The Many Ways to Make Money
By Steve Gillman
Among the many ways to make money we discover not only methods
suited to the particular talents we each have, but also ways
suited to our true goals. You see, we dont actually get
anything from having a pile of green paper or higher numbers
on a bank statement. We dont get anything, that is, until
we use that money for what we truly need and want.
This is where it gets tricky. It would be simple if we could
each simply determine what we needed, how much money that requires,
and then find ways to make that much money. But in reality we
cannot entirely separate our needs, desires and goals from HOW
we make money. If we could, we would all be looking for the fastest
most efficient way to make what we have determined we need. But
it matters what we do, doesnt it? It matters morally, and
it matters according to our inherent ways of operating.
I dont want to sell cigarettes to people to make a profit,
for example, even if I was sure I can make more money doing that
than what I am currently doing. There are some ethical issues
there, but I dont even want to be a singer if I was paid
twice what I make. The money is not everything, and although
the enjoyment of how we make it is not everything either, it
is not nothing.
So when you look at ways to make money, start with some criteria
other than just how to make a bunch quickly. Yes you can in theory
get rich fast as a trader on Wall Street, but you might hate
it so much that you do it wrong and dont get rich. You
also might get rich doing something you enjoy, and if it takes
you twice as long you at least enjoyed the time getting there.
Lets look at some more specific ways to make money as
they work for satisfying other needs and goals. If you like a
lot of flexible free time, you dont want a job except as
a temporary tool. You might save the money made at it and then
invest in real estate rentals that can be managed for you at
some point. Or if you love analyzing companies and working with
numbers, you could invest in the stock market.
If you love to be outdoors more than anything else, find a
way to make money that keeps you outside for most of each day.
You might enjoy tending gardens, for example. If it is also important
to make more money, you could look into being a geologist for
oil and mineral extraction companies. If you want to be outdoors
and get rich you might speculate in land or start an internet
business that allows you to do your work with a laptop on a mountain
Whichever of the many ways to make money that you choose,
always keep those other values in mind. Look for that healthy
balance between making money for future dreams and making it
in ways that satisfy goals and needs you have now.
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