ARE YOU GREEDY?

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I was bought up to believe that to want lots of money is considered greedy, I should be happy with what I have.  Up until now I actually believed that, but how wrong I was.  When we think of having lots of money we automatically associate it with greed.  Society has taught us to believe in this negative word association rather than looking at it from a positive stand point.  This could be one of the reasons why so many struggle financially.  If we see having lots of money as a negative thing than we certainly aren’t going to attract more into our life. 

Did you know that the amount of money that the richest 1% of the world’s people makes each year equals what the poorest 57% makes?

Why did my opinion change and why maybe yours should to?

In the last 12 months I have been working on changing my beliefs that I have, with many of them not even being my own but acquired from those around me or society in general.  As part of my personal growth journey I have also started looking at the bigger picture and learning to Know For Myself.  Let’s take a look at some of the most general statements that are made when it comes to having lots of money or simply being rich.

All rich people are a@#*?#@&&

I used to believe this mostly, until I started attending seminars and meeting these rich people in person.  I have been completely blown away by how nice these people actually are and how wrong my current belief was.  Some of the people I have met are Dr John Demartini, Benjamin J Harvey, Jack Delosa, Lisa Messenger, Rowan Burn and more.  Not only are these people extremely nice, but they give back so much.  We may say that rich people are greedy and selfish, but someone like Richard Branson who is worth $5 billion is all about giving back and has a number of foundations.  Jamie Oliver who is worth $235 million spends his time educating people on healthy eating and helping underprivileged with his restaurant Fifteen among many other projects.  Now I don’t know about you, but none of this sounds greedy or selfish.  Yes there are going to be some people out there with money who appear greedy or selfish, it is not about the money so much, but there attitude.  I have met plenty of people classed as middle-class or lower-class that have the same bad attitude.

“Money flows through the economy from those who value and organise it least, to those who value and organise it most”.  Rowan Burn

There is more to life than money?

Life is about more than just money, it is about family, happiness and giving back.  How much more would you be able to give back if you weren’t tied to a job 24/7 or you had more money that you could donate to charity?  You could volunteer your services in your local community or start your own foundation in an area that you are passionate about.  Yes life is about more than just money, but surely you can’t deny that money does give you more freedom to do more.  Having money does not need to be something that is negative

 It’s not about the money for me?

Since starting my business I have heard this statement on a regular basis.  You see when I am speaking to people who want to take part in the business opportunity that I offer, I ask every single person the same question.  “If you were in your ideal situation what would be your dream income”?  I am constantly confronted with the same response, “it’s not about the money, I don’t like being greedy”, like having money is a bad thing.  Here is something for you to consider, the more money you earn the more you can spend, but you aren’t the only one who benefits.  If you buy a new car you go to a car yard, so the car yard is going to make money, they have to employ a salesperson so they will make money, the car has to be manufactured so the manufacturer and the people they employ make money, all the materials needed for the car need to be mined and made so there is more people that make money and the list really does go on as to who benefits from that one purchase.  Therefore in essence by making that one purchase you are helping to support all of these people who also have families to support.  That doesn’t seem greedy or selfish to me.

In conclusion having money and wanting more in life is NOT Greedy, it does not make you selfish and is not a bad thing if done correctly.  This limiting belief is taught to keep you ‘in the herd’ and straying too far.  Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in a belief unless you have done the ground work to know for yourself as to whether it is true or not. 

If you had $10 million dollars put into your account tomorrow what would you do with it? post your answers on my Facebook page

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