The Values of Money
Have you ever thought about the values of money?
If you read that question quickly, you may have missed a subtle yet incredibly important distinction:
The “s” in Values.
BIGG success is life on your own terms. You get there by taking control, as the entrepreneur of your life.
As an entrepreneur, you know you add value in the lives of others to create value for yourself. Value is a synonym for wealth or money.
But wealth comes in many forms. Some of the greatest riches you may experience have nothing to do with money. Are you rich?
Research shows that, at the lowest levels of the economic rung, money matters. A little additional money makes a huge difference in happiness.
But once basic needs are met, more money matters little. And the little bit it does matter doesn’t last long.
Every time you spend money, you reflect your priorities. That’s why it’s incredibly important to know what’s most important to you. So your values and your money are in sync.
Quite some time ago, we did a series of two shows on living your dream with purpose (Part 1, Part 2). In Part 2, we provide a worksheet that helps you identify what you value the most [pdf] and discuss how to use it.
After you’ve gone through the list, think about how you spend your money and your time, your other resource.
Is it reflective of your values?
If so, congratulate yourself.
If not, what one change could you make today to move the two closer together?
Aligning your values and your resources brings BIGG success.
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