It's NOT about the cash.

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Hi everyone,
I have a monumental admiration for anyone who really tries to improve in business, relationships, spirituality and the like. May I kindly suggest that it is never about the money. Once you connect with your calling, your gift (and we all have them), the money usually follows although here is the hammer: if it doesn't, you'll still be left with the best life for you! Many people out there have found peace and happiness on modest incomes and wouldn't change their lives for the world. I think that's beautiful. The bank balance is not a measurement of your achievements in this world but rather, the sparkling eyes you create after coming into contact with those around you!
Warm regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    Very well put. My sentiments, too. Thanks for posting and encouraging us.

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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    The biggest problem with that is people must take IM seriously and not just when they have time. If it means it must be all about the money, then so be it.
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    • Profile picture of the author GT
      Originally Posted by buckeyes09 View Post

      The biggest problem with that is people must take IM seriously and not just when they have time. If it means it must be all about the money, then so be it.
      Hey, Christian, I hear you on that. The truth of the matter is that we each are motivated by different things. I admit that for some, it IS about the money, and that's not a bad thing.

      One of the primary reasons for going into any kind of business is to make a profit from it. If a person is doing it for the fun of it, or for a sense of achievement, that is fine. That's their motivation.

      But if their underlying purpose is to make it financially successful, then that becomes their motivation, and you are correct that they must then take it very seriously and make it their primary focus.

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      • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
        Originally Posted by GT View Post

        Hey, Christian, I hear you on that. The truth of the matter is that we each are motivated by different things. I admit that for some, it IS about the money, and that's not a bad thing.

        One of the primary reasons for going into any kind of business is to make a profit from it. If a person is doing it for the fun of it, or for a sense of achievement, that is fine. That's their motivation.

        But if their underlying purpose is to make it financially successful, then that becomes their motivation, and you are correct that they must then take it very seriously and make it their primary focus.

        GT
        I'm not all about the Benjamins for the sake of being about the Benjamins, but rather look at the world around me and wonder why can't I do that? And yes, that requires a lot of Benjamins.
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        • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
          I agree, it's not about the cash, it's about the time freedom the cash can bring which can then allow you to properly pursue your 'true' calling and potentially live a far more joyful and fulfilled life!
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    • Profile picture of the author D3fiantMark3ting
      Originally Posted by buckeyes09 View Post

      The biggest problem with that is people must take IM seriously and not just when they have time. If it means it must be all about the money, then so be it.
      If your goal is money then by all means go for it! Nobody can tell you not to.

      However, what the OP is trying to share with everyone is true Happiness. Not "happiness" clouded by the outside world - only trying to please others and never yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author automedix1
    Thank You for the words of encouragement. All we can do is keep plugging away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Nice. I've not had much success earning money online, but yes, at least I can justify that I am passionate about much of what I do online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Perestroika
    Having money opens new doors for you, you meet new people and I think with money you will become a happier person. Money buys you a sense of security, you are in a comfort zone.

    With no money you might be happy with yourself and those around you when you start. Without money you are not progressing forward, not buying new things, not visiting new places, trying new foods, etc. You are happy living your life like your started.

    Without progress you are living an empty life. Dont you want to get a bigger house, better car? Living your life on the same level as you started cant be very happy over time.

    When it comes to making money from IM it is all about determination and skill level. You can be a newbie who is determined & learns enough to launch a profitable project, whatever it may be. On the other hand IM veteran who is lazy and likes to procrastinate might take 6 months to launch a mediocre site. It is all about how badly you want to earn money and if you need it. Money is what drives mankind.

    While you might be driven to make more money because you want to have a better life, you will most likely make sacrifices in other aspects of your life to accomplish that. Working extra hours long term with extra stress puts toll on your level of happiness. You will have to find a symbiotic relationship between the two.



    Its a catch 22.
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    • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
      Lets get real here people! Myself and most other entrepreneurs I know are motivated by money. It starts being all about the money. And as you create businesses that are good ideas and you find ones you really like to do then you've found what you love.

      But it always is about the money at the start.

      And in internet marketing?!? I would find it terribly hard to believe that most of you went into internet marketing only because you liked it or were interested by it. The prospect of making that money, as much as you could, is what got you started and THEN you found out that "oh yeah I actually like this it's fun"
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    • Profile picture of the author SamuraiKat
      Originally Posted by Perestroika View Post

      Having money opens new doors for you, you meet new people and I think with money you will become a happier person. Money buys you a sense of security, you are in a comfort zone.

      With no money you might be happy with yourself and those around you when you start. Without money you are not progressing forward, not buying new things, not visiting new places, trying new foods, etc. You are happy living your life like your started.

      Without progress you are living an empty life. Dont you want to get a bigger house, better car? Living your life on the same level as you started cant be very happy over time.

      When it comes to making money from IM it is all about determination and skill level. You can be a newbie who is determined & learns enough to launch a profitable project, whatever it may be. On the other hand IM veteran who is lazy and likes to procrastinate might take 6 months to launch a mediocre site. It is all about how badly you want to earn money and if you need it. Money is what drives mankind.

      While you might be driven to make more money because you want to have a better life, you will most likely make sacrifices in other aspects of your life to accomplish that. Working extra hours long term with extra stress puts toll on your level of happiness. You will have to find a symbiotic relationship between the two.
      Biggest take away, money is the tool that helps you get these things. You mention that it's about how badly you want to earn money. The bigger thing is WHY do you want the money? I am not saying
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    it's about doing what you want.. and usually doing what you want requires cash ..mixing doing what you want with making cash is win win ..

    the hard part is finding stuff you want to do that makes enough cash to live on
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    IM is all about the cash.

