DO IT FOR MORE: WHY MONEY IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR CAREER

Brass Round 7 Stack Coins

“Earn more than the paycheck.”


all about the benjamins

As you are building your career and making money, you have to ask yourself the question of is it all about the money. And that is something that is quite important because if it is about just money, then you will find yourself being very depressed. You must actually love what you do because if money is the main goal, you will give up. Let’s look at the climb in life, the money takes a while to get. So when that is something you chase, then you will be angry at self. Let’s say somehow you make the money you want to make, then the high times will be high, but the low times are even worse.

work environment

The people you will be around for the majority of your life you will find to be either some you love or hate. And when making money is the main goal, then you will be around these people even more because you are working all the time. So if you are not fond of the people you work around, you are going to be very miserable which will in turn make you wish you were not in the work space. Now add to that the pressure you are constantly under to perform. Because making more money means that you are going to have to take on more work. Which means being around the people you with more. So be able to handle this atmosphere.

time moves slow

Remember in the first post that I said it can take a lot of time to make money. Well, that is true. I am learning that with the pursuits of mine. Because for me being a writer, I realize that this is a life dedication. But most people tend to look at the end product of what you become as a result of all the years of work. And when looking at the career from solely money perspective, you are going to give up fast. Making money starting at 22 years of age can taker until you are close to 35 years of age. Imagine building for nearly 15 years to get to the place in your career. Yet, it is what you must do so that everything you do eventually looks like it’s easy.


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IT’S NOT FOOD, IT WON’T ROT: THROWING YOUR MONEY AWAY NOW HURTS LATER ON

“Save something.”


hold on to your earnings

As you earn, you will be prompted to spend money. But remember something, as you age you will need to live on something for the days when you can longer earn. But in the paradigm of living we only think about the now. Yet what about the thought of tomorrow. You can’t just live frivolous and worry when that time comes. Because if that time comes and you have nothing then it becomes your own fault. Why do we do it? Why do we live like there is no tomorrow and only for today? And there is more to this than most people are willing to disuss.

your upbringing

How you were raised says a lot about how you look at money. When I grew up, it was all about paying bills then if you have more left over. But few think with this mindset. Especially if you grew up where money was not as cared for and respected. Yet even in a house where money was valued, some people still spend without thinking about tomorrow. Me, I’m always thinking about the machine collapsing in on me. Maybe because my mother lived off of why put off til tomorrow what can be done today. So my necessities havw always been number one.

keeping up with the joneses

We as people do not like being left out. And because of that we must spend to keep up with the crowd. But will the crowd be there when you falter due to your spending. You have to think about living another day. Live everyday as it’s your last is the dumbest concept. Or do people take that statement to literal. Because living everyday as your last does not mean spend your last. If means get up everyday being productive. Just in case this is your last day on Earth.


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BROKE NIGHTMARES: DO YOU FEAR NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY

Man Holding Brown Leather Bi-fold Wallet With Money in It

“It’s why I work so hard.”


never enough

You ever get the feeling like you don’t ever have enough money. You look at your bank account and see there is something there. But the moment you need to make a purchase it looks low. And this your reason for always working. Yet should your entire life revolve around you not having enough money. Because you might feel broke, but in reality have more money than most people. That’s all because money is relative. You might make $1,000 a week and feel broke. But someone else says that’s making good money. So depending on who says it money can have that relative.

you might have less

What are you using your income for that has you feeling this way? Because you might actually have less than you do. People are utilizing there income to do what they are not supposed to will always feel like they have less. So sit down and analyze your finances. You might have more than think if maybe just maybe if you handled money a lot better.

an excuse to work

If you are like me, you might just be a workaholic. You could have more than enough and always feel broke. That can be dangerous because it aids you in reaching your full potential financially, but you never live a fulfilling life. Days will go to weeks and months, then before you know it years go by and you have done nothing but work yourself. Work to make money you never use. And then you defeat the purpose of making money.

fears of falling

I look around New York City at all the people getting on the train with no food. They have no place to call home. And your life could be that with just a series of setbacks. So I feel at times it’s better to work and have less time than to not work at all, struggle but have more time. And to think in that context is rough but it’s what I know best. What about you?


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REDISTRIBUTION OF FINANCES: HOW TO PLACE YOUR MONEY IN AREAS THAT WILL GENERATE MORE INCOME

Person Using Ballpoint Pen

“Making it grow, shifting to other areas.”


making it, moving it

As I make my income, I have directed to other areas of interest that will aid in building myself a passive income. And for you, that might be the case to redistribute money yourself. Or it could be to pay off a bill that will give you more money to spend later on elsewhere. But being able to properly move your money into another area of interest could benefit you in the long run. Now, so many people when it comes to money say they don’t have the income to do this. On the other hand they spend a lot of money on clothes, a car they can’t afford, and vacations. Then you realize it’s not affordability, they don’t want to do it.

where to put it

Most people don’t know where to place their money they want to redistribute. And that is when you must sit down to think long and hard about how you will go about this in life. Because if you are not aware of what you are doing you will lose bigger than if you did nothing at all. So you have to put yourself in the know of something that sparks your interest. For example, you want to start making your own clothing business outside of your day job. Then what you must do is invest in a sewing machine first. This is an expensive purchase, but so is a $1,200 iPhone and a $500 – $1,000 tote bag. Just as much as you feel you need these items, build a “want-need” internally for your future.

