Every business must have a financial goal but chasing the money could undermine your dream
For sure more than ones in your life you have blamed your situation on the lack of money and you start chasing the money like never before. Of all excuses, lack of money is without any doubt on the top of the excuse list.
It seems to be so easy just to blame the money for not taking action on something. It’s true that you will need money for almost every project you would like to launch and fulfill in life. In some cases, more money than in others. But chasing the money can quickly become the goal of your entire business.
In my blog post “Why You Should View Freedom As A Choice“ published one and a half year ago, we view money the same way as you view fuel for your car. It’s necessary to have fuel in the tank to get the car rolling. But the fuel consumption isn’t the only and probably not the principle variable when buying a new car. Chasing the money follows the same pattern.
As far as I know, neither Bill Gates or Steve Jobs had any rich parents. And they didn’t have monetary funds to play around with before they hit their goals with their successful inventions.
Instead, these two guys, now famous and indeed rich entrepreneurs achieved what they did, based on something far away from money.
A burning passion for an idea, frequently turning into an obsession of high dimension.
In fact, the cruel truth is that your money status is meaningless.
Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs started up their projects in their parent's garages. They didn’t have any money for fancy offices, and other non-productive assets. And when it was time to find capital to finance the continuation of the projects, their passion, and firm belief in what they were doing supported them to not causing any significant problems to attract investors.
By Not Chasing The Money It’s Easier To Build The Correct Foundation
You can make a long list of successful entrepreneurs who have achieved their goals, (without chasing the money), but money did never motivate them to do what they did.
Read my blog post “How Do You Define Happiness?“ , where we reveal the secret behind happiness. Again, chasing the money was discovered as the most dangerous and at the same time false driver towards happiness.
Instead, you could see that relationships with other people, is by far the most important influencer for a happy life.
You can have a huge network of people, and always have someone with whom hanging out. However, relationships inducing happiness must have some degree of quality.
If you are searching for relationships where you will learn new things and develop with whatever you are doing, you should always seek for people who know more than what you do yourself.
But how to follow your passion when chasing your dream without going broke. As passionate entrepreneurs, we will always come across naysayers in our own network. They are everywhere. Don’t worry you will find them. So, how to deal with them? Avoid them or just let them go! They will never bring anything that will support your mission.
But….if the naysayer is my own brother..? Of course, you should not avoid him as your brother. Instead, you should agree with him. When you are together, you should never talk about your project. Once your success is a reality, show it to him, and most probably you will turn a typical naysayer into a new yes-sayer. (Could be a bi-mission for you.)
You will also need to be surrounded by people who believe in what you are doing. Not necessarily they know about your project or business, but they have a strong personal belief in you as an individual. These people are crucial to your success!
Thankfulness, Happiness, And Wealthiness Vs. Chasing The Money?
What is it to be grateful?
In search of the correct description what it’s all about, I prefer to quote one of my favorite philosophers.
“It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.” – Aristotle
As entrepreneurs or whatever other activity you have on your plate, you will go through good and easy days. But you will also face challenging and hard days with failures and setbacks. It’s true that your strong passion for what you’re doing is the fuel that keeps the engine going in spite of the uphill struggle you might have.
Studies show that stop chasing the money will help you to achieve your “Why"more efficiently.
For sure money can support short time troubles, but for a reliable long-term solution, you need to rely on your relationship with other people. These resources you can never buy.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
Is There Any Magic Success Business Formula Without Chasing The Money?
People chasing the money as their principle goal in life will have difficulties to find true happiness and wealthiness. However, grateful people searching for happiness and wealthiness will eventually earn good money when executing their mission.
So, how is the magic business formula to find happiness and wealthiness?
How to make a great living online doing something you love, even if you have no idea where to start:
#1 Know your vision – what is the goal of your business? (Money or chasing the money not allowed to use)
#2 Invest in yourself – whatever you would like to achieve in life, you need to get the knowledge of how to make it happen. You need to invest in appropriate training for your online success.
#3 Do the work – forget once and for all the “get rich quick” promises for one simple reason. They do not exist in the real world! Be prepared to work, and to be honest with you, at the beginning you need to work quite hard.
#4 Know your values – every long-lasting business needs to based on clearly identified values. Know your values. They will be your ABC for your business.