Why do YOU want to make money?

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Sometimes I wonder, how someone feels at the end of their life knowing that they never focused on what was important. I have to say when I first started IM I had already been in a business where I was making 200K a year, so I had high goals for myself. I have surpassed them, but on this journey I realized that what drives me is not getting to say "i'm rich", or "I drive a ferrari so everyone look at me", but I do it because I want to be able to focus on the important things in life. Now, what those important things are to me is probably much different than most of you. But, over the past few years, after college especially, one realizes that most people's lives are consumed by money. Maybe that person isn't a millionaire wanting to be the next donald Trump, but think about how much time we spend paying bills and doing things related to money. I view it as a means to an end. The reason I desire to make so much is because I want my wife and daughter to be set for life. I also want to be able to do the things I want, and that takes money. I really could care less if anyone knows how much I make, or if I am well known, or whatever. The sad thing is though, most people do NOT want to make money for the reasons I do (and some of you as well feel the same way I do), so ultimately they are unhappy, and I find in my own experience, that when you are trying to reach a goal for the wrong reason, it is not near as much motivation as trying to reach your goals with pure intentions. Now, don't get me wrong, I am looking to buy an exotic car as we speak. I almost didn't do it because I thought it was materialistic and would attach me more to this world, this physical plane we live on. I was honest with myself though and was able to realize that I want this car because I love cars, plain and simple. I do not care if anyone sees me in it, or associates me riding in it with status, or other reasons. I do it because I've loved these type of cars (ferrari) since I was a kid, and it just so happens they cost a TON of money, especially the type I want. Now, since archaeology and cars are my ONLY hobbies, you will not find me spending a dime on stuff like rolex watches, 200 dollar shirts, and my house is nice but is definitely not a symbol of how much money I make. Basically, the reason i wrote this is because when I first started, I was that guy looking to get rich to prove to everyone that I am the man, but along the way I sort of had an eye opening experience, and since my intentions have changed, so have my successes in affiliate marketing. Of course I've put in hours and hours of studying WSO's, researching stuff, and just making mistakes so that I finally figure out what works. So, if you are just starting out, or are already successful, check your motivation and intentions behind making money. When I'm not working I don't think about it, because that would defeat the purpose. Just realize that someone who doesn't think about the things that matter is NOT a wise person, no matter how high their IQ is, or how much they make. To just live life to gain material things and praise from others is a failure, but the one who realizes that this life is temporary and money will not matter when you're gone, they are truly the wise individuals.
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  • Profile picture of the author xInd
    I really have only one use for money right now, other than that I would happily burn every dollar in the world. Stamp out all the evil. lol. Unfortunately, my 5 year old son needs a lot of those dollars to grow up healthy, happy, safe, educated, and on a good path. I will give my son everything he deserves growing up, and I will build a future for him not bound by single parenthood financial troubles. He will not hear "we can't afford that" to simple things or move to a new house every year. By the time he truly understands what university really is and really means, he will also know that he's going there and it won't matter how many scholarships or after school jobs he gets.

    My son, Isaac is just in his first month of Kindergarten now and he is the main reason I have for making money. I have a lot of other goals about changing the way the world works, how we work, how we raise our children and how we (currently don't) work together as one global society working for the betterment of the human race together. However philosophical discussions of my altruistic views are not what this post is about. The here and now is simple. I make money to live comfortably and provide for my son.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vick S
    guys,

    money is not evil. The paper you fold and put in your pocket that has some ink on it is NOT money. It "represents" money, but its not it. Money is an "idea". Sounds crazy, I know..

    The more service you provide, the more people you help - the more money you will make and that's normal.

    One thing we have to be sure of...

    "Love people, use money" - never the other way around :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    I want to make money because money is the answer to every physical need of man.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    Excellent advice, Gino!
    That would be my answer: I want to make money because of the ways it can then work for me and those I care about.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    To be financially free and never have to worry about bills again.
    To travel the world and have a higher quality life style.
    I'm lucky to be doing something I love now!
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  • Profile picture of the author Denizen
    I'd just like to have enough money so I don't need to worry about money any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Freedom.

    Money is freedom in green pants. It allows you to have more, do more and be more. If you acquire wealth IN HARMONY with universal laws you won't be bound to things. You can get up and travel anywhere in the world, give freely to organizations, enjoy a beautiful home and nice cars.

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Jones
    Money doesn't buy you everything but you can't buy anything without it. It's a catch-22 and you're locked into needing it even if you don't want it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Originally Posted by Daniel Jones View Post

      Money doesn't buy you everything but you can't buy anything without it. It's a catch-22 and you're locked into needing it even if you don't want it.
      I like where you're going. You might say need it or you might say that having money can be *extremely useful.*

      The thing about money is that independent of your opinion about it I can guarantee that the bank holding your mortgage cares about it. So does the power company who services your home.

