, houses, you name it,” says the certified financial coach and author.
In light of what she learned, Siddondo shares three key reasons why you shouldn’t work for money but for a higher purpose.
Attract money. don’t chase him
Money should be attracted, not chased. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand this. Instead, most people try to chase money through selfishness and selfish motivation. They also have a very narrow definition of success: lots of money, fame, and the power to rule.
To attract money, the first thing to understand is that money follows value. Find a way to add enormous value to the lives of others and to the world, whether you are employed or in business.
The idea is to turn your attention outward. Look for ways to present yourself, provide value and service, and positively impact the lives of those around you.
But to give value, you have to have value. You have to invest and work on yourself.
“Very early on in my entrepreneurial journey, I was very frustrated chasing my tail. My coach at the time told me ‘the biggest limit to your success is you.’ very uncomfortable and I have to say I felt hurt, but I realized later that she was right,” she says.
To give more, I needed to be more, adds Siddondo.
“I believe the same applies to all other people. Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal growth, because success is something you attract through the person you become. This is how it works. The more skills you learn, the more likely you are to succeed. More often than not, success goes to people who have learned more than anyone around them and seized opportunities that others weren’t qualified for,” she says.
The second aspect of attracting money is “service”.
If you want to be helpful, serve without attracting unnecessary attention. The service and the importance you bring to your service is what is relevant. We live in a world where everyone wants to be famous and we admire people for what they have and for being famous. The truth is that all of this will disappear in no time.
The spirit of service is the desire to contribute to the well-being of others.
Strive to be excellent in this area. The work you propose must be spotless and it must be done with the greatest possible care, down to the smallest detail.
Do the right thing and the right thing will follow you, including the money.
Money is a tool not a goal
“I want more money.”
“I need to save more money.”
“I wish I had more money.”
“I hear these phrases all the time – and I’ve also been guilty of saying them myself. While it’s natural to think about money this way, it only creates more stress and a perpetual feeling frustration around money,” says Siddondo.
Why? What’s wrong with “more money?” Isn’t that what we’re all looking for anyway?
Most of the time, yes, people get caught up in the idea of “more money” as a goal and as a solution to the problems they are currently facing.
Apparently, when you make “more money” your goal, you’ll never feel satisfied that you have enough, no matter what your bank balance.
Money is a tool. A means to an end, not an end in itself.
If we can understand that money is a tool we can use to help us achieve what we want, we can set more appropriate values-based goals and make our money bring more fulfillment and satisfaction in our lives.
Clear your mind of the clutter and think beyond instant gratification and the very natural desire to want “more.” Begin to make room for thoughts and considerations about what you truly value.
Sidondo says we must honor our dignity in order to receive what we want. But it is important to understand that there is no correlation between money and self-esteem. Your net worth will never come close to your worth. Your intrinsic value is within you and has nothing to do with materialism.
In our society today, a number of people are conditioned to believe that they are not worthy. Not worthy to be, to do or to say.
Someone convinced them they weren’t worth it.
Feeling unworthy is like putting a huge barrier to your gift from God or passing it on to someone else. Think of a flowing river, when you put an obstacle, it does not stop flowing. It just changes direction.
“There is nothing you must do or say or be to be worthy. You are just. There is no amount of money or things you can have to make yourself worthy. There is nor is there a contribution amount you have to give to make yourself worthy,” she says.
The first step to improving your financial well-being is to separate your self-esteem from money. When you are able to do this, it begins the process of increasing both. Our attachment and locking of the two things together is what inhibits both our self-esteem and our net worth.
To guide you on this path, ask yourself these essential questions:
Why am I working? What am I trying to achieve in my work? These questions can help lift our hearts and minds to reflect more on why we do things the way we do.
Work occupies a large place in our lives and the meaning we give to our work has a link with the meaning we give to our life: “Why am I here? »
Our life clearly has more meaning beyond chasing money for its own good. And that meaning can only be satisfying and fulfilling if it is for a higher and noble purpose.
You need to have some sort of vision for your life beyond money.