The Purpose of Money
Do you ever stop to wonder why you work so hard?
When I ask clients why they work, they all say, “For the money, of course.” Let’s face it – if you stopped getting paid, you’d likely stop working.
But what is money?
In most people’s perception it is either a few pieces of paper or some numbers on a computer screen that represent your “value”.
In reality, money is just a tool to get you things that make you happy. Sometimes those things are tangible like cars and house and other times they are intangible, like a feeling of success.
Fundamentally, it is just a way to purchase emotions. When you have a lot of money, you exchange it for articles and experiences that make you laugh, cry, jump for joy, scream with excitement or any other emotion you’re seeking.
My questions for you this week are:
- What emotions are you really wanting?
- What do you want to feel more than anything?
- Can you have those feelings without money?
Money is really a poor reason to do the work you do. When you find the emotions in the work itself, you’ll find that the money shows up effortlessly.
Give it a go and let me know how it works for you.