      Why you want to make money is a different question. Some work to pay the bills; i.e. dying. Some have a goal to be fully free from financial obligations while enjoying the life of their dreams. The 2nd group naturally follows their passions and can make a serious fortune in the process.

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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Great thread. I think OP should start another one entitled "Why do you like breathing oxygen" as a follow up to this one. Then "why do you eat food" and "why do you avoid sticking sharp dirty needles in your eye sockets" could be rolled out shortly after. :rolleyes:

    We make money because we have to in order to survive. No offense OP...but this has been the silliest thread I have seen this month.
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    • Profile picture of the author xInd
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Great thread. I think OP should start another one entitled "Why do you like breathing oxygen" as a follow up to this one. Then "why do you eat food" and "why do you avoid sticking sharp dirty needles in your eye sockets" could be rolled out shortly after. :rolleyes:

      We make money because we have to in order to survive. No offense OP...but this has been the silliest thread I have seen this month.

      Sometimes revisiting the obvious is the most effective tool in progressing forward effectively. Reminding yourself of the things we assume every day and how important they really are, just as you have pointed out. We make money because we breathe oxygen. If we start forgetting that, especially after we're already making the money, those more important values can easily become gray with fog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Great thread. I think OP should start another one entitled "Why do you like breathing oxygen" as a follow up to this one. Then "why do you eat food" and "why do you avoid sticking sharp dirty needles in your eye sockets" could be rolled out shortly after. :rolleyes:

      We make money because we have to in order to survive. No offense OP...but this has been the silliest thread I have seen this month.
      The sarcasm seems out of place in this section of the forum-it's about mindset. In entrepreneurial pursuits, your motivation for wanting to make a lot of money (far beyond just survival-like my guess would be 90+% of warriors want) is an important part of that mindset.

      I'd venture to say that many people could benefit from getting clearer on their motivation. Who do you think is more likely to keep on trying until they succeed; a school teacher that has a passion for creating a free food program for hungry kids, or someone that wishes they had a nicer car?

      Even beyond that, imagine 2 people who have the same passion, for say, funding a shelter for battered women. One spends a few minutes each morning reconnecting with that passion-looking at their vision statement, and reconnecting with the excitement they feel when imagining getting it done. The other wakes up with a bunch of details of the day on their mind and rarely reminds themselves why they are working so hard. Who do you think is more likely to burn out before they get to the goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author georgelaurelle
    To me it's just a potential constraint that I want to manage...
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  • Profile picture of the author diamondrose1
    I need money to free up my time to focus my attention on making money in order to retire early.
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    • Profile picture of the author alexhudson000
      money is important, this is the source of food, your needs and your wants, thats why we are keep on working, working,and working
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    Originally Posted by TJComer02 View Post

    Sometimes I wonder, how someone feels at the end of their life knowing that they never focused on what was important. I have to say when I first started IM I had already been in a business where I was making 200K a year, so I had high goals for myself. I have surpassed them, but on this journey I realized that what drives me is not getting to say "i'm rich", or "I drive a ferrari so everyone look at me", but I do it because I want to be able to focus on the important things in life. Now, what those important things are to me is probably much different than most of you. But, over the past few years, after college especially, one realizes that most people's lives are consumed by money. Maybe that person isn't a millionaire wanting to be the next donald Trump, but think about how much time we spend paying bills and doing things related to money. I view it as a means to an end. The reason I desire to make so much is because I want my wife and daughter to be set for life. I also want to be able to do the things I want, and that takes money. I really could care less if anyone knows how much I make, or if I am well known, or whatever. The sad thing is though, most people do NOT want to make money for the reasons I do (and some of you as well feel the same way I do), so ultimately they are unhappy, and I find in my own experience, that when you are trying to reach a goal for the wrong reason, it is not near as much motivation as trying to reach your goals with pure intentions. Now, don't get me wrong, I am looking to buy an exotic car as we speak. I almost didn't do it because I thought it was materialistic and would attach me more to this world, this physical plane we live on. I was honest with myself though and was able to realize that I want this car because I love cars, plain and simple. I do not care if anyone sees me in it, or associates me riding in it with status, or other reasons. I do it because I've loved these type of cars (ferrari) since I was a kid, and it just so happens they cost a TON of money, especially the type I want. Now, since archaeology and cars are my ONLY hobbies, you will not find me spending a dime on stuff like rolex watches, 200 dollar shirts, and my house is nice but is definitely not a symbol of how much money I make. Basically, the reason i wrote this is because when I first started, I was that guy looking to get rich to prove to everyone that I am the man, but along the way I sort of had an eye opening experience, and since my intentions have changed, so have my successes in affiliate marketing. Of course I've put in hours and hours of studying WSO's, researching stuff, and just making mistakes so that I finally figure out what works. So, if you are just starting out, or are already successful, check your motivation and intentions behind making money. When I'm not working I don't think about it, because that would defeat the purpose. Just realize that someone who doesn't think about the things that matter is NOT a wise person, no matter how high their IQ is, or how much they make. To just live life to gain material things and praise from others is a failure, but the one who realizes that this life is temporary and money will not matter when you're gone, they are truly the wise individuals.
    Just a friendly word of advice: if you want my tired eyes to read your post, you need to break it up into short paragraphs.

