Mo money, mo problems?

I remember a rap song that talked about the more money you make, the more problems you have…geez. Talk about negative visualization. Who would want to make more money with this type of consequence attached to it?

My philosophy is that the more money you make, the more responsibility you have. You cannot be the same person at 50 million per year as you were at 50K per year. That’s why most lottery winners lose their money so quickly after they win it. They don’t get the added responsibility, and they lose the money by being irresponsible.

Never stop yourself from gaining money by deciding it will cause you problems. Instead, prepare for that money to be yours -with positive expectation. You may not have it yet, but the best way to see it come to you is to become a person who is ready for that responsibility.

Think about the way your life would change if you had the money, not in a ‘cool I’m going shopping’ kind of way, but think of the added responsibility you would have with that money and how you would deal with that added responsibility.

Money can be power. Many people consider money as a way to control other people. That is not the way to go, and will not bring you positive returns. Instead, consider money as a power to help people, better the world around you, and make a difference.

Money can be freedom. Instead of looking at money as the way to allow you to ‘do nothing’, look at money as the way for you to do the things you’ve always wanted to do…travel, skiing, rock climbing, giving, etc.

Money can be a from of self expression. Don’t look at money as the end…look at it as the means to fully express yourself to the world.

These are more empowering ways to view money.

Practical Application

Imagine being given a million bucks. What would you do with it?

Really think about this. Make a list of exactly what you would do with the money, if you’d spend it, what you would spend it on, if you’d save some, how much and why?

After you complete your list and the whole million is accounted for, look back at that list.

Did you account for the money in a responsible manner?

Really look at the decisions you made, could you have been a little more responsible with the money?

5 thoughts on “Mo money, mo problems?

  • September 9, 2007 at 1:53 pm
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    I believe that by just being a part of “Priscilla’ Palmer’s Personal Development list obligates each of us to also post this list. You like me (Killeris at “Attitude, the Ultimate Power”) are on this list. If you have already posted it, THANK YOU. If you have not posted it, I am officially putting out a challenge that you add additional sites that fit the theme and post it. This list can be found at: http://mondaymorningpower.blogspot.com/2007/09/personal-development-list-challenge.html.

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  • September 10, 2007 at 11:36 pm
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    You know it’s weird you say that because I am a college student and I have alway dreamed of myself being sucessuful and having money in the future but even with that I dreamed of using my sucess to help people…I’m a strong believer in the fact that if you want to gain something you have to give…So heres to being Responsible with your money!

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  • September 12, 2007 at 4:22 pm
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    I enjoyed reading this article and could not agree with you more. Taking 100% responsibility is rarely mentioned as the big key it is.

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  • September 13, 2007 at 1:25 pm
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    Another good one A!
    I’ve been doing the “list” in my head for a couple of years now. It has always included helping people.

    Thanks for the blog. I’m now moved to manifest the first level of attracting the money by writing the list down on paper.

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  • December 19, 2007 at 11:36 pm
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    Well look how Biggie Smalls life ended? I’d say you’re absolutely dead on with your point. Making big money requires taking on big responsability.

    Great points and thank you for your kind words about my writing!

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