    But life is not all about the cash.

    The most desired outcome of success is freedom. Freedom allows you to do anything you like and when humans are given that freedom they rarely chose to go and spend it making money. They usually do things that are exciting, satisfying or interesting.

    I won a small "lottery" on day a few years ago (I sold a website for an extreme amount) and you know what? All i wanted to do was spend time with my friends...exactly what I was doing before I had a small windfall. Think about it. With our day jobs, what is the best time of the day? When we finish work and can focus on "non-money-matters". Work is ALL about the cash (usually) but life is about friends, family, hobbies, passions and laughter. The problem is that if we don't have "enough" money we worry and don't enjoy our "off-work" time.

    Let's make big cash while we can so we can get on with living asap!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I see life this way....

    Yes, money is not everything but it is ranked up there in importance just like OXYGEN that we need to breath.
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  • Profile picture of the author D3fiantMark3ting
    Originally Posted by ancientmurrelet View Post

    Hi everyone,
    I have a monumental admiration for anyone who really tries to improve in business, relationships, spirituality and the like. May I kindly suggest that it is never about the money. Once you connect with your calling, your gift (and we all have them), the money usually follows although here is the hammer: if it doesn't, you'll still be left with the best life for you! Many people out there have found peace and happiness on modest incomes and wouldn't change their lives for the world. I think that's beautiful. The bank balance is not a measurement of your achievements in this world but rather, the sparkling eyes you create after coming into contact with those around you!
    Warm regards.
    Well said! Not having an attachment to money is your start to a stress free life...
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Originally Posted by ancientmurrelet View Post

    ! Many people out there have found peace and happiness on modest incomes and wouldn't change their lives for the world. I think that's beautiful.
    Warm regards.
    Those who are happy with a small income, it is okay with them.

    It is not sinful or immoral to pursue a big income. I find it in order to dream of a private jet, big homes around the world, philanthropic activities running in billions and perhaps knighthood.

    I just wonder if these people comfortable with small incomes would decline a lottery win or if they were bequeathed with $100 million.

    Would they say no, thanks?
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    Originally Posted by ancientmurrelet View Post

    Hi everyone,
    I have a monumental admiration for anyone who really tries to improve in business, relationships, spirituality and the like. May I kindly suggest that it is never about the money. Once you connect with your calling, your gift (and we all have them), the money usually follows although here is the hammer: if it doesn't, you'll still be left with the best life for you! Many people out there have found peace and happiness on modest incomes and wouldn't change their lives for the world. I think that's beautiful. The bank balance is not a measurement of your achievements in this world but rather, the sparkling eyes you create after coming into contact with those around you!
    Warm regards
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    Thanks for the post.

    You come into the world with nothing and you leave with nothing so it's what happens in between those points that matter.

    I do believe that the relevance we place on money is relative to our age and what we have learnt as we journeyed through life.

    I now believe that it's not the size or the amount of the "toys" that count it's what you do with the money whilst you are here.

    I believe that if you are able to leave an ongoing legacy of helping others who may not be as fortunate as yourself then your time here and your money has been well spent !!

    Take good care of those that you love.

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  • Profile picture of the author ddev
    Sometime i've heard that money doesn't solve money problems. I agree with that 100% and think that the opposite concept just limits your personal power of changing things.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Such a heart-warming post! I'd like to agree that it's not always about the cash/money but reality check....almost everything here on earth talks about money.
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  • Profile picture of the author MPPTrainer
    Originally Posted by ancientmurrelet View Post

    Hi everyone,
    I have a monumental admiration for anyone who really tries to improve in business, relationships, spirituality and the like. May I kindly suggest that it is never about the money. Once you connect with your calling, your gift (and we all have them), the money usually follows although here is the hammer: if it doesn't, you'll still be left with the best life for you! Many people out there have found peace and happiness on modest incomes and wouldn't change their lives for the world. I think that's beautiful. The bank balance is not a measurement of your achievements in this world but rather, the sparkling eyes you create after coming into contact with those around you!
    Warm regards.
    This is a great message and you're absolutely right, many people if not most people live exceptional and happy lives with little money. I disagree with some that say Internet Marketing is all about the money. For me it is about the information Products I am creating, adding value and information to people's lives so they can accomplish better happier and meaningful lives, that I request compensation for this is twofold, people don't listen to that which they get for free, and if I don't have money to live on, i don't have time to create the products that are helping them.

    I see Internet Marketing as Value for Value, I have created a product that I put a certain value on, they have a certain need that they have put a certain value on, and if our two values match up, then we are both enjoying the fruits of Capitalism.

    However, I would also like to say that I've seen two set of people with the same passions, one making millions, and the other just surviving. A lot of people would be amazed at how they could monetize their passion and make a lot of money out of it... a lot of people who are living quaint lives choose those quaint lives because they don't want to put in the effort of turning their passions into real money.
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  • Profile picture of the author investors43
    I'm a Investor Broker its always about M.O.N.E.Y
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  • Profile picture of the author Viramara
    We don't want money.

    It is what we CAN do with money that moves us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arroway
    We don't want the stuff, we want the experience the stuff gives us. If you just go for the stuff, once you have it you'll realize that it's empty.

    Allen
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