Have you ever been so obsessed with making money that every one of your decisions in business hinged on whether you could attain it?
This obsession becomes like a powerful drug addiction, where you’re so consumed and driven to the point you’ll do whatever it takes to get it, because the feeling of building your wealth is way better than any high you could ever experience in life.
So chasing money becomes your drug and it’s fucking amazing!
Until it’s not.
For decades, I was totally consumed with chasing that almighty dollar.
When it related to business, the only thing that mattered was how much money I could make. I didn’t care about passion, interests, longevity, or even what the customer wanted. It was all about the dollar signs. And the reason was simple.
Money does buy happiness.
There were many years where I was completely broke and our family of four lived on way less than $24,000 per year. We didn’t have a pot to piss in and survived solely on the generosity of others.
Yes, we were “wealthy” because we had our health and each other, but other than that it was absolutely miserable.
Things started to change because I could pay the bills and have some left over at the end of the month. We were happier because we had money, and as our financial strength grew, it elevated our belief that life was good.
It was such a euphoric feeling that I became hooked on the idea of making millions of dollars and I spent every fucking minute trying to do it.
How did it all turn out?
Two bankruptcies and a complete mental health melt down later, I discovered the more I chased the money the less I was able to attain it.
Sounds crazy right?
After all, we’re always taught if we just work hard and hustle, and follow Tim Denning’s advice on passive income businesses, we’ll easily make seven figures and be able to enjoy a life from the Gold Coast. #BullShit
The reality is most people will quit or fail, markets will change or die, and very few businesses are built to last.
And when our only focus is chasing the money, we tend to overlook all of the important stuff that will actually keep it in our hands. We will go broke doing so.
The good news is I learned another valuable lesson through all of this.
It’s better to create businesses with a purpose.
Don’t get me wrong, you must make money and a profit from any business venture you invest in. Otherwise just keep your day job.
But when you work hard to solve a real problem for customers, and actually give a shit about what you’re doing, the money will eventually follow — you will no longer have to chase it.
This has been proven true over and over again in my own ventures.
When I stopped doing things just for the sake of dollars and started to create products or services that mattered, I earned incredible ROI. People started searching for me and were ready to give me their money.
If you wanna make more money in business, stop obsessing over it.
Quit chasing all those online money making ideas or passive income opportunities. Forget following all those gurus who pitch bullshit strategies and regurgitated blueprints for quick success.
Start building a company that lasts.
Begin solving problems that matter to clients long-term.
Focus on being great at what you do.
Then the money will follow.