Cold, hard, fact: Business is about making money. Yes, you should be working in a profession that you enjoy; and, ideally, you should never feel like you have a job. However, that does not change the fact that business is about making a dollar. Some folks think that it is “evil” or in some sense less “noble” if you even mention the topic of dollars. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jacob Needelman in his book “Money and the Meaning of Life” actually comes right out and states that the biggest issue most folks have is that they do not put enough importance on money. I could not agree more…
The key here is that the statement is “importance of money” and not “importance of more money”. Go back to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. At the base are the physiological (e.g. food), then comes safety (e.g. home). Last time I checked each of these requires money. Further, as you move up the hierarchy to love, esteem, and self-actualization, you must consciously decide on how much importance you place on money versus experiences. Most people don’t take the time to focus on their relationship with “the almighty dollar” and just let things happen. That’s not healthy.
With that in mind:
What’s important about money to you?
As always, thanks for the time.