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A Simple Change In Attitude Can Make You A Lot Of Money

Updated on July 14, 2009

Tree of Change 1 by k_vohsen,

Whether you see money as a means to an end, or an end in itself, I think it will be fair to way that money is important to all of us, and it is something we want to make lots of.  :)

So, are you rolling in dough yet?  I'm guessing that the answer is no which is why you are reading this article.

You are probably on the lookout for another job that offers better prospects.  In addition, you might be looking to take on another job on the side while racking your brains for something else you can do in your spare time, not that you have any.

And deep down inside you are starting to see that this is not working well.  You are starting to realise that however hard you work, you already have a ceiling on top of you.  You are starting to realise that you need to sleep and that you have a very limited amount of hours everyday.

I would guess that although you are very busy each and every day, you get paid pretty well.  You can afford to eat out at fine restaurants, spend a little extra when you feel like it and holiday at least once a year at any location you fancy.

But for all of this, you have no life because you need to spend all your time working.

But you do notice that among your friends, there are a special few who "buck the trend". You are alike in that you are both intelligent, well-educated, and making pretty good money.

However, unlike you, they seem to maintain an ideal balance between their leisure time and their work commitments.  In fact, they seem to spend a good part of their working time playing golf or tennis or socializing at their club.

Looking at it from another perspective, they seem to be making their money in a much easier way than you are.

I am sure that you must be curious about the discrepancy, since everything else appears so similar on the surface.

There are multiple reasons why such a discrepancy happens but, on the whole, I think it boils down to the attitude towards work.

You are all about getting paid x dollars for x hours of work, while they could care less about how many hours they work, or how much effort they put in.  They only care about the results.

Consider for a minute.  Every single instance in which you want to earn more money, you effectively think of giving something in exchange.  That's how most of us make our money - by exchanging our time for financial gain.

It works pretty well, until you want to make a lot of money.  You end up exchanging all your time for money, and in many cases, you will find that your daily allotment of 24 hours just is not enough to make the like of money you want.

What do you think those friends of yours who buck the trend will do when they are on the hunt to make more money?

I am going to bet my bottom dollar that working harder would be the furthest from their minds.  I will bet that they will start playing even more golf and spend more time socializing at their clubs.

Your friends know that while they are really good at what they do, it can only take them so far.  To reach the next level, that is, to make lots of money, they need to depend on the skills, talent and resources of others.  Your friends understand that the next level is no longer about what they can do, but what they can get others to do for them.

So, stop thinking about how much more you need to work, and start thinking about how you can get more results with the same amount of work.


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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Jen,

      True. If we are not careful, money becomes an end in itself - we just want to earn it, the more the better.

      Thanks for dropping by. :)

      David (wandererh)

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Hi wandererh,

      People sure are discovering that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil, so its not money itself, but the value it is given in our lives and relationships. How much stuff can we own before we are happy? How much of a bank balance takes the place of feeling love and real connections to friends and family?

      Give me love and friendship over money and possessions any day! Good hub!


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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      So true, rb11. Nowadays, even for those not so inclined to venture out, they might be forced to do so due to job losses, low interest rates, low wages and financial and economic instability to make sure of a secure retirement.

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      rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      Your words ring so true. Traditionally exchanging time for money has been a reliable way to make a living, save and retire. The game has changed benefits reduced, jobs insecurity and economic instability have undermined tradition. The search for other income streams is becoming popular.


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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      SEO Expert Kerala - Not really what I was trying to put across but I do agree that good friends are a necessary component of a well balanced life. :)

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Hi G-Ma, I won't exactly say that money is the root of all evil, but I will agree that it ranks way up there among the best. Thanks for visiting. :)

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      SEO Expert Kerala 8 years ago from KERALA

      Working hard  and increasing your domain knowledge are only 2 methods to earn more ....But without friendship ,your life is going to be a big zero . Read my hub on value of friendship in our life

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free are right friends are more important then any amount of is the root of all evil...:O) Hugs