how once you know 

For me at least, things are starting to look crystal clear for the future. It’s because I have sat down wrote out all the possible ways to make my future happen with what I have in my pocket. And when you do that, then other less costly opportunities start to take hold. Now, for those without an interest, they will tell you that it’s not possible. Yet, if they were able to tap into their minds the way I have, you will see that it is beyond possible. So, write down a list of ways to move your money around to make it work for you. Think of the most pessimistic and idealistic things that can come of your money. And the more you live, the more practical the decisions will arise. You will be less pessimistic, and more idealistic. But your idealism won’t interrupt your practical thinking so that you don’t become too irrational and thinking far-fetched.


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SHOP TIL YOU DROP: KNOW WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Two White and Red Star Gift Boxes

“Do buy yourself out of a home.”


the season of giving

As you all are out there shopping for gifts this Christmas, remember that you still have to live after the holiday. And that is something people don’t think about as they yank items off the shelfs. You have a family that you have to care for, so think before you just snatch and buy. We are all in the holiday spirit, then you realize something, “Oh yeah, I’m dipping into my living money.” Don’t get put in the street trying to keep up with the rest of shoppers. But these are generally people hard of hearing because they need to keep up.

know when to say when

How can you tell when you need to stop spending and just go home? I have a suggestion, how about stop soon as the money in your pocket is getting low. That’s right, we tend to shop with our debit and credit cards. Then we get our bill at the end of the money or check the bank balance and realize something. You have went over your budget and now you’re scrambling. This is what I mean by shop with what you have in your pocket. Or if you don’t want to carry cash, then get a debit card. But not a debit card you’ll be using connected to your bank account. Put money on this card, and when it’s gone, you know when to stop Christmas shopping.

they’re doing it, why can’t i

If you make $50,000 per year, you’re not shopping for gifts like the person who makes $250,000 per year. So you know what, know what you can afford. I know what I have to spend and what I don’t. But for some reason, people hate looking at their reality and excepting that reality. So they go deeper into debt because they want to be included. I don’t need to be included in the conversation. So for me, it’s easier to say no to buying over what I have in the bank.


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VALUABLE OFFSPRING: WHY YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN ARE YOUR BEST INVESTMENTS

Man Carrying Baby Drawing Their Foreheads

“Put your time and money into them, it pays off.”


your little ones

Having children is more than just wanting them to carry on the legacy of your name. You also have to put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that they are going to be set up for success when they enter the world. And that means investing not just your time and energy, but also money into them as well. Your money in the form of sending them to a good school, outfitting them in clothing that will not make them appear in any shape or form like they are not cared for in the home, and the food that is for the nourishment for their bodies. As far as the home, that goes without saying.

seeds of knowledge

As they grow, you can now start to communicate with them and pass off what you have learned about the world. Now, of course a lot will change pertaining to technology and innovation that does not apply to that present time of teaching. But the social aspect of humanity does apply for the world in which they will live. And that knowledge in dealing with people is what they will use to push themselves through life. They will use their experiences to invest in themselves along with what you have taught them to persevere.

the ROI

Mom, dad, I want to become a doctor. That is like music to the ears of so many parents. That their child is choosing a career that is literally recession proof. Because there will never come a time where we don’t need physicians. But also it is a career that parents know their time and money invested actually paid off in the end. Then again, when you hear your child say they want to become an actor/actress, then it can lead to other problems. Because if they don’t succeed, that would mean your money and time spent was to a large degree a waste as a parent.


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WHO SHOULD I LISTEN TO: TAKING ADVICE FROM THE RIGHT PERSON

Ballpoint Pen on Top of White Printer Paper Beside 100 U.s. Dollar Bill

“Who shall I listen to?”


advice-advice-advice

When earning a living, we have all these questions regarding what to do with money as you make it. And the reply to that is, be mindful of the advice one gives to you. Because in this society we have all these advisers financially, but few who actually know what they are talking about. And one big mistake at times is listening to the people around you. Your friends and family are not always the best candidates to go to for advice. They give you advice based on what they think they know about money. These are not the expert advisers when dealing with monetary concerns a lot of times.

don’t just hear what you want

In the event that you do get some good advice we as people have been known to not adhere because we want to hear the advice that we want to hear. Then the best thing is to not ask someone for their input. Because if what you wanted to hear was right then why are you reaching out for advice. The job of an adviser is not to align themselves with your thought process. Or nurture what you believe to be true with some sort of validation. They give it to you straight and it is what it is. And if you want that ego boost, then go to your family and friends. They will give you the seeds for ego growth.

beware of false prophets

Now, be cautious, everyone with a suit and a tie are not your friends. It’s like the old saying, “If it’s too good to be true, then usually it is.” They promise you all these hopes and dreams with these big pay outs, but then they are not telling you that this is just not how money is made. There is either some fraudulent scheme you’re in, or you’re going to lose your money in this big investment. So know what it is you’re doing because investing in these guys, an you’ll lose money faster than listening to friends and family.


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