“Financial Abundance | Are You Looking to Learn How to Make Money Fast?” written by Bren Koger.
Right before the holidays, this year, we had a few people sign up with our online business with the hopes of learning how to make money fast for Christmas. They wanted to generate income quickly without first providing value.
They were trying to increase the inflow of money without increasing the outflow of value, which is basically trying to get something for nothing. This approach is untenable and will ultimately collapse.
The Path to Financial Abundance
To create a sustainable long term income, no matter how difficult it may seem, especially when you’re struggling financially, it’s always best to take the time to focus on CREATING and DELIVERING more value before you can expect to have more money…
It Isn’t About Knowing How to Make Money Fast
I know that when you’re in a financial crunch situation, months may seem like a long time. But it doesn’t matter if it takes you several months or several years to get in the habit of creating and delivering value. The time is going to pass anyway, and you are developing a skill that will be yours for a lifetime.
Think of it this way, money is simply a medium for exchanging value. Money is what you receive in exchange for the value you create and deliver. If you can increase your outflow of value creation and delivery, you can increase your inflow of money received and this takes some time and effort.
So disregard that learned patterns of going after a job for the money and trading hours for dollars. Be patient and get started creating and delivering your own unique value.
In Napoleon Hill‘s classic book “Think and Grow Rich” he recommends an exercise to get focused on your goals.
He says to create and read a statement out loud twice a day:
“By December 30, 2015 I will have in my possession $250.000.00 which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
“In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable of rendering, the fullest possible quantity and the best possible quality in the capacity of value to others.
“I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money and I will follow that plan when it is received.
“Ask not divine providence for more riches, but more wisdom to accept and use wisely the riches I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct my mind to whatever ends I desire.”
I’ve bolded the part about providing value in return for whatever it is you desire because I feel it is key to your success.
Mike and I talk about this in more detail in this video…
The Path to Financial Abundance: Providing Value
Instead of focusing on just how to make money fast, he recommends putting your time and energy into CREATING and DELIVERING real value.
What does this mean?
If your struggling to determine what to do to provide value ask yourself these questions..
1) Are you giving people what they want and/or need?
2) Is what you are doing valuable enough that people would miss it?
3) Are you expressing your unique talents and skills in a way that can potentially benefit others?
It’s A Mindset Change
Many newbies to the online marketing world post only content with the intention of getting something, such as contact information or sales.
We’ve done some of that too, especially in the beginning, but we generally avoid creating that style of content. Instead we stay focused on creating and providing value.
If you can create and deliver value to people, the income opportunities will literally come to you. People will practically line up with ways for you to make money.
The True Path to Financial Abundance and Bliss
When you create and deliver value, you get to spend most of your time doing stuff you’d naturally enjoy.
How would you like to have months go by where you get to do what you enjoy and you don’t even know how much money you are making?
To just know there’s always plenty and that you’re earning more than you’re spending?
If you focus on creating and providing value, you won’t have to do anything special to try to make money. New opportunities will show up. and it’s not that difficult to maintain and once you do this your content is “evergreen” and you will be making money on your content years down the line.
The Courage of Not Looking for How to Make Money Fast
You have a choice of whether or not you want this to be your fate.
You may have been conditioned from a young age to view your life path in terms of getting a job and making money.
It does take courage to go after your dreams full steam ahead, especially if you are dead broke.
But you need to stop hiding behind a lack of money as an excuse not to live your best life. If you are reading this blog you KNOW there is a better way. There is a still small voice inside you telling you you were designed for something better than just a job where you exchange hours for dollars
The DELIVERING part needn’t be complicated. If you just create something and share it online, other people will spread it around if they like it.
Are You Providing Value?
How do you create and delivering real value?
Ask yourself these questions:
If you stopped doing what you do, who would care? Who would object loudly?
Who would revolt?
Am I being authentic?
If you’re creating and delivering genuine value, and you suddenly stop, people will notice. People will definitely care. Your contribution will be seriously missed.
If, however, hardly anyone cares that you stopped, that should tell you something. It means that people just didn’t value your creative output… not really. What you were doing was either unnecessary or easily replaced. You weren’t yet living as a conscious, self-actualized human being.
You held back from shining as brightly as you could have.
Your Inner Voice is Screaming
Start living as a conscious human being, not a mindless minion. Focus on expressing your child-like creativity on a daily basis. Stop thinking so much about making money, and focus on connecting with people and sharing your creations with them instead.
Try this exercise:
What would I do everyday if money were not an issue?
What did I enjoy doing as a child?
Once you have your two lists circle them and make an arrow to a line.
The area within the circle are the activities that make you happy and you may not consciously know right now how doing these things will lead to financial abundance, but that you are willing to agree with the universe that it is possible.
You just have to be willing to consider the possibility and surrender trusting that the universe will help with the co-creation and fill in the blanks.
Then just do some of these activities regularly, take inspired action steps every day and let the universe help you live the life you were meant to live.
The correct focus for “financial abundance” is so simple it’s ridiculous. You learned it as early as kindergarten.
You: “Hey, look at this picture I made!” (Value created)
Adult: “Wow. That’s awesome! You made my day!” (Value received)
If you just keep doing what you naturally like to do, you WILL be able to enjoy financial abundance.
Is It About How to Make Money Fast for our Business?
It doesn’t matter whether or not this blog generates income for me. I don’t think about it like that. I enjoyed writing it and I just know that if I keep creating and delivering value by doing the things that I love, I’ll continue to enjoy financial abundance, and I’ll feel really good too.
Money is basically a non-entity. It doesn’t motivate action, nor does it serve as a reward. It’s just something that recedes into the background while real life is unfolding.
I’d love for you to be able to enjoy similar benefits if this is something that appeals to you. It all starts with the choice of where you focus your attention. The more you pursue your own creative self-expression, the less you’ll have to worry about money.
The irony is that you probably tell yourself you’ll do all the fun things you enjoy when you finally have enough money, but that sort of thinking is a trap that will only keep you stuck.
Start living NOW The way you would live if/when you’re enjoying financial abundance.
That’s what will produce the abundance you seek. And when you begin to experience financial abundance, you’ll realize that you never needed it to begin with. You just needed the courage to start expressing the real you under the conditions you find yourself in this very moment.
If you are in desperate need of more money, The best long-term strategy is to create AND deliver value. You can mix and match other strategies with it, but this should be your primary method of income generation. If you get good at creating and delivering value, you are basically set for a lifetime of abundance.
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