Making money is always in your head, whether at the forefront (like myself) or somewhere right at the back. Money is what holds together our economy. It’s a store of value, a unit of account and a medium of exchange. We use it every single day and if we spend more than we earn, it worries us, so, of course, making money, or at least maintaining financial security, runs through our heads consciously and unconsciously every day. However, if we spent the time we spend worrying about money applying our worries to what we do, life might just be a little bit less stressful. So, on this Motivation Monday (patent pending), I’m going to give you my top tips for pushing yourself to start making money.
Step 1: Start small
Nerves are a wholly natural thing to have when thinking about money. Of course, you have to put a bit of money on the line to start making a profit on it, and this risk can bring about worries especially for starters. However, the best way to motivate yourself is to give yourself a small taste of what could be a future of big profits. It’s a fantastic feeling to get that first bit of profit, there’s a sense of pride that comes with it. You’ve done it, and it’s only the start. Start small, earn your confidence, and then REAP THE BENEFITS.
But what happens if I don’t make immediate profits?
Step 2: Don’t be hard on yourself. Instead, learn.
Motivating yourself is tough if you fail. Sometimes it feels impossible to get back up once you’ve fallen down. But I don’t think motivation is the key to getting back up. Education is the one thing that will motivate you the most. Beating yourself up never got you anywhere, but learning from your mistakes is what takes you everywhere. Learn where you went wrong, make the change, correct the mistake, and go again with more confidence and courage. Once you open yourself up to learning, you open yourself up to a plethora of opportunities.
“Financial freedom is a mental, emotional and educational process”Robert Kiyosaki
Step 3: Keep being courageous, and never stop learning
Those who close themselves off to education leave room for incomparable arrogance. Those who lose courage may have good reason for it, but they lose out on so much. The courage they once had was the riding emotion that drove them forward, and without it, you struggle, and you lose motivation. Maintaining courage is hard, but continuing to learn is easy. Push yourself to stay positive, strive to reject arrogance and teach yourself the best ways for you to make money. This is how it’s done.
Step 1: Start small, and use your profits to build your courage
Step 2: Don’t be hard on yourself, just allow yourself to learn
Step 3: Promote courage and education within yourself, and avoid arrogance (it’s not pretty anyway)
Now read all the words in bold, that’s the only thing that will get you started.