The Root Of All Evil…Is [Not] Money

As an entrepreneur, it’s OK be to be financially motivated. (Which is vastly different than being greedy)

As you become more and more successful, I guarantee that you’re going to have a financially motivated shift in your thinking…more on that soon.

First and foremost, understand that money is a mindset multiplier.

If you’re inherently a good person, money will multiply your ability to do more good things…

The more you have, the more you’re able to give.

If you’re greedy and selfish…Well, having more money will simply multiply your greediness and self-centeredness.

With that said, you may feel that money will solve all your problems…

Not true!

It can bring about a whole new set of problems that you never knew existed, but it can also alleviate most of the problems associated with not having money.

In other words, it can bring satisfaction and freedom.

It’s all in the way you view money, your respect for it, and your intentions.

For me, money equals freedom and options to do what I want when I want with whom I want…

Without the restrictions associated with the problems of not having money.

So what’s my point?

Money is a tool that can be used for both good and bad.

Money itself is NOT evil…it’s the intention behind it.

If you want to be biblical about it, Paul writes in 1 Timothy, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…”

Notice he writes, “For the LOVE of money…”

It’s often misquoted and misunderstood to mean “Money is the root of all evil…”

When in fact, money itself is not evil.

In other words, the intention behind what you will do with your money is what makes it good or bad.

Money can be used as a motive to murder, but it can also be used as a motive to help those who need it.

Money cannot buy happiness…per say…but it can buy things that will make you happy.

Now, if you feel that rich people are bad or evil, it would be like saying that all poor people are drug addicts…

That’s absolutely NOT true!

Look at the intention and use of wealth by people like Bill & Melinda Gates…

Their foundation has given hundreds of billions of dollars to those less fortunate.

Is it the money that is good or Bill Gate’s intentional use of the money that is good?

Obviously, it’s the intentional use.

And for those who are greedy and selfish, the exact same philosophy holds true.

Remember that motivational shift you read at the beginning? Let’s discuss that…

First, when you start to earn money as an entrepreneur, you’re going to look for ways to make money benefit you…

Then when that novelty wears off…

You’ll begin to look for ways to benefit your [business] team, extended family, and your friends…

Then when that novelty wears off…

You’ll start to search for ways to make your money benefit your community…

And possibly even the world as a whole.

That’s when large levels of charitable giving come into play…and sometimes charitable foundations are created.

The more money that your business earns and the more successful you become, the more you’re able to give back to those less fortunate than you.

But personally, I believe in giving to those whom are willing and able to help you to help themselves.  If you’re just looking for a hand out, you better back out…now!

Help me help you.

Your next steps start HERE.

 

Philip Douthett

 

 

 



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