Money isn’t everything, but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” – Zig Ziglar
Agree 100% with Ziglar here. There is lots of passion talk – do what you love and money will follow. Maybe, maybe not. But getting your money in order certainly helps you be clear-minded and confident so you can follow your passions more vigorously.
Money supports your living expenses and therefore your dream and therefore your life. In this way, it is like oxygen.
Don’t be afraid to prioritize money!
It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money – Albert Camus
Money plays a significant role in pursuing your goals and dreams. You need money to invest in supplies, training, and other support for your pursuit. You need money to live your day-to-day. You need money to pay for your self-care, vacations and other ways you refresh yourself so you bring your best self to your pursuits.
Money does buy happiness. It doesn’t ensure happiness. But it does pay for many of the things that enable happiness to ensue.
So, take money into consideration as you outline your plans. Run the numbers as you make decisions on next steps. Negotiate the money – price, salary, fees – when you buy, change jobs, hire services for yourself or offer your services to others.
Where do you shy away from thinking about, talking about, or handling money?
Now there’s a metric I can get behind – not just joy, but joy that makes you tremble. What if we made all of our decisions based on this:
What would you do differently if you had to measure your choices against the trembling joy they bring?