As a facilitator of health and health programs, I often present the opportunity for people to invest in tools, programs, books, and supplements. Sometimes this turns people completely off, and sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter at all because they know they NEED it, and know it will take personal commitment and investment to stay accountable and to truly CHANGE and learn.
I have often wondered about how people feel so differently about money. Some use it and have not qualms, and some seem to have almost an evil outlook with anything money involved. I have seen trailer parks with Corvette’s parked out front and name brand shoes on the porch, and I’ve seen beautiful homes with a beater car and used bikes and scooters laying on the grass. I have made it a personal goal to “not put my nose in people’s wallets”, so I try to not let my mind wander about why people choose to put their money into something or another.
But in general, it seems there is a attitude of very personal feelings and even fear of judgement pointed at their possible professional positions, and even personal security linked with people’s money.
I have found over the years as I have done personal sales with products I love, and services I believe in, that REGARDLESS of what their bank account says, people will FIND A WAY to change things to get what they need. Whether its a fitness program, a box of cigarettes, a box of twinkies, or a Corvette. Some of you might think I’m stretching this, but I’m not kidding. Someone will tell me they don’t have money for their health, which is totally ok with me- I get it- really I do- and I respect their ability to budget for what they need- and then they show off a picture of their new dining set, or car, or new carpet, or clothes, nails- etc etc etc. I know (well I hope) they paid for those things legitimately, and that is their choice, and I am happy they have what they want! Truly. I have wanted a nice dining set for 10 years, and I am slowly saving to get it! I will tell the next salesman at my door that I simply didn’t budget for that item, and no thank-you. 🙂
It just comes down to MONEY, and what you TRULY value. That trailer house with the Corvette? I bet they aren’t home that often due to work, and spend a lot of time in their car and so that is more important than the space of their home. That beautiful home probably has a couple that either work from home, or a mother that is there most of the day and has made it a priority to have a nice place to be during most of their days. I am the same way!
What I am getting at- is that money is just the facilitator of our dreams, our ambitions, and our literal tickets to experiences in our lives. If you desire to work more, help people more, and do the work to get it- money is just part of the ball game. If you only work hard enough to satisfy your perceived NEEDS, and feel it is wasteful of your time to pursue more money, you just have a different dream, and don’t need to feel that someone that keeps trying to earn more is doing something wrong.
I have a neighbor that works very hard, and is making BIG cash, but is blessing so many people with it. I LOVE that example of what constant hard work and wealth can do!
I believe that every American can be wealthy if they let themselves. This country is truly the land of opportunity. We just have to Get up, Show up, and GO up. There will be pitfalls, bad decisions, and jobs that don’t work out. But thats when you CHANGE something, and KEEP working at it.
What are your thoughts on this matter?