Talking About Money and Its Importance

Do you believe that money is important in your life? How important do you imagine it to be? Many believe that it’s bad or even evil.

But love money or not, nobody living in a civilized society can argue that it is a necessity that cannot be avoided.

Let’s Talk About Real Money

There is a myth that has been circulated around the world’s population for centuries that has many people believing that if you have money, you must be a bad person or have done something bad to get it. So deep goes this belief that you’d have a pretty hard time convincing such a person they were wrong.

However, when you reason things out, you’re own common sense will reveal the truth. Money is neither good or bad. It just is. It’s the way that it is used by its owners that attaches the good or bad label to it.

Let’s take a sensible look at this entity we know as money and see where so many people are going wrong.

First of all, it’s important to realize that money is indeed necessary in today’s civilized society to enable people to be a part of that society. It is more than just necessary; it’s incredibly important!

Just as important as:

  • The food it buys us
  • The shelter it affords us
  • The garments it clothes us in
  • The college education for the kids it pays for
  • The vacations we need and enjoy
  • The transportation we use to get around
  • The luxuries we often take for granted

…and a whole host of other things. It is all paid for by the money we accrue through our jobs or whatever means we employ to get it. Without it, we’d be out on the streets, poor, cold and hungry and there would be little sympathy with our plight!

So next time you catch yourself saying or even thinking that money is not important to you, stop and rethink that idea. Because you didn’t come up with that idea by yourself: you’re merely echoing what you heard someone else say!

Take Your Own Counsel and Have York Own Opinions

That last sentence probably stung a little, right? That’s assuming you took any notice of it and then ran it through your mind for a good while to figure out if it were true or not.

But you’ll find that when you really sit down and think about things, you find that a lot of your opinions that you have held onto over the years are actually not even your own, even though you have always thought they were. Most of our opinions were formed because we took them on from someone else.

That someone else is usually a parent (since as kinds we look up to them as all-knowing) or a close relation, a close friend or a teacher. Maybe even an authoritative figure on the TV. It’ll be someone we hold (or held in the past) in high estimation and simply found ourselves in tune with their opinions.

Don’t feel bad about that. It happens to just about all of us!

The amazing thing is those “mentors” we got our opinions from probably got them from other people they held in high estimation in their own pasts. And on it goes as far back as you can imagine!

The trick to taking control over your own life and by association the kind of prosperity you are able to enjoy (fed by the amount of money you are able to earn or accumulate), is to simply stop being lead by other people’s opinions and start forming your own, based on your own observations and reasoning.

We All Have a Brain so Let’s Use It

Reason is one of our mental faculties that comes into play a lot when it comes to forming our own opinions. We can think things through and form ideas based on the evidence we have obtained through our five senses and arrived at via our reasoning capacity.

When we reason that because money is so important to our civilized way of life, it therefore must be important to have it, we have just used our own brain for one of the important things it was designed for. It’s the capability to reason that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.

There is an old observation I heard about one time that goes, “The human mind is the only thing that makes us unique. Everything else you will find in a pig or a horse.”

Interesting and so true! If you’re wondering if I’m getting away from the main subject of this article by focusing so much of it on the mind and how we think and have opinions about things, then don’t because I’m not.

Think and Improve

Without the ability to think, reason and come to our own conclusions about things, we’d remain in the same financial situation we have always been in and never progress. Luckily, we CAN use our minds to get us ahead and it’s just a case of making the decision to work at it that will start us on the road to a better way of life.

And that better way of life will come because we figured out how to make more money than we do now. We reasoned out how it can be possible when on the face of it we appear to be limited by the wage our job pays us or the number of hours in the day we have to work at earning our wages.

Once we figure out that we can increase our earning potential when we decide to work smarter and make better use of those hours, regardless of how efficient we think we are already, doors will start opening for us in places we didn’t even know there were doors!

Life can be good. Very good. When you have more money than you ever had before, that is. It’s not evil or bad. It just is.

It’s what you do with it when you get it that makes all the difference. Make up your mind you’re going to use it to enjoy your life and that of your family and friends, Be ready to help out wherever you can whenever you can with a good heart and sound reasoning and you’ll have discovered that money can be good in so many ways!

When Inspiration Seems to Die

There are often days when no matter how hard you think of something to write about, nothing seems to flow out or the cranial juices of any possible use. In these cases, sometimes inspiration needs to come from outside our sphere of thinking.

Or on a more mundane and down to earth level, its always a good idea to get out and read some other blogs. There are quite a few to choose from these days!

I often find there is one or two really inspiring posts out there at any given time that really put some zest back into my trains of thought so even when there appears on the surface nothing of any consequence to write about, something inspiring comes from out of the cyber-ether!

For this post then, the message to you in your quest to improve the traffic to your blog, to monetize it, to interest your reader enough that they will want to return often to see what else you’re going to write about is essentially this: If you can’t think of something to write about someone else will have written something that will give you an idea.

A spark is all it takes and you’re off again, clacking away at the keyboard with furious determination and purpose. The most important thing is to keep writing. It’s not ok to leave gaps of a few days at a time because no one wants to come and read what they’ve already read – they want new, inspiring and thought provoking content.

It just might be that your next visitor is in exactly the same boat you were in before you found your inspiration elsewhere and is looking for some inspiration of his or her own! Imagine if they found your blog just after you published a really inspiring piece and they were so glad they found your blog, they not only bookmarked it for future reference, but even included a reference to your blog (with a link, even) in their next post – the one you inspired!

That’s why you should keep at it, keep searching for more inspiration when it leaves you because it will return and keep your blog filled with new and refreshing work, which will in turn help to keep your bank balance healthy!

Never give up!

One Stop to Make Money

There’s a quiet revolution going on in a corner of the world wide web that can make money for its members without them having to do very much themselves.

If you are new to the business and are not sure which way to turn in order to make money online, there is one direction that you can turn to in order to turn your ideas into reality.

My One Stop is a membership site that delivers ready-made businesses in a box. I should know, as I’m one of the founding members of My One Stop.

It has helped my to kick-start my own online business with a ton of resources that are all free to members. The PLR articles that I have the right to offer as free giveaways on this blog come from My One Stop with some modification from me to retain their uniqueness. There are several PLR ebook packages that only members can get their hands on (for free of course) and rebrand as their own and make money from them by selling them online, through their sites or on eBay.

The good bit is that I’m easily making more than the monthly subscription by selling this stuff and every month they keep adding more PLR books, packages and software all free for members to use however they see fit.

Oh yes, there is also free web hosting thrown in with the membership, so I host one of my other sites there too, for free. I make money by selling other affiliate products from that site.

If you like the idea of affiliate programs, there one there too that will make you some nice residual income when you are a member.

Of course, if you’re not a member, you won’t be able to have any of these things.

That’s a shame.

To be honest, I don’t really want anyone else to join, because it’ll mean more competition for me.

Update 2008: I’m no longer a member of My One Stop as it seemed to dry up. That doesn’t mean you still should not check it out, as it may have got re-booted again and could even be a good money-spinner.