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 receiver. 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. Perceived value depends on several things.
Is the service or product rare and of high quality? Or, is it more common and easily 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 unique and highly compensated; while a choir member volunteers and sings for non-monetary compensation.
An actor is unique, and is also very well paid compared to an extra, who is paid a scale, or even less.
A best-selling novelist is a unique talent and receives great compensation for their writing, while a magazine article writer will earn an industry-standard salary.
So when we think about making money, we need to think in terms of 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 source of money in this discussion.
Now, let’s talk about the mistakes you may be making that will keep you broke and what you can do about it.
Mistake #1: There is no action plan to earn more money
This means that you simply carry on, hoping that fate or a stroke of luck will provide you with the necessary income or the windfall that will give you 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 anticipate their future retirement. You may not even know you need a plan.
Here’s what to do instead:
For 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 of it.
Obviously there is no shortage of money in the universe; So the question is, how can you tap into the unlimited 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 for career changes or start a business that will help you reach your goals.
But, the best way is to hire a life coach who specializes in helping people plan for their future. Your trainer 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 you 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 for generating 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; most likely they are 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 detractors and the skeptics, talk you out of your dream? Or worse still, do you talk yourself out of your dream?
Do you let fear, insecurity, and a lack of self-confidence get in the way? Have you ever thought, who am I to dream so big and aspire to such 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 here’s 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 it happen. Be sure to research the market to see if you can make money doing what you have 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. After the research is complete, you should be able to make a decision and then start planning.
Then start visualizing what it looks like; how it will feel to have that dream or goal come true for you. So 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 catch 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 be real… 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 must overcome.
Here’s what to do instead:
To realize your dream, you must have determination, focus, and courage. Believe in yourself, believe that 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.
Everything that the mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. If you believe 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 move forward, take the golden ring and shoot the moon. You might get it right!