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“How can I make more money?”

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
Henry Fielding


If we could all only be better friends with it. As a culture, morally, we don’t like it while at the same time, in our media, holding up people who DO have it like demi-gods .

If you ask people what they associate with money they often answer with words like “greed”, “selfishness”, or “evil” after all money is the root of all evil.

Actually it is not!

The saying doesn’t even go like that! Isn’t it odd that almost everyone quotes it incorrectly?

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw
So, it is the lack of money which is the root of all evil not money itself. And I agree. So how to make more of it?

  1. First love what you do. It is hard to make good money or give your best when your bored or feel trapped in work that is just not fulfilling. There is a book by Marsha Sinetar, Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow, actually I have never read it but the title is true enough. If you don’t love what you do, plan an exit strategy immediately. I wrote an article about this called “Am I in the right career?
  2. Most importantly give good value for money. If you work for someone else make your self invaluable. If you work for yourself make sure what ever you are selling (yourself, services, or goods) is good value for money and people are more than happy and coming back for more. Unless you are more than filling the space you are in, you can’t expect “overflow”.
  3. And value yourself. Most people I have worked with de-value themselves in so many ways (myself included).  Examples: Maybe you work too much overtime for free, this is really saying to your boss, “I am not really worth much so I have to work extra time to make up for it”  Or accepting more work for no more pay. Maybe you are in business for yourself and work stupid hours and have nothing much to show for it. There is a fine line between giving good value for money and giving it away for free and this balance must be found to have real wealth. Valuing yourself means asking for a raise or promotion when you deserve it. Not thinking you are lucky just to have a job and shut up. Valuing yourself means taking time off in a worthwhile way so when you are working you are fresh and focused. Really valuing yourself is about being confident enough in your abilities to sell yourself at a fair price.
  4. The last major thing is MAKING IT COUNT. This means everything. What are you spending money on weekly? Are you making it count? Or are you buying yourself a little lunch everyday at a fiver? ( if so you are spending over £1,300 a year ) how much did that night in the pub cost? Do you really need all the channels on SKY?  Everyone usually lives right up to the limit of what they make. The man who makes £30,000 usually spends that much a year at least but the man who makes £100,000 usually spends that full £100,000 as well.  Are you investing in the things that will really make you happy or are you frittering away all your money on things which give you a temporary fix while you wait for the miracle to happen which will bring you what you really want? You may say to yourself, “I need these little comforts, they keep me going” Well enjoy those “little comforts” like the new iphone because they may be all you will have.  If you are keen to take stock of your finances check out this great site….

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