The Money Podcast
Have a Love Affair With Money (These 10 Ways)
Wednesday, 3 April
Do you have a love affair with money? In today’s episode of the Money Podcast, your host Rob Moore shares with you 10 ways how to have a love affair with money. He covers knowing what money is, how to see the good in money and not just the bad and how you too, can ultimately use money as a facilitator for the greater good and much more. Hop in to learn about this and much more.
Number one, on how to have a great love affair with money is, understanding what it is. A lot of people just don't understand what money is they have all these beliefs and judgments and values and projections based on inaccurate information of what money is. What money isn’t is everything that people think it is except a universal mechanism of exchange of value, a unit of account, a measurement of worth and value, measuring in a universal way your value so that it can be exchanged in an efficient and universally agreed and accepted way.
The second thing is to see the good in money and not just the bad. Nothing has all upside or downside. Money has downside money has upside but money is made by machines that were made by man, money as a human construct and as such, with the good and the bad that's in money is actually in humanity. People will say that money is also a cause some of the problems they are facing, money isn't, the individuals who are using the money for power are.
Number three, realize that your beliefs around money aren’t real, they're just your beliefs around money. Think about what you want your beliefs about money to be should you choose, to wipe the slate clean and to play the money game the way you want to play it. People think that money is what they believe it is and what they believe it is based on their past experiences, their upbringing, maybe their schooling, their geography, but in reality, that's your individual beliefs and lifestyle and past experiences around money, that doesn't make them real. Why don't you think about what you want to believe about money, like it's a course for good, like it's an enabler of your great traits, like it's a form of energy flow and you can increase that energy flow for yourself and for others.
Number four, use it for something great and use it for the greater good. If your company makes a lot of money, reinvest into your staff, reinvest into their benefits, reinvest into marketing, reinvest into maybe building a better facility for your staff to work, reinvesting your online brand for yourself, you could buy a nice house, you could go on a nice holiday, you could treat yourself so that you're able to relax so that you can re-energize, so that you can then be more prolific and focused when it is time to go deep into work.
Number five, remember people are going to judge you anyway around money whether you have a lot or not a lot, whether you're flashy or you’re subtle and humble. They're going to judge you no matter what.
Number six will be that your past does not have to dictate your future. Things like your mistakes, your upbringing, they don't have to dictate the rest of your life, which for a lot of people they do. Any of your past flaws and failings and mistakes and guilt and shame and a strong emotional memory that you're holding on to that you have a big void in that does not have to dictate your future.
Number seven, what it actually takes to have a comfortable amount of money. A lot of people judging people who bought Lamborghinis or travel first class are going to fancy countries all around the world when in fact, they would want a really nice car and they would want to really nice house and they would want to travel to nice destinations. Why don't you think about all the things that you want to do and you want to have and that can be material and that can be experiential, and then actually plan out those things and then use that as a motivator to go and drive you to make the money to go and do those things.
Number eight, a lot of people think they're taking from poor people or other people when they're hoarding or growing wealth, that's a mistake or that's a fallacy. I would understand why people wouldn't want a huge amount of money if they felt like they were taking from everybody else but money is a constant flow of energy is constantly moving around this consumers and producers, there are givers and there are takers, money is currency, the word currency means flow.
Number nine, you create much more economy, the more wealth you have, the richer you are. If you're a billionaire and you fly by private jet, you've hired the pilot, there are some maintenance people, there's the crew, there are all the big tips that you give, the drivers that pick you up there and back, all those people are able to offer their products and services to you the billionaire and they're getting employment, thanks to you having a lot more money.
Number 10, ways to use your money which are really effective use of money which should get rid of any guilt or worry about money. If you want to sustainably grow and make more money and have a love affair with money that when you get some save a bit, invest a bit, spend a bit and give a bit.
“The irony of money is a lot of people think that people who are rich all they do is think about money and they're obsessed about money.”
“Money doesn't really have any meaning of such other than the meaning that you place upon it.”
“People think that money is evil, people think that it's greed, but no, human beings are evil and human beings are greedy.”
“Money will really make you more of what you already are, it's an enabler or an amplifier.”
“Experiences is the way you should use the money.”
“The word currency means flow.”
“Money works best when it's flowing the fastest.”
“GDP is the amount of money that's flowing around an economy a given period of time.”
“If you don't risk anything, you risk everything.”
ABOUT THE HOST
Rob Moore is a philanthropist and author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor and property educator. Author of global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK’s No.1 business podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur”
“If you don't risk anything, you risk everything”
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