Do not confuse human greed, with human need. – Suli Breaks

If what you’re doing isn’t working, maybe it’s time to change it.

It takes money to make money

Sorry to burst your negative bubble, but it does not. You could start with 200k, but if you haven’t an idea than you might as well be broke.

See it takes an idea, creativity to make money, but I will admit that some things you want to do will require a little bit of capital. Besides why do angel investors and borrowing exists (other people’s money).

If what you want to do truly requires money, as long as it’s a great idea that can inspire others, you could even use sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo to fund every last dime.

 

Money is the root of all evil

Be proud of your ambitions and ignore those who try to tell you wanting to be rich is bad.

When others see you as a dreamer who is taking action and moving forward with his life, they will try to bring you down to their level, because they know they will never amount to nothing.

Saying money is evil, is like saying an inanimate object such as a gun is evil. People fire guns, guns don’t roam the streets and fire themselves; nor does money change people, it just makes them more of what they already are.

 

Money isn’t the root of all evil, suffering and poverty are! Click To Tweet

 

Video credit: Suli Breaks

 

Money can’t buy you happiness

Neither can poverty.

Machete pointed at you. “Your right arm or your right leg, which would you rather keep?” Can you not agree they’re equally important?

Pessimists want to find every little excuse and point out how many celebrities are unhappy, but for everyone unhappy rich celebrity, you’ll find 1k homeless people who are even more miserable.

They’re not publicized on the news, or people mag because their lives aren’t desirable. Are you happiest when you or your loved ones are sick with no insurance and no money for a procedure or are you happy when you get a check deposited into your bank account?

Money can’t buy you happiness,

  • but it can give you time to be able to watch your child grow up.
  • It can give you freedom to sleep when you want and drive what you want.
  • It can pay for college so you don’t waste four years only to graduate with 10k+ in debt.
  • It can provide you with better health.

I’d rather go to sleep in peace knowing all bills are paid and not toss in turn in my sleep, not knowing when I’ll be on the streets for non-payment.

Money can’t buy happiness. But it sure makes misery easier to live with. – Melchor Lim

Money can’t buy happiness, but neither can poverty – Leo Rosten

Money can’t buy you love… agreed, but don’t you love those around you to want to provide them with everything that they need. – Suli Breaks

 

More money, more problems

Whoever came up with this quote is a fool.

When you ask someone for their opinion about something, i.e. a chocolate chip cookie. They can only provide you with an answer from their perspective and if they had any biases, that affects their opinion.

Is the cookie really nasty? No, but to that person, it is, to you it could be the greatest thing since steak, but you’ll never know because you went based on someone else’s words.

More money, more problems. This person could’ve been a criminal running from the law, betrayed family, or just took a route that came with problems. Hold on, let me search the quote on google…

Ah, Biggie Smalls, of course he’d have problems. It’s not because of the money though. It’s because of the route he took.

You’ll never hear Richard Branson, Steve jobs, or Chris Gardner use that reference. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they don’t have their own problems, but money has little to do with it.

While the broke stay up at night worrying about problems, millionaires are asleep because they have little to worry about. The truth is the more money you have, the more control you have over your life.

 

Money goes out faster than it comes in

If you decide to live by the dogma of a penny saved is a penny earned then of course, this is true.

You haven’t raised your standards. You’re still picking pennies off the floor, still at that crappy job you hate and you still have 100+ channels streaming to every flat screen you bought with your tax money. Saving for a rainy day and digging a deeper hole by buying a 30K car making payments.

You don’t invest, you don’t dream. You just complain about how fast money is going out while you get ready to go to a fancy restaurant, where the fake tuna cost 60$.

Re-evaluate your life and see what changes you could make, then ask if money truly goes out as fast as it comes.

 

Education determines my income

It actually doesn’t, but not everyone understands that. Why does the doctor who spent years in college to gain a master’s degree, slave away 12hr shifts, while college and even high school dropouts such as

  • Richard Branson, billionaire dropped out age 16
  • Larry Ellison dropped out of University of Chicago- billionaire
  • Walt Disney dropped out at 16 – billionaire
  • Li Ka Shing, dropped out of school at the age of 15 – billionaire

Make more money working less than 4 hours a week.

I’m not saying anything bad about doctors, just using them as an example. A lot of people waste their time in college chasing an occupation that was set for them by someone else.

 

I have to work hard for my money

This should be rephrased to “I need to work smart for my money.” Hard work, especially the one not on yourself and dreams is dead and overrated. Successful millionaires spend less than 2 hours a week working.

 

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I wasn’t meant to have money

This I must agree with you on.

He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right – Confucius

There’s a lot of room at the top. This symbolic Millionaire’s Club has an unlimited number of vacant seats to fill on its membership roster. I’m afraid that if these seats are not filled more quickly, it is because young potential candidates, who are very qualified, give up the fight before it really begins. – John Paul Getty

 

Money is a limited resource.

Actually, it’s not, money is abundant. People don’t even use cash anymore, it’s all electronic now – just commas and numbers.

 

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

If we divide all the money in the world equally, in a short time the rich would be rich again, and the poor would be poor.

– there is beauty in simplicity

 

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 Extra: when you are done reading this post if your belief has changed at all, even if it hasn’t. I want you to go to your parents or friends and ask them what they think about money. Refrain from trying to change their minds, just listen and see if their beliefs are negative or positive and if any of them match what I’ve written here. Most people have a hard time discussing money, so keep that in mind.