One of the things I often hear women in our society say is to find and marry a rich man. And indeed men often receive extra attention from women because they’re wealthy. It appears to matter less for a lot of these women if these rich men are corrupt, addicted, or abusive in some way.
I’ve heard of a Mom recently who wished a high paying job for her son. And it stopped there. She didn’t mention intrinsic values such as passion, fulfillment, or satisfaction. Her point for her son seemed to be to simply get a job that pays well, whatever it is.
I have no fight with making money. In reality, it’s a need we all have as part of our definition of adulthood. Making money is having the means to provide for our selves and families. It’s freedom from having to depend on others at least for our basic needs.
However, I’ve seen too many people wound or defeat themselves with money disorders. Their emphasis is wrongly placed. Either they focus too much on money that they compromise their health and values. Or, they just do what they enjoy but they couldn’t earn enough to support themselves and those who depend upon them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that “we are all born to grow rich through the use of our faculties.” Money is likely to follow the person who works with the natural talents, gifts, and passions given him. That frame allows him to make healthy choices, sound timing, and superior energies.
I have Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the fields of psychology, counseling, and divinity. Once, I had false starts receiving offers to engage in other professions that pay much. Despite my investment, time, and effort, money did not follow. They were not meant for me.
Eventually, I chose to do work I love which focuses on helping people heal. I took my chances to go into private practice as a psychotherapist. How I discovered how so good and excited I am at this work! It turns out to be the right choice. The money followed, flowing naturally in abundance.
What I especially like is that I call my own shots … and branch out into cyberpreneurship leveraging what I already love doing! Rather than being intimidated by a culture that equates lots of money with worth as a person, my focus was on helping people and not making money.
Is the money following you? As long as you have the right focus and proper use of your in-born talents, it will. People who could handle the issue of money could manage their mind.