    This is almost as strain inducing as those hideous sites that use very dark backgrounds with white print. I'm sure you have some good things to say, but this style just hurts too much to bother reading it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rodrigo Werner
    i wnat to make money first because i want to have a better life, a more relaxed life, second because i want to help people that surrond me...and third ahmm i dont know because i want to have the power to get what i want when i want it!
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    For me it's financial freedom,basically I don't want money worries any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMoptimizer
    Everyone wants to make money because they need it to survive. Most people would of course agree with that statement. But, many people just want to be stinking rich, and be able to afford the fastest cards and biggest houses.

    For myself, it's to just be financially free from any problems, and yes, so I can get the things I want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Garthw
    For me, financial freedom is the key, and yes, so I can get the things I want. Mainly to be able to choose what I do without financial constraints.
    The one BIG thing for me, is health. I am 69 and have osteoarthritis but no other health problem that I know of, but if I have wealth I want to have health to enjoy the freedom.
    I will probably continue to work because I enjoy it, but I know I will enjoy it even more with freedom.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuccesfulIideas
    Money can support your ideas! but most people work for money, The love of money is the root of all evil, Love people and use money, not Love money and use people!
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  • Profile picture of the author bobbydobby
    Originally Posted by TJComer02 View Post

    Sometimes I wonder, how someone feels at the end of their life knowing that they never focused on what was important. I have to say when I first started IM I had already been in a business where I was making 200K a year, so I had high goals for myself. I have surpassed them, but on this journey I realized that what drives me is not getting to say "i'm rich", or "I drive a ferrari so everyone look at me", but I do it because I want to be able to focus on the important things in life. Now, what those important things are to me is probably much different than most of you. But, over the past few years, after college especially, one realizes that most people's lives are consumed by money. Maybe that person isn't a millionaire wanting to be the next donald Trump, but think about how much time we spend paying bills and doing things related to money. I view it as a means to an end. The reason I desire to make so much is because I want my wife and daughter to be set for life. I also want to be able to do the things I want, and that takes money. I really could care less if anyone knows how much I make, or if I am well known, or whatever. The sad thing is though, most people do NOT want to make money for the reasons I do (and some of you as well feel the same way I do), so ultimately they are unhappy, and I find in my own experience, that when you are trying to reach a goal for the wrong reason, it is not near as much motivation as trying to reach your goals with pure intentions. Now, don't get me wrong, I am looking to buy an exotic car as we speak. I almost didn't do it because I thought it was materialistic and would attach me more to this world, this physical plane we live on. I was honest with myself though and was able to realize that I want this car because I love cars, plain and simple. I do not care if anyone sees me in it, or associates me riding in it with status, or other reasons. I do it because I've loved these type of cars (ferrari) since I was a kid, and it just so happens they cost a TON of money, especially the type I want. Now, since archaeology and cars are my ONLY hobbies, you will not find me spending a dime on stuff like rolex watches, 200 dollar shirts, and my house is nice but is definitely not a symbol of how much money I make. Basically, the reason i wrote this is because when I first started, I was that guy looking to get rich to prove to everyone that I am the man, but along the way I sort of had an eye opening experience, and since my intentions have changed, so have my successes in affiliate marketing. Of course I've put in hours and hours of studying WSO's, researching stuff, and just making mistakes so that I finally figure out what works. So, if you are just starting out, or are already successful, check your motivation and intentions behind making money. When I'm not working I don't think about it, because that would defeat the purpose. Just realize that someone who doesn't think about the things that matter is NOT a wise person, no matter how high their IQ is, or how much they make. To just live life to gain material things and praise from others is a failure, but the one who realizes that this life is temporary and money will not matter when you're gone, they are truly the wise individuals.
    I want to make money for a:
    1. Good lifestyle
    2. A Iphone6,Macbook Pro 2015, Imac 27 Retina
    3. A Car.
    Thats it
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